DEMOCRACY -- "If you can keep it." Accountability needed for Jan. 6 insurrection. U.S. Select House Committee on January 6th Hearings will continue in the fall.
QUESTION: Why does gaining the release of a basketball star erroneously held and a former U.S. Marine accused of being a spy seem to take precedence over the release of a teacher, Marc Fogel, wrongfully being held by Russia, appearing to be ignored? Is life fair?
Read Washington Post link about teacher Marc Fogel HERE.
Read Reuter's link about "Americans Held Captive Abroad" HERE.
MOVIES STARRING 'SEASONED' ACTORS
Movies with story lines featuring older characters are few. When I was viewing Amanpour & Co. on PBS (Thursday 7/28, Season 5, Episode 20) HERE. I was surprised to see a couple of actually older actors being interviewed promoting their new movie. These two critically acclaimed actors have appeared in numerous movies but primarily as character actors though never together before. Now, here were a couple of older actors in a movie about older people.
Dale Dickey, link HERE, award winner, has played mostly hard tough women in theatre, television, movies including "Winter's Bone", "No Exit".
Wes Studi, link HERE, producer, musician, actor, Oscar winner, is a Native American Cherokee Indian. He has frequently been cast in western movies including "Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee", "Dances With Wolves".
These talented actors have been cast as the romantic leads in this rare film about a "seasoned" (of a certain age) man and woman meeting again for the first time since their young school age years. The backdrop of open western skies above rugged Colorado mountains, lakes, solitude offers spectacular scenery as seen based on the film preview.
I have not seen the movie but this Independent Film's reviews are positive from the New York Times to Rotten Tomatoes 5 star rating. The Curvy Film Critic's review there expresses a point of view with which I agree: "It was more than wonderful to witness Dale Dickey and Wes Studi as romantic leads while screaming to Hollywood zeitgeist of green lighting gremlins that audiences need more stories with folks that look like a regular old people..."
A LOVE SONG /Official Trailer/Bleecker Street
"THE DUKE", another movie with a couple of "old people" I have yet to view but look forward to seeing is based on a true story of a "humane thief" in what has been described as a "dramedy". The movie stars, favorites of mine, Helen Mirren and Jim Broadbent. Broadbent's character says: "Will return painting if provide more help for elderly."
THE DUKE (2022) OFFICIAL TRAILER [HD]