Arts Express: Oscar Nominee Redemption Tracks Discarded Humans

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**Redemption: The people known as canners who barely survive on the streets of NYC during these economic hard times, recycling discarded bottles and cans for a nickel each, are the subject of this solemn documentary. A grim vision of ‘post-industrial gleaners struggling at the edge of scoiety.’

Filmmakers John Alpert and Matt O’Neill also discuss being nominated this year for an Oscar at the upcoming Academy Awards, for Redemption.

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**Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth Of Wonder. A conversation with director Chris Felver about this poetic biopic, as Ferlinghetti reads from his work. Along with exploring what exactly people have been hungry for that the poet has touched in them for over half a century, and fed their souls. And whether or not this filmmaker’s quest has perhaps unleashed his inner stalker. At least according to Ferlinghetti.

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Prairie Miller is a New York multimedia journalist online, in print and radio, who reviews movies and conducts in-depth interviews. She can also be heard on WBAI/Pacifica National Radio Network’s Arts Express.