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Leo Sopicki

Writer, photographer, graphic artist and technologist. I focus my creative efforts on celebrating the American virtues of self-reliance, individual initiative, volunteerism, tolerance and a healthy suspicion of power and authority.

SXSW 2018 World Premiere: ‘¡Las Sandinistas!’ – Women Winning a War, Losing the Peace

Sandinistas

'Las Sandinistas', a documentary from filmmaker Jenny Murray, premiered at the SXSW Conference, Austin’s film, music and convergence festivals on March 12. It is rare when a documentary is so well done, it transcends the prejudices of both the filmmaker and the audience. 'Las Sandinistas' does exactly that. The film details the contributions made by women during the Nicaraguan Revolution.

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Movie Review: ‘Breaking Point’ Makes the Struggle for Freedom Personal

Breaking Point

'Breaking Point', a new documentary from Academy Award winning director Mark Jonathan Harris, makes you appreciate the struggle people go through to break free from the chains of oppressive regimes and establish democracy. Those of you who used to fall asleep in history class, don’t worry. You won’t fall asleep during this film.

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Concert Review: Little Big Town, Kasey Musgraves, Midland, and Coors on The Breakers Tour in Austin, TX 2/9/18

Little Big Town

Crazy fun with a Texas drawl highlighted the second night of Little Big Town’s The Breakers Tour, on February 9, at Austin’s Irwin Center on the University of Texas campus.

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Web Series Review: ‘High & Mighty’ – Stoned with Superpowers at Sundance

High and Mighty

'High & Mighty' is Cheech and Chong meets Spider Man, but it’s a lot more. Even funnier than I imagined, it’s also a buddy movie and a rom-com and goes deeper into human relationships than many totally serious films.

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TV Review: ‘The Alienist’: Mystery, Gore, and Sex in Old New York

The Alienist

Picture Sherlock Holmes in New York aided by the techies from 'Criminal Minds' and you’ll get a feel for the experience of watching 'The Alienist.' This new series from TNT debuts on January 22.

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Music Review: Christina Friis – ‘The Quiet of Knowing: Joni Mitchell Unknown’

Christina Friis

My wife and I were standing on a corner in New Orleans admiring some items in a shop window. Then we heard a voice singing. Memories from my youth flashed through my brain – Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, Joan Baez – and I was sure this was a recording. Then we looked toward the source of the sound and saw Christina Friis strumming on her guitar and supercharging the New Orleans air.

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