Arts & Entertainment

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War and anti-war films at Zürich Film Festival

NGO workers entangled behind the lines of a combat zone during the final days of former Yugoslavia's warfare; Danes embroiled in Afghanistan.

 

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“Black Panther Party: Vanguard of the Revolution” – unfinished business

A stirring montage of film clips, talking heads and still photos of one of the most dramatic movements in modern history.

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The Chile coup and Pinochet’s “Christian” torture chamber in “Colonia”

German director Florian Gallenberger's Colonia is arguably this year's Zürich Film Festival's hardest-hitting film. 

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Media exposés in new films “Spotlight” and “The Program”

"Spotlight" deals with the heavy subject matter of child abuse perpetrated by those posturing as Christians.

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Progressive cinema in Toronto: An overview

Still one of the largest film festivals, the Toronto International Film Festival is boasting around 400 films in a 10-day extravaganza.

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Lesbian-themed film “Carol” in the era of conformity

This is a slow-moving, deliberately paced character study of lovers whose sexual orientation challenges and threatens the status quo. 

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“Forsaken”: Middle-aged gun Jack Bauer home on the deranged range

Unless you are a diehard Western fan you may find this godforsaken flick torture to sit through.

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Film fatales: Women in solidarity against Hollywood sexism

In this male dominated industry, women filmmakers support one another. It's no surprise then that national collective Film Fatales is gaining traction.

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Frederick Wiseman’s tour de force “In Jackson Heights”

An absorbing, documentary look at the multi-cultural community in Queens, New York City, where 167 languages are spoken.

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"Freeheld": Ms. and Ms. Smith go to Washington

Inspired by a true story.  The precedent struck by Laurel and Stacie's struggle played a major role in the same-sex marriage movement.

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