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A freewheeling childhood is both dream and nightmare


The journalist wrote about her unorthodox upbringing, which left her scarred, both literally and figuratively, in her 2005 memoir “The Glass Castle,” which is now a film starring Oscar-winner Brie Larson.


Jeanette and her three siblings are home-schooled, because, as their father, Rex (Woody Harrelson), declares, “You learn by living.” The family is constantly on the move, piling into a station wagon and heading, seemingly, wherever the wind takes them.


An actor of little note, Fancher stopped performing entirely in the mid-1970s, after a career that began with a 1958 turn as a zombie in “The Brain Eaters” and led to supporting roles on a host...


By that measure, director David F. Sandberg is an alchemist of the first order, taking the base — even leaden — components of horror and whipping them into a shivery chiffon of dread.


Although Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis rarely stray beyond the borders of Ferguson, Mo., in “Whose Streets?” their frontlines documentary about a torn community pushing for change in the wake of the 2014 shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown, viewers’ thoughts probably will be roaming far and wide, and across time.




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  • Jeannette Walls' life is now a major motion pictureSalt Lake Tribune
  • Movie review: 'The Glass Castle' makes tricky transition to screenStarNewsOnline.com
  • Brie Larson sparkles while debuting her 'Glass Castle'USA TODAY
  • Jeannette Walls finds catharsis in big-screen adaptation of memoir The Glass ...The Globe and Mail


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