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The Uru-eu-wau-wau are an extremely small Indigenous tribe (population about 180) in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil. Not contacted by "civilized" folks until the 1980s, they continue to live their li…
Two French volcanologists meet and fall in love in the late 60s, have an explosive and volcanic relationship, both with each other and with the volcanos that they love, and they die together at the er…
Growing up in the 70s and 80s, I inherently knew who Julia Child was. "I'm Julia Child!" I could warble in my best imitation, just knowing her as the jovial host of cooking shows on PBS. She was right…
The Alpinist introduces us to Marc-André Leclerc, a goofy young man in his 20s who seemingly came out of nowhere to wow the climbing world with his solo ascents of some of the Americas' most challengi…
When Anthony Bourdain died a couple years ago by suicide, I was one of the few people I knew that didn't have a visceral reaction to the news. I knew who he was, of course, in sort of a pop culture wa…
My knowledge of the band Sparks started with the new wave hits “Angst in My Pants” and “Eaten by the Monster of Love” (featured in the 1982 film Valley Girl), and ended with the pop confection “Cool P…
Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It spans the multi-talented actress/singer/dancer's illustrious and still thriving career as an EGOT icon, from the well-known public persona to the shoc…
SYNOPSIS: With Some Kind of Heaven, first-time feature director Lance Oppenheim cracks the manicured facade of The Villages, America’s largest retirement community – a massive, self-contained utopia l…
Once upon a time, a group of extraordinarily talented young musicians married traditional Irish music with a punk rock attitude helping to revitalize a wounded Ireland’s international popularity in th…
It is not very often that I have felt a full-body shudder of horror from watching something on screen. But early in the documentary Collective, about the investigation and cover up following the death…
The cinematic portrayal of an antiquarian bookseller is usually of a gray-haired old guy in a tweed jacket who grumbles whenever he is disturbed by a customer. The bookstore is musty and dim, and you …

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When "gay cancer" started spreading in the early 1980s, so little was known about it, that it was not only terrifying to the gay community that it seemed to be exclusively targeting, but it was terrif…