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Documentaries

Hitchcock/Truffaut

Sun., March 19, 2017

Directed by Kent Jones. France. 2015. PG-13. 79 minutes. Cohen Media Group. Digital.

“In 1962, Alfred Hitchcock sat for a week of interviews in Los Angeles with the fast-rising French New Wave director Francois Truffaut. The idea was that these two men who lived and breathed cinema would discuss and dissect the Master of Suspense’s movies. The playful and penetrating transcripts of those conversations were published in a 1966 book that would quickly become a sort of gospel for films buffs . . .

Microcosmos

Sat., April 22, 2017

Directed by Claude Nuridsany. France. 1996. 4+. 75 minutes. Miramax. blu ray.

“Bugs! Those are the stars of this enthralling French nature production which takes an extremely close-up look at what lurks in the woods behind your house. But rather than going for a Life on Earth-style narrated documentary which explains the sex life of snails, Microcosmos simply shows it, with amplified sound effects and minimal musical accompaniment. The result is truly mesmerizing. The camera work and patience put into . . .