RIP

D.A. Pennebaker, 1925-2019

The esteemed documentarian brought prominence to the Direct Cinema style of filmmaking, using small crews and employing a fly-on-the-wall approach that brought viewers into the room with the subjects. His films Dont Look Back and The War Room (pictured) stand as iconic representations of music and political documentaries.

D.A. Pennebaker, 1925-2019

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Staff Pick of the Day

The Testament of Dr. Mabuse

Directed by Fritz Lang

Master Criminal Films, Police Detective Film - Rated NR - 111 Minutes - 1933

Perhaps cinema's first true criminal mastermind, the sinister Dr. Mabuse returns in this sequel by Fritz Lang. This time, the evil doctor is locked away in an asylum, but nefarious deeds are still being carried out in his name, thanks to his powers of hypnosis. (Available on the Criterion Channel and Kanopy)

- Chris Steffen