Laura Poitras’s All the Beauty and the Bloodshed follows Goldin’s fight against the Sacklers’ attempts to artwash their reputations as chief architects of the opioid epidemic in the United States.
How Softcore Porn Penetrated Mainstream Media
The exhibition Porno Chic to Sex Positivity at the Museum of Sex traces how once-verboten depictions of sex became gradually acceptable in pop culture.
Celebrating William Klein’s Long, Multi-Hyphenated Career
William Klein: YES, a career retrospective at the International Center of Photography, is good for aficionados and neophytes alike.
In The Territory, Indigenous People Film Themselves
As the Uru-eu-wau-wau face continued incursion by Brazilian farmers, they take an active role in this documentary about them.
The Wrongful Murder Conviction That Ignited a Pan-Asian Activist Movement
Arriving amid increased anti-Asian racism and continuing discourse about the inhumanity of its prison system, this documentary is a strong historical gut punch.
Brazilian Nights From an Animal’s Point of View
Playing at several film festivals this late summer, Ana Vaz’s It Is Night in America asks the viewer to take on unusual perspectives.
The Book Club That’s Been Discussing the Same Proust Novel for 20 Years
At first, simply watching people read In Search of Lost Time might seem dull; by the end, you’ll be itching to read or reread it yourself.
Documentaries About Remembrance and Cultural Celebration in the 2022 BlackStar Film Festival
This year’s program celebrates the resilience and joy in worldwide struggles against erasure and confinement.
What It Takes for Immigrant Daughters to Make It in America
Isabel Castro’s Mija follows two daughters of immigrants breaking into the music business.
An Experimental AI Film Director Calls it Quits
For years, Eye Filmmuseum’s Jan Bot has turned film fragments into digital experimental shorts. Now, with the project ending, those shorts will be archived via NFT.
The Art of Making It Is a Film for Those Who Haven’t Been Paying Attention
The documentary has impressive access to contemporary art world figures, but comes up with no good solutions for the many problems it discusses.
Different Hong Kong Generations Come Together in Protest Reenactments
Blending documentary and reenactment, director Chan Tze-woon compares and contrasts contemporary and historical activist movements.