The coming-of-age movie is the go-to genre for directors in their twenties and thirties still feeling the reverberations of those excitable years. But an octogenarian? Terry Sanders embraces naïve wisdom in the wispy drama Liza, Liza, Skies Are Grey.
When he began making a celebratory documentary about Mayer Vishner’s life as a progressive activist, Justin Schein never expected to be asked to bear witness to his subject’s death. Left on Purpose is an anguished and compassionate chronicle of Schein and Vishner’s relationship.
The Amazon series Good Girls Revolt, centered on a landmark 1970 gender discrimination case at Newsweek, is the kind of period drama that’s more interested in commenting on the present than re-creating the past. The storyline about professional journalists plays fast and loose with the facts.
Gay Dillingham’s introductory biography of psychologists-turned-philosophers Timothy Leary and Ram Dass finds its subjects revealing themselves while considering their signature mottos.