More Heat, Less Light

More Heat, Less Light

At first glance, Best of Enemies sounds boring: two privileged white guys debate politics in 1968. Seriously, that’s the film. If the two guys were that year’s major party presidential candidates, Richard Nixon and Hubert Humphrey, perhaps the film would have more...
Raised on Movies

Raised on Movies

The Wolfpack is a documentary about six brothers who were raised on movies. Socially, movies were to the Angulo brothers what McDonald’s was to Morgan Spurlock in Super Size Me. Spurlock’s diet, however, was voluntary, whereas the Angulo brothers’ isolation was...
Stronger Than Amy?

Stronger Than Amy?

BBC Amy Winehouse’s immediate reaction to winning the Grammy for record of the year in 2008 is endearing to watch without context. Upon hearing her name, her eyes widen and her breathing quickens, and then, after standing momentarily paralyzed, she runs to her friends...
Full Frame Is About the People

Full Frame Is About the People

Forty-nine new films. Twelve thousand people. Four days. Today through Sunday, the Carolina Theater and downtown Durham will be a mecca for people who love great storytelling on the big screen. The 18th annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival occupies Durham this...
Dear Mr. Ebert

Dear Mr. Ebert

Tonight, at the Carolina Theater, the Full Frame Winter Series will conclude with a free screening of Life Itself, a documentary about the late film critic Roger Ebert. Steve James, who is best known for Hoop Dreams and The Interrupters, directed the film. He was...
Young Filmmakers in the Triangle

Young Filmmakers in the Triangle

Kidd (left) and Moreira (right) On West Main Street, in downtown Durham, Beyù Caffè bustles during Sunday brunch. From the front wall of windows to the stage at the back of the house, voluble guests occupy nearly every one of the burgundy-accented wood table sets,...
Beautiful, Wonderful Horror

Beautiful, Wonderful Horror

Actress Kristi Ray, co-producer Tony Murnahan, writer/director Joe Stauffer, writer/actor David Long at Carrboro Film Festival. / Alex Boerner David Long (played by an eponymous actor) has something beautiful he wants us to see. In Pieces of Talent, a feature horror...
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