March 22 – Monsieur Lazhar

Monsieur Lazhar – Canada – 2012 – Drama.  Among the best of films about immigration, the education system, and children.  In Montreal, an elementary school teacher dies abruptly. Having learned of the incident in the newspaper, Bachir Lazhar (Mohamed Fellag), a 55-year-old Algerian immigrant, goes to the school to offer his services as a substitute teacher.… Continue reading March 22 – Monsieur Lazhar

Joni Mitchell – Woman of Heart and Mind

Joni Mitchell – Woman of Heart and Mind – USA – 2003 – Documentary. “One of the great talents of her or anyone else’s generation gets the royal treatment with this superb two-hour (with bonus material) documentary. It’s all here (via interviews, including conversations past and present with Mitchell herself, photos, generous helpings of concert… Continue reading Joni Mitchell – Woman of Heart and Mind