July 15, 2016 — A filming of the stage production of his award-winning play, Del Shores’ Southern Baptists Sissies tells the story of four young gay men and the issues they have growing up in the Baptist Church.Mark, Benny, TJ and Andrew live and grow up in Texas and, as gay men they find themselves having to cope with teachings of the Church in which they were raised. Each is affected differently: Mark, who is also the narrator, (played by Emerson Collins), has […]
July 15, 2016 — The Playlist has called The Witness one of the 20 Best Documentaries of the Year So Far.The review opened with:“These are the 20 documentaries, then, that we’ve seen in theaters, on our computers, on TV and at various far-flung festivals that we wholeheartedly recommend you search out, if you haven’t already done so.”“The story behind the headline” has become a cliché, but as James Solomon‘s moving and intricate documentary proves, it’s territory that can contain multitudes. […]
July 14, 2016 — Why are so many people afraid of the dark?It is one of humankind’s basic fears. So what would happen to society if it were confronted by a global blackout that left the world in the dark? That is the scenario that confronts people in the thriller The Blackout.Four college students, an expectant couple and a survival expert are forced to fend for themselves when darkness hits and society begins to disintegrate.Costas Mandylor, Bill Sage, Grant Harvey and Abraham Benrubi star […]
August 3, 2016 — Whatever Mike Nichols touched in his professional life seemed to turn to immediate success. He started out doing improvisational comedy and had the good fortune to team up with the brilliant Elaine May. Their comedy routines were immensely popular, quickly landing them on Broadway in a hit show. The very first Nichols and May album won them a Grammy award®.When he left performing for directing, his first Broadway show was Barefoot in the Park (with a then relatively […]
July 14, 2016 — Noam Chomsky is worried about income inequality.Recognized as one of the world’s great intellectuals, Chomsky has taught for years at M.I.T. (he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and did his graduate work at Harvard). He has written over 100 books in numerous fields — linguistics, the media, politics, war and economics. He continues to do research to this day — he is 87 years old — and remains one of the most-cited authors in academia.Early on he […]
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