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An orgy of one

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Why do you want to dance? Why do you want to live? Well, I don’t know exactly why, but I must. That’s my answer too. —Boris Lermontov and...

A woman’s work and a son’s obsession

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There’s a bit of fairy tale when it comes to Benedetta Barzini. As the story goes, it was 1963 when Barzini was discovered on the streets...

My name is Marina Vidal

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Marina Vidal (Daniela Vega, Chile’s first openly transgender actress and model) is a waitress with designs of being a singer. And with a voice...

Home viewing: Existential cinema

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Comfort watching comes in all shapes in sizes. Sometimes it’s a chubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff. Other times it’s Gene Kelly dancing...

Home viewing: Satire streams

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A lecture may get your point across, but a story illustrates it better. And if you can smuggle in a little humor, it’s a...

‘It’s my sanctuary’

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At first blush, the synopsis of Dylan & Zoey sounds like a warm and uplifting tale of a rekindled connection. With only 24 hours...

The greatest of all time

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Hyperbole is great for journalism, terrible for art. Granted, the above headline might draw attention, clicks and (hopefully) puts asses in the seats, but...

The last masterpiece

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On April 23, 1917, Buster Keaton made his theatrical debut in Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle’s The Butcher Boy. Three years later, Keaton would strike out...

Ten short films about morality

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Famed Polish writer/director Krzysztof Kieslowski already had a handful of feature films and documentaries under his belt when his writing partner, Krzysztof Piesiewicz, gave...

It’s a hard world for a little thing

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Ah, little lad, you’re staring at my fingers. Would you like me to tell you the little story of right-hand/left-hand? 1930s West Virginia: A condemned...

Here’s Butters: ‘South Park’ animator to speak in Boulder

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When Eric Stough was studying film at the University of Colorado Boulder, he wanted to get a job working on the big-budget, high-production value cartoons made by The Walt Disney Co. Then South Park happened...

The shame of a nation

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The year was 1978, and China’s future did not look promising. The country had survived wars, depression and famine, plus a cultural revolution was taxing the...