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FBI Raid Thomas Paine’s House, Point Guns At His Young Children; How an Award-Winning Reporter Became Thomas Paine


By Gregg W. Morris
September 16, 2018
Michael Moore AKA Conservative Journalist Thomas Paine is a former Rutgers University journalism student taught by this writer.
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Say Hello to Florence


September 13, 2018
By Gregg W. Morris



CUNY Sends Alert as an Apocalyptic Florence Approaches


September 13, 2018
By Gregg W. Morris



Part 2 Q&A with Director Rudy Valdez, THE SILENCE, New York Latin Film Festival


By Gregg W. Morris
September 12, 2018
THE SILENCE screened at the New York Latino Film Festival August 23, and debuts October 15 on HBO. The Q&A with Moderator Calixto Chinchilla, Founder/Executive Director of the festival, left, and, right, Director Rudy Valdez, was riveting.
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Q&A with Director Rudy Valdez, THE SILENCE, New York Latin Film Festival – Part 1

Left to right: NYLFF founder, Executive Director Calixto Chinchilla and Director Rudy Valdez.

By Gregg W. Morris
September 4, 2018
THE SILENCE screened at the New York Latino Film Festival August 23, and the Q&A with Director Rudy Valdez and Moderator Calixto Chinchilla, Founder/Executive Director of the festival, was riveting. Film reviews of THE SILENCE are embargoed until October 15 when it debuts on HBO – no embargo for this Q&A article.
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Independent Collegiate Newspapers Need Campus Support

September 2, 2018
So says SPJ President Rebecca Baker.
About SPJ.

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Shorts and Talks, 56th New York Film Festival

August 31, 2018
Featuring films from nine countries as well as from burgeoning talent here in New York, the shorts section presents 21 films in four different programs. NYFF Talks will bring wide-ranging conversations with directors featured in NYFF56 to the public.
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New York Attorney General Sues Donald Trump Foundation and Board of Directors

August 31, 2018
Lawsuit alleges a pattern of persistent illegal conduct, occurring over more than a decade, that includes extensive unlawful political coordination with the Trump presidential campaign, repeated and willful self-dealing transactions to benefit Mr. Trump’s personal and business interests, and violations of basic legal obligations for non-profit foundations.
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August 31, 2018

Wrapping Up, Part 1


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Actress-Activist Rose McGowan on Actress-Activist Asia Argento

Rose McGowan. Photo by Andrew H. Walker/REX/Shutterstock

August 30, 2018

“A lot of people have been demanding answers and a response to the recent events surrounding Asia Argento’s sexual assault case,” according to Rose Mcgowan in a statement. “Many people believe that because we have been close in each other’s lives over the past year that perhaps I am affiliated with this incident or being complicit. I am not.”

Argento, McGowan.

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Special Events

August 25, 2018
Featuring Orson Welles’s long-awaited The Other Side of the Wind, finally completed by his collaborators this year, which follows the last night in the life of a legendary Hollywood filmmaker as he completes his final film. That will screen alongside Morgan Neville’s in-depth documentary They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead, which uncovers the fascinating story behind Welles’s last completed film, 50 years in the making.

 

 

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Richard Prince’s Journal-isms, A Must Reading

By Gregg W. Morris, August 25, 2018
Richard Prince is a veteran journalist who writes “Richard Prince’s Journal-isms,” the news column on diversity issues in the news media. It appears on journal-isms.com three times a week.

Richard Prince’s Journal-isms – August 25, 2018


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The 56th New York Film Festival Spotlight on Documentary


August 23, 2019
This year’s series of dispatches from the front lines of nonfiction cinema features intimate portraits of artists, depictions of the quest for political and social justice, and much more.
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Retrospective and Revivals Sections


August 23, 2019
This year’s three-part Retrospective section pays tribute to late film industry luminaries Dan Talbot and Pierre Rissient, and spotlights three documentary odes to cinema.
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New York Latino Film Festival Starts Today


August 22, 2018
Founded in 1999, the premier Urban Latino film event in the country produces culturally relevant and entertaining experiences that build audiences for Latino cinema, support the film community with professional development and foster relationships for Latino talent.
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“Congratulations! You Have Been Accredited to Cover the Upcoming 56th New York Film Festival”

August 21, 2018

WORD Editor Gregg W. Morris. Picture by Caitlin Thorne Hersey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Richard Prince’s Journal-isms – Special

August 18, 2018

In Loving Memory of Les Payne – July 12, 1941 – March 19, 2018



OSM! – Movie Review: “Crazy Rich Asians,” Are You Ever Enough?

August 18, 2019
By Vanette Colmenares, OSM!

Picture courtesy OSM!

“The private message on my FB was, “Ganahan ka watch?” (Do you want to watch?) … and then a flyer of “CRAZY RICH ASIANS” was attached. I immediately answered yes. It was the premier showing last night, August 15, and my three friends and I just couldn’t resist.”
Read the review here.
OSM! and the WORD collaborate on projects and stuff.



Richard Prince’s Journal-isms: Aretha

August 18, 2018

What Aretha’s Example Can Teach Writers


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Call for Submissions

By Gregg W. Morris, August 17, 2019
Submissions open August 20 for feature and short films; episodic and online storytelling; virtual, immersive, and augmented reality; as well as branded entertainment.
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Line Up for the 56th New York Film Festival Convergence Section, October 11 to 14, 2018

By Gregg W. Morris, August 17, 2019
“It’s our hope to expose our audiences to compelling stories … that will both capture their imaginations and make them think,” says 56th New York Film Festival programmer Matt Bolish. “The addition of our ‘Arcade’ gives attendees the chance to really dig in, explore, and interact with the work, each other, and the storytellers shaping this exciting form.”

Rone. Picture courtesy NYFF56

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WE THE ANIMALS Film Review

By Gregg W. Morris, August 16, 2019

Jonah rendering. Pictures courtesy of The Orchard.

Rapturous filmmaking about young brothers growing up in the chaos of a working class, quintessentially dysfunctional American family in rural upstate New York, their story told through the eyes of the youngest who retreats from the family chaos as much as he can by rendering the family reality in an illustrated graphic memoir.
Opens tomorrow, October 17.
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Projections, the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Annual Showcase of Innovative and Experimental Work

By Gregg W. Morris, August 13, 2019

Featuring 36 short and feature films, with four world premieres, nine North American premieres, and 14 U.S. premieres. Among the highlights are Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt’s Diamantino, Projections Opening Night film and winner of the top prize at Cannes Critics Week this year; the North American premiere of Roi Soleil by Albert Serra (The Death of Louis XIV, NYFF54); and the fifth NYFF appearance from Tsai Ming-liang, who returns for the first time since 2013 with Your Face.
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