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July 17, 2018

BULLETIN – National Press Call: Tracking the 2020 Census – The Citizenship Question: A Call for Public Comment
Leading experts to address questions and issues.

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2018 NYAFF BLOOD OF WOLVES Review

By Gregg W. Morris, July 6, 2018

Copyright © 2018 THE BLOOD OF WOLVES Production Committee

A kinetically charged yakuza movie with over the top, stylishly done frenetic scenes of sex (good, bad, naughty), violence, depravity, debauchery and dehumanization, all inextricably connected to systemic police corruption. The result is a topnotch cop-crime story about a roguish, irascible detective, Kôji Yakusho as Shogo Ogami, dedicated to stopping yakuza criminals despite his unusual moral code. Detective Shogo Ogami could make Clint Eastwood’s Dirty Harry cry for his momma.
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NYAFF Chat: NYAFF 2018 Preview Part 2

July 4, 2018
More info about the New York Asian Film Festival



July 3, 2018
Columbia Journalism Review Says Mainstream Corporate News Media Blind to Important News About America’s Left Wing Wave – Primary Victory of House Democratic Candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York Is a Conspicuous Example

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Tens of Thousands Rally in NYC to Reunite Families at the Border

By Marivir R. Montebon, Editor OSM! July 2, 2018

Filipino organizations have added their voices to the thousands who shout to end the continued incarceration of children and breaking apart of families at the United States – Mexico border.
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By Gregg W. Morris, July 1, 2018
From vicious, life-destroying phone scams to balletic battles between equally corrupt cops and yakuza, NYAFF offers films that reflect on contemporary society while offering extreme genre pleasures. There are self-referential takes on cinematic zombies, existential date nights, and teens finding their own corners of the world despite familial and societal expectations.
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New York Asian Film Festival Opening Night Party – the WORD Was There … in Force

By Gregg W. Morris, June 29, 2018

Watch the showdown in the closing moments of this video.

Addendum:
NYAAFF 2018: From vicious, life-destroying phone scams to balletic battles between equally corruptcops and yakuza, NYAFF offers films that reflect on contemporary society while offering extreme genre pleasures. There are self-referential takes on cinematic zombies, existential date nights, and teens finding their own corners of the world despite familial and societal expectations. After last year’s Sweet Sixteen, this year’s program is dubbed the Savage Seventeenth edition with four world premieres, three international premieres, 21 North American premieres, three U.S. premieres, and twelve New York premieres, showcasing the most exciting comedies, dramas, thrillers, romances, horrors and art house films from East Asia.



June 29, 2018

New York Asian American Film Festival 2018 Presents …


the WORD will be there, NYAAF.



CHAINED FOR LIFE Movie Review, 10th Annual BAM Cinema Fest

Review by Gregg W. Morris, June 28, 2018


A brilliant, acerbic depiction of “gonzo surrealism” about an “outré art-horror” movie being shot in a semi-abandoned hospital – that was the publicity hook for this reviewer who was subsequently swept up in the reverie of a Brooklyn filmmaking auteur’s stylistic Super 16mm movie flushed with scenes surreal or with the verisimilitude of a reality TV show.
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NYAFF Chat: NYAAFF 2018 Preview Part 1

June 28, 2018

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New York Asian Film Festival 2018 – the WORD Is There!

June 28, 2018

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Republican’s Two Immigration Bills Cruelly Disguised as “Compromise” Say The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and More Than 118 Civil and Immigrants’ Rights Groups

June 20, 2019
Republicans have touted the Ryan bill, Border Security and Immigration Reform Act, as a “compromise,” but it is a more radical version of the White House immigration framework that garnered only 39 Senate votes earlier this year. The other Republican bill, the Goodlatte bill, Securing America’s Future Act, is even more extreme, in part because it would leave Dreamers without a path to citizenship.
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June 19, 2019

Breaking News: 150+ Groups Urge Federal Court to Strike Census Citizenship Question

The grassroots, advocacy, labor, legal services, and other organizations have submitted a “friend of the court” brief in the litigation brought by the State of New York against the U.S. Department of Commerce challenging the inclusion of an unnecessary and intrusive citizenship question in the 2020 Census.
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Make Your Voice Heard to #SaveTheCensus Say the Leadership Conference Education Fund, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund and Asian Americans Advancing Justice

The 2020 Census Must Not Be Undermined

June 18, 2018

The three prominent civil rights organizations collaboratively launched a tool to facilitate participation in the public comment period on the questions proposed for the 2020 Census. The 60-day comment period, which ends on August 7, provides an opportunity to establish a strong, clear public record from a range of stakeholders who oppose the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.
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Orange Ribbons For Jamie

June 18, 2018

Jamie Guttenberg was murdered in the the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Her father say enough is enough.
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ACLU Wants to Know …

June 18, 2018

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CARGO Film Review – 2018 Tribeca Film Festival Wrap Up [TFF Closed April 29]


By Gregg W. Morris, June 5, 2018
A global pandemic threatens to bring the world to its heels and Andy (Martin Freeman), in Australia with his wife Kay (Susie Porter) and their baby, struggles gallantly to keep them alive as they seek sanctuary. But the pandemic is relentless and a cruel fate is on its side, lined up against the family. This Netflix flick is a gem.
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Festival shining bright light on bravery and resilience in these challenging times with 15 timely and provocative documentary and narrative works, June 14-21.
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2018 Human Rights Watch Film Festival

June 3, 2018

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Just When You Thought You Had Read Them All: Another JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM Pre-Review


Directed by J. A. Bayona, it will be the fifth in the Jurassic Park franchise known for its violence and human interactions with velociraptors, T-Rexes, Pterodactyls and Pteranodonresultings in incredible chase scenes though I must admit, the individual plots have become increasingly complex over the years.
By Larry Romanovich, June 3, 2018
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JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM Pre-Review


Opening June 22, this one seems replete with everything Jurassic Park fans have come to know and love: Huge man-woman-eating dinosaurs with big teeth, adrenaline fueled action scenes, beloved A-list celebrities, and intense music that gets the blood pumping. Its filmmakers, however, are promising savvier, fiercer, more enhanced entertainment.
By Taylor Stanich, June 3, 2018
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NYC Manhattan DA: Harvey Weinstein Arrested (Finally)

May 25, 2018

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NYC Independent Film Festival 2018 Reviews


Amazing what talented filmmakers can do for an audience in just a few minutes. Part 1 Reviews: DYING ART, SELL YOUR BODY, SLIP UP, STATE OF EMERGENCY MOTHERFUCKER!
By Gregg W. Morris, May 17, 2019
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Tribeca Film Festival 2018: Q&A With THE DARK’s Director and Its Star

One of the Best Horror Movies in Recent Memory

Picture by Christoper Katsarov

Nadia Alexander, Justin P. Lange.

By Gregg W. Morris, May 10, 2018
Q&A Pictures by Gregg W. Morris
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Video Highlight of Two Filmmakers of Two of the Best Films Screened at the NYC Independent Film Festival May 8

By Gregg W. Morris, May 10, 2018

A Screening Studio, Producers Club

One, SELL YOUR BODY, directed by Jaanelle Yee.  Two, NORMAN PINSKI COME HOME, directed by Aaron Rudelson.
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