‘THE OLD MAN & THE GUN’ – Review by Brandy McDonnell

Redford, 82, unleashes his celebrated and considerable charm on the role of Forrest Tucker, a real-life career criminal with a flair for brilliantly audacious bank heists and prison escapes. Written and directed by David Lowery (the live-action “Pete’s Dragon,” “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”), the film is based on a New Yorker article by National Book Award finalist David Grann.

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THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN – Review by Diane Carson

Originally a 2003 New Yorker article by David Grann, based on a true story, The Old Man & the Gun follows Forrest Tucker. Seventy-nine years old, having broken out of prison multiple times, Tucker is a confirmed bank robber who loves his work. Amazingly, most of his targets handing over the bank’s cash compliment Tucker on his polite, pleasant manner.

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SPOTLIGHT: November, 2014 – Sheila Johnson, Film Festival Founder, Entertainment Mogul

sheila johnson4croppedOur SPOTLIGHT is on Sheila Johnson, billionaire entrepreneur, co-founder of BET, backer of independent films and documentaries, philanthropist of note, and the force behind Middleburg Film Festival in Virginia – which celebrates its second year this month. Read on…

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