Archive for September, 2009

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lgbt films

September 30, 2009

This is the place for you to describe your responses to the 2009 LGBT films and join discussion with others about these films and issues.

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micheaux films

September 30, 2009

American Violet give us the opportunity to view an exciting new film.  Say what you thought about the movie.

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edward abbey documentary

September 22, 2009

What did you learn at the talk and documentary about Indiana County native, author, and environmentalist Edward Abbey?  Share some observations and thoughts.  Respond to others if you’d like.

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unmistaken child

September 7, 2009

Hi all.  This thread is for people to write about whatever movies they’ve watched on TV, dvd, at the theater, either recently or whenever.  You can respond to what others have written or talk about any movie you want to.  Students might enjoy this thread most.

Last Saturday, Sept. 5, I saw Unmistaken Child, at the Harris in downtown Pittsburgh.  It’s a documentary by Nadi Baratz, an Israeli filmmaker, about a Buddist monk who goes in search of the reincarnation of his master, who died at age 84.  He finds a 1 1/2 year old boy who seems to be the one and brings him to the monastery to be tested.  The boy, then about two, passes a test in which he finds about seven items that he owned in his previous life.  It’s absolutely amazing.  A beautiful movie about love, devotion, and spirituality.

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screenwriting

September 4, 2009

Jason,  What’s the topic or plot of your screenplay?  Would you be willing to share some of your work with English classes next semester?  Thanks,

Tom