Transcript of the Remarks by President Barack Obama with Astronaut Scott Kelly and Mark Kelly
Transcript sent to the WORD by White House Office of the Press Secretary
Edited by Gregg Morris October 23, 2016
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Remarks by President Obama on Education at Benjamin Banneker Academic High School Washington, D.C.
Transcript Sent to the WORD by the White House Office of the Press Secretary
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I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO Film Review, New York Film Festival 54
By Gregg Morris, October 15, 2016
A mind bending, soul immersing cinematic seance with James Baldwin. An incredible transcendental experience.
Kadia Goba Reviews AUDRIE & DAISY
October 6, 2016 – This Netflix film documents the excruciating stories of Audrie Pott, 16, of Texas, and Daisy Coleman, 14, of Missouri, who were raped by teenage boys. Reports and accounts of the sexual attacks were spun in a vortex of lies, accusations, hearsay and gossip fueled by small town parochialism, news media accounts and, especially, the voracious power of social media.
Kadia Goba Reviews THE SETTLERS at New York Film Festival 54
October 2,2016 – Besides providing essential historical context for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, THE SETTLERS gives audiences one of the most intimate looks into the diverse lifestyles of the Isreali settlers who occupy the West Bank. Director Shimon Dotan articulates the different agendas of the settlers, insight rarely provided throughout the ongoing news media coverage of this volatile and ongoing conflict.
By Gregg Morris
October 2, 2016 – The lineup for the fifth edition of free talk series NYFF Live during the 54th New York Film Festival (September 30 – October 16). HBO® is the presenting sponsor of NYFF Live, which features actors, directors, writers, critics, and other industry insiders participating in daily evening discussions from October 1 – 14 in the Amphitheater at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center.
Tatiana Villamil Reviews AUDRIE & DAISY
By Senior Editor Tatiana Villamil, October 2, 2016
Directed by the husband and wife team of Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, this 95-minute true crime drama tells the separate stories of two teenage rape victims and the brutal social aftermath of their sexual assaults. It is an accounting of the ordeal of the victims and their families and explores bullying in school, social media’s impact in such cases, the injustice protecting the reputations of the sexual assailants after the attacks and the life after rape for both the victims and the rapists.
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Senior Writer James Kelly Reviews THE HURT BUSINESS
October 1, 2016 – Director-Writer Vlad Yudin’s documents the lives of several mixed martial arts stars. Interviews with psychologists, neurologists and sociologists reveal the grim prevalence of brain trauma. Yet, writes Senior Writer James Kelly, who competes nationally as an amateur fighter, “… these injuries become a source of pride. They become the things that make us fighters who we are. They give us a certain way of walking, a way of speaking, a way of making eye contact. It’s not a matter of being approved of in society’s eyes, it’s a matter of identity.”
Queens Free Press Reports on Lockout of Faculty at LIU-Brooklyn