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You may have seen the viral video “Old Man In Nursing Home Reacts To Music.” Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett talks about that moment and his documentary about reaching through dementia with music.

"Our film addresses some subjects people don’t like to talk about, yet it’s a joyous experience because we show that people suffering from memory loss still have this life inside that runs incredibly deep."
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fastcompany:

You may have seen the viral video “Old Man In Nursing Home Reacts To Music.” Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett talks about that moment and his documentary about reaching through dementia with music.

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"Our film addresses some subjects people don’t like to talk about, yet it’s a joyous experience because we show that people suffering from memory loss still have this life inside that runs incredibly deep."

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Downloaded: How Napster Conquered the World, How the World Conquered Napster, and Where We Are Now

Director Alex Winter’s documentary on file-sharing service Napster mines the gray area between the tech people and the record industry to put the latter’s decline in historical perspective.

Read: Fast Company 

Downloaded, which is now playing in New York and Los Angeles and will see a VOD release on July 1.

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Blackfish - Trailer

Beyond the lies, beneath the deception, the truth will surface.

Magnolia Pictures has debuted the trailer for the chilling Sundance documentary Blackfish, directed Gabriela Cowperthwaite, about orcas in captivity. 

Holy shit. 

OKAY, WE NEED TO REBLOG THE FUCK OUT OF THIS. EVEN IF YOU’RE NOT AN ANIMAL PERSON, YOUR FOLLOWERS NEED TO SEE THIS. ESPECIALLY DURING THE HEIGHT OF VACATION SEASON. DO NOT SUPPORT SEA PARKS WITH CAPTIVE WHALES. IT’S NOT ENVIRONMENTAL PROPAGANDA (I can’t believe I even used those words) IT’S A REAL ISSUE AND IT’S NOT A MATTER OF PROOF, IT’S A MATTER OF COVERING IT UP AND IGNORING IT!

HOLY SHIT. 10000+ NOTES?!!? Usually it’s just the captivity group reblogging this stuff- I’m so happy people are finding out about this. :D

EVERYONE WATCH THIS SHIT

I am amazed at how many notes this is getting. Share far and wide guys!

HOLY SHIT OH MY GOD 12,000 NOTES.

YOU GUYS. THIS COULD BE IT. THIS MIGHT BE WHAT ENDS CAPTIVITY.

OH MY GOD.

Wow. Wow. 

Brother’s Keeper (trailer)

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A truly incredible documentary, that somehow I only discovered last night. I watched it streaming on Amazon Prime but the entire film is on Youtube (above). It was thoroughly fascinating — so much so that afterward I went searching for more to read about the Ward brothers and the filmmakers

Here is a review (1993) from the late, great Roger Ebert.

If you plan on watching, I strongly suggest you don’t read the first article I linked to beforehand — due to spoilers, etc. But Ebert’s review and the “the filmmakers” are safe.

“When Jews looked around the world and they saw Hitler and they saw Stalin and they saw Mussolini, they felt mighty glad that the man who was running the United States was Franklin Delano Roosevelt,” says Jonathan D. Sarna, a professor of American Jewish history at Brandeis University. “Nevertheless he was a consummate politician. And there were things that he felt deeply about, and he made sure they happened. Arming America secretly was one of them. Helping Britain was one of them. Saving Jews was not one of them.”
Read: ‘50 Children,’ About Saving Jewish Children, on HBO - NYTimes

“When Jews looked around the world and they saw Hitler and they saw Stalin and they saw Mussolini, they felt mighty glad that the man who was running the United States was Franklin Delano Roosevelt,” says Jonathan D. Sarna, a professor of American Jewish history at Brandeis University. “Nevertheless he was a consummate politician. And there were things that he felt deeply about, and he made sure they happened. Arming America secretly was one of them. Helping Britain was one of them. Saving Jews was not one of them.”

Read: ‘50 Children,’ About Saving Jewish Children, on HBO - NYTimes