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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.

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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?

Friday Nite Videos | Feb 2, 2018

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Confounds the Science - (Parody of) Sound of Silence. Daniel Ellsberg Says We've Escaped Self-Annihilation by Luck. As You Are | Amandla Stenberg Movie. Humiliating: Watch Nunes Demolish Himself On Surveillance. 5 Ways Trump Has Betrayed His Voters.

Friday Nite Videos | Jan 26, 2018

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Kate McKinnon Does Robert Mueller. Destruction – Trump vs Global Warming Music Video. The Larry Nassar Verdict. The GOP's Anti-FBI Memo. Movie | Three Billboards.

Friday Nite Videos | Dec 29, 2017

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What “Casablanca” Teaches About Refugees and Compassion. Tracy Chapman - Give Me One Reason (Lyrics). How Trump Makes Extreme Things Look Normal. How the Animal Kingdom Sleeps. The Post | Movie.
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