AWFJ Movie of the Week, January 13 – January 20, 2017: 13TH

Ava DuVernay’s documentary The 13th, using the 13th Amendment as a point of departure for a revealing investigation of mass incarceration in the US, is a history lesson, cinema essay and cogent, irrefutable indictment of economic and cultural policies that are the enduring legacy of slavery. The 13th was the first nonfiction film to open the New York Film Festival. It has garnered numerous awards and is shortlisted for an Academy Award. AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is The 13th, playing at select theaters and on Netflix. Read on…

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, August 8 – August 12: Florence Foster Jenkins

Opening Aug. 12, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Florence Foster Jenkins, Meryl Steep adds another character in her pantheon of infamous dames. This time it is an actual operatic grande dame in the eponymous form of Florence Foster Jenkins. Read on…

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, August 1st to 5th: SUICIDE SQUAD

Opening Aug. 5, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Suicide Squad, The latest comic book adaptation to hit summer screens is David Ayer’s hyperbolic super villain extravaganza Suicide Squad. You would have to be in a coma to miss the veritable onslaught of marketing. Read on…

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