Tag: Susan Froemke

  • Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare

    Skyrocketing domestic health care costs are tackled with sobriety in Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare, but the film offers only, alas, a partial-solution analysis. Matthew Heineman and Susan Froemke’s documentary gets its title from a wildfire anecdote that speaks to the need to embrace risky tactics to survive—a clunky metaphor that isn’t […]

  • Wagner’s Dream

    Exhaustive to the point of being occasionally exhausting, Wagner’s Dream charts the audacious efforts of opera director Robert Lepage to stage Wagner’s four-part Ring cycle—the medium’s most daunting challenge and one even Wagner himself had never satisfactorily pulled off—at New York’s Metropolitan Opera in 2011–12. Susan Froemke’s documentary details the four-year process of putting together […]