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The Life and Times of George Formby, Britain's First Pop Star

The Life and Times of George Formby, Britain’s First Pop Star

The current popularity of the ukulele with everyone from retired Home Counties housewives to uber-cool East London hipsters makes it surprising that the name George Formby remains unknown outside a circle of dedicated fanatics. Once a huge draw at the UK box office, and at one time the highest paid entertainer in the country, Formby and his uke churned out a string of hit records in the 1930s and ‘40s…

Gaylene Preston: A Filmmaker For Now

Gaylene Preston: A Filmmaker For Now

New Zealand filmmaker and activist Gaylene Preston is one of these standouts with amazing longevity. An admired director, she’s championed women and her homeland for the better part of 40 years, and her latest film MY YEAR WITH HELEN…

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