Umbrellas (1994)

HENRY CORRA, ALBERT MAYSLES, GRAHAME WEINBREN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1994.  Maysles Films.  Cinematography by Robert Leacock, Don Lenzer, Albert Maysles, Richard Pearce, Robert Richman, Gary Steele.  Produced by Henry Corra, Deborah Dickson.  Music by Phillip Johnston.  Film Editing by Sakae Ishikawa, Grahame Weinbren. Two valleys in two different countries are the…

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Smash His Camera (2010)

LEON GAST Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2010.  Got The Shot Productions.  Cinematography by Don Lenzer.  Produced by Linda Saffire, Adam Schlesinger.  Music by Craig Hazen, David Wolfert.  Film Editing by Doug Abel. The current era of tabloid photography owes a lot to the career of Ron Galella, a photog for whom no potted plant was too…

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Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision (1994)

FREIDA LEE MOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1994.  Screenplay by Freida Lee Mock.  Cinematography by Don Lenzer, Ed Marritz.  Produced by Freida Lee Mock, Terry Sanders.  Music by Charles Bernstein.  Film Editing by William T. Cartwright.   Inspirational documentary charts the career of one of America’s most celebrated artists.  Maya Lin is primarily famous for her design of the…

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The Long Way Home (1997)

MARK JONATHAN HARRIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1997.  Moriah Films, Simon Wiesenthal Center.  Screenplay by Mark Jonathan Harris.  Cinematography by Don Lenzer.  Produced by Marvin Hier, Richard Trank.  Music by Lee Holdridge.  Film Editing by Kate Amend.  Academy Awards 1997.   In this excellent documentary, Mark Jonathan Harris tells the story of what happened to holocaust survivors when World War II…

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Into The Arms Of Strangers: Stories Of The Kindertransport (2000)

MARK JONATHAN HARRIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2000.  Sabine Films, Skywalker, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.  Screenplay by Mark Jonathan Harris.  Cinematography by Don Lenzer.  Produced by Deborah Oppenheimer.  Music by Lee Holdridge.  Film Editing by Kate Amend.  Academy Awards 2000.  Toronto International Film Festival 2000.   In the months preceding World War II, the British government responded to the Nazi…

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