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Mass - processing a tragedy

Mass - processing a tragedy

Actor-turned-writer/director, Fran Kranz, tackles a tough subject in his feature film debut, "Mass." The emotional aftermath of a school shooting for family members left behind seems like an unusual plot for a film, but Kranz hits all the right notes in this understated but realistic portrayal of two couples struggling to come to terms with what happened at their sons' school six years previous.
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Dear Evan Hansen—No one is ever alone

Dear Evan Hansen—No one is ever alone

Based on the Tony-winning stage musical, this film version by director Stephen Chbosky, tells of the emotionally-gripping story about a teenage boy who struggles with mental illness and desperately wants to connect, to be liked, and to find hope. A unintentional lie blossoms out of control, for good and for ill. But through it all Evan realizes he's never really alone.
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Come From Away - human goodness will always win

Come From Away - human goodness will always win

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11, Apple TV+ brings to the screen the musical that pays tribute to the people of Gander, Newfoundland, who welcomed over 7,000 people, practically doubling their population, when planes were diverted from American airspace after the attacks of September 11, 2001. The musical, at the same time heartwarming, funny, and respectful, tells the stories of the best of humanity on a day when the worst was also in evidence.
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Black Widow - Family First

Black Widow - Family First

I'll add my voice to the many that say it's about time for a solo film for Black Widow, a.k.a. Natasha Romanoff, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Although "Black Widow's" story is not as gripping as it could have been, it deserves a place in the pantheon of female superhero movies, much like it's DC counterpart, "Wonder Woman."
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Summer of Soul (...Or when the revolution could not be televised) - reversing the "erasure"

Summer of Soul (...Or when the revolution could not be televised) - reversing the "erasure"

"Summer of Soul (…OR when the revolution could not be televised)," a documentary about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival that took place just 100 miles south of Woodstock in 1969, comes to Hulu on July 2nd. The film celebrates African American culture, music, history, and the ongoing quest for social justice and an end to racism.
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Of Animals and Men - Faith in Action

Of Animals and Men - Faith in Action

On June 22nd, for one night only, Fathom Events is showing "Of Animals and Men," a new documentary about the Zabinski family, directors of the Warsaw Zoo during World War II, who used the empty animal enclosures to hide Jews who had escaped the Warsaw Ghetto. Directed by Lukasz Czajka, the film captures the lives of these extraordinary people through amazing archival footage, and interviews with family members and survivors who benefited from the Zabinski's generosity and love.
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