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Autumn Gold – a documentary by Jan Tenhaven

The Dutch have a great saying: rest rusts – the five 83+ old protagonists (and GREAT characters) of this inspiring and witty documentary Autumn Gold are the living proof. All training to be in top form for the Geriatric Olympics in Lahti, Finland, we get valuable insights into an alternative way of aging. They’re not […]

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Paris is Burning – a documentary by Jennie Livingstone

I spent my weekend browsing through LOVEFilm’s online streaming catalogue making a list of golden and undiscovered oldies to watch. That’s how I came across tour-de-emotional-force Paris is Burning – a documentary on NYC’s ball culture filmed in the mid to late 1980s, exploring a colourful & marginalized subculture defined by race, gender, class and […]

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La Mer de Pianos – Tom Wrigglesworth & Mathieu Cuvelier

I love pianos. A beautiful Rippen upright decorates our living room and is currently undergoing a restoration after getting water damaged from travelling a sea or two. Jeez Louise, if only I knew what I was letting myself in for! After weeks of careful sanding I am only halfway. But it’s worth it – the […]

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Old Masters #1: Bert Haanstra’s Glas

With the 24th International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam IDFA in full swing I thought I’d pay hommage to great documentary film maker Bert Haanstra by posting his Academy Award winning short docu GLAS made in 1958. Haanstra was asked to make an industrial film for a glass manufacturor and opted for an artistic approach, showing […]

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