In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a factory in an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring two thousand Americans. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class Americans.
Carlo Levi’s memoir, “Christ Stopped at Eboli,” was a literary sensation in post-Fascist Italy. Three decades later Francesco Rosi's film enshrined the book's neorealist credo--giving voice to the voiceless.
French director Agnès Varda, who died Friday at her home in Paris, was the only woman associated with the new wave during that film movement’s peak. She made films for more than 60 years, and in the latter part of her career focused on documentaries.
In his latest film the comedian turned director continues to reinvent how the genre uses fear to comment on humanity’s evil. Us is a movie about marginalization, about those “Americans” rising up from the underclasses and dispossessing the masters.
What’s unique about Native Son is that it takes such an old story and, with very little tweaking, sets it now. That very act points to how, when it comes to race in America, little we’ve evolved over the last 80 years.
The real 'Green Book' made Jim Crow-Era Travel safer. The documentary, which aired February 25 on the Smithsonian channel, positions Green’s ambitious project as a necessary response to white-supremacist violence—and as a community-building tool.