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Friday, September 8, 2006

Politics in Toronto

Posted By on Fri, Sep 8, 2006 at 4:35 PM

I've blogged a bit about the Toronto Film Festival.  This year, there a slew of dramatic and documentary features on political topics.

"Bobby" about the events on the day of assassination of RFK.

"All the King's Men" the latest adaptation of Robert Penn Warren's novel

"The Last King of Scotland" with Forrest Whittaker as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin

"The Wind that Shakes the Barley," about political uprising in 1920's Ireland

"Catch a Fire" with Derek Luke and Tim Robbins about fighting apartheid in South Africa

Several documentaries to note:

"The U.S. vs. John Lennon" about the Nixon administration's surveillance of the former Beatles star,

"Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing" traces the problems the group faced after one of the trio said that she was ashamed that President Bush came from Texas

"This is England," about sinkheads skinheads in England in the 1980's, and

""Day Night Day Night," about a young woman's indoctrination as a suicide bomber.

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