February 21, 2017 — In 1941, in a small fishing village in South Carolina, Grover Ohta, a Japanese-American man, arrives on a bus, severely beaten and barely able to speak.Anne Morrison (Margo Martindale, Justified) decides to take care of the man until he is well. As he recovers he meets and falls in love with a local woman, Sophie (Juliane Nicholson, From Nowhere, Masters of Sex), whose fiancé died in World War I. Their relationship grows slowly and carefully, as the […]
February 21, 2017 — The rock band Chicago (it went through a few other names before the band members settled on the name it is known by today) began in 1967. The self-proclaimed “rock and roll band with horns” didn’t take very long to establish themselves — by 1968 they had signed with Columbia Records.They would be assigned the enviable task of opening for better-known act like Hendrix and Joplin, but they weren’t second-stringers long. Their first record, a double album, […]
February 17, 2017 — It is the perfect time to binge-watch the acclaimed mini-series George Washington.It is an eight hour spectacle. It covers the life of the first American President from age 11 through age 51 when he returned to his home at Mount Vernon, having led his new country through the Revolution, having seen the new nation gain its hard-fought independence from England. Based on Washington: the Indispensable Man (1974) by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James Thomas Flexner, the mini-series, originally shown in […]
February 17, 2017 — The award-winning festival favorite film, From Nowhere, opens in theaters today.Chosen as a New York Times‘ Critics Pick, the devastating drama was the winner of the Narrative Spotlight audience award at this year’s SXSW Film Festival. The film also won the Audience award and the jury-awarded Special Mention prize at the Champs-Élysées Film Festival.Matthew Newton (Queen of the Damned) directed the drama which tells the story of three undocumented teenagers from the Bronx who need to get papers in […]
February 16, 2017 — You can find seminars on almost any subject these days. You just have to know where to look…Mike (Dameon Clarke, Dragon Ball Z) teaches a seminar called How to Be a Serial Killer, in which he teaches his students to “listen to the voices in your head,” and stop repressing the urges to go out and kill those who annoy you.He meets Bart (Matthew Gray Gubler, Criminal Minds, Band of Robbers), a video store clerk, and recognizes a nascent serial killer […]
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