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This Week in The Hollywood Progressive: 21 November

LA Progressive articles by Ed Rampell, Bill Meyer, Rev. Irene Monroe, Michael Sigman, and Ron Brileya

Love, Revolution, Lula: Films from Latin America. Two new films from Latin America dramatize the progressive histories of Cuba and Brazil: one an allegory, the other a biopic of a charismatic leader. --Bill Meyer

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Wild About Harry. To paraphrase Hamlet: There are surely more things Harry in Hogwarts, heaven and earth to come than are dreamt of in our philosophy. --Ed Rampell

Cesar’s Salad days and Teatro Campesino. The most interesting thing bout Blanco’s one man show is its depiction of Luis Valdez’s Teatro Campesino, a theater in the fields, the cultural arm of the United Farm Workers. --Ed Rampell

Maestro: A Not So Nice Jewish Boy. What haunts Bernstein most is his self-perceived failure to live up to the expectations of himself and others that he would compose an immortal classical masterpiece. The tortured maestro flagellates himself over the gap he believes exists in his otherwise admirable, transcendent oeuvre. --Ed Rampell

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