Kathryn Bigelow’s PSA for Saving Elephants

Kathryn Bigelow’s PSA for Saving Elephants

Filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow has directed her enormous talents to address a huge issue. Bigelow has made an effective and affecting three-minute PSA to support the cause of saving elephants in Sub-Sahan Africa, where poachers are slaughtering entire herds of the wonderful creatures for their ivory tusks — although international trade in ivory is universally illegal. Entitled Last Days, the PSA premieres at New York Film Festival on September 27 at Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center at NYC’s Lincoln Center.

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Movie Review: ZERO DARK THIRTY and the Controversy Over Truth and Fiction

Movie Review: ZERO DARK THIRTY and the Controversy Over Truth and Fiction

How Much Truth is Too Much Truth in a Narrative Feature? Assorted influencers in the real world, including journalists, filmmakers and public officials, are giving unusual scrutiny to a narrative feature, Zero Dark Thirty, asking the question “How much truth is too much truth in a fiction film — especially when the film purports to be truth-based?” That question and several others are at the heart of ongoing controversy surrounding filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow’s critically acclaimed narrative feature about the assassination of Osama Bin Laden. Read my full review and commentary.

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