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San Antonio Film Festival Movie Review: ‘The Doo Dah Man’ Directed by Claude Green

Shot mostly in Austin, 'The Doo Dah Man' centers on a silver-tongued prison escapee and and a young man trying to escape his unhappy home who form an unlikely alliance on the byways of Texas.

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Movie Review: ‘On Beauty’ – A Documentary Short

What is beauty? What fashion magazines and the media presents? Is there room for individuality or must we all fit the conventional image of beauty we see plastered everywhere? Conventional beauty images by their very nature are discriminatory. Is that such a bad thing?

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Anthem FilmFest: Putting People Back Together

At the Anthem Film Festival, part of the libertarian FreedomFest conference July 8-11, 2015, at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, I was discussing films with a young woman who commented, “I like documentaries, but so many of them are so depressing. I want to see positive stories.” She was in the …

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Anthem FilmFest: Plato, Revolting, and Mendocino – All in a Cave

Ancient Greek philosopher Plato put in a couple of appearances at the Anthem Film Festival in Las Vegas, July 8-11. Two of the short films showed influence, if not direct inspiration, by Plato's tale of the cave, written 2,500 years ago. The films, 'The Cage' and 'Helio' both deserve praise for supporting the human quest for freedom and individualism. Cinematically, 'Helio' was a winner and 'The Cage' was not.

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