Movies

Steve Jobs film captivates audience, villainizes founder

October 30, 2015

The Danny Boyle film leaves viewers mesmerized and speculative regarding the complex and fascinating life of Steve Jobs.  Vicious, egotistical, and manipulative, yet brilliant, ambitious, and visionary, Steve Jobs was a complicated man. Directed by Danny Boyle and starring Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, and Jeff Daniels, Steve Jobs looks at the life of […]

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‘Bridge of Spies’ leaves audience disappointed

October 21, 2015

With grand cinematographic flare and epic orchestral music, Director Steven Spielberg returns to the screen with a Cold War film. Starring Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan, and Alan Alda, Bridge of Spies tells the true story of insurance lawyer James B. Donovan (Hanks) as he is given the task of making a defense case […]

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GPFF: ‘Autism in Love’

October 20, 2015

L. O. V. E . When one combines these letters we create the term love. This emotion is expressed and embedded into our brains since the day we take our first breath. When falling in love, social interaction and communication are crucial in order to keep the romantic connection alive and growing, but what if […]

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GPFF: ‘Alumbrones’

October 20, 2015

“I hope that one day Cuban Art will be as recognized as rum and coffee,” stated Sandra Dooley, one of the many artists who appeared in Alumbrones. Bruce Donelly does a beautiful job of exploring the streets of Cuba and focusing on the rich artistic culture embedded within the island. I, like many others, was […]

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GPFF: ‘Containment’

October 20, 2015

How can we predict our world 10,000 years from now? How can we protect our planet and ourselves in 10,000 years? Directors Peter Galison and Robb Moss ask us these disheartening questions as they explore the consequences of our reckless behavior during the last fifty years in the film Containment. In a dark, uneasy tone […]

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GPFF: ‘Alumbrones’

October 20, 2015

Through decades of economic depression, dwindling resources, and constant blackouts, the citizens of Cuba have adapted and reshaped their lives into that of strategic living, grateful charisma, and genuine love for their country. Alumbrones, a documentary directed by Bruce Donnelly in 2014, depicts the hardships of Cuba’s past and present through the eyes of local […]

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GPFF: ‘Inside Peace’

October 20, 2015

I’ve never truly thought about the lives of inmates in prisons and jails. I entered this film with low expectations, as I was unsure of what the message would be. I left this film feeling deeply moved and encouraged that some day all prisoners will experience inner peace and change their lives. Inside Peace (2015) […]

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GPFF: ‘In Our Son’s Name’

October 20, 2015

In Our Son’s Name, a documentary film directed by Gayla Jamison, follows the story of how the Rodríguez family deals with the loss of their son in the 9/11 tragedy. Yet, how they viewed and handled this incident was very different compared to the popular point of view of the situation. During this time period, […]

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GPFF: ‘The Armor of Light’

October 20, 2015

In recent years, Florida has been the center of many Stand Your Ground cases and a hotbed for debate on gun ownership. The Armor of Light (Dir: Abigail Disney, 2015) is a film that deals with this topic and the pro-life movement from the perspective of a minister and a mother. Prior to seeing the […]

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GPFF: ‘The White House Overture’

October 20, 2015

At first glance, The White House Overture (2014), a thirty-five minute documentary about a local Orlando concert venue, seems like a strange selection for the Global Peace Film Festival. The premise of the film is simple: Benoit Glazer, a Cirque du Soleil composer, arranger, and trumpet player opens his house to the public for free […]

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