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‘Sound of Metal’ packs emotional wallop

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Running Time: 130 minutes

This film will be available for streaming on Amazon Prime Dec. 4.

The majority of movies focus on images to tell a story showing the actions of its characters rather than explaining their story. While pictures certainly play a part in the new feature Sound of...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for December 4, 2020

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Welcome to another look at some of the latest Blu-rays and DVDs arriving on store shelves. There are plenty of familiar titles arriving on disc both new and old in a wide variety of genres. So, since you can’t or likely shouldn’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!


THE RISING HAWK: BATTLE FOR THE CARPATHIANS: Also known simply as The Rising Hawk, this period drama is set in Eastern Europe during the 13th century. As Mongol invaders move across the land raiding and pillaging villages, a small community in the mountains prepares itself for the inevitable onslaught. Local leaders try to come up with a specific...

Chef Nephi Craig shows off ‘real’ Native food

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Thanksgiving is a holiday defined by food. Even in the era of COVID, families find safe ways to gather around the table to enjoy a meal and recount what they are thankful for.

To that end, the Octavia Fellin Public Library hosted an interactive workshop with Chef Nephi Craig on Nov. 23. Craig spoke about Indigenous Food Sovereignty and prepared a dish on-line for viewers.

Craig, from the Fort River Apache Reservation near Whiteriver, Ariz., founded the Native American Culinary Association after graduating from culinary school in 2000. NACA is dedicated to the research, refinement, and development of Native American cuisine.

The workshop was a chance for viewers to see...

‘Black Beauty’ is made exclusively for horse-adoring youngsters

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Running Time: 109 minutes

This feature is available for streaming December 27 on Disney+.

The 1877 Anna Sewell novel Black Beauty is one of the biggest selling books of all time. This tale, about the life of a horse and her many experiences with various owners, has enchanted young readers for more than a century. The latest film adaptation attempts to maintain the theme of encouraging animal welfare while updating the story to give it a modern twist. The movie is impressively shot and will certainly impress youngsters who adore horses, but is so earnest that most adults watching will find themselves rolling their eyes during several scenes.

This tale is...

The story of the Time Out Truce

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I created this image for my Big Sister (from the Big Brother Big Sister program), Victoria Rabinowe, who is a Santa Fe artist. She has been upset at the mudslinging from both sides of the major political parties and had a deep concern for the upcoming elections knowing the race would be tight and delays in vote counting would be inevitable. She wanted to create a movement to encourage people to bury the political party hatchet during this period of vote counting and wait together as Americans.

We came up with the hashtag #TimeOutTruce to encourage a peaceful period. She asked me to consider creating an image to support this. What better way to show a truce than to show the iconic donkey...

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