Arts & Entertainment

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Chicago's Palestine Film Festival line up announced

The world's longest running Palestinian film festival will be held from April 18-30 at the Gene Siskel Film Center.

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Today in history: 'Wizard of Oz' songwriter & socialist Yip Harburg is born

"I am a rebel by birth," Yip said, "I contest anything that is unjust, that causes suffering in humanity."

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Seventy years since the end of WWII: "A Generation"

The struggle of Polish people after the invasion of Nazi Germany is portrayed well in this 1955 film.

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"Shadows of Liberty": Corporations rule information sources, says documentary

KNON radio presented the documentary film "Shadows of Liberty" and a lively panel discussion at the historic Texas Theater on Mar. 2.

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"Queen & Country": No time for sergeant-majors

In the extremely enjoyable Queen & Country legendary English director John Boorman treads familiar ground we've seen in various films.

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"Birdman," "Turner," "McFarland": Triple-header film review

My movie buddy and I didn't really mind seeing a movie about pretentious people, but we felt that the entire thing was pretentious.

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“The Night Alive”: Dubliners wish upon a star

This play is essentially about fringe characters yearning to get away from their boring existences. 

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“Field of Honor”: A movie you might have missed

The film Field of Honor puts the viewer in mind of the adage, "It's a rich man's war and a poor man's fight."

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"The Water Engine" features wonderful performances

The Water Engine opens in the red glow of flames from a factory furnace, while workers operate drill presses and grinding wheels in a shower of sparks.

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Switzerland’s Best Foreign Film Oscar submission goes full circle

Swiss co-writer/director Stefan Haupt's The Circle (Der Kreis) is a strong fact-based drama about the struggle for gay rights in Switzerland.

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