Archive for June 2018

Cinepocalypse at Music Box Provides Wonderful Escape from the News

Cinepocalypse at Music Box Provides Wonderful Escape from the News
Let's face it- watching the news and following current events in our country today is just plain torturous. It all starts at the very top, with our Federal leadership, their lackeys and acolytes, and of course the mainstream media that plays right into their hands. It's a very diabolical sociological cocktail, with social media the most potent and toxic ingredient of all. If you're sick and tired of hearing about who's trending online right now because of what deplorably offensive thing they said (and probably don't even actually believe his/herself) on cable news, then you should turn the TV off, put the phone down and go see a movie instead...

Timely Hellenic Museum Exhibit Opens Amid Migrant Crisis

Timely Hellenic Museum Exhibit Opens Amid Migrant Crisis

"I know America faces a somewhat similar problem and that this is a global phenomenon," said Photographer Tasos Markou Thursday night at the opening of his new exhibition Lives Afloat: The Greek Refugee Crisis through the Lens of Tasos Markou 2015-2017.

The exhibit, portraying the realities facing refugees as they arrived in Greece at the height of the Greek Refugee Crisis, runs until spring 2019 at the National Hellenic Museum in Greek Town.

Markou could not be any more spot on.

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Timely Nazi Docudrama Part of Music Box's Cinepocalypse

Timely Nazi Docudrama Part of Music Box's Cinepocalypse

It's disturbing and tragic, but it's a reality that we all must face in 2018 America- Nazis have been given a presence and platform within the mainstream media. Although it often comes under the guise of "conservative comentator," or the corporatespeak euphemism "Alt-Right," the Nazism agenda of hate has not just a voice, but a megaphone today. Imagine, in 2009, telling someone you had to type that sentence in 2018- what a sobering thought.

Given this unfortunate (to say the very least) turn of events, films portraying Nazis of the past are more relevant and timely than ever. Thus, Robert Schwentke's German homecoming film "The Captain" is not just compelling and interesting, but politically poignant and socially important as well.

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