THIS IS NOT A MOVIE
2019, 106 min, Canada/Germany, Dir: Yung Chang

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Yung Chang (UP THE YANGTZE) follows veteran British journalist Robert Fisk’s storied and often dangerous career, from his early coverage of the "Troubles" in Northern Ireland to ongoing Middle East stories including Israeli-Palestinian conflicts and recent events in Syria. Despite his decades covering disillusioning world events up close, Fisk remains passionate and committed to journalism, and is living proof that knowledge and awareness still survive in an occasionally biased media environment. Nominated for Best Canadian Feature at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival.


SYMBIOPSYCHOTAXIPLASM
1968, Janus Films, 75 min, USA, Dir: William Greaves

In his one-of-a-kind fiction-documentary hybrid, director William Greaves presides over a beleaguered film crew in New York’s Central Park, leaving them to try to figure out what kind of movie they’re making. A couple enacts a break-up scenario over and over, a documentary crew films a crew filming the crew, locals wander casually into the frame: The project defies easy description. Yet this wildly innovative 1960s counterculture landmark remains one of the most tightly focused and insightful movies ever made about making movies.


THE GAME CHANGERS
2018, 108 min, USA, Dir: Louie Psihoyos

This revolutionary new documentary about meat, protein and strength follows the journey of former UFC fighter James Wilks. While researching the optimal diet for recovery after being sidelined by injury, he learned that, contrary to the perception that animal protein is necessary to build muscle and sustain energy levels, Roman gladiators ate little or no meat. That surprising discovery launched a five-year quest to discover the truth in nutrition, taking Wilks to four continents to meet with dozens of the world’s strongest, fastest and toughest athletes, as well as leading experts on athletics, nutrition and anthropology.


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