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Anthem Film Review: ‘Sweden: Lessons for America?’

Sweden

Senator Bernie Sanders built his career on heaping praise on the democratic socialism found in Sweden and other Nordic countries. There is another point of view available, from a person born, raised and educated in Sweden. Sweden: Lessons for America? screened at the Anthem Libertarian Film Festival, part of FreedomFest, …

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Anthem Film Review: ‘Off the Grid’ with Congressman Thomas Massie

Off the Grid

The world premiere of Off the Grid, a documentary which screened at the Anthem Libertarian Film Festival at the Paris Resort in Las Vegas July 11-14, takes viewers to the very un-Washington home of Congressman Thomas Massie. The film won both the Best Libertarian Values Short Documentary Award and Audience Choice Award. In …

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Anthem Film Festival: Stories from Behind the Iron Curtain

Anthem Film Festival

Polls show increasing numbers of young people in America say they prefer socialism to capitalism. This subject was explored in films and by a panel at the Anthem Libertarian Film Festival, part of FreedomFest, which took place at the Paris Resort in Las Vegas July 11-14.

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SXSW World Premiere: ‘The Director and the Jedi,’ Making ‘The Last Jedi’

The Last Jedi, The Director and the Jedi, Mark Hamill, Rian Johnson, SXSW FF, Disney, Lucasfilm

The World Premiere documentary The Director and the Jedi by Anthony Wonke screened with great buzz as a “Spotlight” film at SXSW Film Festival. Mark Hamill appeared on the Red Carpet and stayed for the screening and the Q and A afterward with Rian Johnson. Naturally, fans crushed my feet …

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SXSW Film World Premiere: ‘Weed the People’ Abby Epstein, Ricki Lake

Weed the People, Abby Epstein, Ricki Lake, SXSW FF screening & Q and A

Opioids jeopardize the immune system and addict the patient. Cannabis alleviates pain and inflammation and promotes healing. Why can't citizens choose life and healing with a nontoxic herbal over chemical toxins which addict the user and destroy the liver and kidneys? This becomes one of the film's main themes. The desperate parents profiled in it chose life for their children. Cannabis oil was there for them. What if it wasn't?

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