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War drives thousands of Afghan refugees from Ukraine

Three weeks ago Haseeb Noori became a refugee – for the second time. The 45-year-old Afghan lawyer was living with his wife and five children in a makeshift refugee camp near the Ukraine-Slovakia border when Russian bombs started falling. “My kids freaked out and we decided to leave and head …

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Yuriko, keeper of Martha Graham’s flame, dies at 102

During World War II, she, along with many other people of Japanese ancestry, was held in a federal internment camp. While at Gila River Relocation Camp on the Pima Indian Reservation in the Arizona desert, she was granted permission to run a dance school. When she was released in 1943, …

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Review of ‘Great Freedom’: A homosexual perseveres in post-war Germany

A film that both cherishes the lifespan of a lit match and respects the patience it takes to endure a prison sentence, “Great Freedom” makes an exquisite case of the impossibility of caging the heart, even when love itself is criminalized. The countdown to a drama by Austrian filmmaker Sebastian …

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The Seattle Asian American Film Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary

by Amanda Ong This year, the Seattle Asian American Film Festival (SAAFF) celebrates its 10th anniversary with virtual features as well as in-person screenings at the Stonehouse Café and the Northwest Film Forum. For its second year online, SAAFF will offer more than 100 short and feature films, documentaries, animated …

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Movie studios are abandoning Russia, far from the way they handled Nazi Germany

Entertainment giant Disney has announced that due to the “tragic humanitarian crisis” in Ukraine, it will “suspend” its planned Russian release of the upcoming Pixar animated feature “Turning Red”. Hours after Disney’s announcement, Warner Bros. said he was “suspending” his Russian premiere of “The Batman” in response to “the humanitarian …

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‘Sir. Review of Bachmann and his class: learning from the best

The students in Dieter Bachmann’s class are sometimes bored. They’re in sixth grade, so that’s to be expected, though there’s a good chance these teenagers, watched by the filmmaker Maria Speth during the 2016-17 school year, are less bored than most of their peers, thanks to their energetic and unconventional …

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German Artist Brings ‘Love/Hate’ Sculpture to DC

The Farragut Square artwork is temporary and will move to Austin, Texas in March. WASHINGTON — Public art is meant to inspire us and make us question ourselves and others. Stimulating conversation about reflections on society is the sentiment artists aspire to generate, and the relatively new addition to DC’s …

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“Hell Hath No Fury” as a World War II ambush; exclusive interview with director Jesse V. Johnson

Hell has no fury attach. Hell has no fury comes at you like a freight train with action, mystery, intrigue and realistic portrayals of those who lived through World War II. Jesse V. Johnson’s direction is sharp, crisp and focused, making for an interesting adventure to pursue with him in …

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There are the best German films ever made

Think about characteristics of a great movie. What made it stand out in your mind? Is it the plot, the dialogues, the story, the special effects, the decor or the actors? For many movies, it’s a combination of several things that creates memorable and iconic cinema. Quality is universal. Yet, …

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Survey: Some 1,500 statues and streets pay tribute to Nazis around the world, including in Germany and the United States

This story was originally published on January 27 by The Front. Register here to get the latest stories from the front delivered to you every morning. Germany, long seen as an international model for acknowledging its Holocaust history, nevertheless currently has at least 162 streets and schools named after Nazis …

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‘The Pilot’ uses a real Soviet plane to bring an untold story of World War II to the screen

“The Pilot” is a Russian action thriller based on the true story of Aleksey Maresyev, a World War II pilot whose plane was shot down over the German-occupied Novgorod region. The film follows Maresyev as he tries to fight off cold, wild animals and Nazis as he tries to get …

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The Cold Case team sheds new light on the betrayal of Anne Frank | Entertainment

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A cold case team that combed through evidence for five years in an effort to unravel one of the lingering mysteries of World War II has reached what it calls the “most likely scenario.” of who betrayed Jewish teenage columnist Anne Frank and her family. Their answer, …

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In the shadow of a pandemic, the Danish queen celebrates 50 years on the throne | Entertainment News

By JAN M. OLSEN, Associated Press COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark’s 81-year-old Queen Margrethe has so far escaped COVID-19 and is fully vaccinated. But the pandemic is once again spoiling an important holiday for the popular monarch. In 2020, he killed public celebrations for his 80th birthday. Now two days …

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Mark Ruffalo, Hugh Laurie Join Netflix’s WWII Thriller ‘All the Light We Can’t See’

Hollywood actors Mark Ruffalo and Hugh Laurie have joined the cast of an upcoming Netflix thriller set in the midst of World War II, “All the Light We Can’t See”. As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, “All the Light We Cannot See” follows Marie-Laure as she crosses paths with Werner, …

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Montana Land War Pilot Commemorated in French Film | Montana News

By HEIDI DESCH, Whitefish Pilot WHITE FISH, Mont. (AP) – Air Force pilot Norbert Herriges was on a mission over Pourrières, France on August 12, 1944, when he was shot down by a German fighter pilot. Herriges managed to get out of his Thunderbolt, but his parachute did not open …

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It’s a Wonderful Life & 8 More Christmas Movies Streaming For Free On Plex Right Now

In the past, CinemaBlend has partnered with Plex to talk about the free streaming service’s offerings, from romantic movies to Oscar nominated movies, and pretty much everything and everything in between. In honor of the holiday season, we’ve teamed up with the platform again, but this time to talk about …

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Hot Properties November 2021 | Projections

Programming profile Hot Properties Playlist for November 2021 03-11-2021 As the nights get longer, C21’s Hot Properties Playlist for November has loads of diverse content for everyone to enjoy this winter. The crime drama juggernaut moves forward with no sign of stopping, though this month’s list has a few variations …

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Thirty films that expand the art of musical comedy

Cinema musicals are back in vogue. This year’s biggest releases so far include Jon M. Chu’s film from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “In the Heights,” Leos Carax’s “Annette” and an adaptation of the recent Broadway hit “Dear Evan Hansen. “. Still to come is another production from Miranda, “Tick, Tick.” . . …

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10 great Italian movies and how to watch them

It sounds like a cliché some freshman film school students would use, but Italian cinema is where it is. The style, subject and general atmosphere of classic Italian films like 8 ½, Italian wedding, and Once upon a Time in the West is something that many have attempted to replicate …

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“I’m Your Man” bet on the release of the platform, a strong word of mouth for the German international. entry to the Oscars; ‘Man In The Field’ Highlights Artist Jim Denevan – Specialty Sneak Peek

Bleecker Street I am your man opens on 12 screens in seven markets, expanding to 15 more next week in a rare platform release that builds strong word of mouth for the well-rated 94% Certified Fresh film which is the entry to the ‘Germany for the International Feature Films Race …

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Bhimtal’s Best Kept Secret – The New Indian Express

Express news service Much like the fictional Von Trap family, the Czech-born Smetacek family, with a brood of six children, create their own music sound in the hills of Uttarakhand where they run a host family called The Retreat. What do Jim Corbett, Indira Gandhi, Shekhar Kapur, Supreme Court lawyers, …

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Things to do: concerts, movies and more

Hair ball, 6 p.m. Saturday July 3, Bayfront Festival Park. Tickets: $ 25 plus fees. Go to ticketmaster.com. Rejoin Colonel Theodore Roosevelt and General George S. Patton Sunday July 4 to Richard I. Bong Veterans Historic Center, 305 Harbor View Parkway, Superior. Meet these two great figures in American history. …

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On this History Day – June 22 – Almanac

Today is Tuesday, June 22, the 173rd day of 2021 with 192 to follow. The moon is growing. The morning stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, and Uranus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Saturn and Venus. People born on this date are under the sign of Cancer. They include …

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