DOCUMENTARIES

 

Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words (2015/Sweden/114 min.) dir: Stig Björkman; w/ Isabella Rossellini, Liv Ullmann, Alicia Vikander, Sigourney Weaver. 

Three time Oscar-winner Ingrid Bergman was a creative woman and loving mother who charted a unique career path in a way that few actresses do: from Swedish ingénue to Hollywood star to
a scandalous liaison with Italian director Roberto Rossellini that made her an international
celebrity. Drawing on rare movies shot by Ingrid herself both on set and at home, IN HER OWN WORDS is a nuanced portrait of a gifted, intelligent and sometimes conflicted individual. 

 

Lo And Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016/USA/98 min) dir: Werner Herzog 

The droll, tech-phobic Herzog - who has travelled to Antarctica and the Amazon to capture our innermost dreams and fears - now explores the outer limits of the digital universe pro and con. Tracking the Internet's origin from a classroom at UCLA, thru its present day 'dark side', into a
future of robot cars and intergalactic tourism, the film is both scary and thrilling in its implications. 

 

Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt (2016/Israel|Canada/125 min.) scr/dir: Ada Ushpiz 

This no-holds documentary provides a unique insight into the philosopher, author and
outspoken intellectual Hannah Arendt who incited anger, praise, devotion, and scorn until, and
beyond, her death in 1975. A German Jew who fled Europe for New York in 1941, Arendt coined
the phrase "the banality of evil" to describe how someone as seemingly insignificant as Eichmann could be responsible for mass murder.