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Moynihan is a movie starring Jeffrey Wright. A biographical portrait of Daniel Patrick Moynihan, twentieth century colossus: public intellectual, policy specialist, ambassador and U.S. Senator from New York. The film captures the...

Running Time
1 hours 42 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Documentary, Biography
Joseph Dorman, Toby Perl Freilich
Joseph Dorman
Jeffrey Wright
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

A biographical portrait of Daniel Patrick Moynihan, twentieth century colossus: public intellectual, policy specialist, ambassador and U.S. Senator from New York. The film captures the spirit of Moynihan's remarkable ideas as they evolved over the course of his tumultuous life in postwar America, featuring both the triumphs and the controversies. A poor boy who grew up on the streets of Depression-era NY to become a Harvard professor, Moynihan devoted his decades-long career -- serving both Democratic and Republican administrations -- to battling poverty. Possessed of a natural wit that appealed to both elite and street, Moynihan remains one of the most widely quoted people of his generation. Moynihan's legacy continues to be claimed by both the left and right, even as he defies easy categorization. The film is an exploration into the heady and boisterous world of ideas that helped shape his complex worldview, and the policy prescriptions that have stood the test of time. At a moment of degraded political discourse, MOYNIHAN re-elevates the debate.

Comments about documentary «Moynihan» (10)

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Brenda Cox

This documentary tells the story of the trial and the plea bargain that was reached for Martin Luther King Jr. that resulted in him being sentenced to life in prison without parole. The film shows both sides of the story including the prosecution's attack on King's integrity and the defense's attack on his emotional stability and mental illness. This documentary is filled with fascinating facts and images that everyone should know about.

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Terry White

A very interesting documentary that is also very, very funny. I've never been so moved by a film before, and it's one of the most well-made films I've ever seen. It's really a film about what happens when we are "supposed" to be alone, but instead are surrounded by people we can't stand and people we don't understand. It's also about how much we really need to be alone, and how much we have to be alone to survive. If you're thinking about going to see this film, please don't. It's not worth it.

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This is a very interesting documentary about the early years of the Church. The documentary is filmed from the perspective of the first missionary. I'm sure that this film will be very inspiring for many people. I recommend this film to anyone who wants to know more about the history of the Church and about the early missionaries. The documentary is well-made and gives a very good overview of the missionary life. I think that the documentary is very inspiring, and the film is very well-made.

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Thomas H.

I was lucky enough to catch the premiere of this documentary at the London Film Festival. It is a truly brilliant piece of work. It's not only a brilliant documentary about the late great writer but it's a documentary about the power of writing. What a privilege it was to be in the audience during the film premiere and to be able to watch it as well as hearing the words of the film and hearing the voice of the man himself. I hope you will see it and enjoy it as much as I did. I can't wait to see it again. Congratulations to the makers and to the great Michael Moynihan.

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Patricia H.

I got a chance to see this movie at the Sundance Film Festival. It was shot on a shoestring budget. The film starts with a narrative exposition about the drug trade, then it proceeds into a fairly structured narrative that follows some of the drug lords in Mexico, and then it picks up again. The film starts with a central theme, a narrator, and then it proceeds with two parts of the story, where we see drug lords, or heads of the drug trade, and then we see them in action. There is a fairly neat structure to the film, and it is quite well made. As you are watching the film, you are not seeing the person, or the actions of the person, but you are watching how they behave. There is a very strong sense of tension in the film, and the sense of dread is heightened by the lack of sound. The film uses sound and sound effects to tell the story. It is well constructed. I was interested in the personal stories of the people who were making the film, and the story they told. The filmmaker wanted to show the struggles of drug lords in Mexico, but also wanted to show how drugs are made. He wanted to show the destruction that drugs can cause in Mexico, and the sense of power that drugs have over people. He wanted to show the devastation of the drug trade in Mexico. I thought the film was well made. There were some great points made, and some points that didn't make sense. The music used in the film is also used well. I liked the music for the film, and the music in the film was also used well. I thought the film was well done and I recommend it to anyone who likes a good film. 8/10.

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Brandon P.

A portrait of a tough and determined man who was raised a Jehovah's Witness, but later left it for personal reasons. Moynihan is followed by director Spike Lee as he visits the man and his family, and interviews his former boss and family members. Moynihan gets angry and irritated with the media, but then gets along with his daughter, and speaks candidly about his faith. His former boss and family come off as sympathetic, and he says he is very grateful to them for being so kind. Moynihan's former boss, Frank Fertig, seems to be one of the nicer people in the room. His daughter, Mary Louise Demarest, is a bit boring in her job interviews, but her family is pretty nice. Moynihan's daughter, Aimee, comes across as extremely frustrated with life, but with some candor she admits she is a bit angry with her mother. Moynihan's son is a bit more charismatic than his father, but he is also rather quiet. It's clear that Moynihan's life has been pretty stressful. He seems to have had a hard life and has experienced various personal hardships. He seems to have had a lot of grief from his wife, and his daughter's mother had died after a long illness. He has been on several different types of anti-depressants, and has been sober for a long time. He seems to have been very successful in his life. He says that he has had a lot of ups and downs, and a lot of bad times. The camera is often on him and his family, as we see the family, but the camera often cuts away to his father. Moynihan says that he never really got along with his daughter, and his son was a bit strange, but he is more patient with his son. We see that he is very hard on his son, but loves his daughter. This film is quite a good portrait of a man with no real life, and a lot of personal stress. It is clear that the film is about his struggle with his religion, and his personal life, and we get to see his family as he is rather like a father to a son.

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I am a fan of David Byrne, and I was looking forward to this film. I found it to be an interesting look at the life of David Byrne, and the music he has created. David Byrne is a very unique individual, and I found this film to be very interesting. The music he has created is very powerful, and it is a great way to show how important his music is. I found the film to be very informative, and it was very entertaining. I would recommend this film to anyone who is interested in the life of David Byrne.

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A filmmaker approaches his subject in the most straightforward manner possible, keeping to the facts as much as possible, and there is little he has to say about the subject. This documentary is a testament to this concept, and a cautionary tale of how difficult it is to get a straight story about the Black Panther Party. As usual, it's not a linear narrative, but rather a series of interviews that sort of play out chronologically, with the first half focusing on the party's founder, Bobby Seale, and the second half focusing on Huey Newton. The first half consists of interviews with Seale and other key members of the party, and this is followed by footage of the former prison guard from the 1980s, who gives some of the most interesting comments about the state of the prison at the time. A flashback is then shown of the assassination attempt on Bobby Seale, and then the interview with the former prison guard. The interviews then move to the present, and it's here that the filmmaker (who is Black) is able to give us some information about what happened and what's going on in the present. This documentary is a fascinating look into the lives of the leading Black Panther Party members, and it provides insight into the subject matter. It's also, unfortunately, a very dull documentary.

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One of the most powerful documentaries I have ever seen. An absolutely fantastic film. A must see.

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Jean L.

A true story of a young boy who's life is changed forever by an accident. His father was killed by a drunk driver and his mother, an alcoholic, was sentenced to serve 10 years. He lived with his aunt, uncle, and cousin. He's now 17, and in prison. He is forbidden to have a cell phone, so he's basically alone. This documentary gives a new perspective on the boy's life. It's a lot more interesting than the usual "Kids in America" documentaries that try to show the American youth as the heroes of the story. This one is more of a character study of the boy. It's not as sensational as "American Idol" or "Romeo and Juliet", but it's a very interesting and touching documentary.