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Film, "The Law in These Parts": Democratically Sanctioned Oppression

"The Law in These Parts": Democratically Sanctioned Oppression

Dialectical and precise to the point of exhaustion, The Law in These Parts applies a cold anger to one of the geopolitical world's most passionate discords. Israeli director Ra'anan Alexandrowicz (The Inner Tour) seeks to expose the injustice that defines…
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Film, "We Are Legion": Lulz Grow Up

"We Are Legion": Lulz Grow Up

Future anthropologists might describe the first 10 years of widespread Internet use as a decade defined by the embarrassment of coming to terms with a new mass technology. Because embarrassed is how even the adventurous could sometimes feel: Am I…
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Film, The Matchmaker: Love in the Summer of '68

The Matchmaker: Love in the Summer of '68

An old-fashioned Mediterranean coming-of-age story set in the young heart of the Levant, The Matchmaker combines the tender tone of a film like Cinema Paradiso with a clear-eyed, street-level vantage on Israel's summer of the Six-Day War. That would be…
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Film, "Brooklyn Castle": Inside a School of Chess Champs

"Brooklyn Castle": Inside a School of Chess Champs

At Midwood's I.S. 318, where up is down, and the geeks have inherited the earth, Katie Dellamaggiore follows several kids on the country's top-rated junior high chess team — including a garrulous junior politician, a sober prodigy, a spiky upstart,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Geek Love

Geek Love

At Midwood's I.S. 318, where up is down, and the geeks have inherited the earth, Katie Dellamaggiore follows several kids on the country's top-rated junior high chess team — including a garrulous junior politician, a sober prodigy, a spiky upstart,…
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Film, "Girl Model": Sadness and Isolation Among the Beautiful People

"Girl Model": Sadness and Isolation Among the Beautiful People

Although the title of directors David Redmon and Ashley Sabin's dual portrait of two players in the underage-modeling world might suggest an industry smackdown in the familiar mode of high-documentary dudgeon, Girl Model proves unsettling in any but the usual…
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Film, "Found Memories": Finding Beauty in Backwater Brazil

"Found Memories": Finding Beauty in Backwater Brazil

There's no electricity in the Brazilian village where Found Memories is set, and trains no longer heat up the tracks. For the remaining dozen or so inhabitants, there is just a kind of ritualized waiting, something director Júlia Murat lingers…
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Calendar, Night&Day Small Lives, Big Frames

Small Lives, Big Frames

There’s no electricity in the Brazilian village where Found Memories is set, and trains no longer heat up the tracks. For the remaining dozen or so inhabitants, there is just a kind of ritualized waiting, something director Júlia Murat lingers…
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Film, "Last Call at the Oasis": Predicting the Coming Water Crisis

"Last Call at the Oasis": Predicting the Coming Water Crisis

"We're screwed" is the overbearing subtext of so many environmental documentaries that it's a relief to hear someone just come out and say it in Last Call at the Oasis, a many-lensed look at the coming water-supply crisis. The problem…
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Film, "Natural Selection": Rachael Harris Flourishes As Barren Wife

"Natural Selection": Rachael Harris Flourishes As Barren Wife

An emancipation story that takes place mostly on the road and on the run, Natural Selection mixes elements of Transamerica and the recent Higher Ground to tell the story of how a God-fearing fortysomething woman found the greatest love of…
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Film, "Monsieur Lazhar": Algerian Instructor Teaches About Loss

"Monsieur Lazhar": Algerian Instructor Teaches About Loss

A blanket of white covers Montreal inside and out in Monsieur Lazhar, the understated, affecting Canadian drama recently nominated for a Best Foreign Film Oscar. The schoolyard where Alice (Sophie Nelisse) and Simon (Emilien Neron) exchange their usual morning jabs…
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  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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