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Calendar, Night&Day World Dance

World Dance

Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin once flexed his might by demanding that Nikita Khrushchev perform the national Ukrainian dance, essentially forcing the future leader to squat and spin on his caprice. The Hopak, or Cossack dance, was originally the domain of…
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Film, Guns & Losers

Guns & Losers

For the simple reason that Joshua Marston displayed more than a modicum of global sociopolitical awareness, Maria Full of Grace was the most important debut by an American director in years. In other countries, however, it's not as rare for…
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Calendar, Night&Day Watch Out

Watch Out

Documentaries, as Capturing the Friedmans and Bus 174 (among others) have proven, can indeed be riveting, but a compelling movie can be made from less hot-button topics than child abuse and hijacking. Take electricity, for example. Paul Devlin's Power Trip,…
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Film, United Nations

United Nations

Derrida (U.S.A./France, 2002) Jacques Derrida, the French master thinker, is less a philosopher (i.e., lover of thought) than a doubter who wonders if thought is even possible. He willingly participates in this documentary about his life, and is as responsible…
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