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City of Ghosts

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I, Daniel Blake (2016)

I, Daniel Blake was director Ken Loach's second Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or winner, after The Wind That Shakes the Barley. It's another example of his brand of keenly-observed social realism, with moments that are genuinely touching mixed with moments of righteous indignation. Loach's frequent screenwriter, Paul Laverty, is back, and while he has a tendency to fall back on simplistic, melodramatic moments, Loach is mostly capable of smoothing them out; this turns out to be one of their best collaborations. read more...
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I, Daniel Blake (2016)

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  • With: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Briana Shann, Dylan McKiernan, Kate Rutter, Sharon Percy, Kema Sikazwe, Steven Richens
  • Written by: Paul Laverty
  • Directed by: Ken Loach
  • MPAA Rating: R for language
  • Running Time: 100 minutes
  • Release Date: 06/02/2017
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I Am Not Your Negro (2016)

In a year of remarkable documentaries on racism — coming, apparently, just in time — Raoul Peck's I Am Not Your Negro isn't as sensational or essential as O.J.: Made in America, nor as far-reaching and emotional as Ava Duvernay's 13th, but it's certainly the most scholarly. (The trio should be taken together as an important snapshot of racism as an inextricable part of American history.) Director Peck (Lumumba) bases his film on an unfinished manuscript by author James Baldwin (1924-1987), detailing Baldwin's reminiscences of and friendships with civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X. Samuel L. Jackson narrates from the manuscript, using a surprisingly effective, moderated voice, and matching Baldwin's own beautiful, intelligent manner of speaking. This flows over a stream of powerful images, archival footage of Baldwin speaking about race with clarity that was unheard of at the time, difficult for whites to understand (perhaps less so now, but still difficult). A short capsule review cannot do this documentary's depth of intelligence justice, but suffice to say that it uses history and literature to peel back old wounds and reveal fresh ones. read more...
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I Am Not Your Negro (2016)

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  • With: James Baldwin (archive), Samuel L. Jackson (narrator)
  • Written by: James Baldwin, Raoul Peck
  • Directed by: Raoul Peck
  • MPAA Rating: PG-13 for disturbing violent images, thematic material, language and brief nudity
  • Running Time: 0 minutes
  • Release Date: 02/03/2017
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From Nowhere (2017)

Director Matthew Newton delivers an earnest drama whose lack of technique is superseded by its highly relevant message, underlining the plight of undocumented teens and the tough realities they face. read more...
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From Nowhere (2017)

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  • With: J. Mallory McCree, Octavia Chavez-Richmond, Raquel Castro, Julianne Nicholson, Denis O'Hare
  • Written by: Matthew Newton, Kate Ballen
  • Directed by: Matthew Newton
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Running Time: 89 minutes
  • Release Date: 03/31/2017

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