As some of us still ponder the results of the presidential election of 2016, and view the approach of the 2020 election with trepidation, there is no more timely nor illuminating film than Amanda McBaine and Jesse Moss’ cinema verité documentary, BOY’S STATE.
Dawn Porter is a woman who keeps up with current events, but when she was on location in Mississippi for a documentary, she was shocked and disturbed to learn from the local paper that there was only one independent abortion provider in the entire state. Her reaction eventually became TRAPPED, a trenchant examination of how… Read More »
In which Paul Weitz and Lily Tomlin talk the continuum of comedy, reading too much into a name, and paying one’s own way. And a good time is had by all.
After her granddaughter, Sage (Julia Garner), has confided to her that she needs an abortion, Elle (Lily Tomlin) cuts right to the heart of the issue. Not the politics, mind you. Nor the question of how a modern teenager like Sage, someone with plenty of birth-control options, found herself in this position. Elle says the… Read More »