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Academy Award Winning Dangerous Moves

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As we head into Oscar weekend,  TheArchive  is proud to present one of our favorite Academy Award winning films,  Dangerous Moves . It is the story of two chess masters who duel each other in classic gameplay but discover that it is their differing ideologies that truly raise the stakes. When aging Soviet Jew and title holder Akiva Liebskind arrives in Geneva to face off against his former student and USSR defector in the World Championship match, the Soviet authorities threaten to harm Akiva's family if he does not defeat the rogue player. Their differences will be put to the ultimate test when discovering they are mere pawns in a much more sinister game. TheArchive  brings you the Oscar winning Arthur Cohn production of  Dangerous Moves . “An engrossing Swiss film that offers a behind-the-scenes look at the cerebral sport of chess.” - Spirituality and Practice Review TheArchive  channel is dedicated to aficionados and lovers of story, craft, and silver screen fun – streaming rare

Tyler Perry and This Year's Oscars: "Don't Hate Anybody"

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This year’s Oscars was certainly a different affair. But one more memorable believe it or not, than years past. It had an intimacy that felt more personal and story-driven than ever before. Tyler Perry said it best, "It is my hope that all of us would teach our kids, and not only to remember, just refuse hate. Don't hate anybody." Kudos to Steven Soderbergh, Stacey Sher, and Jesse Collins who made the show far more about the stories behind the stories rather than the glitz and glamour ahead of the stories - a noble effort to get us all longing for a return to the movie theaters.   It was fascinating to hear the humble beginnings of the nominees. Some started out by making popcorn in a theater, selling junk out of their car to make ends meet, apprenticing, often for free on an independent film set, or in the case of last night's Humanitarian Award winner Tyler Perry, he was homeless.   We sometimes lose sight of the fact that most in Hollywood were not born in Hollywoo