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Filmmakers tackling social issues keep it real but also entertaining

Filmmakers tackling social issues keep it real but also entertaining

In a number of new movies grappling with tough social issues, filmmakers have struggled to achieve a balance between engaging audiences with real-world problems while striving to also still entertain. The makers behind diverse films such as "99 Homes," "Suffragette," "Brooklyn" and "Time Out of Mind" are all well aware of not wanting audiences to feel they are being lectured at, spoken down to or given saccharine lessons. The foreclosure crisis, women's rights, the immigrant experience and homelessness are the headline topics of these pictures, but they are all also deeply invested in the human dramas underneath. The downside of pictures...

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