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Film utilizes newsreel footage to recount the Warsaw Uprising

Of the many films detailing the horrors of World War II, Warsaw Uprising, screening Sunday at the Claremont Film Festival, certainly rates as one the most innovative and heartbreaking of them all. The film combines powerful footage of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising with a new, fictional audio storyline to create a hybrid documentary-narrative feature. The feat involved utilizing digital technology to add period-accurate color to the black-and-white archival footage. The film’s tagline, “87 Minutes of Truth,” could not be more accurate.

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Woman struck during morning cell phone robbery attempt, suspect arrested

Claremont police arrested a suspect after he struck a female in an attempt to steal her cell phone Saturday morning around 8 a.m. A woman was walking on Berkeley Avenue just north of Eighth Street when a white male in his 30s or 40s demanded her cell phone. She refused to give it to him and, according to police, he struck her, knocking her to the ground.

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Claremont brush fire burns four acres

About four acres at the Bernard Field Station in Claremont burned Thursday, May 18, the second fire at the Claremont Colleges’ natural laboratory in the last five years. Thursday’s fire was combated by 12 fire engines, one water tender, four camp crews and three helicopters from the Los Angeles County Fire Department, according to Claremont police. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff

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City, commission pull the plug on Village Lofts project

Plans for the four-story Village Lofts are no more, at least for the foreseeable future. The planning commission voted unanimously Tuesday night to uphold Community Development Director Brian Desatnik’s voidance of the project and to deny the appeal of property owner and developer Denley Investment and Management.

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