DOC NYC Festival Rundown: Vonnegut, Cousteau, Ashe and the Real Value of Trailer Parks

By Gregory Crofton 40 years in the making, “KURT VONNEGUT: UNSTUCK IN TIME” was worth the wait. It is charming look at the full life of this world famous writer, a man maybe be best known for his books, “Breakfast…

Teen Girls in Texas: Beautiful, Provocative ‘CUSP’ Stands out at DOC NYC Film Festival

By Gregory Crofton I tried to stick with “Attica,” a new documentary about the 1971 prison riot in Upstate New York, but it was dry and newsy — I felt like I had already seen it as soon as a…

DOC NYC Film Festival Begins This Week with ‘Attica,’ ‘Kurt Vonnegut,’ ‘Citizen Ashe,’ ‘DMX’ and Many More Ready for the Big Screen

By Gregory Crofton Now in its 12th year DOC NYC, a massive in-person and online documentary film festival, begins this week and will screen more than 120 feature-length docs from Nov. 10-28. The films will be shown in-person from Nov.…

‘BAD ATTITUDE’ is a Radical Documentary on Influential Comix Artist Spain Rodriguez; Interview with Director

By Gregory Crofton Buffalo is known for cold-weather football, lake-effect snow, chicken wings and now, at least in my mind, an artist named Spain Rodriguez. Rodriguez grew up in Buffalo, New York. His name at birth was Manuel, but he…

Leonard Bernstein Was Unemployed, Then His Dream Came True

By Gregory Crofton At 25, after bumping around New York City without a consistently paying job, Leonard Bernstein got a call from “God.” Really it was a conductor named Artur Rodziński on the phone, and he told a young Bernstein…

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