Arts & Entertainment

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The war on film

As the generation who fought in World War II dwindles in numbers, we are losing crucial first-hand testimony of the heroic struggles to defeat fascism.

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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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A triumphant must-see show about Paul Robeson

Daniel Beaty doesn't miss a beat in his one-man tribute to African American Paul Robeson, the son of a runaway slave who went on to become an actor, activist and Renaissance Man.

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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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"Alphaville" totalitarian fears still relevant decades later

Almost 50 years later, the prescient Godard's sci fi classic takes on a whole new dimension as a parable of the NSA national security surveillance state.

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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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"Cesar's Last Fast": The last shall be first

Jesus may have had a Last Supper but Cesar Chavez had a Final Fast.

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Labor says "NO" to outsourcing of "Draft Day's" music

"Some people think music drops from heaven. But it doesn't. It takes talented union musicians to make music."

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