Tanya Tucker Opens the Nashville Film Festival with a Visit and a Documentary at the Belcourt Theatre

By Gregory Crofton If Tanya Tucker doesn’t get a party started right, I’m not sure what will. The rowdy, hard-drinking 63-year-old country superstar has helped lead the way for women in the music business since she was thrown into it…

Pure Nonfiction: Stanley Nelson on his latest ‘ATTICA’

Stanley Nelson’s latest film “Attica” was picked for the Oscar Documentary Short List. It’s playing on Showtime and available free for a limited time on YouTube. In February, the Criterion Channel will present a retrospective titled “Black History Rising: Documentaries…

ATTICA

This unnervingly vivid dive into the 1971 uprising from Emmy® winning director Stanley Nelson sheds new light on the enduring violence and racism of the prison system and highlights the urgent, ongoing need for reform 50 years later. Full documentary…

Climb a Huge Mountain Then Ski Down? Call It ‘La Liste: Everything or Nothing’

By Gregory Crofton “La Liste: Everything or Nothing” is a sequel of sorts. Several years ago extreme athlete Jérémie Heitz decided to make a list of 15 peaks in the Swiss Alps. The goal was to climb each one and…

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…

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