CINEMANIA
2002, The Cinema Guild, 83 min, Germany/USA, Dir: Angela Christlieb, Stephen Kijak

If you go to a movie theater often enough, you’ll begin to recognize “the regulars” - local film buffs whose lives revolve around screenings. And if you’ve been to the movies in New York City, you’ve probably crossed paths with Jack, Eric, Bill, Roberta or Harvey - the five obsessive filmgoers profiled here. This irresistible and hilarious cult documentary is sure to strike a chord whether you’re a cinemaniac yourself or merely curious about that familiar face sitting in the next row. "A breezy study of movie love at its most dementedly committed." - The Village Voice


WILL EISNER: PORTRAIT OF A SEQUENTIAL ARTIST
2007, Montilla Pictures, 96 min, USA, Dir: Andrew D. Cooke

Most famous for his character The Spirit, cartoonist Will Eisner helped pioneer comic books and later graphic novels during a career that spanned more than 60 years. This eye-opening documentary looks at Eisner’s life and legacy through interviews with him and such fellow comic creators as Stan Lee, Frank Miller and Art Spiegelman.


RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD
2017, 97 min, Canada, Dir: Catherine Bainbridge, Alfonso Maiorana

Artfully weaving North American musicology and the devastating historical experiences of Native Americans, this documentary reveals the deep connections between Native American and African-American peoples and the musical forms we now know as rock, blues, and jazz. Filled with engaging interviews and featuring such musical luminaries as Buffy Saint-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Link Wray and Jimi Hendrix, RUMBLE will have you hearing “American” music in a whole new way. Winner of the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Masterful Storytelling at Sundance 2017.


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