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Friday Nite Videos | November 16, 2018

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Drain the Swamp. Oil | Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj. Boy Erased | Movie. Ice Cube | Arrest the President. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Joins Climate Change Activists in Protest at Nancy Pelosi's Office

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Boy Erased | Movie

There are 77,000 people currently being held in conversion therapy across America. This is one gripping story.

Friday Nite Videos | Sept 21, 2018

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Felony Disenfranchisement | John Oliver. The Black Eyed Peas | Big Love. Laura Poitras Movie | Risk. Vote 'Em Out. Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 11/9".

Movie | Fahrenheit 11/9

Palme d’Or–winning documentarian Michael Moore (Fahrenheit 9/11) turns his attention to another significant date, examining the legacy of Trump’s ascension to the US presidency on November 9, 2016. In theaters everywhere September 21. 

Movie: BLACKkKLANSMAN

A new movie by Spike Lee tells the true story of Ron Stallworth (John David Washington), the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department, who sets out to infiltrate and expose the KKK, along with body double colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver). Interview with Spike Lee.

Movie | Sorry to Bother You Trailer

Boots Riley mines his own experience as a telemarketer into compelling storytelling magic about a worklife that millions of Americans have experienced (review). In theaters now.

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Two Coming-of-Age Films: New York in the ’70s, Paris Today

Eric A. Gordon Hollywood Progressive
Two films depicting a young person’s coming of age are showing on screens now: Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat and Le Brio about a young Arab woman in Paris who achieves her dream of becoming a lawyer by overcoming the toxic racism of her law school professor.

Movie | Sorry to Bother You

In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success - which propels him into a macabre universe.

Friday Nite Videos | April 6, 2018

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Why Eating Healthy Is So Expensive. Weak Black Women | Robin Thede. Hip Hop or Shakespeare? Documentary | RGB. Tom Lehrer's 'The Elements' Animated.

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“The Death of Stalin” Captures the Terrifying Absurdity of a Tyrant

Masha Gessen The New Yorker
In January Russia banned “The Death of Stalin". This may have been the first time in post-Soviet history a movie that had already been granted permission to screen was pulled from theatres by order of the government. What made the film so dangerous?
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