Arts & Entertainment

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Films from forbidden lands

People in the West rarely get to see films from North Korea, let alone Cuba or Vietnam. Film festivals are often the only source for cinema from the "forbidden" Communist countries.

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Whose land? Interview with an objective Israeli filmmaker

Director Tamara Erde investigated both the Israeli and Palestinian public school systems, with access to teachers, students and administrators on both sides of the Wall.

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New documentaries in Toronto

Documentaries at the Toronto International Film Festival come from all corners of the globe, covering a wide range of subjects, and many are of interest to the progressive community.

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“Standing in the Breach”: good politics and music from Jackson Browne

Jackson Browne has released his 14th studio album. "Standing in the Breach" is the most political album in Browne's increasing leftward cultural and political career.

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Trust and obey: “Choir Boy”

Residents of Greater Los Angeles are lucky to have the West Coast premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's play "Choir Boy" currently running at the Geffen Playhouse.

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“Go Figure,” a poem about war and peace

"Gotta operate to heal, incarcerate the bastille, make it schools to jobs, not the iron heal. Gotta make it real."

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"The Liberator" generates some thinking

My movie buddy went to see "Gone Girl" with her book club, so I recruited a professor friend of mine to see "The Liberator" with.

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Ink, Paper, Politics: WPA-era printmaking exhibit

Images of city life, labor, and the workplace, and protests against social injustice are among the fine-art prints in an exhibition at the DePaul Art Museum.

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Kartemquin Films announces two world premieres

Chicago's documentary powerhouse, Kartemquin Films announced that two of their films will hold world premiere screenings in October.

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Old And New Dreams Festival celebrates return of HotHouse and more

On October 17, the acclaimed non-profit arts organization HotHouse will kick off its Old And New Dreams Festival at a brand new club in Hyde Park on 53rd.

 

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