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Massive Women’s March on Washington Gives Voice to Roar of ‘Resistance’

21 January 2017 3:01 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Washington, D.C. — It was a call to action, a primal scream, an arts and crafts project and a massive group therapy session all rolled into one.

The Women’s March on Washington brought an estimated 500,000-plus women and men to Independence Avenue near the National Mall to raise voices and fists against the policies and the personal behavior of the nation’s newly minted president, Donald Trump.

Speakers during the marathon five-hour rally that preceded the march to the Washington Monument included actresses America Ferrera, Ashley Judd, Scarlett Johansson and veteran activists Gloria Steinem and Angela Davis. Filmmaker Michael Moore led attendees in a recitation of the telephone number for the main Congressional switchboard as he urged them to call their representatives every day on various action items.

Over and over, speakers urged marchers to be the activists leading the “resistance” to Trump’s agenda on issues such as immigration, abortion »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Madonna, Scarlett Johansson and America Ferrera Deliver Powerful Speeches at Women's March on Washington

21 January 2017 2:25 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

America Ferrera, Scarlett Johansson and Madonna are taking a stand.

All three women took the stage to deliver speeches at the Women's March on Washington in the nation's capital on Saturday, just one day after President Donald Trump's inauguration.

Related: Katy Perry, Drew Barrymore, Charlize Theron, Ariana Grande and More Attend Women's Marches Across the Nation

A crowd of over 500,000 people showed up to participate in the event -- expected to be the largest inauguration-related protest in U.S. history, according to The New York Times -- to advocate for the rights of women, minorities and the Lgbtq community over the course of Trump's administration.

Ferrera, who serves as the event's Artists' Chair, kicked things off with an impassioned speech, claiming that we are all "under attack."

"It's been a heartrending time to be both a woman and an immigrant in this country," she said. "Our dignity, our character, our rights »

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Something Wild: A Dialogue About "Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids"

19 January 2017 5:43 AM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

If I wrote you a symphony/Just to say what you mean to me (what would you do?)Justin Timberlake has stated in the past that the lyrics to his song “My Love” represent a humble approach to love itself.  Jonathan Demme’s approach in Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids,  his concert documentary of the final show of Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience tour in 2015, is to take this concept and expand upon it. “Love,” in this concert film, is not between individuals, nor between an individual and a group, but rather is a fully utopic vision within a single, musical space in Las Vegas’s MGM Grand.  Within this space, Timberlake does not perform as much as react: the audience loves him, and he loves them back.  It is Demme’s inspiration to take this premise and run with it, that everybody is a part of the show.  In this sense, »

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