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Stray | Elizabeth Lo

Stray is a restrained, poignant study of abandoned souls, dog and human alike. Stray, the title of Elizabeth Lo’s mesmerizingly observational documentary, nominally refers to the dogs roaming the streets of Istanbul, dogs which the film follows in sweeping, impressively-executed tracking shots from dog’s-eye level,…

March 5, 2021
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by Christopher Bourne Film Horizon Line

MLK/FBI | Sam Pollard

The timely and harrowing MLK/FBI explores a particular American history that isn’t so safely in the past.  The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is now a near-universally revered and beloved historical icon, but as Sam Pollard’s meticulous and quietly infuriating documentary MLK/FBI shows,…

January 11, 2021
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