Highlights from the 2018 Cinema Eye Honors

Jane

Culled from hundreds of hours of recently discovered 16mm archival footage, filmmaker Brett Morgen crafts an enchanting portrait of legendary primatologist and activist Jane Goodall when her revolutionary work was still in its infancy. Shot by National Geographic during her...

Long Strange Trip

In Amir Bar-Lev’s comprehensive and freewheeling history of the Grateful Dead, the legendary band and their unprecedented influence are center stage, illuminated under an appropriately audacious and lively spotlight. Expertly interweaving archival footage, rarely seen performances, and accounts from band...

LA92

Few images are seared into the American consciousness like the beating of Rodney King at the hands of four white Los Angeles police officers and the riots after the officers’ acquittal in the spring of 1992. The unrest, sparked by...

The Reagan Show

A Republican president takes office at the height of his Hollywood-powered, camera-ready fame. He governs with lenses constantly flashing, and claims that he’s just the public face in front of real policy-makers and dangerous global threats. That’s the story of...

Dawson City: Frozen Time

Dawson City: Frozen Time is a feature length film by Bill Morrison pieces together the bizarre true history of a collection of some 500 films dating from 1910s – 1920s, which were lost for over 50 years until being discovered...

Quest

Filmed over the course of ten years, Quest is a thoughtful and nuanced observation of the Rainey family—led by father Christopher (“Quest”) and mother Christine (“Ma”). From the start, first-time filmmaker Jonathan Olshefski captures tender images of this family’s love:...