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A decade of documentaries: Film festival celebrates 10 years in Homer

...films being shown at the Homer event won awards from the Sundance, Tribeca or Toronto film festivals or other awards...favorite film, which claimed best director award at the Sundance film festival. The artistic community of Homer will...
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'Django' good, but not for everybody overlay a silly, completely ill-advised seventies pop song by Jim Croce. If you've seen "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," you'll remember the scene where the boys take a time-out from the gunfights to play on a bicycle to the...
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'On the Ice' first feature at the Berlin film festival. At the Sundance debut, "On the Ice" had the audience leaning forward...the plot, said Michelle Satter, founding director of the Sundance Institute feature film program. The death at the center...
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Because guys like romance too ... well as an evisceration. "FREEEEEEDOOOMMM!" is just another way to say "I Love You." 5. 'Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid' This movie wouldn't normally be considered a romance, as the girl in it is only secondary to our two heroic...
Kenai Peninsula Online - Alaska Newspaper - of slain rapper Tupac Shakur; the surfing chronicle ''Riding Giants,'' the first documentary ever to open the Sundance Film Festival; and ''Born Into Brothels,'' a look at the harsh lives of children of Calcutta prostitutes, which...

Opens Friday, Jun 28, 2013 Synopsis: Jamie Foxx once again brilliantly demonstrates his acting chops as Stan "Tookie" Williams, the South Central Los Angeles native who, at the age of 17, co-founded the infamous Crips street gang. If one is to believe the script of this made-for-cable film, Williams hadn't intended the Crips to wallow in crime and violence; instead, he'd hoped that the gang would form a united front to protect his 'hood from other gangbangers. Needless to say, it didn't turn out that way, and within a few years of its 1971 formation, the Crips was the biggest and most powerful gang in the country, with branches in virtually every state. Ultimately, Williams is charged with murder and sentenced to San Quentin's death row in 1987. There he experiences an epiphany and becomes an advocate for peace, harmony, and tolerance, writing children's books that preach against the lure of street gangs. As the years roll by and the date of his execution draws closer, Williams manages to negotiate a peace between the Crips and their chief rivals, the Bloods, and even manages to receive three Nobel Prize nominations. Lynn Whitfield co-stars as Barbara Becnel, the crusading journalist who helped Williams see the light -- not so much to save his soul, but to prevent a similar fate from befalling her own son. Although considerable liberties are taken with the facts, Redemption: The Stan "Tookie" Williams Story neither glamorizes nor excuses its title character, nor the "gangsta" culture that he so enthusiastically embraced in his youth. After a showing at the Sundance Film Festival, the movie made its FX network debut on March 3, 2004. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi Cast: Jamie Foxx, Lynn Whitfield, Lee Thompson Young, Brenden Jefferson, Brenda Bazinet Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review



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