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Tiny Furniture2010. USA. Dir: Lena Dunham. With Dunham, Laurie Simmons. 98 min.
With college graduation as our impending reality (doom), it’s nice to know that Lena Dunham can commiserate with the feeling of moving back in with the family (except that she’s a 24-year-old with an acclaimed feature film under her belt). This comedy of insecurity in the spirit of THE GRADUATE delights with bold dialogue and physical humor.
“Srugim” & “Arab Labor”. Israel. Dir: . With . Approx. 100 min.
Bored with Hulu? Check out what’s on TV in Israel: two shows that tackle modern cultural issues with unique mixtures of comedy and drama. The singles of “Srugim” ponder religion, romance, and feminism, while “Arab Labor” makes sport of a Palestinian professional’s attempts at cultural conformity. Guest speaker: Isaac Zablozki, director of Film Programs at JCC Manhattan.
Pink Floyd: The Wall1982. UK. Dir: Alan Parker. With Bob Geldof, Christine Hargreaves. 95 min.
A troubled rock star marches into madness to the tune of the landmark psychedelic rock album. Stunning visuals and animated sequences transform one man’s wish for isolation into a bizarre and terrifying exploration of nation-building, education, and other bricks in THE WALL.
Lola Montes1955. France/West Germany. Dir: Max Ophüls. With Martine Carol. 116 min.
Is it a flashback or a circus performance? Is it real or a spectacle? Is it expectation or exploitation? Is it film or is it life? It’s Monsieur Ophuls’ last and grandest film, a controversial controversy, a truth within a lie. Let the story of Lola Montes, Europe’s greatest lover, begin!