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Year: 199511

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Curtain Calls March 01, 1995

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Paradise Lost

In the glorious golden fields of wheat, poppy-red blood blooms on the white tunics of an army of boys, mowed down by a swarm of bullets. Back when I stood knee-high to a balalaika, Doctor Zhivago burned this image in…
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Desperately Seeking Salvation

The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. -- Ezekiel 25:17 (as quoted by Jules in Pulp Fiction) Intoxicated by the fall of the Berlin…
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After the Fall

At his new post in working-class Liverpool, young Father Greg (Linus Roache) pages through his predecessor's Bible. There he finds a sheet of paper filled with partial anagrams of "priest": pit, spit, spite, tripe. It's his first clue to the…
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Casualties of War

Lee Tamahori's Once Were Warriors opens with a picture that's almost too perfect -- a sparkling lake and rolling hills unfold beneath the spotless New Zealand sky, all bounded by the mountainous horizon. Then the camera slowly retreats, revealing the…
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A Woman's Lot

"Let's not pretend we're at some Norman Rockwell family reunion," snarls Selena (Jennifer Jason Leigh), the prime mover of Dolores Claiborne. While Dolores (Kathy Bates) still refuses to acknowledge that her daughter's "bad patch" was a "fucking nervous breakdown," and…
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Sylph discovery

"The Industrial Revolution," proclaims Prue, the most politically minded temptress in the film Sirens, "killed all the fairies." Textile mills tore farmers from the fields, and the machine age similarly uprooted the magic that bound together the lore, the land…
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Time to kill

Writer/director Milcho Manchevski insists his captivating first feature is a work of fiction. But striking similarities link the bloody Macedonian ethnic conflict depicted in Before the Rain to bloodshed in the Bosnian war. In fact, the transplanted Macedonian filmmaker (who…
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Curtain Calls

Dog Explosion & Home Free Iambe's Bones Theatre Company presents a subversive program of "family" one-acts. In Sean Clark's Dog Explosion, boots are made for walking, but genes for staying put. Once upon a time young Naomi McCall (Jana Goerlitz)…
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Night+Day

Dance What with Mark Morris, Bill T. Jones and the upcoming Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre collaboration with Anna Deavere Smith, Cal Performances is producing a phenomenal year of contemporary dance. But the group is just as aggressive in presenting…
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Blood simple

Three yuppies from Glasgow -- journalist Alex (Ewan McGregor), accountant David (Chris Eccleston) and physician Juliet (Kerry Fox) -- take on a fourth flatmate, who overdoses on drugs the night he moves in. Under his bed, a suitcase brims with…
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Night+Day

Film She's best known for Coal Miner's Granddaughter, an off-kilter, coming-of-age sex comedy that was a hit in the 1991 S.F. International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. Now, Cecilia Dougherty premieres her latest video, My Failure to Assimilate, which…
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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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