Daphne Howland


Daphne Howland is a regular film contributor at Voice Media Group and its film partner, the Village Voice. VMG publications include LA Weekly, Denver Westword, Phoenix New Times, Miami New Times, Broward-Palm Beach New Times, Houston Press and Dallas Observer.

Latest Stories

  • Sometimes a filmmaker is so taken with a subject that a documentary fizzles into hagiography, a problem of Jeremy Frindel's The Doctor from India, a film about Vasant Lad, who .brought the ancient Indian healing practice of Ayurveda to the...

  • Inspired by her 103-year-old grandmother, Lives Well Lived director Sky Bergman set out to collect wit, wisdom and life stories from people often called "elderly" or even "the old old" -- between the ages of 75 and 100. She presents her...

  • College entrance exams remain a source of anxiety for high schoolers and their parents -- a cycle on repeat for decades now. In his documentary The Test & the Art of Thinking, director Michael Arlen Davis digs into the tests' sordid...

  • James Demo's The Peacemaker is an intense, intimate portrait of a visionary capable of sophisticated analysis, abrupt anger, self-deprecating wit and profound insights -- all while existing at considerable remove from his fellow...

  • Gay couples' right to marry has increasingly gone global, but even in the two dozen or so countries (mostly in Europe and the Americas) where it's legal, couples still find that acceptance within their communities can be elusive, as it was for...

  • Man in Red Bandana details the heroism of Welles Crowther, a young equities trader who perished in the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks, though not before systematically and audaciously conducting a rescue within the South Tower than may...


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