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Unauthorized

"There will be no revolutionary time-outs 'til we've finally won, 'cause the revolution will be unauthorized."

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Progressive cinema: Whistleblowers at Tribeca

Certainly the film of most interest to progressives at the Tribeca Film Festival this year would be 1971directed and written by Johanna Hamilton.

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Unique films get honors at Tribeca Film Fest

The 12-day festival co-founded by Robert De Niro screened 89 feature films and 57 shorts to an audience of almost a half a million viewers.

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"Porgy and Bess": Gershwin - You is my man now!

Inspired by a newspaper clipping about a true-life crime, this perennial classic takes place in Charleston's fictionalized Catfish Row .

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Noir genre fiction from L.A.

Think "Stonewall," and you conjure up images of gay and trans bar patrons in Greenwich Village who finally had seen enough of police brutality and, and fought back in June 1969.

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“Roberta’s Fire”: Homophobia, hate, redemption in a Texas town

I had some mind-traveling to do in reading "Roberta's Fire," by Texas songwriter-singer-journalist Kelly Sinclair. 

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Workers Unite Film Festival opens May 9 in NYC

New York City is the home of many film festivals. Most don't highlight the lives of working people, although some have working people as characters.

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"The Galapagos Affair, Satan Came to Eden" film review

The atavistic impulse to "get away from it all" and "return to nature" has been a literary theme since Robinson Crusoe and the Swiss Family Robinson cast away on desert islands.

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"The Quiet Ones" is drama dressed up as horror

Though perhaps arbitrarily unique among its peers, "The Quiet Ones" will likely still get lumped in with the other PG-13 contemporaries and forgotten soon enough.

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March movies that came in like a lamb, went out like a lamb

I was eager to see "The Grand Budapest Hotel" because its creator has done such fine whimsical works before. Both of them raised whimsy to an art form, and so does this latest work.

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