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Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

July 17, 2018

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor – A documentary of the man (Fred Rogers) behind the legendary children’s show. The ordained minister saw an opportunity when television was first coming of age to use it as a learning tool for children. His thought was “What we see and hear on the screen is what we become.” […]

RBG

May 25, 2018

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RBG – Wow, who knew this little lady did so much to help erase sex based discrimination? Using the advice her mama gave her “Be a lady and be independent”, Ruth Baden-Ginsburg became a lawyer in the 50s when women were second class citizens. Her focus was on equality for all. She had a brilliant […]

Kedi

March 12, 2017

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Kedi – Who’d a’ thought a documentary about cats roaming the streets of Istanbul could be so entertaining? Residents there seem to feel the cats are part of their town’s soul. They take care of the cats when they show up but allow them to travel and live on their own outside their homes. Apparently […]

Meet The Patels

October 25, 2015

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Meet The Patels – One of the most delightful documentaries ever. Ravi Patel comes from a great big happy American-Indian family and now that he’s almost 30, he envisions the rest of his life being like that with a marriage as good as mom and dad. Dad was “short and a little chubby” when they […]

Freeheld

October 18, 2015

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Freeheld – A love story between a detective and a mechanic. Both are women, and therein lies the rub. Laurel (Julianne Moore), a constant smoker, is diagnosed with stage four lung cancer and wants to assign her pension to her partner Stacie (Ellen Page). Even though the law in New Jersey gave the county the […]

Seymour Bernstein: An Introduction

April 12, 2015

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Seymour Bernstein: An Introduction – Ethan Hawke directed this documentary/biography of the master pianist, composer and teacher while in search of his own fulfilling purpose. I think it may be a new way for him to go. Unlike the sadistic music teacher played by J. K. Simmons in Whiplash, Bernstein is a gentle instructor, coaxing […]

Red Army

March 31, 2015

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Red Army – An insightful look into the minds of Russian hockey players and politicians. Starting when he was 10, Viacheslav Fetisov was trained to play hockey for the Red Army. Luckily, Coach Tarasov was his first coach and one who believed the sport was also an art. Under his leadership, the team known as […]