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Southern Idaho might seem like an odd place for something like the Treefort Music Fest, which just concluded its sixth year, to thrive. The state capital, Boise, is the 99th largest city in America and is an oasis of liberal sentiment in Idaho, sorta: Clinton lost to Trump 39% to 47% in Ada County, of which Boise is the county seat—a smaller margin than almost anywhere else in the state. The heart of Lincoln’s...
Like any other Sundance, you can’t throw a stone in Park City this year without hitting someone who lives in Brooklyn. But it is not just on the overrun resort town’s streets that Kings County is all up in your grill. Brooklyn always seems to be overrepresented on Sundance’s screens, but never as much as this year, when two different films at Sundance are named after Brooklyn neighborhoods alone. I haven’t seen Cary Murnion’s...
Chi-Raq Directed by Spike Lee Opens December 4 Striking out from Da Republic of Brooklyn, Spike sets his sights on the gang-ridden South Side of Chicago in Chi-Raq, the single most profoundly preposterous picture of his storied career. Loaded with more sanctimony and half-baked ideas than any current Republican presidential campaign, it's the recently lifetime achievement Oscar-ordained director’s third consecutive movie based on pre-existing material. Lee retells the story of Aristophanes's Athenean comedy Lysistrata, in which the...
Straight Outta Compton Directed by F. Gary Gray Opens August 14 Who woulda thunk, N.W.A. is now more respectable than Bill Cosby! And O.J. Simpson! And Hulk Hogan! And disgraced 80s celebrity X,Y or Z, take your pick! That’s just one possible set of takeaways from F. Gary Gray’s oddly satisfying, assuredly postmodern Straight Outta Compton, but perhaps not the most salient; this film contains multitudes, kids. The poster for this two-and-a-half-hour birth-of-gangsta-rap flick features the names not...

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