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“Roe v. Wade”— Film That Premiered at CPAC— Is Boring Biased Hit Job

“Roe v. Wade” follows Dr Bernard Nathanson (Nick Loeb), the narrator of the 1984 anti-abortion film The Silent Scream, from his first interaction with abortion in 1949 – when his girlfriend at the time terminated her pregnancy – to his change to a virulent anti-abortion stance in 1985.”By film’s end, Nathanson changes sides as dramatically […]
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Dave Grohl & Foo Fighters Respond to “We Are the 1,000” Documentary with Concert in Cesena, Italy

The heartwarming story of a small Italian town (Cesena, Italy) and its wacky crusade to convince Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters to come give a concert in that town is the central drama of “We Are the Thousand,” a film written and directed by Anita Rivaroli. Even more inspiring in this story about Fabio […]
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Happy Birthday Night in Downtown Austin (March 20/21)

This will be a stream-of-consciousness retelling of last weekend’s Birthday Weekend in downtown Austin. It was my husband’s birthday AND we had secured appointments for our second Pfizer Covid-19 shots at the HEB store on 7th Street. That is truly something to celebrate, since we are supposed to fly to Mexico in early April and […]
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Demi Lovato: “Dancing with the Devil” Premieres at SXSW Film Festival 2021

The opening night film for this year’s SXSW Online Film Festival was the documentary “Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil.” It premiered on Tuesday night, March 16th and was directed by Michael D. Ratner. Last year, on March 6th, SXSW in person was canceled. In 2019 the festival’s financial benefits to Austin were estimated to […]
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Justine Bateman Directs “Violet” at SXSW 2021 Online Film Festival

Justine Bateman—sister of Jason Bateman—who once played Mallory Keaton during a 7-year stint on “Family Ties,” ending in 1989— directed her first feature film at SXSW entitled “Violet.” It was supposed to premiere here in 2020, but we all know what happened there. The film seems roughly biographical, with a voice constantly telling the lead […]
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“The Return: Life After ISIS” Paints Grim Picture of ISIS Women in Refugee Camps (SXSW)

This film from Alba Sotorra Clua goes inside the Syrian refugee camps where citizens from 56 different nations and their children are trapped in a hellish existence. After the West withdrew and left the Kurds on their own and thousands of ISIS families faced defeat in Syria, there were over 100,000 captives who ended up […]
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“The United States Versus Reality Winner” Screens at SXSW 2021

  This expose of the persecution of Reality Winner (yes, that is really her name) was made possible  because of a Freedom of Information Act that finally  resulted in the rreleas of the audio of Reality’s interrogation by eleven FBI agents. The director of this based-on-fact film is Sonia Kennebeck. A famous name, Wim Wenders, […]
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“The Drover’s Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson” at SXSW 2021 on Thursday, March 18th

  This Australian project was written by Leah Purcell, based on her 2019 book and stage play. She portrays Australian drover’s wife Molly Johnson in the film, which was shot in New South Wales, Australia. The film turns out to be a message movie campaigning for women in mid 19th century Australia (and the world) […]
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“Tom Petty: “Somewhere You Feel Free” Premieres at SXSW on March17, 2021

The Tom Petty documentary “Tom Petty:  Somewhere You Feel Free,” directed by Mary Wharton, depicts his career and his personality using film shot by Marlyn Atkins between 1993 and 1995, during the taping of the “Wildflower” album. At that time, Tom would have been in his mid-forties and a long way away from his untimely […]
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“Recovery,” the Comedy, Will Help You Recover Your Smile at SXSW Online

“Recovery,” a film written by Whitney Everton and Stephen Meek was my first film of Day #2 of SXSW Online Film Festival. Two sisters, Jamie (Whitney Call) and Blake (Mallory Everton) Jerikovic stage an across-the-country trip to rescue their Nanna from an old folks’ home during the pandemic. It is one of the few—-perhaps only—films […]
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“The Lost Sons” Is An Intriguing Tale at SXSW 2021

In 1960s Chicago, a baby is kidnapped from a hospital. Fifteen months later, a toddler is abandoned. Could he be the same baby? In a tale of breathtaking twists and turns, two mysteries begin to unravel and dark family secrets are revealed. The incredibly twisted tale of a new-born baby snatched from Michael Reese Hospital […]
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“The Oxy Kingpins” Screens at SXSW 2021 and Describes the Origins of the Opioid Epidemic

This documentary, directed by Brendan Fitzgerald, is a look at the opioid epidemic in America and how Big Pharma was complicit in causing the deaths of over half a million Americans. Former drug dealer Alex tells us as the film opens that oxycontin is really just heroin. Given the over-prescribing by the medical establishment, within […]
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“Lily Topples the World:” Domino Art Reigns on Day One of SXSW Film Festival Online

My favorite film of the first day of SXSW Online Film Festival was “Lily Topples the World.” It is the story of Lily Hevesh, who posts her domino art under the name Hevesh5 on YouTube. At one point Lily shares that 100 dominos cost $10 and I wondered how much money she has tied up […]
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YOYO Philosophy Prevails in Texas (*You’re On Your Own)

Today’s Austin American-Statesman column by Ken Herman contained the headline: “Abbott to Texans:   You’re On Your Own.” In addition to thoroughly disapproving of Governor Abbott’s recent dictum to the state that all mitigation effort are off and everything is 100% “open” in the state of Texas now, Herman ended his column with these words: “Abbott’s […]
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