Gillo Pontecorvo
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Revolution in the Mirror: Life Imitates Art in the Middle East and North Africa
7 Apr 2011 // 5:00 PM

Mass uprisings were sweeping the Middle East and North Africa just as Sergei Eisenstein’s 86-year-old agit-prop masterwork, Battleship Potemkin, commenced a multi-city US tour.

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Really Rocking the Casbah: 'The Battle of Algiers'
18 Aug 2011 // 5:00 PM

You might know that director Gillo Pontecorvo drew inspiration for this film from Franz Fanon's The Wretched of the Earth. But did you know that Paul Newman was considered for the lead role?

This Highly Divisive Film Alternates Between Powerful Realism and Sanitized Melodrama
6 May 2010 // 4:59 PM

The idea of a “sort of” Holocaust depiction is ridiculous – indeed, it is offensive. Yet how graphic does it have to be in order to overcome this problem?

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

// Notes from the Road

"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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