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  • Woodwind

    Woodwind

    ★★★★★

    Woodwind is Fin Manjoo's poetic essay on finding and using an authentic voice when creating art. It is about looking behind and beyond perception, rejecting ego, embracing nature, finding community and seeking truth. Bonifaz, a classically trained composer, has come to a crossroads in his work and he sets out on a journey to find not only his true music, but also a true audience that is capable of hearing it. At sea with the world and his art, he…

  • Starlet

    Starlet

    ★★★★½

    SFV is beautiful, and so is this film.

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  • A Short Film About Love

    A Short Film About Love

    ★★½

    This is a short film about what love is not: women as observed sex object; women catering to solipsistic male sex fantasies; tolerance for stalking and sexual harassment; the assumption that women yearn for any attention no matter how harmful. The film is worth watching for Kieslowski's skillful use of composition, lighting and color but it is a study of dated values that have been challenged by feminist ideology and gender politics.

  • Electra, My Love

    Electra, My Love

    ★★★★½

    In 1974, an unrelenting brownness was spreading across the world. Natural was the password and organic was becoming more than a branch of chemistry. The Marxist ideologies of 1968 were still in the air. Hippiedom was on its deathbed but still breathing as it became co-opted and institutionalized. A disillusioned baby boom generation was settling for tweed, corduroy and shag haircuts. Still looking for answers, our eyes settled on the perceived values of pre-industrial cultures to salve the atrocities of…