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Movie: Paris Is Burning

“Gay people -Men- gather together under one roof and decide to have a competition amongst themselves: BALLS. This movie is about the ball circuit, and the gay people that’s involved in it, and how each person’s life brought them to this circuit.” Filmed over seven years, Paris Is Burning is Jennie Livingston’s legendary documentary about gay ball culture in New York City in the 1980s.
posted by Going To Maine on Apr 17, 2018 - 10 comments

Movie: I, Daniel Blake

After having suffered a heart-attack, a 59-year-old carpenter must fight the bureaucratic forces of the system in order to receive Employment and Support Allowance. The newest from critically acclaimed director Ken Loach.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 13, 2017 - 3 comments

Movie: Hell or High Water

Two brothers (Chris Pine, Ben Foster) rob small-town banks in Texas. Two Rangers (Jeff Bridges, Gil Birmingham) pursue them. [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Sep 14, 2016 - 12 comments

Movie: Hoop Dreams

Arthur Agee and Will Gates, two of Chicago's top high school basketball prospects, face pressure on and off the court in this iconic documentary about sports, family and race. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 9, 2015 - 2 comments

Podcast: NPR: Planet Money Podcast: #599: The Invisible Wall

Hernando de Soto wanted to figure out what was trapping people in poverty. "There's gotta be an invisible wall someplace," he thought. "Let's find the wall."
posted by radioamy on Jan 29, 2015 - 2 comments

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