Mar 10 • 8M

Cause Cinema Spotlight

All the Beauty, Palm Trees & Finding Michael

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Jon Fitzgerald
Anchored by the concept of Filmmaking for Change, this podcast will include a combination of weekly social impact film and TV series recommendations (Cause Cinema Spotlight), with occasional showcases and collections, based on timely themes or cultural events.
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Welcome back to the Cause Cinema Spotlight. 

As we continue to celebrate Women’s History Month and with the Academy Awards this weekend, let’s kick off with a strong candidate in the Feature Documentary category.

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
An epic, emotional, and interconnected story about internationally renowned artist and activist Nan Goldin - told through her slideshows, intimate interviews, ground-breaking photography, and rare footage of her personal fight to hold the Sackler family accountable for the overdose crisis. Directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Laura Poitras, who won the Oscar in 2014 with Citizen Four, the Edward Snowden story. Click here to learn more and see where to watch.

Next up, an indie drama, a cautionary tale.

Palm Trees and Power Lines
Seventeen-year-old Lea spends her summer break aimlessly tanning in her backyard with her best friend, tiptoeing around her needy mother, and getting stoned with a group of boys from school. This monotony is interrupted by a chance encounter. Click here to learn more and see where to watch.

And finally, another strong doc, this one more of an extreme epic adventure.

Finding Michael
Spencer Matthews heads to Everest to try and find his brother Michael who disappeared 23 years ago. Click here to learn more and see where to watch.

And that’s a wrap for the Cause Cinema Spotlight this week

Hope you enjoy these picks.

Please do share with friends and family.  these are important films with something to say.  let’s keep the conversations going.