Larry Mantle talks with UCLA Law Professor and Muslim scholar Khaled Abou El Fadl, who shares his views about why Islamic "Puritanism” has risen in popularity over the last few decades. Mr. El Fadl was once a militant Muslim himself, and his outspoken criticisms of Islamic militancy have brought him death threats.
Host Larry Mantle together with critics F.X. Feeney of the L.A. Weekly and Henry Sheehan of the Orange County Register discuss the week's latest film and video releases. This week's selections include: Black Hawk Down, The Shipping News, What Time Is It There?, and Italian for Beginners.
The critics also discuss American Cinematheque's Stanley Kubrick double feature to take place on Friday, January 18, 7:30 PM at the Egyptian Theatre. F.X. Feeney is scheduled to speak. For more information, visit American Cinematheque. The critics also review the Palm Springs Film Festival. Visit www.psfilmfest.org or call 760.322.2930 for more information.