Directed by Mark Deeble and Victoria Stone, Chiwetel Ejiofor narrates new documentary The Elephant Queen.
Set in the African Savannah, at the centre of this story of love, loss, family and coming home is elephant mother Athena. Athena must do everything in her power to protect her herd when they’re forced to leave their waterhole…
My love for elephants and their gentle nature is the reason I simply have to see this one.
These are just some of the questions that were flying around in my head as the trailer played for new documentary Wrinkles The Clown; a film about a clown in Florida who gets hired by parents to scare their ill-behaved children.
What I like most about director / co-writer Michael Beach Nichols’s movie is that it provides answers to all the questions aI had. Answers delivered by parents, children and a psychology expert. We also get to hear from clowns who only ever aim to bring cheer and others in Florida plus different parts of the U.S. who’ve had some kind of experience with Wrinkles.
Overall, I think the most revealing thing in Wrinkles The Clown is perhaps what the person who dresses up as Wrinkles actually thinks about parents who hire him to scare their children. For me personally, as someone who’s always had an over-active imagination, I really can’t imagine ever concluding that hiring a scary looking clown to scare my ill-behaved currently hypothetical children into good behaviour could ever be a good idea. But then again, my ill-behaved children truly are completely hypothetical.
I admit that Winkles The Clown isn’t exactly in my list of favourite documentaries, especially on account of the story edit but I’m happy to have got answers to all my questions and learned a thing or two about the history of clowns.
Give Winkles The Clown a chance if you’re really, really curious.
Directed / co-written by and starring Prune Nourry, Serendipity is a new documentary about the French-born, New York-based artist’s recent breast cancer diagnosis. A film that aims to capture Nourry’s subsequent evolution of her body, work, soul, and mind…
The art and the story of transformation are the reasons I’m most interested.
Also, the opening sentence to this trailer; how great it would be to have the secret / super power to heal in seconds using only one’s hands?
Written / directed by Josh Aronson, To Be Of Service is a new documentary about veterans with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Particularly veterans who found that a service dog was the most effective way of helping the them return to independent life – after other treatments fell short.
A better understanding of the veteran experience is my reason. I’ve definitely seen veteran PTSD portrayed in several films and now the time has come to watch a documentary about it.
Merce Cunningham was an American dancer and choreographer who resided at the forefront of modern dance for five decades.
Written / directed by Alla Kovgan, Cunningham is a new 3D documentary about the last generation of his dance company. A visual story told through recreations of his landmark works and archival footage of Cunningham himself, Robert Rauschenberg, John Cage…
I’m interested in the story of Cunningham and his great works. By the end of the movie, I may even be inspired to move my body more creatively than before. Mostly however, I just want to see mesmerising dance moves and beautiful visuals