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Celebrating the Life

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A moving presence

[Longhorn Review] A moving presence

Material Type: All, movies — Tags: falstaffpicks, improvisation — Posted on May 15, 2009, 10:36 am

By: Kent De Spain

a film by Kent De Spain, UT Theatre and Dance faculty member.

Reviewer: Beth

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Das grosse Lachen = hearty laughter

[Longhorn Review] Das grosse Lachen = hearty laughter

Material Type: All, movies — Tags: falstaffpicks — Posted on March 16, 2009, 11:56 am

By: Yongbo Zhao

Hieronymous Bosch meets Julie Speed, paintings by a Chinese artist who now lives
in Munich. At right, "Kardinal II"; At left, "East Meets West," collaborative
self-portrait with Dietmar Gross

Reviewer: Ellen

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Enclosure. 8

[Longhorn Review] Enclosure. 8

Material Type: All, movies — Tags: documentary, falstaffpicks — Posted on March 16, 2009, 11:52 am

By: Harry Partch

This DVD contains excellent documentary films of Partch's music and workplace. 
Totally fascinating material.

Reviewer: Tommy

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Helvetica

[Longhorn Review] Helvetica

Material Type: All, movies — Tags: falstaffpicks, graphic arts, typography — Posted on March 16, 2009, 11:42 am

By: Gary Hustwit

An interesting documentary that provides excellent perspective into this
omni-present font's place in the world.

Reviewer: Tommy

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Dancer in the Dark

[Longhorn Review] Dancer in the Dark

Material Type: All, movies — Tags: falstaffpicks, musical film — Posted on October 2, 2008, 11:24 am

By: Lars von Trier

A tragically beautiful mixture of musical theater and cinematography. Bjork stars
as a factory worker fighting a losing battle to save her son's vision. And she
sings, too!

Reviewer: Chance

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The magical life of Long Tack Sam [videorecording]

[Longhorn Review] The magical life of Long Tack Sam [videorecording]

Material Type: All, movies — Tags: falstaffpicks, magicians — Posted on May 3, 2008, 8:45 am

By: Ann Marie Fleming

Interesting glimpse into the world during WWI-WWII and especially vaudeville life
during this time.  p.s. Great fashions and costumes!

Reviewer: Beth

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Films & videos

[Longhorn Review] Films & videos

Material Type: All, movies — Tags: falstaffpicks — Posted on May 1, 2008, 10:54 am

By: Zbig Rybczynski

Some of the most genuinely enjoyable experimental film and videowork, bar
none.

Reviewer: Tommy

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Been rich all my life

[Longhorn Review] Been rich all my life

Material Type: All, movies — Tags: dance, falstaffpicks, tap dance — Posted on February 1, 2008, 12:20 pm

By: Heather Lyn MacDonald

“Meet the Silver Belles, five tap dancers who performed in the 1930s in Harlem at
the famed Apollo and Cotton Club. Together again, they're dancing to standing
ovations and sharing stories of the Harlem Renaissance.” How can you lose?

Reviewer: Beth

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Ellis Island; Book of Days

[Longhorn Review] Ellis Island; Book of Days

Material Type: All, movies — Tags: ellis island, falstaffpicks — Posted on December 1, 2007, 12:00 pm

By: Meredith Monk

Two films by one of America's most interesting composers and performers.

Reviewer: Tommy

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La jetée ; Sans soleil

[Longhorn Review] La jetée ; Sans soleil

Material Type: All, movies — Tags: experimental, falstaffpicks, time travel — Posted on December 1, 2007, 11:48 am

By: Chris Marker

Two landmark films finally on DVD. Extreme exploration of image-making and
storytelling.

Reviewer: Tommy

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