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The Anthropologist at Cinema Village November 11 – 17

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Anthropologist Susan Crate (center) and her daughter Katie in “The Anthropologist”

 November 9, 2016. “The Anthropologist,” one of the best documentaries from last year’s DOC NYC, will have its premiere at Cinema Village (22 East 12th Street) on Friday, November 11 and will continue playing at Cinema Village, daily, through November 17. Following the 7:15 pm screenings on Friday November 11 and Saturday November 12 the film’s three filmmakers (yes three!), Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller and Jeremy Newberger will conduct Q&A sessions with the audiences.

The Anthropologist” is an award winning documentary from Ironbound Films, a unique company which has produced some fascinating documentaries. Previous documentaries from Ironbound Films include the 2012 documentary “Evocateur: the Morton Downey, Jr. Movie” and “The Linguists” (2008).

The Anthropologist” follows anthropologist Susan Crate on her journeys, over a five year period, during which she visits regions which are threatened by global warming right now, as opposed to areas where global warming may be a problem with which to contend in the future. For example, Susan and Katie travel to Siberia where global warming has caused the permafrost to melt. The resulting water, from the melted permafrost, destroys the production of hay, which is needed to feed cows, an important source of food for the people who live there. Crate is accompanied by her, sometimes reluctant, daughter Katie (who ages from 14 to 18 over the course of the film). Read the rest of this entry

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Interview with Seth Kramer – “The Anthropologist” premieres at DOC NYC 11/13/15

Seth Kramer

Seth Kramer

From dodging a charging bull in the mountains of Peru to crossing a sea in a small boat with threatening storm clouds looming overhead in Siberia, Seth Kramer is the Indiana Jones of documentary filmmaking.   Kramer travels the world to make documentaries for his company Ironbound Films, produced in conjunction with his partners Daniel A. Miller and Jeremy Newberger.

Ironbound’s latest film, “The Anthropologist,” will have its world premiere on November 13 as part of DOC NYC. In discussing the new documentary Kramer explained, “You are looking at the world from the eyes of a social scientist trying to make sense of the world .” Read the rest of this entry

DOC NYC Presents “The Anthropologist”

Lloyd Kaufman, Daniel Miller, Jeremy Newberger and Seth Kramer

Daniel Miller, Jeremy Newberger and Seth Kramer of Ironbound Films pose with Troma Entertainment president Lloyd Kaufman (left, wearing bow tie).

November 8, 2015. DOC NYC, America’s largest documentary film festival, runs from November 12 – 19 at IFC Center (323 6th Avenue), Chelsea’s SVA Theatre (333 West 23rd Street) and Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas (260 West 23rd Street). The 2015 edition of DOC NYC will include 104 feature length documentaries. More than 200 documentary filmmakers are expected, in person, to present their films. Special guests will include Hillary Rodham Clinton and Martin Scorsese.

On Friday, November 13 the documentary “The Anthropologist” will have its premiere screening at DOC NYC. The screening will take place at the SVA Theatre at 9:30 pm.

The Anthropologist” is the latest documentary made by Ironbound Films, a unique company which has produced some fascinating documentaries. Ironbound Films boasts no less than three directors – Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller and Jeremy Newberger – all of whom work on the company’s movies. Previous Ironbound documentaries include the 2012 documentary “Evocateur: the Morton Downey, Jr. Movie” (available on Netflix) and “The Linguists” (2008). Read the rest of this entry

Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie

(l-r) Lloyd Kaufman, Daniel A. Miller, Jeremy Newberger, Seth Kramer

(l-r) Lloyd Kaufman, Daniel A. Miller, Jeremy Newberger, Seth Kramer

“Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie” is a compelling, no-holds barred documentary portrait of controversial talk show host Morton Downey, Jr.   His incendiary talk show, “The Morton Downey Jr. Show,” went on the air, on WWOR TV, channel 9, broadcasting from Secaucus New Jersey, on October 19, 1987.  It burned itself out in less than two years.  How outrageous was it?  It was the first talk show to put its audience members, collectively called “The Beast,” through metal detectors.  Knives were confiscated and audience members arrived in costume.  Eccentric characters from New Jersey received airtime long before their current exposure via the cast of “The Jersey Shore.” Read the rest of this entry