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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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Pied Piper of Blowing Bubbles Makes Kids Go Wild at Journal Square

By Gregg W. Morris, August 18, 2019
The kids never stood a chance!

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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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The Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy: Germaine Dulac, August 24-30

Princesse Mandane. Courtesy of DR, Cinémathèque française

By Gregg W. Morris, August 14, 2019
A survey of rarely screened films by a trailblazing feminist and socialist artist and thinker of the 1920s and ’30s. Dulac directed close to 30 fiction films in her lifetime, playing with narration, montage, and visual effects, and making the case, in both films and writing, for a “pure cinema” approach that took full advantage of the medium’s unique properties.
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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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THE HANGMAN Review Is in the Works

By Gregg W. Morris, August 12, 2019

The truth that supposedly can set us free can often be a Pandora’s Box. The reality of a father and mother trying to survive and protect their son from the vileness of South Africa’s apartheid – the lengths they are willing to go and sacrifice themselves – can be wrenching enough for some to want to flee the theater where they are watching the film. God, what a film!



WE THE ANIMALS Review Is in the Works

By Gregg W. Morris, August 12, 2019

Opening in theaters Friday, August 17, 2018
Directed by Jeremiah Zaga. 2018 Sundance Film Festival – Winner, Innovator Award. 90 Minutes. English. Film Press Notes snippet: “Young brothers Manny, Joel and Jonah tear their way through childhood and push against the volatile love of their parents.” Manny, Joel and Jonah grow into versions of their father.

Based on the acclaimed novel by Justin Torres.



Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press Reminds Journalists of Legal Assistance Hotline for Today’s White Supremacists Demonstrations in Charlottesville and D.C.


By Gregg W. Morris, August 11, 2019

Because of the planned demonstrations by white supremacists marking the one-year anniversary of the ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville that turned violent, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press reminds journalists that its Legal Defense Hotline is available seven days a week for journalists who need legal support.
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Hoping for a Press Pass?

By Gregg W. Morris, August 9, 2019



Main Slate Selections

By Gregg W. Morris, August 9, 2019

This year’s Main Slate showcases films from 22 different countries, including new titles from celebrated auteurs, extraordinary work from directors making their first NYFF bows, and captivating features that wowed audiences at international festivals. Five films in the festival were honored at Cannes, including Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Palme d’Or–winner Shoplifters; Jean-Luc Godard’s The Image Book, awarded a Special Palme d’Or; Cold War, which took home the Best Director prize for Paweł Pawlikowski; and Alice Rohrwacher’s Happy as Lazzaro and Jafar Panahi’s 3 Faces, which shared the Best Screenplay award.
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Former WORD Senior Editor Jonathan Mena at the New York Latino Film Festival

By Gregg W. Morris, August 9, 2018

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How Do the Police Police Themselves?

July 30, 2018

They pretty much don’t and the results can be catastrophic for the men and women in the streets – and their neighbors, neighborhoods, and communities.
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Richard Prince’s Journal-isms, July 27, 2018

‘It Starts a Dictatorship’


Rivals CNN’s Reliable Sources. Click here for column – Updated July 28.



Trump Administration Fails to Reunite Families, Congress Must Demand Answers

July 27, 2018
From Karely Hernandez, The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and Human Rights
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July 25, 2018

131 Groups Fighting to Remove 2020 Census Citizenship Question


By LaGloria Wheatfall, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights/The Leadership Conference Education Fund
The rainbow coalition filed “friend of the court” briefs opposing motions to dismiss two lawsuits challenging the inclusion of an unnecessary and intrusive citizenship question in the 2020 Census.
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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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