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Amazing Grace

April 19, 2019

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Amazing Grace – A film about the 1972 recording of Aretha Franklin’s Amazing Grace album, reportedly the top selling live gospel album ever. It takes place in a Baptist church in Los Angeles where she is backed up by the Southern California Community Choir. Because much of it is some great gospel music, I hate […]

On The Basis of Sex

January 13, 2019

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On The Basis of Sex- Another great history lesson. Felicity Jones is excellent as Ruth Bader Ginsburg. RBG was educated at Harvard and Columbia, graduating at the top of her class, and yet no law firms would hire her because she was a woman. A couple of times someone made the comment that “if equality […]

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 […]