Highlights from the 2018 Cinema Eye Honors

Brimstone and Glory

Through stunning cinematography, director Viktor Jakovleski takes us inside preparations for the annual pyrotechnic festival in Tultepec, Mexico. The job of making each exhibit bigger and better than before falls to local families who have been doing it for generations...

Machines

An inferno of sound and images from an Indian textile factory’s dark heart in the blind spot of globalization. The machines are rumbling like furious, choleric giants in an inferno of noise, chemicals and work routines. The Indian director Rahul...

Communion

Ola is only 14 but she is the head of a small dysfunctional family. She looks after her father who has lost touch with reality, just watches TV and drinks beer all day long and a 13-year old autistic brother,...

Rat Film

Rats, the most under-loved rodents on the planet, live in the shadows, mostly confined to cages, sewers, and trash cans. What does the ghettoization of rats tell us about our own species? In his feature-film debut, director Theo Anthony creates...

Strong Island

The best documentary mysteries are rarely about the “who” and more often about the “why.” Strong Island, the debut film from Yance Ford, mines his intense personal history of growing up on Long Island in the ’80s, with a focus...