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Mighty Movie Podcast: Steve James and Alex Kotlowitz on The Interrupters

Dan Persons | Posted 10.25.2011 | Home
Dan Persons

In the new documentary The Interrupters, director Steve James and producer Alex Kotlowitz follow several members of CeaseFire as they attempt to defuse conflicts before they occur.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Djo Tunda Wa Munga on Viva Riva!

Dan Persons | Posted 08.10.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Viva Riva! is the first film out of the Congo to get U.S. distribution, and director Djo Tunda Wa Munga has made it a hell of an introduction.

Post-Modern Jurisprudence, Or What I Learned At Traffic Court

Tom Gerety | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tom Gerety

The policeman nodded good afternoon to me. The judge handed a pink sheet to his wife, who seemed to know exactly what we were all doing, namely, I thought -- putting one over on the universe and its notions of justice.

Mighty Movie Podcast Interviews: The Time that Remains and If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

How about a little international perspective? We've got interviews with two directors whose latest films deliver gripping, cinematically daring glimpses into worlds rarely examined from our side.

Mighty Movie Podcast Special: Jeffrey Tambor and Thane Rosenbaum on ...And Justice for All

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

When you're offered the opportunity to talk with Jeffrey Tambor -- a.k.a Hank Kingsley, a.k.a. George Bluth Sr, a.k.a. Sid Garner for those who really...

Mighty Movie Podcast: David Michod on Animal Kingdom

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Finally, the family film we've been waiting for this summer. Okay, that's an obvious joke, sorry. Animal Kingdom is about a family, but one that, if ...

Liberation's Forge: Kate Davis & David Heilbroner on Stonewall Uprising

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Davis and Heilbroner rally some great eyewitness interviews and manage to put the story in context with considerable footage from news shows and "educational" films.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Juan Jose Campanella on 2010 Foreign Language Oscar Winner The Secret in Their Eyes

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Seems to be some confusion about the title of this. For the record, according to the front page of the production notes, it's The Secret in Their Eyes...

And Justice for All: Enforcing Human Rights for the World's Poor

Gary Haugen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gary Haugen

Without functioning public justice systems to deliver the protections of the law to the poor, the legal reforms of the modern human rights movement rarely improve the lives of those who need them most.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Family Crash: Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher on October Country

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

A tangent here, but stick with me: At the beginning of the animated film, My Neighbors the Yamatas, director Isao Takahata envisions the world of his ...

American Violet: A Powerful Movie about Race and the Drug War

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Without spoiling the ending, American Violet is an excellent movie, and tells the story in a moving and heart-wrenching fashion.