As the generation who fought in World War II dwindles in numbers, we are losing crucial first-hand testimony of the heroic struggles to defeat fascism.
Certainly the film of most interest to progressives at the Tribeca Film Festival this year would be 1971, directed and written by Johanna Hamilton.
The 12-day festival co-founded by Robert De Niro screened 89 feature films and 57 shorts to an audience of almost a half a million viewers.
New York City is the home of many film festivals. Most don't highlight the lives of working people, although some have working people as characters.
The atavistic impulse to "get away from it all" and "return to nature" has been a literary theme since Robinson Crusoe and the Swiss Family Robinson cast away on desert islands.
Though perhaps arbitrarily unique among its peers, "The Quiet Ones" will likely still get lumped in with the other PG-13 contemporaries and forgotten soon enough.
Jesus may have had a Last Supper but Cesar Chavez had a Final Fast.
Bohemians would appear to be the book Paul Buhle has been waiting to introduce his entire lengthy career as a writer and editor.
South African trumpeter and activist Hugh Masekela has entertained audiences with his special blend of jazz and world music for over 50 years.
Besides the theme of harmony itself, another theme of Manilow and Sussman's show is regret: both living with it, and living so as not having to regret.