Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Av 12, 5775
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What happens when the disruptive sounds a mentally disabled artist hears in his own head find their way out onto the street? When the brain serves as a cacophonic symphony space for neurons and abnormalcy clashing against each other? In the case of Daniel Johnston, what happens is an arcane career and notoriety among the rock 'n' roiled crowd who...
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Not one to put all his eggs in one basket, the protean and ready for prime-time player Robert Smigel ponders which is harder - Eastertime for the Jews or "Christmastime for the Jews"? Well, he says, kibitzing that he may be too crabby - in a non- treif manner of speaking - to comment comically having been matzahed-out of his...
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Inevitably, it is the ineffable, unutterable urgency of 9/11 that calls out for conversation now. From the battle cry of "Let's roll" to the fatigued tears of "Let's talk," "United 93" director Paul Greengrass has his ear to the ground and his audience in the air as he's about to pry open the blighted black box of the unspeakable on...
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Not all "American Idols" can sing their way to glory; some are glorious in their ability to carry not a tune, but a sense of self and history. Meet Miles and Chris Lerman - which you can do on Sunday, April 23, as a film about their triumphs of the past is screened at Plays & Players in Center City,...
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The Stuckman seder is the last supper you'd want to be invited to. If you thought the Da Vinci code was a puzzler, da Stuckmans' is no better, as this inscrutable screwball family tries to decipher the holiday's meaning while its Passover passes off as a scene from "Sex and the Seder." "When Do We Eat?" is just one of...
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