In this week’s NOW, I talk to Gael Garcia Bernal about his work as a journalist turned political prisoner in Jon Stewart’s Rosewater; the movie also gives us this week’s Top 5, which rounds up five other political docudramas. (There’s really no excuse for me leaving out Battle of Algiers. I don’t know how I could have forgotten it.)
I also wrote a thing about the 2014 edition of the European Union Film Festival, which starts on Saturday. Oh, and if you’re looking for something to do tonight, consider coming to the Lightbox for Rendezvous with Madness’ short films program at 9:30pm; I’ll be moderating a Q&A with some of the filmmakers afterwards, which ought to be interesting.