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The contrasting comfort and horror of losing your memory, to know and not know at once, is the inherent reality of Alzheimer's Disease. If you are to experience it, you are afforded the relief in allowing yourself to forget your weaknesses, faults, and mistakes, but that is paired against the absolute threat of not knowing the person before you in the mirror, next to you at your house, or staring at you from a collection of photos on your mantel.
Easily one of the most stressful and toughest jobs we have in this country is that of a public defender. With huge caseloads, little pay, and people’s lives on the line, it’s not a glamorous profession. You won’t see a public defender driving a nice sports car, or having billboards with their face plastered on them, but their role in our criminal justice system is much more noble, essential, and under-appreciated than any other. The toughest place to be a public defender is the American South, and that just so happens to be where Dawn Porter’s documentary Gideon’s Army takes place.
There’s just something utterly captivating about hearing someone who’s nearly one hundred years young talk about life. Not just to talk about what they’ve seen or what parts of history they recall the most but just about living, about making a difference, about taking a stand. The tagline for Mel Gibson’s Braveheart was “Every man dies. Not every man really lives.”
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In preparation for A Band Called Death hitting theaters June 28th (and currently playing on VOD), the good folks at Mondo made a fantastic looking limited edition poster for the film, with artwork by Jay Shaw.
Variance Films released a new trailer and poster for the upcoming documentary Terms and Conditions May Apply, which takes a look at our privacy in the digital age. Directed by Cullen Hoback, the film features interviews with Margaret Atwood, Orson Scott Card,
Here’s the new trailer for the upcoming documentary Side by Side, which takes a look at film-making and the evolution of the cameras used to make what we see in theaters. Keanu Reeves sits down with some of the most influential and