Watch Now: ‘Meru,’ ‘Mavis!,’ and ‘Last Day of Freedom’

Eager to see a doc you missed at the festival? Excited to revisit your Full Frame favorites? We’re here with regular updates on which Full Frame films are coming to theaters, DVD/VOD, and the small screen. Last Day of Freedom Now on Netflix In this haunting work, filmmakers Nomi Talisman and Dee Hibbert-Jones turn one man’s story into a beautifully animated, hand-drawn documentary about the scars of war, mental illness, and the failures of our…

Garrett Scott Grant Alumni: A Check-In with ‘BARGE’s’ Ben Powell

The Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant provides travel and lodging expenses for first-time documentary filmmakers to attend Full Frame and take part in all that the festival has to offer. Now in its tenth year, the grant is awarded to two first-time directors, in honor of the late filmmaker Garrett Scott. Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 grant. Previous recipients of the grant have received significant recognition, screening their finished works at Full…

Garrett Scott Grant Alumni: A Check-In with (T)ERROR’s Lyric R. Cabral

The Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant provides travel and lodging expenses for first-time documentary filmmakers to attend Full Frame and take part in all that the festival has to offer. Now in its tenth year, the grant is awarded to two first-time directors, in honor of the late filmmaker Garrett Scott. Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 grant. Previous recipients of the grant have received significant recognition, screening their finished works at Full…

Watch Now: ‘Kingdom of Shadows,’ ‘3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets,’ ‘The Wolfpack,’ and More

Eager to see a doc you missed at the festival? Excited to revisit your Full Frame favorites? We’re here with regular updates on which Full Frame films are coming to theaters, DVD/VOD, and the small screen. Kingdom of Shadows Opened in theaters November 20 Twenty-three thousand people have disappeared in Mexico since 2007. The vast majority are people who were never involved in organized crime: They are mothers, daughters, and sisters who go missing, leaving…

Race, Representation, and Rotoscoping: Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman on ‘Last Day of Freedom’

The animated documentary short Last Day of Freedom, directed by Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman, tells the story of Bill Babbitt, a man who realizes that his younger brother Manny, a Vietnam vet, has committed a serious crime. Bill grapples with whether or not to turn Manny in; his decision to go to the police ultimately results in Manny’s conviction and execution by the state of California, and Bill is left reeling from the loss of…

Coming of Age in Columbus: Director Alexandra Shiva on ‘How to Dance in Ohio’

Navigating the turbulent transition to adulthood is hard for any teenager. But coming of age as a young person with autism — America’s fastest-growing developmental disorder — is particularly daunting. In How to Dance in Ohio, director Alexandra Shiva (Bombay Eunuch, Stagedoor) follows Marideth, Caroline, and Jessica, three young women on the autism spectrum, as they work with psychologist Dr. Emilio Amigo of Amigo Family Counseling to prepare for a spring formal dance. Through the…

Watch Now: ‘National Lampoon,’ ‘(T)ERROR,’ ‘How to Dance in Ohio’

Eager to see a doc you missed at the festival? Excited to revisit your Full Frame favorites? We’re here with regular updates on which Full Frame films are coming to theaters, DVD/VOD, and the small screen. Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon Opened September 25 The National Lampoon, founded in 1969 by Harvard graduates and Harvard Lampoon writers Doug Kenney and Henry Beard, was a monthly humor magazine that trafficked in…