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Best Bets: It's February - time to go to the movies

...of breast cancer. I normally don't rent anything with a Culkin in it, but unlike the half-dozen other towheaded child actors in the Culkin family, the young Kieran can actually act. The movie also features Ryan Phillipe in an equally complex...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022003/thi_bestbets.shtml
This WeeK
Get Out, Sitka! looking for volunteers

...have their parents' approval to be included in the campaign. Get Out,Sitka! is also looking for a few parent and child "actors" to help record the radio PSAs. Interested parties should send an e-mail to the address above. Another way to...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2011-05-26/get-out-sitka-looking-volunteers
Outdoors
Sybil Davis: Pouring passion, problem-solving into the arts

...her days supporting and promoting the arts a habit formed at an early age. "Art is in our blood. My father was a child actor that, along with his siblings, supported his mother by going on the road, and my mother is a painter,'' said Davis...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102000/Loc_Sybil.html
Local
The 'reality' of television

...yet by this new form of child labor. The California Child Actor's Bill was enacted in 1938 after Jackie Coogan, one of the first well-known child actors was first exploited by his parents with long hours on...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060109/opi_445893147.shtml
'Pay It Forward' full of shameless manipulation

...youthful valor and ingenuity. Only once, when eavesdropping on Spacey and Hunt's first date, does he resort to child-actor cuteness. As the villainous ex, Bon Jovi is so reptilian, he invites audience derision from his first appearance...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110900/Ent_Pay.html
Entertainment
Remembering Pasquier's first trip to Juneau

...My family has always been involved in the arts. My father and his sister and brother supported their mother by being child actors on the road because their father abandoned the family. When my father lived in Juneau he worked with the board (he...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101603/thi_pianoside.shtml
This WeeK
This Day in History

...of charges stemming from the hostage siege at three buildings the previous March. In 1982, actor Vic Morrow and two child actors, 7-year-old Myca Dinh Le and 6-year-old Renee Chen, were killed when a helicopter crashed on top of them during...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072307/sta_20070723013.shtml
News
The Night of the Hunter

Opens Friday, Jan 17, 2014 Synopsis: Adapted by James Agee from a novel by Davis Grubb, The Night of the Hunter represented legendary actor Charles Laughton's only film directing effort. Combining stark realism with Germanic expressionism, the movie is a brilliant good-and-evil parable, with "good" represented by a couple of farm kids and a pious old lady, and "evil" literally in the hands of a posturing psychopath. Imprisoned with thief Ben Harper (Peter Graves), phony preacher Harry Powell (Robert Mitchum) learns that Ben has hidden a huge sum of money somewhere near his home. Upon his release, the murderously misogynistic Powell insinuates himself into Ben's home, eventually marrying his widow Willa (Shelley Winters). Eventually all that stands between Powell and the money are Ben's son (Billy Chapin) and daughter (Sally Jane Bruce), who take refuge in a home for abandoned children presided over by the indomitable, scripture-quoting Rachel Cooper (Lillian Gish). The war of wills between Mitchum and Gish is the heart of the film's final third, a masterful blend of horror and lyricism. Laughton's tight, disciplined direction is superb -- and all the more impressive when one realizes that he intensely disliked all child actors. The music by Walter Schumann and the cinematography of Stanley Cortez are every bit as brilliant as the contributions by Laughton and Agee. Overlooked on its first release, The Night of the Hunter is now regarded as a classic. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi Cast: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, Billy Chapin, Evelyn Varden, Peter Graves Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Finding Joe

Opens Friday, Sep 30, 2011 Synopsis: This unusual documentary pays homage to controversial yet influential mythologist Joseph Campbell (1904-87), and evaluates the impact of his teachings on contemporary culture. The film interweaves original performances of Campbell's stories by a group of child actors, and interviews about Campbell, conducted with pioneers in multiple fields - such as Deepak Chopra, Mick Fleetwood, Akiva Goldsman, Catherine Hardwicke and Robin Sharma. At the center of it all is the defining concept that Campbell referred to as "The Hero's Journey" - the fears, challenges, struggles and battles that one must endure, to evolve over the course of one's life and emerge a changed person. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi Cast: Deepak Chopra, Mick Fleetwood, Tony Hawk, Rashida Jones, Laird Hamilton Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

This Day in History

...of charges stemming from the hostage siege at three buildings the previous March. In 1982, actor Vic Morrow and two child actors, 7-year-old Myca Dinh Le and 6-year-old Renee Chen, were killed when a helicopter crashed on top of them during...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072308/sta_308369805.shtml

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