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3 things about Kelly Richmond Pope’s ALL THE QUEEN’S HORSES

All the Queen’s Horses [2017] 1. She closed her eyes to listen to the click of the handcuffs. 2. “When the FBI tells you to keep quiet, you keep quiet.” 3. The majority of embezzlement cases are perpetrated by females.

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3 things about Steve James’ ABACUS: SMALL ENOUGH TO JAIL

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail [2017] 1. She tries in vain to get someone to listen to her point. 2. The blurred line between a gift and a loan. 3. Justice … with a $10 million legal bill.

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3 things about Maria Finitzo’s 5 GIRLS

5 Girls [2001] 1. After getting a hug from the boy she tells her friends, “This jacket will never be washed.” 2. From the balcony they look down onto the dancefloor, silently, bored. 3. “I wish I hadn’t been so … Continue reading

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3 things about Steve James’ LIFE ITSELF

Life Itself [2014] 1. Seeing the same theater, onscreen, that I’m sitting in as I watch the movie. 2. “They were a pair of Siamese twins joined at the rear end.” 3. A reprieve, courtesy Leonard Cohen.

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3 things about Kartemquin Films’ GOLUB: LATE WORKS ARE THE CATASTROPHES

Golub: Late Works Are the Catastrophes [2004] 1. $20 worth of guns from the toy store on Bleeker Street. “Get a receipt.” 2. We can disappear you. 3. “You’re at the end of the rope. It’s a long rope. But … Continue reading

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3 things about Kartemquin Films’ HOME FOR LIFE

Home for Life [1967] 1. For Vegas Night, the head of physical therapy runs a blackjack table. 2. “My future is behind me.” 3. She chews nuts using her gums; she has no teeth left.

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3 things about Steve James’ and Alex Kotlowitz’s THE INTERRUPTERS

The Interrupters [2011] 1. The anti-violence procession takes place on a street with many boarded-up buildings. A scuffle breaks out. 2. His mother says, “You need to get your hair cut.” “I’m getting dreads,” he replies. She looks down, shakes … Continue reading

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