This item was erroneously included in last week's See/Be Seen section. Feeling apathetic about voting in the next election? Consider the story of Fannie Lou Hamer. A sharecropper's daughter from Mississippi, youngest of 20 children, Hamer joined the civil rights movement in the early '60s, when she first learned she actually had the right to vote. Blacks were "discouraged" from going to the polls in Mississippi, but she persisted and eventually became a leader in the voting rights movement and speaking for black Mississippi delegates at the 1964 Democratic convention. Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act a year later.
Murder, romance, politics -- what else does a movie need? How 'bout a barbecue to tie everything together? Such are the various stories that comprise The Barbecue People, a comedy about a Jewish family that returns to Israel after living in Iraq. Set on the 40th anniversary of Israeli statehood, the film follows the father's tale of fighting to establish the state, the mother's old love affair, the son's dealing with false murder accusations, and the daughter's quest to make sense of it all. The stories are told atop a JFK assassination-style grassy knoll -- perhaps as a symbol that some things are never resolved. The film is shown Friday through September 23 at Cinema Paradiso (503 SE Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale). Admission costs $4 to $6. Call 954-523-3456. -- Jason Budjinski