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In Your Picks on November 29, 2008 at 3:28 am

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When Charles Chaplin was forced to leave the USA in 1952, he found harbor in Switzerland and settled in a small village on Lake Geneva where he lived with his family until the end of his life in 1977.  In his autobiography, written from his new home, he calls these the happiest years.  In this film, the audience is invited to gain rare insight into his family-life and his love for the circus.  Chaplin’s children Geraldine, Michael and Eugene talk about their father and many friends, colleagues and contemporaries share their very intimate memories as well as highly entertaining anecdotes with the viewer.  This documentary focuses for the first time on his later films and projects and gives evidence of Chaplin’s prolific years as a musical composer of 500 pieces of music. In this homage, Chaplin’s life will be illustrated by newly found unique footage from private archives.

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DEADLY PASSION: TRAGEDY IN KATMAI investigates the fatal bear maulings of bear activist Timothy Treadwell and his companion Annie Huguenard that occurred in October 2003 in Katmai National Park, Alaska. This story unfolded in newspapers and magazines across the globe, reporting Treadwell’s passion for bears, delving into details of Treadwell’s life and outlining the personal cause that ultimately led to his death. However, the details of the story are a source of ongoing controversy and spans issues of bear-human relations that are far greater than the incident itself. DEADLY PASSION examines this tragic event within this context.

Posted 09/13/08 by robbie

I liked this docu/film. It revealed components that up this man Timothy Treadwell. Someone who let his feelings guide him into a very dangerous world. A world where he shouldn’t have lasted a single season. He was onto something. It’s a sad waste to loose Timothy Treadwell and the bears he loved so much. Its so ironic.

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Whitwell Middle School in rural Tennessee is the setting for this documentary about an extraordinary experiment in Holocaust education. Struggling to grasp the concept of six-million Holocaust victims, the students decide to collect six-million paper clips to better understand the extent of this crime against humanity. The film details how the students met Holocaust survivors from around the world and how the experience transformed them and their community.

Posted 11/28/08 by Jigar Patel

This film is more than just a film. It may just awake a part of you that will feel someone else’s pain just like your own. Must watch it…! I will never forget Paper Clips.

Posted 11/25/08 by Joey

With enough love, something as small as a paper clip can change the world. Great Film!