Emerging Visions, 2012
The New York Times hailed this documentary as "an upbeat story of resilience, regeneration and artistic imagination," and made it a critic's pick. It is the tale of a bus... a bus from Pennsylvania that makes its way to Guatemala. It's the story of the people who transport it in peril and the workers who refurbish and turn it into a work of art. It's a fascinating journey wrapped around a singular ride that extols the broader message that "We're all parts of something that keeps on living, aren't we?"
The East, this week's Video Spotlight post, opens today. Catch Alexander Skarsgård, Brit Marling, Ellen Page and the gang as they try to save the world in this thriller tale of Eco terrorism. Just who are the bad guys in a world full of bloated consumerism and environmental neglect?
Documentary Spotlight, 2012
The tagline for this heartwarming doc is, "Imagine a school where the cool kids are the chess team." Well, I would say that's every school, but this group of inner city ballers have turned their hardships and smarts into more chess championships than any other school in the nation. Take some time to rekindle your faith in humanity at the Brooklyn Castle.