New York City Cab Drivers: ‘Days of Black and Yellow’

New York cab and black car drivers are facing economic and emotional hardship in a city dominated by ride-share apps. As these long standing industries are decimated by economic and political forces, drivers are forced to cope or fight back.…

Kid Cudi: How a Misfit from Cleveland Impacted Hip Hop

“All I wanted to do was help kids not feel alone, and stop committing suicide,” says Cudi at the end of this new short documentary from filmmaker Jake Zeeman. From Zeeman: “Over the past decade, Kid Cudi has changed the…

Genius Fashion Designer Documentary ‘McQUEEN’ is a Stylish, Progressive Must See Film

By Gregory Crofton Days of screenings at Nashville Film Festival 2018 were varied and wonderful. In its 49th year the festival seemed settled in at Regal Hollywood 27, just south of downtown, a venue it relocated to from Green Hills…

“32 PILLS” is a Disturbing But Valuable Look at the Impact of Suicide, Mental Illness and Alcoholism

By Gregory Crofton In 2008, after years of enduring the darkest miseries of mental illness, a photographer and artist committed suicide in her Manhattan loft. She left behind 15 notes to various loved ones, and plenty of food for her…

‘HEAVEN ADORES YOU’: Slightly Murky and Moody, a Lot Like Elliott Smith’s Music

By Gregory Crofton The late Elliott Smith is most widely known for “Miss Misery,” an Oscar-nominated song he sang to a televised audience of millions on the 1998 Academy Awards. Much less is known about the rest of his career…

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