RANCHER, FARMER, FISHERMAN
2017, Discovery Films, 103 min, USA, Dir: Susan Froemke, John Hoffman, Beth Aala

From America’s heartland come four unexpected warriors for a hidden but far-reaching conservation movement: a Montana rancher, two Kansas farmers and a Louisiana fisherman. With a passion for the terrain that defines their identity, each has bridged long-standing divides - between rural communities and outside experts, people who work the land and federal bureaucrats - to preserve the landscapes that sustain their livelihoods. Based on Miriam Horn’s Green Prize-winning book, Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman: Conservation Heroes of the American Heartland, this timely documentary is narrated by award-winning journalist Tom Brokaw and was an official selection of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.


KING COHEN: THE WILD WORLD OF FILMMAKER LARRY COHEN
2017, La-La Land Entertainment, 104 min, USA, Dir: Steve Mitchell

A true filmmaking maverick in every sense of the word, Larry Cohen defies genre conventions to create a cinematic universe uniquely his own. Featuring a cast of collaborators, fellow filmmakers and admirers, KING COHEN chronicles the writer-director’s career from his early days of writing for TV to his eclectic array of cult films and his success with mainstream blockbusters. Never a dull moment - just like the man himself - KING COHEN revels in the creative spirit and ingenuity of mind over matter to make things happen.


LET IT FALL: LOS ANGELES 1982-1992
2017, ABC-TV, 145 min, USA, Dir: John Ridley

Oscar-winning writer John Ridley’s (12 YEARS A SLAVE) third film as director takes an unflinching look at the 1992 L.A. Uprising, tracing its roots back a decade, unfolding its history as a series of very personal decisions and very public failures. It masterfully weaves heartbreaking firsthand accounts from black, white, Asian and Hispanic Angelenos of all classes, caught up in a cascade of rising tension, culminating in an explosion of anger and fear after the Rodney King verdict. “What sets LET IT FALL apart is its journalistic sensibility – the hallmark of the best documentaries.” – Sonia Saraiya, Variety


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