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click to enlarge Class of 1984  -  - Directed by Mark Lester  - Anchor Bay Entertainment   -  - Audiences must have laughed at what seemed like - improbably futuristic notions when this film was first - released in 1982. Metal detectors in schools? Warfare in - the hallways? What a difference 25 years makes. - Class is a scarily prophetic film. Liberal music - teacher Andy (Perry King) moves to the crime-infested - inner city, taking a job at the perpetually graffiti-covered - Lincoln High. Ten minutes after walking into the - building, he pisses off the school's ruling gang. After his - wife is brutalized, the film takes a Straw Dogs - turn, wherein Andy puts his pacifist leanings aside in - favor of extreme justice, which includes severance of - limbs, immolations and one of the most well-deserved - deaths ever captured on celluloid. This Class - most definitely is in session.  Louis Fowler
  • Class of 1984

    Directed by Mark Lester

    Anchor Bay Entertainment

    Audiences must have laughed at what seemed like improbably futuristic notions when this film was first released in 1982. Metal detectors in schools? Warfare in the hallways? What a difference 25 years makes. Class is a scarily prophetic film. Liberal music teacher Andy (Perry King) moves to the crime-infested inner city, taking a job at the perpetually graffiti-covered Lincoln High. Ten minutes after walking into the building, he pisses off the school's ruling gang. After his wife is brutalized, the film takes a Straw Dogs turn, wherein Andy puts his pacifist leanings aside in favor of extreme justice, which includes severance of limbs, immolations and one of the most well-deserved deaths ever captured on celluloid. This Class most definitely is in session. Louis Fowler

click to enlarge 24 Hours on Craigslist -  -  - Directed by Michael Ferris Gibson  - Heretic Films / Release: April 25 -  -  - For years, I knew of Craigslist, the popular online - classified, primarily for one thing: a quick, easy way to - score some hot, possibly illegal sex. And while that still - holds true, the documentary 24 Hours on - Craigslist aims to broaden that distinction by - following numerous individuals in their daily Craigslist - business, from an Ethel Merman drag queen looking to - front a classic rock band to a woman trying to sell eight - baby strollers. People look for love, sex, shelter and a - gross of women's army surplus pants, all by hilarious - means. From the mundane to the outright bizarre, - 24 Hours is a fascinating slice of life, putting - human faces to typically anonymous transactions. But - Craigslist still offers lots of sex. I just checked.  - Louis Fowler
  • 24 Hours on Craigslist

    Directed by Michael Ferris Gibson

    Heretic Films / Release: April 25

    For years, I knew of Craigslist, the popular online classified, primarily for one thing: a quick, easy way to score some hot, possibly illegal sex. And while that still holds true, the documentary 24 Hours on Craigslist aims to broaden that distinction by following numerous individuals in their daily Craigslist business, from an Ethel Merman drag queen looking to front a classic rock band to a woman trying to sell eight baby strollers. People look for love, sex, shelter and a gross of women's army surplus pants, all by hilarious means. From the mundane to the outright bizarre, 24 Hours is a fascinating slice of life, putting human faces to typically anonymous transactions. But Craigslist still offers lots of sex. I just checked. Louis Fowler

click to enlarge Voices in Wartime  -  - Directed by Rick King  - Cinema Libre Studio  -  - Voices in Wartime poignantly examines poetry - as a vehicle to capture the emotion and dark essence of - war. We hear the narratives of groundbreaking war - poets, from Homer to Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes to - Emily Dickinson, highlighting the imagery and common - themes of futility, dehumanization and senseless - destruction. The poets emerge as grounding points, - pulling the audience back to places of consciousness and - morality. For veterans, the act of constructing poetry - also proves to be a profoundly therapeutic endeavor. - Voices in Wartime is an important work that - brings words to life through artful text overlaid with war - imagery, excellent readings and insightful interviews. -  Matthew Schniper
  • Voices in Wartime

    Directed by Rick King

    Cinema Libre Studio

    Voices in Wartime poignantly examines poetry as a vehicle to capture the emotion and dark essence of war. We hear the narratives of groundbreaking war poets, from Homer to Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes to Emily Dickinson, highlighting the imagery and common themes of futility, dehumanization and senseless destruction. The poets emerge as grounding points, pulling the audience back to places of consciousness and morality. For veterans, the act of constructing poetry also proves to be a profoundly therapeutic endeavor. Voices in Wartime is an important work that brings words to life through artful text overlaid with war imagery, excellent readings and insightful interviews. Matthew Schniper

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