Category: Films

Short Take: Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, The Vietnam War

The Vietnam War. Dr. Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Perf. Peter Coyote (Narrator), Huy Duc, Duong Van Mai Elliott, et al.  Florentine Films, 2017. Documentary. Review by Matt Masur America’s war in Vietnam, which ended almost fifty years ago, has never really faded from the country’s memory. Every American military intervention

Making of a Hometown Hero: The Mission of Herman Stern

How a story of Holocaust rescue on the North Dakota prairie speaks to broader issues of historical representation Caroline Campell On a recent icy Monday evening, nearly four hundred people packed a theater in downtown Grand Forks, North Dakota, to watch the world premiere of a documentary and panel discussion

More Whitman

I suppose a lot of people are saying these days that the world (or maybe even the U.S.) is cut through with irreconcilable differences. That may be the case, but following up from our post last week on the discovery of a lost Walt Whitman novel, it seems like a

The Movie at the End of the World: Tom McGrath’s Poetry in Film

Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve reflected on the Thomas McGrath’s centennial with a collection of his poems from North Dakota Quarterly. On November 20th we will host a reading of his poems here in Grand Forks. Today we offer this lovely documentary, The Movie at the End of the World, directed

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