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Ruby Dee, 91: Iconic actress, civil rights activist

Ruby Dee, an acclaimed actress and civil rights activist whose versatile career spanned stage, radio television and film, has died at age 91.

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From Congo to North Dakota, films examine the human condition

Several films screened at the recent 2014 Tribeca Film Festival deal with the search for peace and justice, or for truth and understanding. They offer much valuable food for thought.

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Two progressive films to win your heart

Two rousing and heartwarming docs at the Tribeca Film Festival shining the spotlight on two charismatic politician: Michael Tubbs of Stockton and the late, great Ann Richards of Texas.

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Latin America in film: Catch these when you can

Several films by or about Latin Americans stood out at the 13th Annual Tribeca Film Festival in New York last month.

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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 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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