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The new DCTV Cinema will be a state-of-the-art fully interactive digital cinema, and the first “All documentary/All the time” Academy Award eligible cinema in New York City. The cinema will be built on the first floor of one of the most beautiful...
Documentarians Michael Moore and Morgan Spurlock will join Michael Bloomberg and other city officials tomorrow to break ground on DCTV Cinema, which is to be the city's first moviehouse devoted exclusively to documentaries.
Netflix? Why bother when you can catch a flick on the town. Movie theaters have been popping up across New York in droves over the past few years, and the latest is set to break ground Tuesday when the city's first "all documentary, all the time"...
Spoiler Alert Radio presents engaging conversations with host Toni Pennacchia providing a retrospective look at independent artists in filmmaking from across the globe. In this episode Toni speaks to Jon Alpert. Alpert has traveled widely as an...
If you live in New York City, or have even visited the city, you’ve noticed them: people who dig through trash cans and garbage bags looking for cans that they can use to recycle for cash. They are a marginalized group, sometimes hauling hundreds of...
Jon Alpert, co-director of the Oscar-nominated "Redemption," candidly admits, "As a documentary filmmaker, we sometimes mock ourselves. We go to third world countries and often the first place we head to is the big dump, where we know we are going...
Directors Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill expose a secret economy on the streets of New York City, made up of people who sort through trash to collect bottles and cans in order to cash in the 5-cent deposit on each one. The wide array of characters...
Brooklyn Heights continues to be a hotbed for stirring artistic creativity. Just ask Matthew O’Neill and his wife Ksenia O’Neill, who moved to the neighborhood last summer. The (already much-lauded) mister has been nominated for an Academy Award in...
Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill's Redemption closes with a shot of a poor woman dragging her shopping cart, freighted with bulging plastic bags of cans and bottles, down Wall Street. It's not exactly subtle, though I'm hard-pressed to imagine another...
In New York City canning is a growing profession. In the bustling center of global finance, more and more men and women survive redeeming bottles and cans they collect from curbs, garbage cans and apartment complexes. They're everywhere in the city...