SPOILER ALERT – Review by Lois Alter Mark

Considering its title, I’m not giving anything away by saying that the hero dies in Spoiler Alert. In fact, the movie makes that clear in the opening scene. But – spoiler alert – I still cried. The romantic comedy/tearjerker is based on Michael Ausiello’s memoir about his real-life relationship with Kit Cowan, who was, ultimately, diagnosed with terminal cancer. It’s funny, it’s sad, it’s real. Spoiler Alert may not have a happy ending but it’s still a crowd pleaser. It’s also a gentle reminder that the vow couples make to have and to hold “in sickness and in health” is no joke.

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TRUMAN AND TENNESSEE – Review by Lois Alter Mark

I admit that my first reaction to this documentary was, “Do I really want to listen to two white men prove they’re the alpha male for an hour and a half?” But when those two men are Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams and the director is Lisa Immordino Vreeland, the answer is yes.

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, January 6 to 12: HIDDEN FIGURES

History has a way of disappearing women, particularly women of color. Based on the book by Margot Lee Shetterly, Hidden Figures dramatizes the true stories of African-American women whose brilliant mathematical skills guided NASA’s space shots. The film’s title refers to both the women and the math. Opening January 6, 2017, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Hidden Figures,
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