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Jackie

Kicking Off AFI’s Documentary Festival
With Letters to Jackie

Friday, June 21st, 2013
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JFK was assassinated on a Friday. By Monday, more than 40,000 letters had arrived at the White House addressed to Jackie Kennedy. Within two months

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Lena

Beautiful Creatures – A Little Romeo-and-Juliet,
A Little Magic, and A Hefty Dose of Cliché

Thursday, February 14th, 2013
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At its core, Beautiful Creatures is a forbidden love story about teenagers and for teenagers. Fair warning: if the Valentine’s Day displays at your local

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Billy

Oscar 2012—An Abundance of Riches

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012
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Billy Crystal is back and so is the excitement. There were so many wonderful films and performances this year, that the 2012 Academy Awards will

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Thomas Horn

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close:
Seeking to Explain the Unfathomable

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
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No matter how much time has gone by, it’s never easy to watch images from 9/11. Many New Yorkers still avoid the media every anniversary

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With a Little Help from a Friend

Friday, August 5th, 2011
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Kathryn Stockett’s best selling novel, The Help, has been compared to another book that dealt with race in the south, Harper Lee’s classic, To Kill

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Good “Fences” Makes Good Theater

Monday, May 3rd, 2010
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“Denzel…Denzel…DENZEL!” You can hear it in every corner of the theater. And when Denzel Washington does appear on stage in Fences, the audience goes wild.

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