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Poor Things, Documentary Subjects & a Thousand and One.
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Poor Things, Documentary Subjects & a Thousand and One.

Welcome back to the Cause Cinema Spotlight. 

December is film lovers paradise.  Many of the year’s top movies are released, and today we’re going to highlight two festival winners, one just released in theaters, another is available on streaming platforms.  And a powerful documentary that considers the impact these movies can have on the lives of its stars.


Subject

Subject explores the life-altering experience of sharing one’s life on screen through key participants of acclaimed documentaries The Staircase, Hoop Dreams, The Wolfpack, Capturing the Friedmans, and The Square. These documentary “stars” reveal the highs and lows of their experiences as well as the everyday realities of having their lives put under a microscope. The film unpacks vital issues around the ethics and responsibility inherent in documentary filmmaking. As tens of millions of people consume documentaries, Subject urges audiences to consider the often profound impact on their participants.

See on AppleTV+, Roku, Amazon or YouTube


A Thousand and One

We  follow unapologetic and free-spirited Inez,, who kidnaps her six-year-old son Terry from the foster care system. Holding onto their secret and each other, mother and son set out to reclaim their sense of home, identity, and stability, in a rapidly changing New York City. Winner of the Sundance Grand Jury Prize in the US Dramatic Competition. 

See A Thousand and One with your Amazon Prime sub, or watch on AppleTV, GooglePlay, YouTube or Vudu.


Poor Things

Brought back to life by an unorthodox scientist, a young woman runs off with a lawyer on a whirlwind adventure across the continents. Free from the prejudices of her times, she grows steadfast in her purpose to stand for equality and liberation.  Emma Stone is truly spectacular, a shoe in Oscar candidate. Winner of the Golden Lion in Venice

Poor Things was just released in limited theaters.


That’s a wrap for the Cause Cinema Spotlight.  Have a great weekend.

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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.