Are we preoccupied with determining what's funny, and when and where it's appropriate to laugh?
Some of the films shown at New York's Tribeca Film Festival are receiving immediate theatrical release. Here's what to check out.
Once again the Tribeca Film Festival offers a wide array of thought-provoking cinema.
Molina keeps the rapid-fire, crackerjack dialogue calibrated to his split-second timing, recreating the hustle of a busy restaurant that diners never imagine.
"If you listen carefully, the subtle sounds and nuances of family life can be louder than the more obvious thunder of bombs."
Fictional traitor Nina has appeared this season in haunting vignettes where her dreams of being rescued are dashed by cold reality.
Despite onscreen flashes of genius, this vile, violent depiction of Davis feeds into the worst stereotypes white racists have about African-American people.
Her play is loosely based on the Bernard Madoff scandal, the former stockbroker and investment adviser who thrived in the roaring George W. years until the bubble burst in 2008.
The contrast between board rooms and slums reminds us that when geopolitica imbalance reaches a certain level, life and death decisions can be made as easily in one venue as another.
During the height of the "Red Scare," Aptheker was considered by FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover as the "most dangerous communist in the United States."