Category: 2018

Free Solo

The documentary is simple in concept: to record the death-defying climb by Alex Honnold of the 3,000 ft. El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Alex did this without a rope, which made this one of the greatest feats in the history of rock climbing. Before each climb, Alex studies the surface, entering in a notebook details about the rock. He commits all this to memory along with the moves he’s going to make to do the climb…

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Minding the Gap

Rockford, Illinois, a midwestern rust-belt city, is the home of astonishing first-time filmmaker Bing Liu. Over a 12-year period he filmed two of his skateboarding friends, Zack and Keire, as they grappled with their…

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Quincy

This documentary about the great Quincy Jones was put together lovingly by his daughter Rashida Jones and Alan Hicks. In his spectacular 70-year career, this giant in American music was a huge success as a record…

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Roma

A riveting account based on writer-director Alfonso Cuarón’s early, middle-class life in Mexico in the early 1970s. The title refers to Colonia Roma, a neighborhood in Mexico City…

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