ARMAGEDDON TIME – Review by Diane Carson

Writer/director James Gray’s Armageddon Time begins in New York City’s Public School 173, 1980, sixth grade for Paul Graff. Gray immediately immerses viewers in classroom interaction which establishes Paul’s personality and his friendship with Johnny Davis, a Black fellow student. The racism that pervades the film’s developments also rears its ugly head immediately through teacher Mr. Turkeltaub.

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, May 12-18: THE IMMIGRANT

Opening May 16, the AWFJ Movie of the Week is The Immigrant, a gripping 1920s period drama about two Polish sisters who emigrate to New York in search of a better life, but find the American dream elusive. Marion Cotillard and Angela Sarafyan give exquisite performances, James Gray’s direction is superb. The film presents women’s issues and solutions in a sensitive and most compelling way. Read on…

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