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Hamptons International Film Festival Opening Night Film Premiere: ‘Itzhak’ with Itzhak Perlman

Toby Perlman, Itzhak Perlman, HIFF Opening Night Premiere Red Carpet, Itzhak

How well do you know the effervescent Itzhak Perlman? Alison Chernick's documentary about the great violinist is a delightful portrait of the man and the myth.

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Anthem Film Festival Review: North Korea Nightmare and China Fears

“Go to where the light is” may seem a strange directive for someone seeking to escape from a totalitarian regime until one sees a photo of North Korea and its neighbors taken from a satellite. Yeonmi Park’s tale of her escape reveals that not only is the darkness physical, but spiritual as well.

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Anthem Film Review: ‘Democracy Through the Looking Glass: Media & Politics in the Post-Truth Era’

Alice had to step through the looking glass to discover a strange world where everything was backwards and made no sense. Filmmaker Kevin Bowe only had to go to New Hampshire during the 2015 presidential primary. His film, Democracy Through the Looking Glass: Media & Politics in the Post-Truth Era, screened at the Anthem Film Festival, part of FreedomFest. FreedomFest, a libertarian political and financial conference, now in its tenth year, bills itself as the worlds “largest gathering of free minds."

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Anthem Film Review: Catherine Keener and Jeanne Tripplehorn Rock the ‘Little Pink House’

Little Pink House opened the Anthem Film Festival, part of FreedomFest, on July 19, at the Paris resort in Las Vegas.  The film stars Catherine Keener (Capote, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Being John Malkovich) and Emmy nominee Jeanne Tripplehorn (Big Love, The Firm, Grey Gardens), and tells the story of Susette Kelo, who …

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