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"Time to Say Goodbye" Review (***½)

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Maximilian Ehrenreich stars as Simon in “Time to Say Goodbye.” To what, you ask? Great question. A question the closing title frame resolves with an iteration of this German film’s original German release title: “Simon sagt ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ zu seiner Vorhaut”—or,   “Simon Says Goodbye to His Foreskin”—a title as straightforward as this comedy’s charm. Twelve-year-old Simon Grünberg (Maximilian Ehrenreich, “The Book of Life”) approaches his Bar Mitzvah in the midst of his parents’ marital separation. His recently observant Jewish father (Florian Setter) advocates for his circumcision, seeing the significance of his son’s covenant with God as a non-negotiable rite of passage. His mother (Lavinia Wilson), a fiery and headstrong erotica author, finds this appalling and refuses to subject her son to circumcision for the sake of pious rules. Simon, for lack of a better term, is torn. To complicate matters, Simon’s new Rabbi, Rebecca (Catherine De Léan), is a warm, beautiful, intelligent wom

The Local Lense on the Red Carpet Premiere of "Race"

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Hosts Beth Keener and Greer Howard hit the red carpet for the Atlanta premiere of Stephen Hopkins’ “Race,” starring Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons, William Hurt, Carice van Houten.  Beth Keener & Greer Howard hit the red carpet at Atlantic Station in Atlanta for the premiere of “Race.”  The movie tells the incredible story of US Olympic gold medalist Jesse Owens. Thrust onto the world stage during the 1936 Olympics in Germany, he faces off against Hilter’s Nazi regime. “Race” is an inspirational film about courage, determination and friendship. Beth & Greer interview star Stephan James, who trained for the film at Georgia Tech while he was in town filming “Selma” in 2014. Actress Kim Fields hosted the evening, which was also attended by Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges. Check out the video below. “Race” opens nationwide on February 19th.