Local PBS station KLRN is putting on a screening that has an interesting twist.
"We are one of 95 communities around the United States that are holding film screenings throughout the year," said Marketing VP Katrina Kehoe. "They are Independent Lens films...(Independent Lens is a recurring PBS documentary series)…and we are encouraging the community to come out with us, screen these programs, before they broadcast on KLRN."
A revolution is a bit like a writing a mystery novel. It's hard to start but even harder to come up with a satisfying ending.
They're still working on that in Egypt. Three years after the toppling of dictator Hosni Mubarak — the crowning moment of the Arab Spring — the army's running the country again; the elected president, Mohammed Morsi, has been arrested and charged with treason; the Muslim Brotherhood has been banned; and Tahrir Square's secular protesters are getting arrested. All this in the name of order and country.
Originally published on Mon January 13, 2014 9:14 am
Let us say this first: The Golden Globes are Hollywood culture at its most purely self-perpetuating. Given out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a small group of journalists so gleefully obscure that there is usually a joke about how gleefully obscure they are, the Globes lack the gravitas of the Oscars, which is really saying something, given the fact that the Oscars lack the gravitas of the Tonys and the Tonys lack the gravitas of a halfway decent episode of Law & Order: SVU.
The movie August: Osage County has just opened, with its all-star cast.
Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch and more play various members of the Weston clan. They converge on their Oklahoma home when the patriarch, Beverly, who is a poet somewhat past his rhymes, goes missing.
His wife, Violet, gobbles pills, some of which are for the pain of mouth cancer and some of which are just because.
The new film “August: Osage County” has generated a lot of buzz for the wealth of talent in the cast. The film centers around the cancer-ridden, drug-addled matriarch Violet, played by Meryl Streep, who gathers her family at the Oklahoma homestead after her husband commits suicide. Family clashes ensue, most violently between Violet and her daughter Barbara, but everyone gets caught up in the crossfire.
<strong>Laugh Riot:</strong> Blanchett, pictured here at a Hollywood screening of <em>Blue Jasmine</em> on Jan. 9, tells NPR's Robert Siegel that she read the film as a black comedy. It wasn't until three weeks into filming that director Woody Allen told her it was meant to be a serious drama.
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Cate Blanchett's title character looks for a little liquid courage in <em>Blue Jasmine. </em>The actress is nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her performance.