A.K.A Doc Pomus

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Have you ever wondered who wrote this or that melody? What was the author's inspiration? What may have influenced a particular song? In the case of this documentary, you'll learn about a particular songwriter who few know, but many know his songs and enjoyed them throughout the years. American songwriting bloomed in the mid 50's … Continue reading A.K.A Doc Pomus

PANAMA QUERERTE 9

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5 de septiembre de 1981 Querida abuela: Como están por alla? Espero que bien. Se que me has escrito, pero las cartas desde alla demoran mucho. Cuando podamos hablar por teléfono, me cuentas de ustedes. Por lo menos mis cartas demoran un mes nada mas. Hace poco tuve mi primera "cita" con una muchacha de … Continue reading PANAMA QUERERTE 9

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Life is Beautiful

This 1997 film, directed by Italian comedian Roberto Benigni (who also plays Guido, the main character) effectively accomplishes the difficult task of making us laugh in the midst of one of the most tragic and horrific events people have suffered: The Holocaust. In 1939, Guido, an Italian Jew who wants to own a bookstore some … Continue reading Life is Beautiful

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Top 5 Relevant Documentaries -Summer 2019

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THE FOG OF WAR (2003) You've probably have heard about "fake news", but have you heard about "fake wars?" In this film by director Errol Morris, former secretary of state Robert McNamara explains in details the intricacies of the Vietnam War, including how it was provoked and almost manufactured. Why America has always got be … Continue reading Top 5 Relevant Documentaries -Summer 2019

PANAMA QUERERTE 9

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26 de Septiembre de 1981 Querida abuela: Esta semana comence la escuela. Me tengo que levantar todos los dias a las 6:30. Para alivio mio, no tengo que usar pantalon corto como habia temido. Aun asi, me siento raro. Soy el unico con vellos en los brazos. El uniforme es de color azul y la … Continue reading PANAMA QUERERTE 9

American Pastoral

Writer Nathan Zuckerman (David Strathairn) stares with nostalgia at photos and trophies displayed in the main hall of his old high school. After many years away, he has come back to attend the 45th reunion of the class of 1951. Looking at the pictures, he remembers his old-time friend Seymor Levov (Ewan McGregor) whom everyone … Continue reading American Pastoral

The Rolling Stones: Ole, Ole, Ole! A Trip Across Latin America

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I was video hunting for something to watch that could keep me awake after a hard day at work on Friday night. After a few bad choices that didn't do the trick, half-asleep, I stumbled upon this music documentary from 2016. Wow! This was better than 3 cups of Cuban coffee! From the first scenes … Continue reading The Rolling Stones: Ole, Ole, Ole! A Trip Across Latin America