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Julian Assange Film 'Risk' Offers an inside Look at Wikileaks

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REPORTING FROM CANNES, France -- New administrations can mean a change in fortunes for controversial figures. But a Hillary Clinton presidency will not improve the status of Julian Assange, say those aligned with the Wikileaks founder, who remains in Ecuador's London embassy pending a Swedish extradition request. In fact, they argue, it could w... more

At the Military Film Festival, Veterans Are the Target Audience

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Master Sgt. Juan Valdez was the last Marine to climb off the roof at the U.S. Embassy and into a helicopter that skirted the horizon as North Vietnamese fighters surged toward Saigon. The images from that day in 1975 were visceral and cinematic, marking America's defeat and the unsettled legacy of the Vietnam veteran. Documentaries and feature ... more

Military Vets Move from Battlefield to Zombie Apocalypse in 'Range 15'

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The latest zombie apocalypse movie comes from an unusual source — military veterans with little to no filmmaking experience. But the official trailer for “Range 15” is already approaching 5 million views on Facebook, a month ahead of the military comedy’s release. Social media and crowdsourcing have helped the film’s creators tap into a loyal a... more

Vet Filmmaker Oliver Stone to Get Top Award at Film Festival

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FilNANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — Three-time Academy Award-winning director, screenwriter and producer Oliver Stone, whose movies on often controversial historical topics have had widespread cultural impact, has been named recipient of the top award at this year's Nantucket Film Festival. Stone is scheduled to receive the Screenwriters Tribute Award a... more

Films Play Special Role in Remembering Holocaust

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust museum has kicked off its annual remembrance ceremonies with a special screening of the Oscar-winning film "Son of Saul," acknowledging the unique role movies play in maintaining the memory of the Holocaust. The Hungarian film, which tells the story of a Jewish Nazi death camp inmate who obsessivel... more

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