Even the Tiniest Actions Can Change Entire Lives
“A Small Act” would have been a pretty good documentary even if things had merely gone the way the filmmakers probably envisioned at the start of the project. But when unforeseen developments rewrote the script, as it were, the film took on a depth that made it all the more remarkable.
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Waiting for ‘Superman’ misses its mark
It would be churlish not to recognize that the new documentary Waiting for “Superman” is a well-intentioned cry for reform in American public education. Director Davis Guggenheim, who won a 2007 Oscar for An Inconvenient Truth, even performs political magic: “Superman” is a lefty’s screed that right-wingers have lauded. Almost every reviewer loved it. I did, too, but on reflection I’ve got a beef.
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TCM launches its biggest documentary series yet
Turner Classic Movies, that bastion of old films, is making its most dramatic foray yet into original programming.
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Evangel showing of Bacon documentary Nov. 3
Evangel University LifeWorks will host a showing of Randy and Shannon Bacon’s new documentary, “The Last Days of Extraordinary Lives,” at 9 p.m., Nov. 3, in the Barnett Fine Arts Recital Hall.
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