California Typewriter is a story about people whose lives are connected by typewriters. The film is a meditation on creativity and technology featuring Tom Hanks, John Mayer, Sam Shepard, David McCullough and others.
The bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in April 1995 is the worst act of domestic terrorism in American history; this documentary explores how a series of ... See full summary »
Victoria Cruz investigates the mysterious 1992 death of black gay rights activist and Stonewall veteran, Marsha P. Johnson. Using archival interviews with Johnson, and new interviews with Johnson's family, friends and fellow activists.
Catherine Shugrue Dos Santos
Journalism icon Gay Talese reports on Gerald Foos, the owner of a Colorado motel, who allegedly secretly watched his guests with the aid of specially designed ceiling vents, peering down from an "observation platform" he built in the motel's attic.
Jamie Kastner has made a sensational documentary. Having seen several documentaries lately that consider their entire run time serious and decidedly humorless, it came as a great relief and surprise when "The Skyjacker's Tale" had no problem having fun with serious matters. The movie's editing, music, style and reenactments create a sense of urgency, a desire to learn the story for yourself. It's exciting, entertaining and insightful.
In the Virgin Islands in the 1970's a massacre happens and the man convicted of the crime hijacks a plane to escape his sentence. The movie unfolds in a way where knowing the outcome would lessen the impact so I wan't add anything further. However, I can't emphasize enough how fascinating the actual events are and how well the documentary plays with our interpretation of the main subject. Furthermore, the documentary plays all sides and certainly gives credence to all viewpoints, which is vital for any documentary to work. This will be an overlooked gem, but please give it a shot as it is currently on Netflix.
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