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The Book of Mary (1985) Directed by Anne-Marie Miéville Miéville’s short is customarily paired with Godard’s Hail Mary, but beyond the constant collaboration between the two directors (and the fact that they’re an item), they aren’t truly connected beyond the name shared by both protagonists: in this case, a young girl who finds herself growing up amidst her parents’ divorce. The short quietly relates moments we all know, from life or from fiction: the reveal in...
Well-traversed though the coming-of-age genre may be, Jenny Gage's documentary All This Panic, now at Tribeca, injects a much needed air of naturalism into depictions of the female adolescent experience, as it charts the ebbs and flows of middle-to-upper-class bohemian New Yorkers. Rather than zeroing in on generic milestones or flare-ups, Gage and her husband and d.p.Tom Betterton are far more concerned with the nature of time and its effects on relationships dynamics, as...

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