Tag: Terry George

  • Voyage for Freedom: A Celebration of Frederick Douglass’s Historic Trip to Ireland

    A special performance of Donal O’Kelly’s play The Cambria followed by a panel discussion on race and progress in Ireland and America with O’Kelly and director-screenwriter Terry George (Hotel Rwanda).Tue., March 17, 8 p.m., 2009

  • Emotional Wreck

    I gave up after about 100 pages of John Burnham Schwartz’s 1998 novel Reservation Road, a typically overwritten and contrived slice of mass-market literary pablum that hopscotches between the points-of-view of three people—the grieving mom, the grieving dad, and the perpetrator— involved in the hit-and-run death of a 10-year-old boy on the titular stretch of […]

  • Cheadle survives a timid account of the Rwandan genocide

    Credit where credit’s due: Terry George’s atrocity-docudrama Hotel Rwanda addresses that nation’s 1994 firestorm of civilian massacre without somehow contriving to place a white man at center stage. Instead, George has selected—essentially from Philip Gourevitch’s We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families—the travails of Paul Rusesabagina, a manager […]