What’s Screening: September 19-25

Forbidden Lie$, Roxie and Shattuck, opens Friday. I have mixed feelings about documentaries that recreate scenes with actors, but Anna Broinowski's doc about author/con-artist Norma Khouri justified them beautifully. None of the events recreated in the film actually happened, and Broinowski reminds us of that by showing us the freshly murdered girl, covered in stage … Continue reading What’s Screening: September 19-25

Opera Jawa

Dance opera Written by Aramantono and Garin Nugroho Directed by Garin Nugroho Astonishing sensual, works like a dream. Things don't connect the way they do in the real world (or in a conventional film), but that doesn't bother you in the slightest. You're in its world, and you see no reason to want out. In … Continue reading Opera Jawa

Forbidden Lie$

Documentary Written and directed by Anna Broinowski I have mixed feelings about documentaries that recreate scenes with actors, but Anna Broinowski's doc about author/con-artist Norma Khouri justified them beautifully. None of the events recreated in the film actually happened, and Broinowski reminds us of that by showing us the freshly murdered girl, covered in stage … Continue reading Forbidden Lie$