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Correction: No Joan Rivers movie this month

Correction to the “Now Playing” section in Talking Movies, LV121 (the current issue): The Bijou has some great films showing in November, but Joan Rivers: a Piece of Work is not one of them. This listing was found and mistakenly lifted from on an outdated website for a past film series. Apologies for the confusion. […]

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Beauty is Embarassing Review and Interview

Let me tell you a little story. Like all good stories, it is about me. My editor, in his sweet, trusting foolishness, asked me to write a review of a documentary called Beauty is Embarrassing (dir. Neil Berkeley, playing at the Bijou on Nov. 9), stating that since it was for the Little Village online […]

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Talking Movies: The War Room & The Alps

It took 190 years of American political history and all the creative capabilities of the 1980 Reagan campaign to distill, finally, the fundamental question facing every American electorate: Are you really better off than you were four years ago? If yes, vote for the incumbent; if no, throw the bum out. We are seeing shades […]

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Talking Movies: Landlocked Film Festival: Oct 25-28

Since its inception in 2007, Landlocked, Iowa City’s film festival, has taken place in late August.  This year it runs from Oct. 25-28th.  Hopefully, it will lure more students, who ought to appreciate not only the admission fee (it’s free!) but also the crazy variety of films: animation, docs, features, music videos, shorts and spirited […]

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LVTV | Zoe Boekbinder on Little Village Live! // 8/22/2012

  ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————-   ——————————-  LITTLE VILLAGE LIVE ——————————– –     8.22.2012    –     Zoe Boekbinder      =====     “Paralyzing”   “Antarctica”   “Sister Scarecrow”   “Salt Water”   ===== |Zoe Boekbinder http://www.facebook.com/ZoeBoekbinderMusic/ — |Facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/LittleVillageLive — |Public Space One @ http://publicspaceone.com/ |KRUI @ http://krui.fm/ […]

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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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