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Feminist Activists and Scholars Planning to Do More to Support the 99%

Scholars and activists in the feminist movement say the fight for women’s rights and women’s issues, such as reproductive rights, sexual violence and discrimination and the wage gap, needs to include fighting for economic issues and worker’s rights, gay rights and the rights of immigrants and migrants.

By Matt Cavanagh, May 27, 2017

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Hunter LGBT Community & the Bill O’Reilly-Fox News Sex Harassment Scandal

Fox News HQ, 1211 Avenue of the Americas, New York City. Picture by Matt Cavanagh

By Carlos Diaz, May 23, 2017
What LGBT students say.
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SUPER DARK TIMES Film Review, Tribeca Film Festival 2017

By Gregg Morris, May 22, 2017

Looks like a coming of age story but we learn from watching the early interactions of four teens that friendship isn’t really what it’s been hype to be, as guilt and paranoia and mental illness unravel the bonds after one is accidentally killed with a samurai sword. Film is awash in scenes with masterful touches of horror, paranormal-supernatural and the surreal. One of the best movies at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.

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FOR AHKEEM Film Review, Tribeca Film Festival 2017

By Gregg Morris, May 19, 2017

For Ahkeem Trailer from Weissman Studio on Vimeo
The death of unarmed Black teenager Mike Brown at the hands of police is the sociopolitical background of this coming-of-age documentary about 17-year­-old Daje Shelton.
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Brad Pitt’s WAR MACHINE Coming to Netflix

By Avid Maldonado, May 18,2017
WAR MACHINE, directed by David Michôd, appears to be a comedic and parodic take on a general’s experiences at war.

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2017 Human Rights Watch Film Festival

By Gregg Morris, May 14, 2017

Twenty-one feature documentaries and panel discussions showcasing courageous activists during challenging times. Co-presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and IFC Center June 9-18, 2017.

From HRW Film Fest: “In an era of global advances by far-right forces into the political mainstream, assaults on the free press, and the rise of “citizen journalism,” festival organizers hope that the films in this year’s program can serve as inspiration and motivation for the audience, from seasoned activists to those searching for a role in local and global movements.

Irma Alicia Velásquez Nimatuj, lead protagonist in documentary, 500 YEARS.
Photo credit: Melle van Essen /

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2017 TFF Games Festival: Where Is VR Heading?

By Senior Editor and Special Correspondent James Kelly, May 13, 20017
Pictures by James Kelly

A spectacular VR fête, April 28th and 29th, the last two days of the festival, provided a rare opportunity for game makers to share knowledge and experience with minds from the far more developed and widely embraced film industry. Audiences had the good fortune to witness, participate and learn as well.
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Award Winners at the 2017 Harlem International Film Festival

KAROTA, Best Narrative Feature

MOSCOW NEVER SLEEPS, John O’Reilly Best Director Award for Narrative Film.


By Gregg Morris, May 12, 2017
Pictures courtesy Harlem International Film Festival
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What Some African-American Students Think of the Bill O’Reilly Scandal?

Senior Editor Andrew Henry also has a show on Hunter student radio.

By Senior Editor Andrew Henry, May 12
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What Student Leaders and Students Say About Trump’s Executive Order Revoking Transgender Students Rights to Use the Bathrooms of Their Choice

By Carlos Diaz
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Kadia Goba Reviews DEAR BASKETBALL at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival

Much like his b-ball endeavors, Black Mamba doesn’t hold back in the production of this six-minute cinematic saga featuring the works of legendary animator, Glen Keane and composer John Williams. The well-executed short, DEAR BASKETBALL premiered during the Tribeca Film Festival.”

Picture by Kadia Goba

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Harlem International Film Festival, May 4-7

Opening with the world premiere of Daniel Peddle’s inspirational documentary, GARDEN OF THE PEACEFUL DRAGON, and closing with Angela Robinson Witherspoon’s tale of survival on the streets of New York City, CURTSY, MISTER, the four-day film festival will showcase 90 films from more than 30 countries, on subjects ranging from immigration, sex, race, romance, music, art, fashion, combating HIV/AIDS, surviving breast cancer, homelessness, gentrification, celebrating dance, and much more – including 6 world premieres, 2 North American Premieres, and 2 U.S. premieres.
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Tribeca Film Festival Immersive Arcade 2017

Picture by James Kelly

Virtual Reality is one of the big buzz words in media, writes the WORD’s James Kelly. The other part of that reality, he writes, is that no one knows where it is going.
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2017 Tribeca Film Festival Stats Are, Well, Staggering

Nelson George. Tribeca Talks: Storytellers – Common with Nelson George.

More than 153,000 visitors engaged 531 screenings, talks and the virtual arcade in New York City, and an additional 3,800,000 people participated in 15 talks and post-film conversations from afar via Facebook Live. There were 97 features, 57 short films, 31 immersive storytelling projects, 15 television shows, and 16 N.O.W. (New Online Work) projects from 42 countries. Whew!
By Gregg Morris, May 2, 2017
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First Known As Minnehanonck

By Roosevelt Island Correspondent Hope Dietsch, May 1, 2017
Picture by Hope Dietsch
One of the features of Roosevelt Island is that it is five subway minutes from one of the most interesting cities in the in the world. There are, of course, other special features.

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PSYCHOPATHS @ the Tribeca Film Festival

A film still from Mickey Keatingís PSYCHOPATHS. © 2017 Sorrow Entertainment LLC | photo by Mac Fisken.

By Gregg Morris, April 30, 2017
This writer has interviewed convicted murders serving time in prison or on death grow and who were diagnosed as psychopaths but this horror movie directed by Mickey Keating still creeped this writer out. No paranormal activity. No Satanic forces. No zombie infestation. Pure unadulterated terror.
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Kadia Goba Reviews BLAME at the Tribeca Film Festival

April 30, 2017

Chris Messina as Jeremy and Quinn Shephard as Abigail in BLAME. Photographer: Aaron Kovalchik.

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Tribeca Film Festival Audience Award Winners

April 29, 2017

THE DIVINE ORDER (Die göttliche Ordnung), directed and written by Petra Volpe, won the Narrative award and HONDROS, directed by Greg Campbell, written by Greg Campbell and Jenny Golden, was chosen for the Documentary award.

Runners up: SATURDAY CHURCH, directed and written by Damon Cardasis and Shadowman, directed and written by Oren Jacoby.
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Kadia Goba Reviews GILBERT, 2017 Tribeca Film Festival Documentary Review

By Senior Editor and Special Correspondent Kadia Goba
April 29, 2017
Director Neil Berkeley’s profiles an aging yet spry stand-up comedian in an unique approach to documenting professionals confronted with lifestyle changes brought on by new family dynamics.

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Robert De Niro Does a Cha-Cha-Cha With His SNAPCHAT Debut @ Tribeca Film Festival Surprise

By Gregg Morris
April 27, 2017

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James Kelly at Tribeca Games Festival

By Senior Editor and Special Correspondent James Kelly
April 27, 2017

James Kelly

The Tribeca Games Festival will host panel discussions April 29 featuring the writers and creators of some of the most influential games in the industry. Besides a discussion with the legendary creator of the Metal Gear Solid franchise, representatives from the developers of Overwatch, Max Payne, Bioshock, Firewatch, and Halo will also be taking the stage to speak about their experiences and legacies.
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These “United” States

Contributing Editor Andrew Henry also has a radio show.

“Many Americans Stressed about Future of Our Nation” was the February headline of a story in the American Psychological Association. Learn what Contributing Editor Andrew Henry heard from several students interviewed about the problems facing the country in these polarizing times.
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THE SENSITIVES, Tribeca Film Festival, 2017 – Part 2: Wrapping Up Q&A with Director Drew Xanthopoulos

By Gregg Morris
April 25, 2017

[Public Screening, Wednesday, April 26, 8:30 p.m., Regal Cinemas, Battery Park 11-4]

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THE SENSITIVES, Tribeca Film Festival Film Documentary Review and Q & A

By Gregg Morris
April 24, 2017

A compelling portrait of the lives of three families who found refuge in the picturesque American Southwest where the environment there helps them to deal with the harmful effects of inexplicable health disorders that weigh in on them physically and emotionally. A must see at the Tribeca Film Festival.

[Public Screening, Wednesday, April 26, 8:30 p.m., Regal Cinemas, Battery Park 11-4]

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VR, Gaming at the Tribeca Film Festival

By James Kelly, Senior Editor & Tribeca Film Festival Special Correspondent

On Saturday, April 29, Hideo Kojima will be discussing his visions for the future of gaming. James Kelly has been following him since childhood.

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