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Unlocking the Cage Directed by Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker Opens May 25 at Film Forum Even the staunchest vegan can see the potential for humor in Unlocking the Cage, a documentary portrait of animal rights lawyer Steven Wise, his Nonhuman Rights Project team and his fights on behalf of chimpanzee clients. However, directors Chris Hegedus and D.A Pennebaker play it very straight. Unlocking the Cage isn’t entirely humorless, but it requires the spectator to agree with the...
"It's unreal," Joyce Chopra says, reflecting on the fact that she'll be turning 80 in October, and that her first film—and daughter Sarah Cole, who is born in it—will be 45 this year. "It's unreal," she repeats, "because we're still ourselves." Chopra's 1971 documentary Joyce at 34 will screen at the Metrograph this weekend in its original 16mm format. The 27-minute self-portrait is an award winning work of Second Wave feminist filmmaking that was among the...

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