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Will Upcoming Oscar Season Be New Face of Anti-Trump Hate?


The 2017 Academy Awards ceremony felt more like a DNC revival than a tribute to the year’s best movies.

Winner after winner, joke after monologue joke targeted new President Donald Trump. That may have been a warm-up act.

Hollywood has embraced the resistance hashtag as much as any industry. And there are no signs that will stop as we steer into awards season.

We’re getting an early sign that this month’s Toronto International Film Festival, the unofficial kickoff to awards season, will continue that trend.

Consider this comment from TIFF Documentary Programmer Thom Powers. This year’s non-fiction lineup is all about “resistance,” he said (his word):

“We pay witness to rebels challenging the status quo in art, politics, sexuality, religion, fashion, sports and entertainment,” he said, in a statement. “They speak powerfully to our times as audiences seek inspirations for battling powerful and corrupt systems.”


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