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Interview: Anthem Film Festival Founder on William Shatner, Mr. Spock, and Liberty 

Is Mr. Spock a libertarian? To find out you’ll need to attend this year’s FreedomFest and Anthem Film Festival, July 19-22, at the Paris Resort Las Vegas. Captain Kirk, a.k.a. William Shatner, will be there to help you navigate “The Free Enterprise” and answer this and other questions explored at the libertarian themed conference and film festival. To get a preview of this interstellar freedom trip, billed as “the world’s largest gathering of free minds, with over 200 speakers and 2,000 attendees,” I spoke with Anthem Film Festival founding director, and entertainment editor of Liberty Magazine, Jo Ann Skousen.

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DWF: See My Shorts

Dances With Films (DWF) wants you to see their shorts. Is a short film just like a narrative or documentary feature, only shorter? Sometimes. But, if we compare a narrative feature to its inspiration – the novel – to what can we compare short films? The short story, of course, but, some short films are character studies, others poems, still others scary tales told around a campfire, or that ticket you saved from your first rock concert.

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Movie Review: ‘Baywatch’ is Over-the-Top Funny, Exciting, and Sexy

This is not your older brother’s 'Baywatch'. It is crammed with over-the-top humor and action. It is funny from the opening titles through the outtakes at the end. Oh, and it still has sexy girls in bathing suits.

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SXSW Film Keynote: Gareth Edwards – Becoming a Filmmaker

Director Gareth Edwards promised attendees at his SXSW keynote address that he would answer the question, “How the heck do you become a filmmaker?” It all started, he explained, when his parents took him to “an obscure art film” called 'Star Wars'. He immediately wanted to grow up to join the rebel alliance and destroy the death star. He shared the disappointment he felt when he was told he couldn’t do this because it was “only a movie”.

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