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This gripping, broadly accessible breakdown of a globally resonant subject.


November 18, 2022



Lauren DeFilippo and Sam Soko’s eye-opening documentary details the ideological and practical clash between well-meaning Western philanthropy and the realities of life in rural Kenya.


November 10, 2022




An Eye-Opening Look at Universal Basic Income in Action.


September 20, 2022

Filmmakers Lauren DeFilippo and Sam Soko’s concise and balanced documentary, Free Money, isn’t intended to be adversarial to basic income concept; it’s more about giving the idea, and especially its implementation, a sober second thought.

September 15, 2022


“Free Money” — with its dystopian mood — is a penetrating and absorbing siren of a movie that shouldn’t be ignored.


September 12, 2022



‘Free Money’ Explores Whether A Nonprofit Charity Is “Playing God” With An Experiment In Universal Basic Income.

September 10, 2022





“American Veteran” is a reminder that there are a near-infinite variety of veterans and veteran experiences, and it helps close the gap between veterans and everyone else. It asks civilians to walk a mile in veteran boots, and it lights a path for the journey.

October 22, 2021


A portrait that feels as poetic and nuanced as choreography itself...like Ailey’s dances, the documentary leaves you swimming in sensation.



July 22, 2021





Wignot handles details of the legend’s tumultuous biography with great care, honoring his talents while acknowledging the toll they took on him ... One walks away admiring not just the film’s subject, but its director, too.

July 23, 2021

'PBS' 'American Experience' delivers a top-shelf two-part documentary beginning Sept. 27 about William Randolph Hearst, connecting the early mogul's 20-century practices directly to the media climate of today ... Still, the part that really resonates comes from using this rear-view mirror to see where we are -- and where we're heading. As David Nasaw, author of 'The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst,' puts it, 'He invents the world that for better or worse we now inhabit.'

September 24, 2021

Those unfamiliar with Ailey’s work are presented with enough clips to have a solid understanding of what it was trying to achieve and why it has remained so relevant for more than a half-century. These moments are some of the strongest in the documentary, letting the poetry of Ailey’s chosen language convey the depth of his genius.

August 3, 2021

In Wignot’s retelling, Ailey comes off as a solitary artist married to his craft. She zeroes in on the insecurity that plagued Ailey’s career and made him question his own worthiness, as well as a debilitating mental health crisis that terrified the people close to him.

July 26, 2021


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