Where documentaries get sold — or not

The stakes are high for filmmakers  at the Inter-national Documentary Film Festival.

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Trying to sell a movie at the International Documentary Film Festival, in Amsterdam, is a subject worthy of a documentary.

Leonardo Sbaraglia as Diego in “Wild Tales,” which features six vignettes about the art of losing control.

The real-life inspiration for ‘Wild Tales’

‘Wild Tales” director Damián Szifron talks about his road rage, and other real-life inspirations for the Oscar-nominated film from Argentina.

Oscar-winning director Debra Granik.

A ‘Stray Dog’ after a ‘Bone’: Debra Granik on her new film

Debra Granik answers questions about her new film, her first documentary, “Stray Dog.”


Jonathan Schwartz discusses three films with native intelligence

For local ethnographic filmmaker Jonathan Schwartz, documentaries are a way to learn about other people and cultures, to understand them and, when necessary, protect them.

Victor Victori in Michael Melamedoff’s “Victori: The Truth Just Can’t Be One Thing.”

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Lives and times

Screenings of “Strongman,” “The Jewish Journey: America,” and “Victori: The Truth Just Can’t Be One Thing.”

Movie Review

Movie industry on a skewer in ‘Maps to the Stars’

Starring Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack, and Robert Pattinson, “Maps” surveys the modern Hollywood wasteland.

Patricia Arquette at the Oscars.

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Oscar acceptance speeches: let ’em talk, already!

Permit me to stake out an unpopular position: People should be allowed to say whatever they want.

Movie Review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/16/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/FOC-04246r.jpg ‘Focus’ starts strong, then blurs

There’s a terrific popcorn movie here — a con-game romantic comedy that bubbles along on a playful high.

Movie Review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/18/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/OBOS-older.jpg In ‘She’s Beautiful,’ women fighting their battles

“She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry” is a celebratory but clear-eyed documentary history of the 1970s women’s movement.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/18/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/ImageSBWSA.jpg In ‘She’s Beautiful,’ Dore affirms energy, urgency of activism

It’s the ’70s passion and sense of purpose that Mary Dore sought to reclaim in her new film, “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry.”

Movie Review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/20/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/song_hires_5.jpg ‘Song of the Sea’ animates an Irish legend

“Song of the Sea” is a sweet, aesthetically breathtaking showcase.

Movie Review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/13/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/1-001.jpg ‘Ballet 422’ demonstrates the artistic process

Jody Lee Lipes has achieved an enlightening documentary about the creative process, following the title New York City Ballet production from idea to realization.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/16/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/the-lazarus-effect-M_225_03751rv1_rgb.jpg ‘Lazarus Effect’ cannot be raised from the dead

The appealing Mark Duplass plays a scientist who discovers that dabbling in life and death is above his pay grade.

Scene Here

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/24/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/Upstream1927_032.jpg Silents, with and without accompaniment

Here are opportunities to see John Ford’s “Upstream” and “Four Sons” and more.

87th Academy Awards

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/21/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/2015-02-21T002652Z_854465801_GM1EB2L0NAQ01_RTRMADP_3_AWARDS-OSCARS.jpg Complete Oscars guide

Take a look at the night’s big moments, from the red carpet to the stage.

Four stars go to...

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/29/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/webCITIZENFOUR--90x90.jpg Four-star reviews by the Globe

Films given four-star reviews by Globe critics Ty Burr and Janice Page and the former Globe critic Wesley Morris since 2012.

Winter Arts Preview

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/31/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/winterartcover150-3677.jpg Winter arts preview

Boston Ballet presents “Lady of the Camellias,” “Breaking Bad” prequel “Better Call Saul” premieres, and critics pick the best of the winter.

Movie capsules

Movie Stars

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/12/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/TD-094811418844276.jpg Short reviews of what’s in theaters

A snapshot of recent Globe reviews of movies in the theaters.

The Year in Arts

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/27/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/AP478206506783-3700--90x90.jpg 2014: The Year in Arts

2014 was all about the music sneak attack, twentysomethings energizing stages, fresh late-night personalities, and more.

Documentary coverage

A scene from “Ne Me Quitte Pas,” a film by Sabine Lubbe Bakker and Niels Van Koevorden that will screen Monday at the Brattle.

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Tragedy unfolds

Jacques Brel, Sabine Lubbe Bakker, and Niels Van Koevorden’s “Ne Me Quitte Pas” follows the bottoming out of the lives of two Belgian alcoholics.