O’Dell was a close, crucial adviser to Dr. King. The axe nevertheless fell with demands on King to drop this trusted adviser. Speaking softly, O'Dell minces no words about the role of anti-communism then, how much it cost him and the Black movement.
BlacKkKlansman is a furious, funny, blunt and brilliant confrontation with the truth. It’s an alarm clock ringing in the midst of a historical nightmare, and also a symphony, the rare piece of political popular art that works in all three dimensions.
For Asian and Asian-American viewers, "Crazy Rich Asians" which opens on Aug. 15, is important not just as something of a cinematic Halley’s comet — before “Joy Luck Club” in 1993, there was “Flower Drum Song” in 1961, and now what?
What does it mean to be a socialist in America? 'Prairie Trilogy' is a documentary series (made between 1977 and 1980) chronicling how North Dakota workers and farmers organized to take power back from corporate interests in the East in 1916.
Leave No Trace is a film about living off the grid in America, but not as a political act or as a desperate struggle to survive. It’s a story of a family seeking harmony with the land, and with their country.
An Irish-Canadian-Luxembourgish co-production, adapted from Deborah Ellis’s much-loved YA novel, it’s a tale of youthful fortitude in Taliban-era Afghanistan that has something of the defiant feminist spirit of the French-Iranian gem Persepolis.
In a culture that favors stories that revolve around men, women are too frequently treated as disposable asides who exist solely to further a male hero’s narrative arc. They are, literally in this description, things to be given to or taken away from male heroes.