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Arts: Cinema Arts Features

Dawn Porters’ films document important social issues and the heroes trying to fix them

Porter directs documentaries that illuminate issues facing the United States and the heroic individuals who fight against them.
Arts: Cinema Arts FF2 Reviews

Congressman John Lewis’s Story should be in Classrooms and in Our Memories

This doc is perfect viewing for this Fourth of July weekend to remind ourselves as we celebrate America of the injustices that men like Lewis have fought to overcome and those that still persist today. 
Arts: Cinema Arts Features

Gideon’s Army, then and now

It sheds light on not just these the people who end up (rightfully or wrongfully) accused of crimes, but also the people who are tasked with defending them who often go unthought of. 
Arts: Cinema Arts Features

Documentaries You Can Watch Today to Educate Yourself on Black Lives Matter

As a community at FF2, we are devastated by the tragic events that have occurred in the past month, and over centuries before that. We want to honor and remember George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Sandra Bland, Chantel Moor, Elijah McClain, Erik Salgado, Layleen Polanco, Atatiana Jefferson, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and the many, many other victims of police brutality and anti-Black racism. read more.

Awards/Prizes News

Athena film festival alums win Peabody awards

Three of the twelve documentaries honored in April with the prestigious Peabody Award are Athena Film Festival Alums. Congratulations to: 

Mavis! by Jessica Edwards

Excerpt from FF2 Media review: Jubilant new BioDoc about Chicago singer Mavis Staples. Her phenomenal career began in Gospel but her unique voice finds a home in multiple settings and her upbeat personality is embraced by every generation.… read more.


FYC ’17: Lesley Coffin

FF2 Senior Contributor Lesley Coffin asks you to consider these six films by women writers &/or directors (from the full list of films released in NYC theatres in 2016). Note that this list was created in November & will be updated after December 31, 2016.

My Favorite Feature Films of 2016 (2)

My Favorite Documentary Films of 2016 (2)

My Favorite Foreign Language Films of 2016 (2)

Photo: Kate Winslet in The Dressmaker

Photo Credit: Screen Australia… read more.