Opinion

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Alan Rickman, star of stage and “Harry Potter,” dies at 69

Rickman, a classically trained stage star and sensual screen villain has died after a battle with cancer.

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Oscar-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler dies at 93

"An amazing life has ended but his lifelong commitment to fight the good fight, for peace, for all humanity, will carry on."

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Leaked emails a reminder of comics' anti-woman problem

Emails uncovered by Wikileaks, and anti-woman comments in an interview with Avengers actors, do not paint a nice picture of how Marvel views women.

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Indigenous people walk off set of Adam Sandler film "Ridiculous Six"

Reducing a whole group of people down to stereotypes further dehumanizes Native people.

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Cesar Chavez film is excellent addition to labor history

"Cesar Chavez" tells the important details of the life of the inspiring hero of labor and social justice for Chicanos. 

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Long Distance Revolutionary: A journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal

Mumia Abu Jamal is the subject of a new and informative documentary that focuses on his life and beliefs rather than his world famous case.

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Progressive cinema: “The Story of Film: An Odyssey”

Cousins is a brilliant scholar with allegiance to working people, who are represented with respect throughout the entire series.

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Progressive cinema at Traverse City: Focus on Middle East

As long as the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land continues, there are films to bring us the truth. And they are getting better and growing in numbers.

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Progressive cinema: Spotlight on Detroit

Ultimately it's the people that make a city. There are still many good people in Detroit; many great activists and endless joys left in this embattled city.

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Progressive cinema: Occupy stars in Traverse City

The Occupy Wall Street movement was one of the main themes at Michigan's Traverse City Film Festival this year.

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