He lay on the floor with four bullets in his body only minutes after making a call to police. Six minutes after Colin Goddard, a 21-year Virginia Tech senior, made the call, police arrived, probably saving dozens of lives. The sad news — 32 were already dead, 17 more wounded. Goddard hasn’t wasted his four years since a legally mentally ill student armed with two handguns and 400 rounds of ammo tore apart hundreds of lives — he’s made an amazing recovery, and waged a war against gun violence. The documentary Living For 32 — which screens at the Michigan Theater on Thursday, November 10 at 7:30pm — follows Goddard volunteering for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and trying to prove how easy it is to buy a gun. Hard proof. Proof you can only get by walking into a gun show with a wad of cash and no ID. $9. Michigan Theater, 603 Liberty St. 734-668-8463.
The beautiful thing about the kinds of songs that Tanager make are how layered they are… These are guitars that envelop you, drums that pull you, melodic phrases that levitate you (and no, I’m not on drugs as I write this)… Those ethereal traits have always distinguished a Tanager song, a hybrid of coarse distortion
It is heartrending to see that message, reverberated through the past and into the present. Cynics may be tempted to ask, “Have we really made any progress?”. Yet, above the calls of protest and activism, the gallery is also filled with silence, waiting for the viewer’s response to the question, “Will you change it?”
Flint’s story is essential to the film because it illustrates the power of greed and why corporate money has no place in government. Macroeconomics 101 tells us that corporations are beholden to one thing—their stockholders. Humans do not enter into this equation. How can you have a democracy for the people when corporate money runs the government? You can’t.
Following Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, a prodigious doctor whose ecstasy over medicine overshadowed his regard for those closest to him, and his striving younger brother W.K., who toiled unappreciated under his brother before setting off on his own to great fame and success.