Monday, September 9, 2019

Going to Movie Theaters in Manhattan to See Documentaries

I have mentioned several times in this journal that movies are generally marketing to people much younger than I.  It is nice to have a movie complex within walking distance, but the College Point Multiplex shows the mass appeal movies suited for young audiences. I wish they would limit 1 screen out of 12 to independent films. Too many times I have gone there and left disgusted realizing that the film was just not for me.

Recently, I have made trips to theaters in Manhattan to see documentaries.  I generally don't discuss movies in Bruce's Journal, but I do list them on my Facebook page.  Below are listed 4 documentaries that I have seen recently:

  • David Crosby: Remember My Name - Landmark on 57th Street.  He was very candid in his remarks about his personal life, professional relationships, and medical problems.
  • Miles Davis; Birth of the Cool - Film Forum -  Traces the jazz musician's extraordinary career
  • Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice -  Film Forum - I didn't realize that she has sung in several genres of music.  It is a shame she is suffering from Parkinson's Disease
  • Toni Morrison:  The Pieces I am - Film at Lincoln Center - I learned quite a bit about this excellent African-American Writer.  When she won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993 numerous journalist came to her at Princeton University,

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