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“Hollywood vs Franco” at Minneapolis Film Festival

March 26, 2010
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“Hollywood vs Franco” at Minneapolis Film Festival

28th Annual Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival, April 15th-30th, 2010, featuring A War in Hollywood (Hollywood contra Franco), by Oriol Porta, which tells the story of Alvah Bessie. Trailer here.
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Bay Area 74th Reunion

March 24, 2010
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Sunday, May 30, 2:00 pm (doors open at 1:00 pm). Songs of the Spanish Civil War: Barbara Dane w/ Bruce Barthol and friends, guest speaker: Maria Blanco. $20.50 advance / $21.50 at door Purchase tickets online
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Jorge Semprún’s last trip to Buchenwald

March 23, 2010
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Jorge Semprún’s last trip to Buchenwald

An emotional good-bye from the aging Spanish-French writer in Le Monde earlier this month: "je serai le 11 avril sur la place d'appel de Buchenwald pour y prendre la parole parce que c'est la dernière fois."
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Free Orphan Film DVD sampler for attendees

March 22, 2010
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Free Orphan Film DVD sampler for attendees

The OFS reports: an Orphan Film Sampler will be given to attendees at the rapidly upcoming 7th Orphan Film Symposium, which commences April 7th. The samples features an assortment of films shown at past symposiums, alongside orphaned works not showcased before--including With the Lincoln Brigade.
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Kennedy Center supports Garzón

March 22, 2010
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Kennedy Center supports Garzón

The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights expresses grave concern over the targeting of a dear friend and colleague in Spain, human rights defender Judge Baltasar Garzón.
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More Lincoln vets in LIFE magazine

March 20, 2010
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More Lincoln vets in LIFE magazine

A series of great portraits from LIFE's photo archive, courtesy of Google Images, here.
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Human Rights Watch in defense of Garzón

March 20, 2010
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Human Rights Watch in defense of Garzón

A HRW press release yesterday: "Spanish authorities should abide by the United Nations call for an end to its 1977 amnesty law rather than prosecuting a judge seeking accountability for past abuses, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch praised Garzón’s work in achieving accountability for atrocities around the world. Applying the...
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Two new SCW films from Hollywood?

March 19, 2010
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Two new SCW films from Hollywood?

Director Michael Mann is reported to be at work on not one, but two Spanish Civil War projects: a remake of Ernest Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls (initially meant for Leonardo DiCaprio as Robert Jordan), and a low-budget rendering of the recent novel about SCW-photographer Gerda Taro, Waiting for Robert Capa.
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Spanish refugees in newly digitized Holocaust archive

March 19, 2010
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Spanish refugees in newly digitized Holocaust archive

From the Harvard Gazette: new digital archive at the Andover-Harvard Theological Library at Harvard Divinity School (HDS) includes documents and photographs from the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC), which helped refugees from the Spanish Civil War.
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