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Posted inArts

Movies in Berkeley: Free screening of “As Goes Janesville”

“As Goes Janesville”: screening for free at Rialto Cinemas Elmwood on Wednesday “As Goes Janesville”: screening for free at Rialto Cinemas Elmwood on Wednesday You’re no doubt familiar by now with Vice-Presidential candidate Paul Ryan, but do you know from which town he hails? The answer is Janesville, Wisconsin, the small downstate city that’s also […]

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Big Screen Berkeley: Beauty is Embarrassing

Wayne White in “Beauty is Embarrassing,” an entertaining and surprisingly uplifting documentary Wayne White in “Beauty is Embarrassing,” an entertaining and surprisingly uplifting documentary Even if you’ve never heard the name Wayne White before, you’ve probably seen his handiwork. An artistic polymath and obsessive junk collector whose influence on late 20th-century pop culture is greater […]

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Review: “Kumaré” explores religion, real and made-up

“Kumaré” explores whether people can find as much peace in a made-up ‘placebo’ religion as in a ‘real’ one “Kumaré” explores whether people can find as much peace in a made-up ‘placebo’ religion as in a ‘real’ one Don’t believe everything you’ve heard about Arizona. Despite being stereotyped as the land of border-patrolling Minutemen, gun […]

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Big Screen Berkeley: Mike Hammer, Oslo August 31st

“The Girl Hunters”, playing at PFA: almost certainly seen by someone associated with the forthcoming production of “Goldfinger” “The Girl Hunters”, playing at PFA: almost certainly seen by someone associated with the forthcoming production of “Goldfinger” Few things personify the musky odor of mid-20th century American masculinity quite as potently as the writings of Mickey […]