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LVTV | William Danger Ford + Christy Brown-Kwaiser on Little Village Live! // 7/25/2012

——————————–  LITTLE VILLAGE LIVE ——————————– –     7.25.2012    –     William Danger Ford     Christy Brown-Kwaiser     ===== William Danger Ford (1/2)   (2/2)   ===   Christy Brown-Kwaiser – “What’s So Silly About Mary”   Christy Brown-Kwaiser   ===== |William Danger Ford {http://soundcloud.com/williamdangerford} |Christy Brown-Kwaiser {http://soundcloud.com/christy-brown-kwaiser} — Facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/LittleVillageLive — Public […]

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Talking Movies: Forty Years of The Godfather

Forty years ago, throughout the spring and summer of 1972, a mob movie was making a killing at the box office, which was something of a surprise to its production company.  Paramount had wanted Sergio Leone, of spaghetti-western fame, to direct it. They settled for a fairly young director whose biggest success at the time […]

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Talking Movies: Score One for Skin

If you like sex and art (especially in that order of enthusiasm), then you should definitely make a point of getting to the Englert on Friday, May 18, to see the Iowa premiere of Frederick Wiseman’s Crazy Horse, a documentary about Paris’s legendary cabaret. To sweeten the deal, FilmScene, the host of the event, has […]

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GLBT Film Series

Beginning April 1, a new movie-going opportunity will be available to those eager for thought-provoking cinema downtown.  Larry Rogers, a self-described “ex-ex-gay senior citizen,” has put together a film series called “Let’s Talk Inclusive.”  The movies, which show at 1 p.m. in the Senior Center, explore different forms of sexuality and how they fit into […]

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The Gold Rush: The Best of All Possible Films

  Charlie Chaplin’s The Gold Rush, playing from Mar. 3 through 8 at the Bijou in its lusciously-restored original 1925 version, is as unmixed a pleasure as I know. It’s what religious optimists imagine creation to be: “The best of all possible worlds”—hilarious without being cruel, romantic without being saccharine, deep without being heavy-handed, with […]

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2011 Movie Of The Year: The Tree of Life

In 2011, a year of many good movies (my own motley list includes: Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Bridesmaids, Weekend, The Muppet Movie, Buck and Rise of the Planet of the Apes), one stands out in every possible way: Terence Malick’s The Tree of Life. Naturally, we in Iowa City never got to eat of The […]

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Iowa City Weekender: December 15-17

Hello, and welcome to the Weekender! As the semester begins to wrap up for the university, the town starts to shift into slight hibernation for a week until it pops back into full form for the coming new year. This weekend will be your last chance to get out before the hibernation begins, so make […]

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