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Culture, The Exhibitionist Mid-Century Eclectic: Cinema Classics From the '40s, '50s, and '60s at Roxie

Mid-Century Eclectic: Cinema Classics From the '40s, '50s, and '60s at Roxie

A Sunday evening screening of the classic chiller The Bad Seed (1956) will serve as the centerpiece for Mid-Century Eclectic, a festival of art house classics playing at the Roxie, May 13-16 Patty McCormack, who scored an Oscar nomination as the film's 9-year-old serial…
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House of Tudor

Since the late '90s, Detritus.net has existed as a gathering place for people interested in recombinant art, appropriation, and cultural recycling, concepts that are historically pervasive and, arguably, innately organic in the evolution of art, and which have become barnyard…
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Problem Child

The movies' present-day fascination with kid killers, midget murderers, even lethal leprechauns can perhaps be traced to a single entity ("girl" doesn't quite cut it): Patty McCormack's incomparable, Oscar-nominated portrayal of 8-year-old serial killer Rhoda Penmark in the 1956 kitsch…
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Reel World

Raise the Red Lantern "Quality movies at a reasonable price." That's Kem Kwong's quaint turn-of-the-millennium motto for the World Theater, the venerable Broadway Street cinema that he and his partners reopened last weekend. Built in 1949, the World thrived as…
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