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‘Nomadland’s realistic vibe feels like a documentary

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Running Time: 108 minutes

This film is available on Hulu for streaming and is also playing at open drive-ins and cinemas.

The term slice-of-life couldn’t be a more accurate description of the events depicted in the new movie, Nomadland. For the better part of nearly two hours, the cast...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for February 23, 2021

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Welcome back to another look at new films arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. This is another busy edition filled with all types of features in just about every genre imaginable. So, since you can’t, or likely shouldn’t go out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!


COLLECTIVE: In this documentary, a team of investigators at the Romanian newspaper Gazeta Sporturilor follows a story lead and uncovers a conspiracy. They look into a 2015 tragedy and discover a health-care fraud scam involving local political figures and moguls stealing money, resulting in the unnecessary deaths of numerous citizens. The film crew follows these...

Joe Lee Yazzie, of St. Michaels, Ariz. died Feb. 18, 2021. He was 85.

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Joe was born into the Todich’ ii’ nii (Bitter Water), born for Klizilani (Many Goats).

He was born in Ft. Defiance, Ariz. on June 22, 1935.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents Fritz Yazzie Jr, and mother Catherine Yazzie, his brothers Kenneth Yazzie, Raymond Leigh Yazzie, and grandson Monte Hunter Yazzie. He is survived by his son Lemont Yazzie, daughter in-law Michelle Johnson Yazzie, Daughter Lillian Yazzie, eight grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held at a private graveside ceremony at Ft. Defiance Navajo Veterans Cemetery on Indian Route 12.

A memorial to celebrate his life will be held at a future date to be announced.

Del Norte teacher answers call to the classroom

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Meet Camille’s Teacher of the Month: Cecily Langendorf

Each month, Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe recognizes one local teacher within the Gallup area for his or her determination to help students go above and beyond. Prospective teachers are nominated by students who feel they deserve to be recognized.

Cecily Langendorf, a first grade teacher at Del Norte Elementary School in Gallup, is February’s Teacher of the Month. She spoke to the Gallup Sun this week.



Langendorf was shocked when it was announced that she had won Teacher of the Month.

“It was a bit of a surprise — especially this year,” she said, referring to COVID-19.

Responding to the ...

Flora & Ulysses Movie Review

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By Glenn Kay

For the Sun

Rating: 3 out of 4 stars

Running Time: 95 minutes

This feature will be available to stream on Disney+ Feb. 19.

Over the past year, Disney has been premiering a great deal of its content on its new streaming service. While there have been some awards contenders like Soul, the live-action output from Disney+ hasn’t always been as stellar. In fact, some of their 2020 titles (including Artemis Fowl, Black Beauty and Magic Camp to name but a few) felt like they had been relegated to the platform only to get lost among the studio’s catalog. Thankfully, the new live action film Flora & Ulysses is an improvement over many of last year’s releases.

It may not...
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