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Almost There

The observational documentary meets the observer effect in Almost There, as filmmakers chronicle how their solitary subject is changed by their scrutiny. While shooting the Pierogi Fest in Whiting, Indiana, co-directors Aaron Wickenden and Dan Rybicky discover outsider artist Peter Anton drawing portraits. The initial

In Our Nature

In a well-appointed country house in upstate New York, writer/director Brian Savelson carves out a Chekhovian landscape. Seth (Zach Gilford) has brought Andie (Jena Malone) there for the first time, expecting to use the quiet weekend to propose. He didn’t anticipate the arrival of his

Three Stars

Unlike the exquisitely prepared food in this documentary, Three Stars has too much on its plate. Director Lutz Hachmeister offers a taste of the dining experiences that rate three stars in the Michelin Guide, but he can’t decide whether to embrace or condemn the venerable

Jellyfish

There’s something off-kilter about the Tel Aviv of Jellyfish. It’s not that married filmmakers Etgar Keret and Shira Geffen have tried to find the shadows in the sunny city on the Mediterranean Sea; they present their home base as worldly, prosperous and accessible. But their

The Great Museum

Nothing seems hurried in The Great Museum, but there’s a momentum to the hushed activity it captures at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. During the two years director Johannes Holzhausen spent shooting this elegant observational documentary, both the Picture Gallery and the Kunstkammer, home to