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By HOWARD MCQUITTER II

“Hostiles”

(2018) Western/Adventure/Drama/Action

Entertainment Studio Motion Pictures

4/5 stars

The western genre is rare nowadays, director Scott Cooper’s (“Crazy Horse”, “ Black Mass”, Out of the Furnace”) puts more a little meat into this western/adventure story. The film is served well by the cast — Christian Bale (Joseph J. Blocker), Wes Studi (Chief Yellow Hawk), Adam Beach Black Hawk), Rory Cochrane Metz) and Rosamund Pike (Rosalie Quaid). Set in 1892, during the presidency of Benjamin Harrison (the 23rd president of the United States), Captain J. Blocker reluctantly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief and his family back to tribal lands from Fort Berringer,  an Army outpost in New Mexico, to the land in Montana. However, the journey has many dangers. In some ways, “Hostiles” is similar to Clint Eastwood’s “The Outlaw Josey Wales” (1976). Running times for “Hostiles” is 135 minutes.

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Recommended 2017 Films by Women Directors

By HOWARD MCQUITTER II

“Detroit”
Director: Kathryn Bigelow.
Country: USA.
Language: English.
Running time: 143 minutes.
Genre: Drama/Biography. (R)

“Wonder Woman”
Director: Patty Jenkins.
Country: USA.
Languages: English/German/Dutch/French/Spanish/Chinese/Greek.
Running time: 141 minutes.
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure.
(PG-13)

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Recommended Women Directors from 36th Annual Mpls/St. Paul Film Festival

By HOWARD MCQUITTER II

“Everything Else”
Director: Natalia Almada.
Country: Mexico, USA, France.
Languages: Spanish in English subtitles.
Running time:90 minutes.
Genre: Drama.

“The Truth Beneath”
Country: South Korea.
Languages: Korean in English subtitles.
Running time: 102 minutes.
Genre: Drama/Crime/ Mystery.

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St. Patricks Fire

PATRICK CABELLO HANSEL/SEMILLA CENTER FOR ARTS AND HEALING | Marchers on Palm Sunday 2017 at corner of Bloomington and Lake Street in front of Semilla whole wall ceramic mural.

By PATRICK CABELLO HANSEL

Would you willingly go back to the land where you were enslaved?  That’s what St. Patrick did, in 432 C.E. He was a Roman citizen of Britain, and captured by slave traders when he was 16. He spent years herding sheep in County Antrim, escaped after a dream back to his family and then after another dream, decided to go back to Ireland to preach. According to legend, on the night before Easter, he lit a fire on the Hill of Tara in County Meath, which was the seat of the high king of Ireland, Laoghaire. That was the province of the high king to decide when and where the sacred fire was lit, but—again, according to legend—Laoghaire was so impressed with Patrick that he gave him permission to go throughout the whole land.

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United Fruit Basket Upset of America

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44th MayDay! Theme Decision Time!!

By MEG WALSH

Welcome to two brainstorm community meetings for the 44th MayDay Parade Theme.

MayDay Parade, Ceremony, and Festival process begins in Feb.& Mar. Neighbors and Artists: have a conversation about our community: hopes, concerns, & images that resonate & inspire as we look towards this new year.

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MayDay Green Team

By LUCINDA ANDERSON

MD Green Team needs volunteers for planning team. MayDay 2018 is our 5th year helping reduce waste at this large community event. MayDay presents a fantastic opportunity to learn about planning and doing Public Event waste reduction. You’ll join an awesome group of fellow volunteers to boot.

Volunteers needed on the day of the event too; mark May 6th on your calendars!

Interested, or have questions? Lucinda Anderson at luroympls@yahoo.com. Thanks!

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Letter to the Editor Progress and Vigilance

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Alley Newspaper asked Lindsey Fenner, East Phillips resident, HN County Library worker and AFSME Local 2822 for any updates within the library system since she wrote an article in the FEBRUARY 2018 issue of The Alley. Here is what Linsey offered.]

LINDSEY FENNER

There are plans developing for overdose training (not Narcan administration, but more general) for staff at three of the most impacted libraries (including Franklin). Franklin and two more libraries will be added to the pilot sharps container list.

We have a labor/management meeting the end of February to discuss what training would look like, and hopefully get the answers to the questions we had asked at the last meeting about what the actual policy, procedures, and training are for sharps and bloodborne pathogens for all of the workers in the library. (Apparently there is often a lot of blood in the bathrooms from injection accidents. On their own initiative, frontline library workers have been educating janitorial staff on the importance of wearing gloves and being cautious when changing the trash.”

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Raise Your Voice

By PETER MOLENAAR

CITYPAGES,
2018 People issue:
Kate and Carly have renamed Lake Calhoun. We will no longer honor a defender of human bondage. Say over and over: Bde Maka Ska, be-DAY mah-KAH-skah, be-DAY mah-KAH-skah. We might now begin to comprehend the Dakota spirit, once reflected in the Milky Way of the night sky.

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Backyard Initiative – March 2018

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