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"Train to Zakopané" is a hard hitting play about bigotry

The plight of Jews in 1928 Poland, with the rise of the Nazis lurking and looming in the background, is strong stuff.

 

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"The Chesapeake Bay Retriever": A shaggy dog mystery story

Blitzstein was a fine writer and critic, whose articles appeared several times in communist publications in the 30s and 40s when he was a Party member.

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Heart of lightness: "Florencia en el Amazonas"

Who says the operatic art form is dead? Simply put, Florencia en el Amazonas is among the finest operas this reviewer has ever seen.

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"Once Upon a Time, Veronica"

What's engrossing about this film is that it takes viewers behind the scenes into the psyche and soul of its protagonist, Veronica da Silva Fernandes (Hermila Guedes).

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Hollywood Left turns out to support Howard Zinn’s new book

Rocker Tom Morello brought the house down at an event celebrating the publication of the anniversary edition of "Voices of a People's History of the United States."

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Movies you might have missed: "We’ll Live Till Monday"

This film is "an honest portrayal that also deals frankly with the complex human problems that are involved in molding the communist man and woman."

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Hurry! Hurry! Two great events at Lincoln Center, NYC

Two great events of transcendent cultural significance are taking place at or across the street from Lincoln Center in Midtown Manhattan.

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Florence of Suburbia: “The Vortex” in review

While "The Vortex" contains more than its fair share of sharp banter, it is also a powerful dramedy.

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Television news criticized in "Nightcrawler"

Most of the reviews call "Nightcrawler" a gorefest, made-for-Halloween, shocker. But there's a lot more to it.

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Russian films at Chicago International Film Festival

New themes are appearing in Russian films that expose the extent of government corruption, which decimates a people subjected to an increasing supply of drugs, crime, and violence.

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