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super: anti: reluctant

Local performance company Mugwumpin's press release proudly declares that they are interested in questioning the primacy of text and narrative in theater. With super: anti: reluctant they do that and more by chucking out any semblance of cohesive story line.…
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Dining, Eat Taking  the Cure

Taking the Cure

"I was looking at life through the mists of a hangover," Raymond Chandler's private eye Philip Marlowe says midway through The Long Goodbye. "It was the kind of morning that seems to go on forever. I was flat and tired…
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Second Time Around

The Big Sleep (Pre-Release Version) This version of The Big Sleep is a rediscovery of a lost original that never played U.S. theaters. Warner Bros. held back the whodunit in 1945 in favor of time-sensitive movies with war-related themes. Meanwhile,…
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Second Time Around

The Long Goodbye and California Split Panavision meets modernism with glorious results in the kickoff to the Castro's wide-screen series: Robert Altman's The Long Goodbye and California Split. Altman employs the odd, ribbony sweep of the oblong frame not just…
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