Mark Landsman: “We have a tabloid president. That’s a very disturbing thing”

"Scandalous: the untold story of the National Inquirer"
Distributed by Magnolia Pictures
Directed by Mark Landsman

Current events overtook documentary filmmaker Mark Landsman even as he was working hard on his film about the National Enquirer and its controversial parent company, AMI. “We had already gotten our seed money together and were out filming when the Ronan Farrow stories broke in the New Yorker” about President Trump’s alleged connections to Enquirer publisher David Pecker’s attempts to “kill” ... more >

“Last men in Aleppo” coming to theaters soon

Coming out on May 3rd in New York

Syria's white helmets are the country's first responders. They're there when bombs go off, when buildings collapse, when bodies need to be recovered and the wounded hospitalized. "Last Men in Aleppo," a documentary directed by Syrian filmmaker Feras Fayyad in collaboration with the Aleppo Media Center, follows two men from the White Helmets who navigate the war-torn city of Aleppo in various ... more >

TFF2015 | Gaskets and blacktop dreams, it’s HAVANA MOTOR CLUB!

Film premiered at Tribeca on 4/19
Buena Vista Social Club, the blacktop edition
Directed by Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt

Sports nearly took center-stage at Tribeca (this year just as much as in years past) with a documentary like Cosima Spender’s PALIO being shown here as well as Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt's HAVANA MOTOR CLUB, the latter which I'm discussing here. More than a documentary about illegal car racing in Cuba, HAVANA MOTOR CLUB is a frank attempt at illuminating car racing as a metaphor for freedom of ... more >

THE COVE – Plight of the dolphins (DVD)

The must-see doc of the season -- hands down
With Richard O'Barry, Louie Psihoyos, Hardy Jones and Michael Illiff
Directed by Louie Psihoyos

Not only is “The Cove” more exciting than any thriller but it’s a heartstopping, disturbing one, showing a situation we can all do something about. As citizens of the world, as unworthy custodians of the planet we live on, and as individuals for whom the environment means not only the possibility of life for future generations but our personal health, this tremendous undertaking should be seen by ... more >