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  • Flood in the Desert

    ★★★

  • No Regret

    ★★★★

  • Affirmations

    ★★★

  • Anthem

    ★★★½

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  • The Spirit of the Beehive

    The Spirit of the Beehive

    ★★★★★

    I've been watching The Spirit of the Beehive regularly in order to fall asleep. Not every night, but on nights when I am too tired to read or watch something new but not quite tired enough to close my eyes right away. I've watched the film 3 or 4 times now all the way through, but I don't log it because I haven't really watched the whole thing - I usually fall asleep after twenty minutes or so, either turning…

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  • Flood in the Desert

    Flood in the Desert

    ★★★

    Great footage in this, I can't believe I didn't know (or forgot maybe) this story growing up in LA. The things people remember from history are often much less significant than the things they forget. The way the story weaves in modern concerns is not at all preachy and very apt.

  • No Regret

    No Regret

    ★★★★

    The way Riggs treats his subjects as anonymous testimonials before they bring themselves into the light as they tell their stories of coming out to their loved ones is so profoundly moving that even describing it in basic words makes it seem silly in comparison to the wealth of emotion it invokes. These men are all so honest and smart and beautiful, and the way Riggs allows them to breathe is quite breathtaking. This is a unique and special document.

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