Three great documentaries to see in theaters, starting today:
- Brooklyn Castle - Katie Dellamaggiore follows a New York inner city junior high chess team as they compete to continue their winning streak at the national championships, and the school administration battles to find funds to keep the chess program afloat. Read my full review
- Unmasked Judeophobia - Gloria Greenfield documents the rising tide of anti-Jewish bias around the world, spurred by antisemitic and anti-Israel sentiment expressed in the media, academia and cultural organizations. Among those interviewed for the documentary are Alan Dershowitz, Senator Joe Lieberman, and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Elie Wiesel, who comments: "Since 1945 I was not as afraid as I am now." Read my mini review
- Sexy Baby - Director Jill Bauer and Ronna Gradus follow three females at different stages of life, exposing women's vulnerability to various societal pressures to be a 'sexy baby,' by conforming suggestive images presented by media, peer pressure and the desire to please men. Read my mini review.
If you can't find these films in a theater near you, suggest that the theater manager program them -- and documentaries, in general -- in the future. And, keep your radar scanning for their broadcast presentations and DVD releases that will follow their theatrical openings.