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Screening Room: 'I Am Not Your Negro'

In the 1970s, James Baldwin started working on a book about his three friends who had been martyred for the civil rights cause: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr. 142 more words

Film - New

Screening Room: 'Bobby Sands: 66 Days'

Bobby Sands: 66 Days is a sharp new documentary about the IRA hero’s world-gripping 1981 hunger strike and how it encapsulated the feverish passions of the Protestant-Catholic “Troubles.” 108 more words

Film - New

Screening Room: 'Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened'

In 1981, Stephen Sondheim and Hal Prince were the kings of Broadway. After a decade of shows from Company to Sweeney Todd that reinvented the American musical form, they were embarking on another venture:  161 more words

Film - New

Screening Room: 'All Governments Lie'

You would imagine from the title of the new documentary All Governments Lie, that it’s an investigation of, well, government corruption. But that’s only a sideline in this barn-burner about corporate media’s apparent inability to hold those lying politicians to account. 112 more words

Film - New

Screening Room: '13th' and Trump

Ava DuVernay’s documentary 13th lays out in stark terms the history of black oppression in America after emancipation, from Klan terrorism to the modern carceral state. 134 more words


Screening Room: 'Command and Control'

Getting a brief theatrical run before its PBS debut, one assumes to qualify for the Oscars, Robert Kenner’s adaptation of Eric Schlosser’s book Command and Control… 86 more words

Film - New

Screening Room: 'Defying the Nazis'

On the brink of World War II, a Unitarian minister and his wife were ordered by their community to travel from Massachusetts to Europe with a crucial mission: Help as many refugees escape as you can. 113 more words

Film - New