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11/13/2016

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I've got one nearly finished. Count me in.

I've started one that I'd like to finish.

AMDG

While we are at it, and since Maclin seems to have all he needs, he has said he will do a saint in December and I could use a couple more.

AMDG

Oh yeah, Craig, I'd forgotten you had another in the works. Couldn't remember about you, Janet.

Do y'all have more than one film festival or has it really been a year since the last time you went to one?

AMDG

Yes, it's really been a year. There's only the one.

I would have said 4 months at the most. I should have known because when you wrote about it last year, I had just missed ours, and I just missed ours again.

AMDG

Off topic, but I'd like to recommend the HBO miniseries Show Me a Hero, with Oscar Isaac and Winona Ryder. It was made by the same people who did The Wire, and is directed by Paul Haggis, who directed Crash.

It's based on the true story of the attempt to get low-income housing built in Yonkers, NY, in the late 80's, and focuses on one particular politician, councilman/mayor Nick Wasicsko. Interspersed with the political story are the stories of several families who are trying to get out of the "projects" and into the safer Yonkers housing.

You wouldn't necessarily think that such a story would be all that interesting, but it really is (the politics are fascinating) and Isaac is excellent in the lead. The language is rough, as would be expected, but violence and sexual content are minimal. It consists of six one-hour episodes.

if it's the one you mean, Janet, my comment is above!

It's available on dvd from Netflix.

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