Something remarkable about Lucy Walker’s short documentary film “The Lion’s Mouth Opens,” which premiered at Sundance, is that in its mere fifteen minute running time a stage is set for a story that will unfold over years — a lifetime. Read more>>
Beth Hanna is a cinephile and film writer living in Los Angeles, with a master’s degree in cinema and media studies from UCLA, and a bachelor’s degree in film studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She has previously worked as an associate programmer for AFI FEST 2013; for AFI FESTs 2009 and ’10, where she oversaw the screen education program, screening a selection of festival titles for middle- and high-school students from across L.A.; and in the film programming department at the American Cinematheque, where she programmed the Cinematheque’s first-ever Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Luis Buñuel retrospectives in 2012. You can follow Beth on Twitter, and read her film reviews and features at Indiewire's Thompson on Hollywood.