Here Are the Young Men

USA/Ireland, 2020, Director Eoin Macken, 96 minutes

Reviewer John Jane

Here Are the Young Men is a low budget troubled-teens drama adapted from Rob Doyle's novel of the same name. It’s directed by Eoin Macken who also appears onscreen as a mentally unstable homeless man. Full review



The Unholy

USA, 2021, Director Evan Spiliotopoulos, 100 minutes

Reviewer John Jane

“Where God builds a church, the Devil will build a chapel” this paraphrased quote from sixteenth century theologian Martin Luther is heard at least twice through the film and in some way provides the sub-text for Evan Spiliotopoulos’ pseudo-religious supernatural film. Full review

2021 DOXA Documentary Film Festival

WHEN & WHERE May 6-16, 2021 | Entire Program Online

Fanny: The Right to Rock

Canada, dir. Bobbi Jo Hart, 2021, 96 mins

Available: May 6, 2021 12:01am - May 16, 2021 11.59pm

While the eighties gave us the Bangles and the Go-Go's, the early seventies gave us Fanny. Started up by Filipino-American bassist Jean Millington and her sister lead guitarist June Millington who had both played together in high school as Svelte along with drummer and friend Brie Darling, who also identified as Filipino-American. Full review



Your Mother’s Comfort

Brazil/USA, dir. Adam Golub, 2020, 75 mins

Available: May 6, 2021 12:01am - May 16, 2021 11.59pm

In Portuguese with English subtitles

Adam Golub’s socio-political documentary chronicles the struggle of Indianara Siqueira, a trans woman, political activist and den mother to the occupants of Casa Nem, a sanctuary for Rio de Janeiro’s transgender and LGBT. Full review

What About Our Future?

Canada, dir. Jaime Leigh Gianopoulos & Cláudio Cruz, 2020, 24 mins

Available: May 6, 2021 12:01am - May 16, 2021 11.59pm

This twenty minute documentary looks at a movement of high school students across Metro Vancouver known collectively as the Sustainabiliteens. The film observes their preparations for the climate change rally that was expected to have Swedish activist Greta Thunberg in attendance. Full review

Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché

UK, dir. Celeste Bell & Paul Sng, 2021, 90 mins

Available: May 6, 2021 12:01am; May 16, 2021 11.59pm

Reviewer John Jane

Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché started out as a publicly funded project initiated by Celeste Bell, Poly Styrene’s only child from her marriage to musician Adrian Bell. Since her mother’s death at the age of 53, (almost) exactly ten years ago on April 25, 2011, Bell has become the de facto curator or the mother’s personal archives. Full review