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Nuts! Directed by Penny Lane Opens June 22 at Film Forum Penny Lane’s Nuts! tells a story so outrageous that I wondered at times if it were a mockumentary. In fact, Lane’s structure sets out to encourage her spectator to question the truth of her storytelling: Nuts! is a documentary, in which more than half of the footage is animated, that turns into a courtroom drama. It takes the uplifting story of success and triumph over adversity...
In its current and most recognizable iteration, that affiliated with Robert Redford, the Sundance Film Festival dates back to 1991, which means that many filmmakers who presented their earliest works at the festival are now cohabiting with a newer generation they’ve likely influenced. Included in that year’s lineup were novices Todd Haynes and Richard Linklater, alongside Barbara Kopple, who had already won an Oscar for Harlan County, USA, and canonical documentarians the Maysles....
On Monday, I sat inside Moloko, a Bed-Stuy bar, which has surprisingly flown under the press's radar considering that it has a full dinner menu, fantastic food-plus-booze happy hours specials, and serves a double-cheeseburger that is so herb-infused, so savory with its soft bun, crispy lettuce leaf, and plump pickles, that you might not even want to order it; once you’ve eaten one, you’ll want many more, and it can’t be healthy for any...

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