Oxford Film Festival 2017 reviews: Samuel Pollard’s TWO TRAINS RUNNIN’ delivers the Blues, civil rights history, a detective story AND an underdog story in one documentary film

Oxford Film Festival 2017 reviews: Samuel Pollard’s TWO TRAINS RUNNIN’ delivers the Blues, civil rights history, a detective story AND an underdog story in one documentary film

If cosmic coincidence does indeed speak through documentary film, Samuel D. Pollard’s Two Trains Runnin’ may be nothing less than proof positive that divine providence has chosen this medium to make itself known. If you love the blues, if you are enthralled by the...
Oxford Film Festival 2017 reviews: Waheed Alqawasmi’s LIVES RESTARTED looks at the often untold struggles and tales of triumph of Jewish immigrants and refugees in the South

Oxford Film Festival 2017 reviews: Waheed Alqawasmi’s LIVES RESTARTED looks at the often untold struggles and tales of triumph of Jewish immigrants and refugees in the South

Director Waheed Alqawasmi delivers an engaging short documentary portrait of the struggles Holocaust survivors endured when they moved to Memphis, TN after being liberated from Nazi concentration camps. Starting over in a whole new country with nothing, these tales of...
Oxford Film Festival 2017 reviews: Chris Brown’s THE OTHER KIDS is a triumphant experiment blending documentary with narrative to get to the heart of a modern senior’s last weeks in high school.

Oxford Film Festival 2017 reviews: Chris Brown’s THE OTHER KIDS is a triumphant experiment blending documentary with narrative to get to the heart of a modern senior’s last weeks in high school.

It’s hard to write about this film. It’s left me heartbroken and forlorn, not for my losses, but for a ghostly visit to a past phase in my life, when the whole world was ahead of me and yet I was sure only tragedy could come of adulthood. I miss that person so much,...