Posts Tagged ‘hal holbrook’

This Year’s AFI DOCS Slate: Muppets, Indie Rockers, and Nostalgia

The worlds of make-believe and rock 'n' roll are on full display at this year's AFI DOCS. In addition to the previously announced opening and closing night films honoring American icons Hal Holbrook (above) and Roger Ebert, the annual documentary celebration highlights sports from football to Quidditch, high-profile criminals, and one very fancy cat.
Many of the [...]

AFI DOCS Chooses Holbrook/Twain and Life Itself as Bookends

The festival formerly known as Silverdocs will open and close with biographies of two (or, depending on how you look at it, three) men who've made lifelong contributions to the arts. The world premiere of Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey, a Scott Teems-directed film about actor Hal Holbrook of "Mark Twain Tonight!," will kick off the festival at [...]

ToDo ToDay: Dean Wareham, El Gran Combo, and Range’s New Happy Hour

“She will never be all mine, she says my songs are sad,” sings Dean Wareham on the assaultive and motorik “I Can Only Give My All,” one of the best, most surprising numbers on the former Galaxie 500 and Luna singer’s new album. Whoever she is, she’d probably snooze through the first half of Dean Wareham, [...]

Promised Land, Reviewed

If you’ve been living under a rock—and that rock isn't harboring a trove of precious shale gas—perhaps you haven’t heard of hydraulic fracking. In that case, Promised Land is here to help.
Directed by Gus Van Sant with a screenplay by Matt Damon and John Krasinski (while we’re name-dropping, Dave Eggers wrote the storyline), Promised Land traces [...]