Archive for September, 2010


Take Another Break: “Dot”

25 September 2010

This film was “created by Sumo Science at Aardman…. All the minuscule detail was shot using CellScope technology and a Nokia N8, with its 12 megapixel camera and Carl Zeiss optics.”


Take a Break: “The Golden Age of Video”

23 September 2010

From Ricardo Autobahn (See also and the Spray website:


Link Added for ESPN’s Documentaries: 30 for 30

22 September 2010

A little late to the game…but we’ve now added a link to the 30 for 30 series on ESPN. To celebrate their 30th anniversary, ESPN commissioned 30 documentaries to be shown on the sports network’s channels. Here is the schedule for the two features showing during the rest of September:

The House of Steinbrenner (dir. by Barbara Kopple): Thu 9/23, 11 PM (EST) on ESPN Classic; Mon 9/27, 11 PM (EST) on ESPN2

Into the Wind (dir. by Steve Nash and Ezra Holland): Tue 9/28, 8 PM (EST) on ESPN; 11 PM (EST) on ESPN 2


On SUNY Oswego Campus: Free Films (in Spanish and German)

21 September 2010

The Modern Language Departments at SUNY Oswego will be screening these films this semester. They’ll all be shown Wednesdays at 7:30 PM in 132 Campus Center. Spanish-language films are in italics below; the others are German/Austrian films. (The movies will be shown with English subtitles.)

9/22 Maria Full of Grace (2004)

9/29 The White Ribbon (2009)

10/6 Bread and Roses (2000)

10/20 Go for Zucker (Alles auf Zucker) (2004)

11/3 Things I Left in Havana (1997)

11/10 The Harmonists (Comedian Harmonists) (1997)

12/1 Princesas (2005)


Documentary on Ruth Gruber: “Ahead of Time”

14 September 2010
Ruth Gruber (who celebrates her 99th birthday this month) is the subject of a new documentary, Ahead of Time, about her amazing journey. Director Bob Richman (a documentary cinematographer whose work includes The September Issue and An Inconvenient Truth) had so much story to tell with Ms Gruber’s life that, to “avoid making a four-hour movie, he ended the past-tense part of ‘Ahead of Time’ in 1947, [when] Ms. Gruber was 36. ‘It’s not really a life story,’ Mr. Richman said, ‘I left out 50 years.'”
(“Recounting the Past Of a Witness to History”, John Anderson, The New York Times, September 5, 2010)
Read more about the movie and watch the trailer at:


“9500 Liberty” Screens on MTV2 and mtvU 9/26

13 September 2010

The documentary 9500 Liberty will screen on MTV2 and mtvU (MTV’s college network) on Sunday, September 26 at 8 PM.

The critically acclaimed documentary chronicles the social and economic impact that a contentious immigration law – closely resembling Arizona’s SB 1070 bill – had on a county near Washington D.C. in 2007. 9500 Liberty makes its television debut simultaneously on Tr3s, MTV2 and mtvU on Sunday, September 26th at 8pm (ET/PT), as part of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Directed by Annabel Park and Eric Byler, 9500 Liberty examines the outcome of an immigration law adopted in Prince William County, Virginia in 2007, requiring police officers to question anyone they had ‘probable cause”’to suspect was an undocumented immigrant. Film critic Roger Ebert praised the documentary as a story which ‘possibly foretells what lies ahead in Arizona.’ Park and Byler are founders of the Coffee Party, which will hold its first national convention on September 24th -26th in Louisville, KY.  (from MTV Networks)


OFG Screens “The September Issue” 9/23

13 September 2010

OFG will screen RJ Cutler’s documentary on Anna Wintour and the making of the annual bible of the fashion industry, the September issue of Vogue. We’ll have a free screening of the film at 7 PM Thursday, September 23 in the Community Room of the Oswego Public Library (120 East 2nd Street).

Here’s a link to an interview on Salon with the filmmaker: