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…

Behind the Sound Design of the New ‘DUNE’

Visionary director Denis Villeneuve discusses the creative benefits of early collaboration with his sound team, the process of crafting Dune’s unique soundscapes including: Arrakis desert, sandworm, ornithopter, spice (melange) and the voice of the Bene Gesserit. Featuring Supervising Sound Editor…

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.…

The Secret History of the First Real Smartphone

A decade before Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone, a tiny team of renegades imagined and tried to build the modern smartphone. Nearly forgotten by history, a little startup called Handspring tried to make the future before it was ready. In Springboard:…

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