The release of Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki is almost here, and fans of Miyazaki’s anime classics, like Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro, are likely to find this documentary account of his return to film very insightful. The film follows the director as he returns to Studio Ghibli to create a short entitled Boro the
The first wide scale release from a black female filmmaker, Daughters of the Dust (1991) is a turn-of-the-century period piece set in a Gullah community off the coast of South Carolina. It follows a family who considers leaving the island for the mainland, but they fear losing the cultural heritage they’ve maintained from their African
University of Toledo’s Friday’s on Film Series presents a tale of redemption starring Humphrey Bogart—We’re No Angels —the story of three escaped cons on the run who find refuge in a store owned by a family they plan to rob. The trio has doubts, however, when they share Christmas dinner with the couple and their
A woman hides from a bounty hunter. Ruthless and aided by three threatening drones, the hunter methodically chases her through a futuristic, industrial building where danger seems to lurk around every corner. This is the premise of James Aponte’s thrilling short film Pursuit, but the story goes deeper than that. “‘Pursuit is a sci-fi action/thriller
In the space of the two weeks before this story was written, four children under the age of 17 in the Northwest Ohio area attempted to take their own lives. Three of them succeeded.
In 1965, German artist Joseph Beuys covered his head and face in honey and gold leaf, tied a slab of iron to his boots and sat in a gallery cradling and whispering bedtime stories to a dead hare. The performance piece, How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare, still shocks, inspires, and confuses audiences—