Sep 13. Pete Seeger, the Power of Song

Pete Seeger, the Power of Song – USA – 2007 – Documentary.  Director Jim Brown documents the life of one of the greatest American singer/songwriters of the last century.  Pete Seeger was the architect of the folk revival, writing some of its best-known songs including “Where Have All the Flowers Gone”, “Turn, Turn, Turn,” and… Continue reading Sep 13. Pete Seeger, the Power of Song

Oct 11. Jesus Camp

Jesus Camp – USA – 2006 – Documentary.  Anyone seeking an understanding of  Trump supporters who seem immune to “the Truth” need to see this movie.  Although it was made during George Bush’s presidency, it is even more relevant today.  “No matter your religious or political affiliation (or lack thereof), this supremely even-handed documentary from… Continue reading Oct 11. Jesus Camp

Oct 25. Marooned in Iraq

Marooned in Iraq – Kurdish Iran – 2002 – Drama/Comedy.  A rare glimpse into the culture of the Kurds.  “A sorrowful road comedy set in a place where hardship and humor are brothers in arms.”-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “Even though the film’s tone grows ever more elegiac, it stubbornly remains a celebration of the Kurdish capacity to… Continue reading Oct 25. Marooned in Iraq

Wild Strawberries

Wild Strawberries – Sweden – 1957 – Drama.  “One of Bergman’s warmest, and therefore finest films.”-Time Out.   In the late 1950’s the films of Ingmar Bergman dominated world cinema.  Consider Summer with Monika-1953, Smiles of a Summer Night-1955, Seventh Seal-1957, and Wild Strawberries-1957, plus four more in those five years, all of which he both wrote and… Continue reading Wild Strawberries