'Intelligent Lives' demonstrates amazing ability of the disabled
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'Intelligent Lives' demonstrates amazing ability of the disabled

Intelligent Lives (directed by Dan Habib and co-written by Jody Becker) is an inspiring and informative documentary about three intellectually disabled young adults making their way in the world despite the myriad of challenges that face them every day. (DLH: 4/5) Review by FF2 Intern Dayna Hagewood Intelligent Lives begins with actor Chris Cooper discussing…

'Inventing Tomorrow' inspires, delights and succeeds
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'Inventing Tomorrow' inspires, delights and succeeds

Inventing Tomorrow (directed by Laura Nix) is a heartwarming and inspiring documentary about the power of the next generation to address and tackle the major environmental issues that plague our world. The film follows 16 and 17-year-olds from Hawaii, India, Indonesia, and Mexico and gives them a platform to share their research, aspirations, and journey…

'Skate Kitchen' fails to do female skateboarders justice
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'Skate Kitchen' fails to do female skateboarders justice

Skate Kitchen (written and directed by Crystal Moselle) follows a close-knit New York City female skateboarding clique and follows them through their lives of tricks, drama, and freedom, using mostly non-actors. While Skate Kitchen's premise and back-story are indeed valid and promising, the portrait ultimately falls short of successfully capturing these powerful women's stories. (DLH: 2.5/5) Read FF2…

'Never Goin' Back' hilariously and astutely captures female friendship
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'Never Goin' Back' hilariously and astutely captures female friendship

Never Goin' Back (written and directed by Augustine Frizzell) is an intense journey through diner work, accidental drugs, multiple robberies, and the remarkable friendship between two young girls struggling to make it to the beach for a weekend off. (DLH: 4/5) Review by FF2 Intern Dayna Hagewood While the underlying circumstances of Never Goin’ Back are surely…

Generation Wealth mirrors excessive qualities of subjects
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Generation Wealth mirrors excessive qualities of subjects

Generation Wealth is Lauren Greenfield's latest photo essay, documentary, and personal memoir that studies our culture of excess and our vicious obsession with all things money can buy. (DLH: 3/5) Review by FF2 Intern Dayna Hagewood Generation Wealth begins right in the thick of ultra decadence and extreme wealth, and even compares our current economic state…

'What Will People Say' is an excellent depiction of cultural conflict
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'What Will People Say' is an excellent depiction of cultural conflict

What Will People Say (written and directed by Iram Haq) beautifully and tragically captures the struggle of a Pakistani family's attempts to cling to traditional culture while reaching for a better life in Norway. (DLH: 5/5) Review by FF2 Intern Dayna Hagewood What Will People Say begins appropriately tense and fast-paced, as Nisha (Maria Mozhdah) --…