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Arthouse Movie Listings August 24-30

Artists' Television Access. "3rd i's Queer Eye": Sat., Aug. 27, 7 p.m. $8. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org. Castro Theatre. Double Indemnity and The Postman Always Rings Twice: Double feature. Wed., Aug. 24, 2:40, 7 & 9:05 p.m.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist

The Arbor's Clio Barnard Talks About the Human Tragedy Amid Poverty in Thatcher's Britain

Andrea Dunbar was a major figure in British theater in the Thatcher era. The life -- and afterlife -- of the playwright is the subject of Clio Barnard's new documentary The Arbor. Most Americans know the lives of poor…
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Calendar, Night&Day Working-Class Heroine

Working-Class Heroine

Andrea Dunbar wasn’t a social critic so much as a painfully aware observer of her environment. She spent her entire short life in a housing project — also the setting of her breakthrough plays — in Bradford, an industrial city…
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Film, "The Arbor": True Story of Tragic Teenage Playwright Andrea Dunbar

"The Arbor": True Story of Tragic Teenage Playwright Andrea Dunbar

Precocious playwright Andrea Dunbar (1961-1990) spoke for the lumpen abused of her native Bradford, England. The Arbor, video artist Clio Barnard's pitch-perfect Dunbar biopic, named best documentary last year at the Tribeca Film Festival, reprises her pungent, profane voice, but…
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Film, Clio Barnard Talks Reinventing the Biopic with "The Arbor"

Clio Barnard Talks Reinventing the Biopic with "The Arbor"

How do you tell a true story? If "based-on-actual-events" fiction distorts, and tell-all documentaries cherry-pick, how else to get at the real voice of experience? With her eerie and disarming feature debut The Arbor, British video artist Clio Barnard offers…
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