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I Saw You

Bruised Orange Theater Company’s I Saw You is a charming theatrical interpretation of “I Saw You,” “Matches,” and “X-Matches” listings from the Reader. Performed in bars, on stages or stools in the back, each show (they’ve done five since last November) features a rotating cast of three actors presenting ads published in the past year, […]

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PO Velodrome

Following Ben Joravsky’s commentary on the city’s plan for the old main post office (The Works, May 25) is an item stating the need for an indoor track and field facility. Hmmm. The solution is obvious: put the athletic facility into the old building. There should be plenty of room left for condos, a hotel, […]

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Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival

Screening as the opening-night program of the 19th annual Onion City festival, these eight shorts might seem to be all over the place–Manoel de Oliveira’s The Improbable Is Not Impossible (2006), an eclectic tribute to Portugal’s Gulbenkian Foundation, isn’t even experimental. But many of them share the same alienated fascination with history: Jean-Luc Godard’s archival, […]

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Dubbed the “Asian Mozart” by the Daily Telegraph, 41-year-old composer A.R. Rahman redefined contemporary Indian film music in the early 90s, transforming a style that was formulaic and drowning in kitsch into something diverse and sophisticated, infused with everything from Baroque strings to pop guitar to dancehall beats. A student of Carnatic music who’d played […]

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Anime master Satoshi Kon tops his acclaimed features Perfect Blue, Millennium Actress, and Tokyo Godfathers with this dizzying, ambitious excursion into the subconscious. The story takes place at a psychiatric lab where a powerful dream machine is used to help clients work through nightmares and resolve their conflicts. When the device is stolen, the heroine–a […]