21st Century Cinema
Estonia Dreams of Eurovision!
Directed by Marina Zenovich • 2002 • United Kingdom
Every year, the nations of Europe face off in an epic pop-music battle known as Eurovision, with artists from each country attempting to outdo one another on a spectacular international stage. For this engagingly offbeat documentary, director Marina Zenovich traveled to Tallinn, Estonia, to chronicle the lead-up to the 2002 edition of the competition. There she uncovers a world of eccentric characters, fierce rivalries, and juicy scandals as this tiny post-Soviet country prepares for its high-stakes moment in the spotlight.
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Karen Dalton: In My Own Time
Directed by Richard Peete and Robert Yapkowitz • 2020 • United States
Starring Nick Cave, Lacy J. Dalton, Rick Moody
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