Opinion

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Cesar Chavez film is excellent addition to labor history

"Cesar Chavez" tells the important details of the life of the inspiring hero of labor and social justice for Chicanos. 

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Progressive cinema: Occupy stars in Traverse City

The Occupy Wall Street movement was one of the main themes at Michigan's Traverse City Film Festival this year.

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Progressive cinema: Overview of 2012 Traverse City Film Festival

The Traverse City Film Festival just completed its 8th season with an amazing array of over 200 films screened at seven theaters.

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“Jesus Was a Commie” and “Vapor Trail”

Among the 59 short films screened at the Traverse City Film Festival, the title that attracted the most attention was "Jesus Was a Commie," directed by the accomplished actor Matthew Modine.

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Movies tell the truth at Michael Moore's film festival

The film fest in Traverse City, Mich., created an enormously popular event that featured the best in progressive cinema, both challenging and entertaining.

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Harry Potter and the tide of history

Viewing the story only as a well-written parable of becoming an adult misses a lot - humanity itself came of age in the 20th century.

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Charlie Chaplin film fest evokes lessons for today

Eighty years after his visit to Berlin, Charlie Chaplin's 80 films continue to make audiences laugh and think.

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Korean film explores employee and employer relationship

The essential relationship between employee and employer is explored in this outstanding allegory/soap opera.

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Crowded theaters: Quick view of holiday movies

Jim Lane reviews Black Swan, Tangled, The Tourist and True Grit.

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Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows, darkest and best of series yet

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1" is the best of the Harry Potter movies to date.