It's worth seeing because of its scorching onscreen examination of racism -- then and now -- but it completely squanders the big screen process.
"Chiraq" is described as exploring the epidemic of gun violence on the South Side of Chicago, and black-on-black violence.
"Sixteen Tons" represents violent behavior on all sides, urging us to reflect on the circumstances in our class culture that foster brutality.
Inspired by Hollywood movies that glorify violence, a poet asks, "How do we make peace sexy?"
You can't sweep issues under the rug, not in a country that goes to the rest of the world and claims to be an exceptional example.
"Twenty-four years to the day when John Lennon was shot and killed in front of his New York City apartment building, emerged from behind a seven-foot-high stack of amplifiers."
A poem in memory of those who died in Newtown.