A hedonist and humanist, admired filmmaker Ricky Leacock was curious about everyone, including the rich and famous, especially if he could show them sans their celebrity masks.
Wouldn’t you know it, just when you thought July would be all Red Sox games, bike rides, hikes, and weekend get-a-ways, there’s a whole lot of great films to keep you occupied. This month includes classics, new documentaries, a giant screen, and two festivals –- the Maine Film Festival and Boston’s venerable French Film Festival.
What’s coming up now in this small gap between the Awards shows and the Film Festival Season? Lots! This month is a cornucopia of adventurous off-the-radar films. March features several great director’s series, Hong Kong, German, and Czech premieres, women directors, local directors, and a range of documentaries on music that you probably never heard of.