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12B Wednesday, March 31, 2010 , Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter ARTS and ENTEF TAINMENT 'The Most Dangerous Man in America" plays Town Hall Theatre "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers" will play the Town Hall Theatre in Quincy for two nights, Sunday and Monday; April 4 -5. Show times are 7 p.m. each night and 4 p.m. Sunday. The film is 92 min- utes long and unrated. This documentary -- which follows Ellsberg's path from Harvard wunderkind to Marine commander to White House and Defense Depart- ment consultant to political pariah -- has been embraced by old and young, dove and hawk, earnest leftist and ardent right-winger as an in- spiring story of patriotism and moral courage. Even stranger, the film has widely been described as entertaining. From a Feb. 19 review by Mick La Salle, San Francisco Chronicle: "Daniel Ellsberg has always been a tough guy. But because he looked like a patrician and could seem prickly and superior, and because he was called Dr. Ellsberg, this toughness didn't always come through in his media appearances. "In fact, he was the govern- ment's worst nightmare: A former Marine officer, a military adviser with access to the highest government officials, and a government researcher who knew where all the bodies were buried. Ellsberg knew McNamara. He knew Kissinger. He knew everybody. He was a true be- liever, with the courage to spend two years in Vietnam getting shot at, because he wanted to see the situation for himself .... And then he stopped believing. "In a transformation that wasn't just political but spiritual, Ellsberg went from being a man unafraid of getting killed in Vietnam to a man unafraid of spending the rest of his life in prison, so long as the truth got out." This film "tells the story of an era in American political history, the pattern of lies that got the United States into Vietnam and the mix of lies and propaganda that kept us there. "But it's also the fascinat- ing story of a particular personality in collision with that era, not the most cuddly guy, not the most lovable, but someone exacting and rigorous, with no sympathy at all for moral weakness (eslecially his own); someone temperamentally endowed with strategic cunning and an advanced ability to get fed up and stay that way. "The tltle is not meant to be ironic. Ellsberg is exactly the enemy you would not want to have. "In addition to Ellsberg, the other hero of this docu- mentary is the American press. After the New York Times was forced, by court injunction, to stop printing the Pentagon Papers, the Washington Post picked up the ball, and other news- papers followed suit -- all of them mighty names in American journalism, most of them struggling today just to keep afloat. "Anyone with any doubt as to the importance, in a functioning democracy, of American newspapers -- with working newsrooms full of professional, paid jour- nalists -- needs to see this movie." " ' il bl oyles ava a e Lots of movies are available free at branches of the Plumas County Library. This collection is in the Greenville branch, and there is a notebook full of titles to browse and request. Photo by Alicia Knadler Country Market Day: New fall event planned early Those who enjoy local festivals and events just might like to save the after- noon of Saturday, Sept. 25, for Country Market Day at the Heart K Ranch in Genesee. Organizers invite folks from near and far to fall in love with this treasure hidden in the heart of Plumas County. "Not everyone knows about this place," volunteer Trisha Aitken saidl "That's why it's so special." There will be artists in action, fresh farm produce, a buffet lunch, a beer and wine bar, an oyster bar with barbecue oysters and shooters, giveaways and lots of shopping at the country food and craft booths from 1-6p.m. Local artisans and crafters are invited to show off their quilts, culinary construc- tions, fine woodcrafts, farm produce, textile artand other creations. The event is a fundraiser for the preservation of the historic 884-acre ranch for the use of residents and visitors. Activities on the ranch include hiking, fishing, canoeing and kayaking, bird watching, photography, painting and other pastimes people enjoy in the great outdoors. Admission will be $45 general, $40 for Feather River Land Trust members, and children under 12 will be admitted free: Tickets include appetizers, the buffet lunch and live music by the Coyote Band. To purchase tickets, call the Feather River Land Trust at 283-5758 or purchase tickets online at frlt.org. Those who wish to make a donation of handcrafted items, food or other things may call Trisha Aitken at 284-7480. April 1 Blairsden: Six week cooking class for men only. Gary Reid instructor. For information, Mohawk Community Resource Center, 836-0446. Graeagle: Job Fair, 3-5 p.m., Graeagle Firehall. Dress for interview and bring resumes. For reservation or informa- tion, 283-1606 or jhardig@ncen.org. Quincy: Film night, "Food Matters," Quincy Natural Foods Learning Center, 7 - 8:30 p.m. For information, Jamie Huynh, 283-2458. April 2 Portola" Western Pacific Railroad Museum opens, weather permitting. Call ahead or for information, 832-4131. Quincy: Pancake breakfast, 7 - 10:30 a.m., Masonic Hall, 70 Harbison St.; scrambled eggs, sausage, O J, coffee, hot chocolate and all-you-can-eat pancakes; adults, $5; children under 12, $3; students with ID, $4. April 3 Taylorsville: Mt. Jura Gem and Museum Society annual Easter Egg Hunt; toddlers - 12, 10:30 a.m., Taylorsville Campground. For information, 284-7785. Greenville: Annual Easter Egg Hunt, 11 a.m., Greenville Elementary School. Drop off donated, hard boiled and colored eggs April 2, at Nellz Towne Pump, Waystation or Sierra Sunrise. For information, 284-6633. Quincy: Masonic Pancake Breakfast, 7-10:30 a.m., 70 Harbison St., across from the library. Includes scrambled eggs, sausage, O J, coffee, hot chocolate and all you can eat pancakes. Adults, $5; students with ID, $4; children, $3. For information, Bill 281-6448. April 6 Mohawk: Open mike at Mohawk Tavern, 7 p.m. Free to the public, 21 and over. For information, Rachael, 836-1241. Let's 20 to the mot, los Making a big screen is easy, and this do-it-yourself theater project, done for Free Movie Night in Greenville, will be featured in Spring Home and Garden, which publishes in this newspaper Wednesday, May 5. There are only a few days left for advertisers to re- serve their spots. Free movies will be the second and fourth Saturdays, 6:30 p.m., at 204 Pine St. Photo by Alicia Knadler April 8 Quincy: Words & Music, 7 p.m., Morning Thunder Cuff. Featured artists About Time and Bluegrass in the Backwoods. Sign up for open mike at the door. Admission, $3. For information, 283-3402 .................................................................................... April 10 Quincy: Taste of Plumas, 5:30 p.m., Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Pro-sale admission, $30, Plumas Arts members; $35, nonmembers, $40 after April 2, includes souvenir wine glass. For information or tickets, 283-3402 or plumasarts.org. **To include free or nonprofit, fundraising, educational or charity events in this calendar, e-mail mhill@plumasnewcom or call Mona Hill at 283-0800. For sporting events, including charity golf tournaments, call Shannon Morrow at 283-0800 or e-mail smorrow@plumasnews.com. 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