Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Resilience, Optimism and a Dedication to Lasting Change Resonate in Uplifting Doc Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down

Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords’ story is not an easy one to hear, but by the time you get to the present day of it all, it becomes one of the […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Interview: Documentary Duo Julie Cohen and Betsy West on Meeting Gabby Giffords, What She Keeps in her Freezer, and Going Over Budget on Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down

Documentary filmmakers Julie Cohen and Betsy West are on a roll, a roll that began four years ago with their Oscar-nominated work RBG, a profile of the now-late Supreme Court […]

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Film, Film & TV, Film fest, Review

Dispatch: Chicago Int’l Film Festival’s Second Weekend Features Great Films for Every Taste

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As the Chicago International Film Festival heads into its second (and final) weekend, there’s still plenty worth exploring at cinemas across the city. From high-profile early screenings of films like Spencer […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: My Name is Pauli Murray Is a Fitting Tribute to an American Icon with a Legacy in Activism, Art and More

My Name is Pauli Murray

One of the best parts of attending a film festival (and there are many) is finding yourself with a few unscheduled hours and no pressing plans: it’s that rare window […]

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