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An ordinary person's guide to drama at the movies and in life.


An instinctive understanding that tragedy is a typical part of everyone's life seems outside the capabilities of even many people prepared to sympathize with the suffering of others. Those who are not so prepared are even worse off. And it seems like unsympathetic people are ascendant at the moment. So a sick society is growing sicker, led by the sick.

In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen takes a trip to the movies playing just beneath our screens - where the characters are familiar but not as sympathetic as they should be, the plots are tragic but in a way we've seen before seven billion times, and the ending you could have seen coming a mile away.

Hey Seattle: Jeff is hosting the "What Is Capitalism" Contest at Seattle's Red May on Sunday. Go to it.

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Jeff Dorchen

According to his contacts on LinkedIn, Jeff Dorchen can do just about anything. He’s a visual artist, songwriter/musician, actor, essayist, poet, playwright and screenwriter.


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