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DOC NYC Review: 'What Is Cinema?' A Fascinating Look At The Enduring Love Of The Movies

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 19, 2013 11:04 AM
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It's been over one hundred years since some smart people figured out how the right combination of light, lenses, and chemicals added up to the ability to capture moving images. And ever since that moment, the movies have become one of our most popular entertainments and art forms. Thanks to film we've explored bold new worlds and intimate relationships, gone on adventures, fallen in love and lived out multiple lives, while engaging in communal experiences that still feel deeply personal to each individual viewer. So asking and answering the question, "What Is Cinema?," as Chuck Workman's documentary does right in the title almost seems like an impossible task, and a foolish proposition (particularly when only giving 90 minutes to dive in) as everyone will likely have a different answer. But Workman is up to the task and the result is something cinema fans will likely find more than satisfying.

Exclusive: Beautiful Trailer For Documentary 'What Is Cinema?' Featuring David Lynch, Kelly Reichardt, Mike Leigh & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 14, 2013 12:12 PM
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Among the daily noise about casting, box office, special effects, trends, awards and whatever else is dominating the conversation, the reason we go to the movies is often left undiscussed. But this exclusive trailer for the forthcoming documentary "What Is Cinema?" is sure to get you thinking about the moments that make you keep returning to the theater, eager for the lights to go down and the projector to turn on.

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