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NEWS BRIEFS

Breaking Bread Breaking Barriers, Feb. 26

Monthly dinner aims to build relationships between communities of color and police ...

Local Group Researches African American Ancestry

This Genealogical Forum of Oregon special interest group holds monthly meetings ...

Last Day to Apply for Affordable Housing is Feb. 22

Longtime and displaced residents of N/NE Portland receive preference for new housing, apply before midnight Thursday ...

NAACP Announces Key Partnerships

Voter mobilization for 2018 midterm elections takes precedence among issues uniting groups ...

Winter Donations Needed, Warming Centers Open Through Thursday

Locals encouraged to check on neighbors, winter gear needed ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Painting President Obama's Portrait Was Life-Changing

Artist Kehinde Wiley represented the president's life using color, composition and flowers ...

Raising Emotionally Competent Children

Lynnette Monroe on how her grandparents taught her to love herself ...

Black Dollars Matter: The Sales Impact of Black Consumers

Black consumers are spending jumi.2 trillion annually and are demanding that brands speak to them in ways that resonate...

Guest Opinion: Skipper Osborne’s Testimony on HB 4005

In testimony to legislature, Osborne says bill could decrease access to important therapies ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

Kam Williams Special to The Skanner News

BIG BUDGET FILMS

The Internship (PG-13 for profanity, sexuality, partying and crude humor) Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson co-star in this buddy comedy as a couple of downsized salesmen desperate to reinvent themselves in the Digital Age who find themselves competing against some tech-savvy, young geeks for jobs at Google. With John Goodman, Rose Byrne and Max Minghella.

The Purge (R for profanity and disturbing violence) Futuristic sci-fi thriller set in the U.S. where all criminal activity, including murder, is legal for one day a year. Plot revolves around a man's (Ethan Hawke) attempt to protect his family from harm when an intruder breaks into their well-fortified gated community during the period of state-sanctioned slaughter. With Lena Headey, Adelaide Kane and Max Burkholder.


INDEPENDENT & FOREIGN FILMS

Dirty Wars (Unrated) Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill narrates this expose uncovering the hidden truth behind America's neverending covert War on Terror being conducted all over the world by a secret army that supposedly doesn't exist. Includes commentary by Matthew Hoh, Andrew Exum and Abdul Ghafoor.

Evocateur: The Morton Downey, Jr. Movie (R for profanity and nudity) Raucous documentary highlighting the exploits of the late, TV talk show host who cultivated legions of loyal fans with a confrontational, in-your-face style of interviewing his controversial guests. Featuring appearances by Glenn Beck, Hermain Cain, Pat Buchanan, Gloria Allred and Alan Dershowitz.

Hey Bartender

Hey Bartender (Unrated) B ifurcated documentary featuring portraits of a wounded ex-Marine and a jaded white-collar worker trying to make it in a new career serving wine and spirits at an upscale Manhattan establishment.

Much Ado about Nothing (PG-13 for sexuality and drug use) Screen adaptation of Shakespeare's classic, battle-of-the-sexes comedy about two couples, one (Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof), at war, the other (Fran Kranz and Jillian Morgese), in love. Support cast includes Emma Bates, Reed Diamond and Spencer Treat Clark.

Rapture-Palooza

Rapture-Palooza (R for profanity, drug use and crude sexuality) Post-apocalyptic horror comedy about a suburban Seattle couple (Anna Kendrick and John Francis Daley) left to deal with plagues and an amorous Anti-Christ (Craig Robinson) after billions of other souls ascend to Heaven during the Rapture. Ensemble includes Ken Jeong, Rob Corddry, Ana Gasteyer, Thomas Lennon and Rob Huebel.

Syrup (R for profanity, sexual references and brief drug use) Screen adaptation of Max Barry's dark novel of the same name about a slacker (Shiloh Fernandez) who has to trust a cutthroat marketing executive (Amber Heard) if his million-dollar idea is to have any hope of succeeding. With Brittany Snow, Kellan Lutz and Rachel Dratch.

Tiger Eyes (PG-13 for a violent incident, mature themes and underage alcohol consumption) Coming-of-age drama based on the Judy Blume best-seller about a grieving teenager (Willa Holland) trying to cope with the murder of her father who finds a shoulder to cry on in the Native-American (Tatanka Means) she meets after her mother (Amy Jo Johnson) moves the family to Los Alamos, New Mexico. With Elise Eberle, Cynthia Stevenson and Russell Means.

Violet & Daisy (Unrated) Crime drama about a pair of mild-mannered, teenage assassins (Saoirse Ronan and Alexis Bledel) who knock off New York City mobsters when not obsessing about their favorite pop singer (Cody Horn). With James Gandolfini, Danny Trejo and Marianne Jean-Baptiste.

Wish You Were Here (R for profanity, sexuality, violence and drug use) Missing persons drama about four Australian friends enjoying a vacation in Southeast Asia until one member (Antony Starr) of their party disappears mysteriously. With Joel Edgerton, Felicity Price and Teresa Palmer.

You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet (Unrated) Otherworldly drama revolving around a deceased playwright (Denis Podalydes) who somehow casts and stages one of his celebrated works from beyond the grave. Starring Mathieu Amalric, Pierre Arditi and Sabine Azema. (In French with subtitles)



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