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April
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posted 30 March 2005 02:43 AM      Profile for April     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I saw it on an ad here on rabble:Jack Layton Film Festival

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Recently we have seen the re-emergence of film as a vital and essential medium for making us think about important social and political issues. Michael Moore’s "Bowling for Columbine", "Fahrenheit 911", or "The Corporation", or "The Take" represent the more popular films of recent that have allowed us to seriously question what is happening in the world in recent times.

i love it!


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swirrlygrrl
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posted 30 March 2005 11:59 AM      Profile for swirrlygrrl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
*sigh*

Bad cartoon. And can someone please tell a certain group that the NDP is not a cult?


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Scott Piatkowski
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posted 30 March 2005 05:11 PM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Damn! Somebody's refusing to drink the Kool-Aid
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lagatta
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posted 30 March 2005 05:19 PM      Profile for lagatta     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Nah. A nice Pinot gris, or even a Riesling, would be appreciated though. With some goat cheese, of course...

Here in Montréal we should have a Michel Chartrand Film Festival. He was out in the streets supporting the students this week! Chartrand is 89 years old.


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April
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posted 30 March 2005 06:04 PM      Profile for April     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
There is something in Montreal called cinema politica that is wonderful. The way I see it, the more screenings of critical films the better...
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swirrlygrrl
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posted 30 March 2005 07:43 PM      Profile for swirrlygrrl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I agree completely with more critical and political films being seen (and, in fact, Bob Roberts is one of my favorite films; we showed it on the bus back from the CFS day of action this year).

But I don't agree with making everything about a person, or a personality. It bugs me when Jaggi Singh is the only "activist", or Judy Rebick is the only "feminist", or Celine Dion is the only Canadian "musician,*" and so on, that is seen by the media, when a movement gets subsumed to a single person or idea. And things like the "Jack Layton film festival" feed that.

* I will note that no one would ever make that claim. Obviously, we also have Brian Adams.

And Scott -


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