The Prime Ministers Adapts Yehuda Avner’s Book for the Screen

The Prime Ministers is a two-part documentary that brought Yehuda Avner’s book to the screen over the course of a few years. Nowadays, this two-part documentary–Pioneers and Soldiers and Peacemakers–would probably be released as a documentary series. Instead, both parts–running close to four hours combined–were released in 2013 and 2015. It covers some events featured in other Moriah Films documentaries but that’s just the nature of Israeli documentaries at this point. For instance, In Search…

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Outfest 2020: The Obituary of Tunde Johnson

The Obituary of Tunde Johnson may be another time loop film on paper but the film’s theme makes it incredibly relevant for 2020. A Black teen, Tunde Johnson (Steven Silver), relives the same day repeatedly–always waking up after getting shot and killed by police.  Getting killed over and over leads Tunde to confront his own life.  Where does he fit in a world that judges him for being Black?  Born in Africa, Tunde and his…

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Back Roads: Alex Pettyfer’s Debut Shows Promise

Emotions run high but Back Roads shows a promising start for Alex Pettyfer’s directorial career in his first opportunity behind the camera. The film is set two years after Bonnie Altmyer (Juliette Lewis) is sent to prison for killing her husband.  This leaves her son, Harley (Alex Pettyfer), in charge of his three younger sisters.  It’s not easy for this family in rural Pennsylvania. The theme of abuse runs very strongly through the film.  It’s…

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