10 items from 2015
Read More: Exclusive: The Orchard Acquires North American Rights to Sebastian Silva's 'Nasty Baby,' Starring Kristen Wiig Following its recent premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, The Orchard has acquired the North American rights to director Steve Hoover's critically acclaimed documentary "Crocodile Gennadiy." Terrence Malick and Nicholas Gonda serve as executive producers while Atticus Ross, Academy Award winner for his score for "The Social Network," composed the film. "I could not be more excited to be teaming up with The Orchard. Their passion and vision for this film felt like the perfect strategy to bring it to audiences," said Hoover. "It's been an amazing ride so far with such a great and supportive team on board; I'm thrilled to be moving forward." Hoover's first film, "Blood Brother," won Sundance's Audience and Grand Jury Awards for Best Documentary in 2013. "Crocodile Gennadiy" follows the »
- Travis Clark
Despite the Tribeca Film Fest only being at the halfway mark it would appear that we have already have a critical darling and front-runner among the doc selections with Steve Hoover’s sophomore doc leading the charge. Much like how they looted Sundance, and walked away with the top doc of that fest in Cartel Land, The Orchard folks now have the much buzzed about Crocodile Gennadiy in their future line-up. Offering back to back heart-warming and heart-wrenching portraits, Hoover (who we met less than two years back) who saw his Blood Brother win both the Audience and Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary at the 2013 edition of the Sundance Film Festival looks poised to make a mark on the docu film world yet again.
Gist: Gennadiy Mokhnenko has made a name for himself by forcibly abducting homeless drug-addicted kids from the streets of Mariupol, Ukraine. As his country leans towards a European Union inclusion, »
- Eric Lavallee
Soviet Nostalgia: Hoover’s Complex Portrait of a Ukrainian Vigilante Pastor Opens Cultural Can of Worms
Steve Hoover’s sophomore feature opens on a Ukrainian industrial landscape overlayed with the following quote from My First Fee by Isaac Babel, a Russian author whose futile death came at the hands of the Soviet secret police: “A well thought out story doesn’t need to resemble real life. Life itself tries with all its might to resemble a well-crafted story.” Out of context, it merely foreshadows the high tension tale to follow, yet knowing Babel’s fate – which isn’t mentioned in the film – brings greater depth to the Ukrainian/Russian situation that snowballs throughout. In Crocodile Gennadiy, what begins as an astounding, morally murky portrait of a man subverting inert government organizations to rescue abused children morphs into a something more akin to a unraveling sketch of a man clutching his overflowing family, »
- Jordan M. Smith
Read More: Meet the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival Filmmakers "Crocodile Gennadiy" is the second film from director Steve Hoover, who won the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award for his doc "Blood Brother" at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Hoover's second feature tells the story of a man called Crodocile Gennadiy, who works to help homeless, drug-addicted young people on the streets of Mariupol, Ukraine. Bravely, Gennadiy also challenges the city's dealers and abusers, and although he meets with resistance, Gennadiy is steadfast in continuing his work. Although the crew dealt with turbulence while filming in Ukraine, they managed to craft a powerful film about moral ambiguity and civic responsibilities. What's your film about in 140 characters or less? Gennadiy, a pastor from Mariupol Ukraine, who's known for abducting homeless kids from the streets of his city. Now what's it Really about? Moral ambiguity, vigilantism, drugs, alcohol, systemic »
- Anya Jaremko-Greenwold
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Oh yes, Mindy Project fans, it’s on.
Following the bombshell that ended last week’s episode — Mindy is pregnant! — our histrionic heroine spends this week’s installment trying to tell Danny he’s her baby daddy.
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10 items from 2015
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