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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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