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Every cut is a lie. It’s never that way. Those two shots were never next to each other in time that way. But you’re telling a lie in order to tell the truth. –Wolf Koenig.

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February 28, 2011 , ,

Oscar madness swamped all the social media portals last night. The documentary feature award went to “Inside Job” and the documentary shorts award went to “Strangers no more”. “Exit through the gift shop” was my personal favorite for the feature award. Besides, I am not a big fan of these expose style mega documentaries that reveal the hidden agenda of corporates and governments.

Gaddafi’s days are numbered, March madness is fast approaching and Cricket World Cup is picking up steam in the Asian sub-continent, amidst all this why would any one care for a few documentaries that will be released in the theater this month? If you are one of those who do care…Three interesting films are worthy of mention – i) Making the boys explores the drama behind the making of the first ever gay play and subsequently the hollywood movie, ii) Bill Cunningham New York is a funny portrait of a photographer and cultural anthropologist, iii) My run is the truly inspirational story of a man who ran 75 marathons in 75 days. Happy viewing


Release Date: March 11th 2011.


Before Prop 8, Milk or Will & Grace, before the AIDS epidemic, gay pride parades or the Stonewall uprising, The Boys in the Band changed everything. MAKING THE BOYS explores the drama, struggle and enduring legacy of the first-ever gay play and subsequent Hollywood movie to successfully reach a mainstream audience. Beloved by some for breaking new ground, and condemned by others for reinforcing gay stereotypes, The Boys in the Band sparked heated controversy that still exists four decades later. Featuring anecdotes from the surviving cast and filmmakers, as well as perspectives by legendary figures from stage and screen, MAKING THE BOYS traces the behind-the-scenes drama and lasting legacy of this cultural milestone.


Bill Cunningham New York

Release date: March 16th 2011



“We all get dressed for Bill,” says Vogue editrix Anna Wintour.

The “Bill” in question is 80+ New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham. For decades, this Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high society charity soirées for the Times Style section in his columns “On the Street” and “Evening Hours.” Documenting uptown fixtures (Wintour, Tom Wolfe, Brooke Astor, David Rockefeller—who all appear in the film out of their love for Bill), downtown eccentrics and everyone in between, Cunningham’s enormous body of work is more reliable than any catwalk as an expression of time, place and individual flair. In turn, Bill Cunningham New York is a delicate, funny and often poignant portrait of a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own humanity and unassuming grace.

MY RUN 75 consecutive marathons in 75 consecutive days

This documentary will have an exclusive one night premier nationwide on March 31st at 7:00 p.m. Narrated by Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thornton, MY RUN is the inspirational story of  Terry Hitchcock, the 57 year old man who ran 75 consecutive marathons in 75 consecutive days.


After Terry Hitchcock’s wife died of breast cancer, he set out on a journey to bring awareness and a voice to the struggles faced by single parent families and their children. Terry ran in spite of freezing rain and unbearable heat, in spite of chest pains and bone fractures that wracked his 57-year-old body. Starting in St. Paul, Minnesota, Terry just kept running – each day, every day – strengthening an unbreakable bond between father and son – not stopping until he broke the finish line tape in Atlanta. MY RUN is more than a story about a man running multiple marathons; it’s about the daily marathons we all run in life

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