Reviews: It’s always an honor to serve on a jury that celebrates cinema rather than “movies” because they reflect universal human experiences.
Art & Media
Preview: A relationship that began as a magazine article between a filmmaker and nuns who practice a form of strict enclosure, has evolved into a more profound project.
By week’s end, some 500 women’s ordination advocates will gather in Philadelphia to begin a three-day conference hosted by the Women's Ordination Conference (WOC).
Hark! The herald angels sing.
Review: A rather extraordinary look into the life and times of Walt Disney and his world will air on PBS American Experience series this week.
It is not without irony that a film titled “Terraferma,” the Italian term for “dry land,” would open with an underwater shot. We see the underside of a fishing boat trawling a net through the azure waters of the Mediterranean Sea. It is a good catch, and the chipper 19-year-old Filippo (Filippo Pucillo) does a happy dance at the stern before his amused grandfather Ernesto (Mimmo Cuticchio), a veteran fisherman.
The documentary film "He Named Me Malala" is an inspiring, intimate look at Malala Yousafzai's life and passion for education.
Book Review: While leafing through a catalog of remaindered books, I spotted a book titled “You Might Remember Me: The Life and Times of Phil Hartman,” by journalist Mike Thomas.
NCR Today: “What Happened, Miss Simone?” is a documentary about the singer Nina Simone. Her daughter describes Simone’s life dilemma simply: she was the same woman on stage and off.
NCR Today: Palestinian cinema is unique in that it exists in the absence of statehood. It provides a more nuanced and honest image of Palestinians to Israelis and the world.