THE CURRENT WAR – Review by Martha K Baker

Back in 1880, when electricity was new, alternating current competed with direct current. Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse, with side notes from Nicola Tesla, duked it out in their labs. It’s hard to imagine such a time, but director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, who also directed the winsome Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, brings the current history to light.

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MOVIE OF THE WEEK February 10 – 17: A UNITED KINGDOM

A United Kingdom is director Amma Asante’s earnest, thought-provoking drama about the real-life passion between Botswana’s beloved Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo) and Englishwoman Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike). Set in post-WWII England and Africa, the film sheds light on an important, still-relevant slice of history, addressing issues of race, politics, and colonialism while also telling a heartwarming love story. Read on…

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