Posts tagged with "Berkshire International Film Festival"

Berkshire International Film Festival 2013: Frances Ha (2013)

Posted by Shea Garner June 14, 2013 2 Comments 6783 views

Noah Baumbach seems to have tirelessly studied the “coming of age” genre, garnering both commercial attention and critical acclaim with his breakout feature The Squid and the Whale and his latest “dealing with age” film Greenberg. As an independent filmmaker, he keeps his creative circle fairly tight, recasting a select few actors and actresses and […]

Berkshire International Film Festival 2013: Sister (2012)

Posted by Shea Garner June 4, 2013 1 Comment 10325 views

Sister, a brutally affecting modern reinvention of the family drama from French-Swiss director Ursula Meier, intimately analyzes the relationship between the small brother-sister family unit of Louise (Léa Seydoux) and Simon (Kacey Mottet Klein). Set in the shadows of the towering Swiss Alps, the duo lives in a small apartment with little means, absent of […]

Berkshire International Film Festival 2013: 99% – The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film (2013)

Posted by Shea Garner June 3, 2013 0 Comment 6613 views

The Occupy movement began in September of 2011 as a result of the global financial crisis caused, in part, by subprime mortgages doled out all too generously by Wall Street investment banks. Starting in New York City’s Zuccotti Park, the protest occupations soon spread to over 50 cities nationally and over 95 cities internationally. While […]

Berkshire International Film Festival 2013: Twenty Feet From Stardom (2013)

Posted by Shea Garner May 31, 2013 1 Comment 6693 views

There is a moment in Twenty Feet From Stardom when backup singer Merry Clayton enters an empty recording studio and blissfully reminisces recording her legendary vocals on The Rolling Stone’s “Gimme Shelter” with Mick Jagger during the early hours of the morning. She closes her eyes and smiles in satisfaction as the song roars in the background […]

Inside Out LGBT Film Festival 2013: Valentine Road (2013)

Posted by Brandy Dean May 22, 2013 0 Comment 7084 views

In 2008, the seaside town of Oxnard, California, was rocked by the shooting death of Lawrence “Larry” King, a 15-year-old biracial, LGBTQ student at the hands of his white, 14-year-old classmate Brandon McInerney. The tragedy at the heart of this story is quickly lost as details emerge and finger pointing starts. Was this a hate […]

Hot Docs 2013: Good Ol’ Freda

Posted by Brandy Dean April 29, 2013 0 Comment 6935 views

The moment that I saw Good Ol’ Freda listed in the Hot Docs program, without reading the description, I knew exactly who this doc was about. That’s good ol’ Freda Kelly, once called the luckiest girl in the world by newspapers and teen rags, because she was the secretary to a little band called The […]

Hot Docs 2013: Tiny: A Story About Living Small (2013)

Posted by Jessica Finch April 25, 2013 0 Comment 7905 views

Ever wanted to live small? For many people across the US, living in homes anywhere from 65 to 870 sq feet is a reality. Fuelled by the recession and an increased interest in eco-living, the tiny housing market has exploded in the US, and many are making the transition to smaller spaces. Christopher Smith chronicles […]

Hot Docs 2013: After Tiller (2013)

Posted by Sam Cooper April 20, 2013 0 Comment 7883 views

After Tiller explores one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States- being a doctor who performs abortions. Controversy surrounding abortion clinics is nothing new, as we’ve all seen news pieces focused on lengthy community protests or, more devastatingly, the destruction of said clinics. Dr. George Tiller was at the heart of all this until […]

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