Archive for September, 2017

Armistead Maupin Tells The Story Of His Life
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Armistead Maupin Tells The Story Of His Life

Beloved San Francisco institution Armistead Maupin tells stories of his life in one of the week’s best documentaries. Hear Armistead Maupin tell tales of his early days working for Jesse Helms(!) and coming out to a friend. See Laura Linney and Neil Gaiman sing the praises of Armistead Maupin! The higher profile openings of the […]

Jennifer Lawrence & The OPD Will Piss You Off
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Jennifer Lawrence & The OPD Will Piss You Off

Jennifer Lawrence plays the title character in the new Darren Aronofsky film. But audience members expecting yet another safe or pre-packaged Jennifer Lawrence film product will be in for a shock. A new film about the Oakland Police Department (OPD) will piss off viewers in a different way than the new Jennifer Lawrence film. This […]

John Ridley Examines The 1992 Los Angeles Riots
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John Ridley Examines The 1992 Los Angeles Riots

The John Ridley documentary on the 1992 Los Angeles riots is worth checking out for two reasons. First, the theatrical version is nearly an hour longer than the broadcast version. Second, John Ridley finds an illuminating angle for recounting the still relevant history of that legendary incident of urban unrest. But if the recent heat […]