Playing Around: Latest Stories

Earth Day

Earth Day at the Movies

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015
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On Earth Day our thoughts turn to environmentalism which thanks to current events seems to be taking on increasingly dire importance with every passing day.

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The Tailor of Inverness (Kraweic Z Inverness)
One Man’s Journey Back To His Father

Monday, April 20th, 2015
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Matthew Zajac’s father grew up a Polish, Roman Catholic in peaceful Galicia (Eastern Poland, now Western Ukraine) where a single church accommodated all local religions.

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Golondrinas (Swallows)
When Will These Swallows Be Free To Fly?

Monday, April 20th, 2015
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Golondrinas (Swallows), written and directed by Aminta De Lara and running at La Mama through April 26, is not a long play. Yet it packs

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Peter Oprisko – Celebrating Sinatra
And the Great American Songbook

Monday, April 20th, 2015
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For a singer, few things are more validating than to have a recording played on Jonathan Schwartz’s popular radio program. That’s what happened to Peter

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An American in Paris – “A New Musical”

Sunday, April 19th, 2015
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This show rightly subtitles itself  “A New Musical.” Craig Lucas (Book) has radically changed the iconic film story. Rob Fisher (Musical Adaptation/Arrangement) has added a

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Clouds of Sils Maria Offers Grace and Vulnerability

Friday, April 17th, 2015
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Few recent films showcase the strength and vulnerability of female acting as poignantly as Olivier Assayas’ latest work. A contender for the Palme d’Or at

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Ex Machina

Alex Garland’s Ex Machina is Sleek, Eerie

Friday, April 17th, 2015
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Opening in select cinemas this weekend, Ex Machina marks screenwriter Alex Garland’s directorial debut and follows in the veins of his previous sci-fi works, 28

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Finding Neverland – Never Takes Flight

Thursday, April 16th, 2015
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The highly lauded 2004 film Finding Neverland is enchanting; richly evocative and deft in the portrayal of moving emotion.  Its story focuses on writer J.M.

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