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Sundance Film Festival Favorites Frank & God Help The Girl Take Two Different Approaches To Sound Therapy

Sound Therapy: ‘God Help the Girl’ and ‘Frank’

Sound Therapy: ‘God Help the Girl’ and ‘Frank’

by Jake Kring-Schreifels In the new film, ‘God Help The Girl,’ a practitioner at a mental health hospital diagrams what she terms a “Pyramid of Life.” Items like food, water, and sleep, she suggests, provide the foundational first level. Above them include secondary needs: home, family, friends, and well- being. The top tier allows for less

Carte Blanche at MOMA: Sundance’s Greatest Hits from the Native American and Indigenous Film Program July 10–21, 2014

by H.S. Bayer Native American and Indigenous filmmakers are rooted in a long and deep tradition of storytelling… –Sundance Institute president and founder Robert Redford– Commemorating this year’s 20th anniversary of the Native American and Indigenous Program, at Sundance Institute, he continued: “I am proud of the work that Sundance Institute has done over the

‘The Square’: Lessons in Organic Revolution

‘The Square’ is NOW PLAYING in New York and as part of DOC NYC on November 17, 2013 @ IFC Center Jehane Noujaim‘s ‘The Square‘ is a multi dimensional account of the populist Egyptian uprisings having taken place over the past 3 years and is the most clear depiction yet of a struggle so many

12 Years a Slave: Lost in Space

by Jake Kring-Schreifels The local cinema is currently housing several movies that are about spaces grand and beautiful as much as they are about isolation and detachment. Without even considering Robert Redford’s latest venture in All is Lost, Paul Greengrass’s Captain Phillips and Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity tackle both the infinitudes and limits of water and

‘The Informant’ – Who is Brandon Darby?

Who is Brandon Darby? That is the question director Jamie Meltzer seems preoccupied with in his latest documentary entitled ‘Informant‘, about a radical left-wing activist turned FBI informer, now right-wing tea party constituent. The answer of course varies with each person Meltzer interviews: former friends, mentors, and Darby himself, who opine about this transformation and

‘The Act of Killing’: Transforming Documentary Exposing the Banality of Terror

‘The Act of Killing’ Plays in New York City at Landmark Sunshine Cinema – TICKETS Alternative documentarian and genocide scholar Joshua Oppenheimer’s latest foray into the metaphysical origins of an Indonesian intimidation culture is the genre transforming representation of personal catharsis ‘The Act of Killing’ (currently in limited release). With unquestioned international respect, the film

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