Update: George Clooney Arrested at Sudanese Embassy

Multiple sources are reporting that actor George Clooney followed through on his determination to raise awareness about the humanitarian crisis in Sudan by staging a protest in front of the Sudanese Embassy in Washington, DC.

Along with his father, Clooney was arrested and placed in a Secret Service van.

A rep for Clooney issued this statement: “They were protesting the violence committed by the government of Sudan on its own innocent men, women and children. They were demanding they allow humanitarian aid into the country before it becomes the largest humanitarian crisis in the world.”

See the video of the arrest on CNN:

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Update 2:55 Clooney was processed and released. Today has good coverage.

Clooney: America “Still the most generous country in the world and truly the most compassionate.”

DVD Release – The Descendants

Bottom Line: Incredibly acted, achingly honest, and brutally sad, this Best Picture contender will make you tear up.

The Gist: George Clooney is Matt King, the head of an extended wealthy Hawaiian family who must decide what to do with the last land tract that has not been developed. As business swirls through his head, he keeps vigil at the bedside of his comatose wife. When the doctors tell him there’s no hope, he must gather his daughters, one a troubled teen and the other an innocent gradschooler, and prepare them. But is he prepared for what he learns about his wife? Can anyone be?

The Verdict: Watch it, with caveats. This movie struck me as incredibly sad. The storyline involves dealing with the death of someone you love intermingled with anger and betrayal. It’s well done, but very heavy. Make sure you have tissues ready. It isn’t a tearjerker in the sense of being manipulatively sentimental, but it is in the sense of being a profound and painful passage so many go through.

Be Aware: Rated R for language, including some sexual references. No violence or sexuality, but quite a bit of discussion about sexuality.