Movie Diary 2/6/2017

Ramona (Edwin Carewe, 1928). A Silent Movie Monday event at the Paramount, with a splendidly-restored print courtesy the Library of Congress. Dolores del Rio stars in a movie that manages to be sympathetic to the Native American (a depiction of a massacre against an Indian village is harrowing) and also embody a message about forgetting all that and moving on. Fascinating.

Neruda (Pablo Larrain, 2016). Plays like  fantasia about a detective (Gael Garcia Bernal) chasing the famous poet in the aftermath of WWII. An inventive approach to whatever the movie is actually about, which I have to think about some more. (full review 2/10)

Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America (Matthew Ornstein, 2016). A decidedly offbeat documentary about a musician who makes it his business to befriend and convert Ku Klux Klan members, one racist at a time.


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