Freeheld stumbles over too many hurdles to recommend it. The film’s heart is in the right place, but its focus is not.
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Sheila writes: Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks died on August 30 at the age of 82. The obituary in the New York Times gives an overview of this man's extraordinary career and contributions. The site Open Culture has a small post about Oliver Sacks' final Tweet which was a link to a video of a flash mob orchestra gathering to play Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" in a large public square. Sacks' Tweet read: "A beautiful way to perform one of the world's great musical treasures." His curiosity and appreciation of life in all its variety remained intact until the very end. Here is the video of that flash mob which is, indeed, "beautiful."
An interview with Stanley Nelson, the director of The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution.
A preview of the 2015 Black Harvest Film Festival.
The table of contents for RogerEbert.com's complete coverage of AFI Docs 2015.
A report on the Stanley Nelson tribute, "Prophet's Prey" and "Hot Type: 150 Years of The Nation" at AFI Docs 2015.
An introduction to coverage of the 2015 AFI Docs Film Festival.
A look at the Kickstarter campaign for "The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution."
Posting 27,000 times to one online forum; Reflections of synthetic skin; Norman Lear on the neglected mission of PBS; The assistant economy; Kristen Stewart on the industry of celebrity.