Arts & Entertainment

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French New Wave classic flows back onto the screen

The late 1950s and early 1960s was a pivotal, heady, historic time for French cinema, as Nouvelle Vague or New Wave classics flowed onto the screen.

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Eye in the Sky: Surveillance and the art of Arnold Mesches

The manuscripts in question: Mesches' FBI file, 1945 to 1972; Arny, as he calls himself, is 91.

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In "The Decent One," Heinrich Himmler: Dedicated family man

This haunting film, now in theaters, recently won the best documentary award at the Jerusalem Film Festival.

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"Dear White People": A wild and crazy "post-racial" campus comedy

Justin Simien's "Dear White People" is like current affairs written with enlightening ideas about the state of race relations in today's supposedly "post-racial" USA.

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The Revolution is coming to a theater near you: 1969 in review

One of the great things about the theater is that it can dramatize history, and the people who make it and shake it.

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Panopticon's breathtaking ride on "Roads to the North"

When it comes to underground music, the black metal genre is about as subterranean as it gets.

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Laughter through tears in Canada's "Rez Sisters"

First Nation women and one man give virtuoso performances in a play as true today as when written 28 years ago.

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Chicago International Film Festival celebrates 50th anniversary

The longest-running competitive film festival in America is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month.

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Fertile Ground: Art and community in California

Art show does not paint over Communist history.

 

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The Cold War plays at Toronto Film Festival

The Soviet Union was obsessed with two sports: hockey and chess. For decades, they held the championship in both arenas. Two new films bring back memories of those days.

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