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Thursday, November 20,2014

A tale of two masters

Clark Terry & Justin Kauflin ‘Keep On Keepin’ On’

By Michael J. Casey
Born in St. Louis, Mo., “a trumpet player’s town,” on December 14, 1920, Terry fashioned his first trumpet from scraps found at the local junkyard. But from those humble beginnings he went on to play with Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk and so on.
Thursday, November 6,2014

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ART AND CRAFT While artist Mark Landis does create his own paintings, he’s most famous for his forgeries, creating counterfeits from a wide range of painting styles and periods. But Landis has never been in it for the money. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater.
Thursday, November 6,2014

Three came back

‘The Best Years of Our Lives’ and the returning soldier

By Michael J. Casey
While they return home conquering heroes, it gets them little more than a pat on the back. Al returns to the bank and Fred takes up his old position at the soda shop. It does not go well for either. Al starts hitting the bottle and Fred is fired when he gets into a fistfight with a customer who casually remarks that the soldiers fought the wrong war.
Thursday, October 30,2014

Team Jarmusch

‘Only Lovers Left Alive’ makes vampires cool again

By Michael J. Casey
Which is why it was such a shock when writer/director Jim Jarmusch announced that he, too, was making a vampire movie. One of the hippest directors around, Jarmusch isn’t one for the mainstream or shifts in pop culture. Instead, Jarmusch favors personal projects.
Thursday, October 23,2014

Beyond Batman

Sie Film Center stages Chris Nolan retrospective

By Michael J. Casey
The Sie Film Center’s Programing Manager Ernie Quiroz is like a kid with an electric train set. With three screening rooms and a variety of projectors at his disposal, Quiroz decides what magic plays out on those screens and he is bringing some of his personal favorites, the films of Christopher Nolan.
Thursday, October 9,2014

Nothing to do with death and dying

Music makes us all ‘Alive Inside’

By Michael J. Casey
Armed with a simple iPod, Cohen visits patients with varying degrees of dementia, Alzheimer’s and, in one case, schizophrenia to see if music will stir something in them. It does. The music starts, and these comatose patients spring to life. Most sing, many dance and some are so overcome with emotion they burst into tears.
Thursday, October 9,2014

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Director Richard Linklater filmed Boyhood over 12 years with the same cast, cinematically charting the rocky terrain of childhood. We take our journey through the eyes of a young boy named Mason (Ellar Coltrane), who grows up on screen before our eyes.
Thursday, October 9,2014

Films

The folks at the Boulder International Film Festival have set their dates for February 2015. The BIFF is Boulder’s largest celebration of cinematic arts and has brought incredible local and international productions, as well as celebrity support from big names among the likes of James Franco and Alec Baldwin.
Thursday, October 2,2014

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The best 10 films of the 589 entries from 47 countries will be shown in more than 250 cities around the world, and the audience gets to judge the best. The finalists: 97% (Netherlands); Crime (U.S.
Thursday, October 2,2014

Film on film

35mm is alive and well at IFS

By Michael J. Casey
In case you’ve had your head under a rock, or simply don’t care how movies are presented, then here is a very brief recap. In the past decade, theaters nationwide have swapped their 35mm reel-to-reel projectors for digital cinema projectors.
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