‘Echo Park’: A Film About Love and Los Angeles That Steps Away From Cliches


Eric Shapiro reviews a film that bucks the dark and aggressive history of films about LA, and instead features a gentle lead male character and a subtle love story.

Tony Okungbowa on Music, His New Film ‘Restless City’, and Life as Ellen DeGeneres’ DJ

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Joanna Schroeder chats with Ellen DeGeneres’ sidekick, Tony Okungbowa, about his new film Restless City, which is the story of a Senegalese immigrant making his way in New York City.

Video: Music Awakens the Spirit Inside Nursing Home Patient

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This video of an elderly man with dementia, who is enlivened when a recreational therapist plays him is favorite music, reminds me of the value of our elders and the humanity within all of us.