THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 – Review by Martha K Baker

Those who did not live through the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in 1968 or follow coverage of the trial of seven men, the excellent film, The Trial of the Chicago Seven will read as incredible. Just unbelievable. For starters, men accused of being in a conspiracy had never met before that August. For another, a judge appeared to be unqualified at least, viciously loony-tunes at most.

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WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS – Review by Susan Granger

Pulitzer Prize-winning South African author J.M. Coetzee has adapted his 1980 novel – a cautionary tale about the sins of colonialism – into a mediocre movie. Making his English language debut, Colombian director Ciro Guerra and cinematographer Chris Menges filmed in Morocco and Italy, lending an evocative cinematic authenticity to the bleakly generic drama about brutality by authorities.

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, June 27 – July 3: THE BFG

Opening June 17, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is The BFG, Steven Spielberg’s long-awaited adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved childhood classic about the friendship between a small girl named Sophie and a kindly giant. Read on…

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