This date marked an attempt to kill Adolf Hitler and overthrow the Third Reich. That too should be remembered.
An extraordinary filmmaker who made extraordinary films and lived to the extraordinary age of 101, Kurt Maetzig died August 8. But he was virtually unknown in the U.S.
Film luminaries like Michael Moore, Matt Damon, George Clooney and Palestinian director Elia Suleiman spotlighted movies mixing wit and wisdom at last month's Toronto Film Festival.