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TIFF, NYFF Movie Review: ‘Abacus: Small Enough to Jail,’ Oscar Nominated Documentary

Thomas Sung, Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, Steve James

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail by Steve James nominated for an Academy Award in the Documentary Feature Category sends an alarm to every thinking citizen in our culture. Indeed, the film reminds Americans of what remains crucial for a democracy to function. Equitable justice and accountability must thrive. Often it …

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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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