“Strong and alone, huh?” “OUI.” —- A GIRLHOOD REVIEW

As a mother of 11 year old twin girls, I was slightly less than jazzed to watch a coming of age movie about girls growing up. I had trepidations of what I would see, what I would hear that girls are talking about these days and hearing from the world around them- about their worth, their place in society, and their opportunities in said society. Not only did Girlhood inform me, it challenged me, and definitely entertained me.

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“Strong and alone, huh?” “OUI.” —- A GIRLHOOD REVIEW

Confessions of a Music Doc Junkie

My name is Susan and I love music documentaries. Surprisingly, though, I’m not a music buff. I don’t subscribe to Rolling Stone or have an eclectic collection of vinyl. I don’t even subscribe to a music streaming service. (Gasp!) I may seem like an unlikely fan of this genre, but what I desperately love about music docs is that we, the audience, become privy to the conception of art. We see the passion, the hard work, and the process, which to me, is often more interesting than the final product. From 20 Feet From Stardom to The Wrecking Crew to The Winding Stream, we are introduced to the backstory of history-making music. We see the raw talent stripped of pretention and production. Take Me To The River, continues this tradition with a heartwarming and heartbreaking celebration of some of Memphis’ musical greats.

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Confessions of a Music Doc Junkie

Groundhog Day for Mr Tibbs. What’s it gonna take to catch a train?

As a fan of the ‘classics’ part of Film Club’s mission statement of course I was interested in this month’s selection of ‘In the Heat of the Night’  even though I’ve never seen it nor even anything with Sidney Poitier. Perhaps it was the healthy representation of our guest hosts the Winchester branch of the NAACP and the Douglas Alumni Association, but we had quite a crowd for a great classic from 1967.

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Groundhog Day for Mr Tibbs. What’s it gonna take to catch a train?

Bad-Assery in Black Leather and Berets – A Review of The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

“You can jail a revolutionary, but you can’t jail the revolution. You can murder a liberator, but you can’t murder liberation!” -Fred Hampton, Black Panther leader assassinated December 4th, 1969

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Bad-Assery in Black Leather and Berets – A Review of The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution