Global Village - Fri January 21st 2011
|11 AM||Show Start||Talk|
|11:02 AM||Rosalia De Souza||Opiniao (Ze Keti)||D'improvviso||Schema|
|11:07 AM||Hello Seahorse!||Un Ano Quebrado||Lejos. No Tan Lejos||Nacional Records|
|11:13 AM||Luisa Maita||Mira E Veja||Lero-Lero||Combamcha|
|11:17 AM||Kings of Leon||Revelry||Only By the Night||Alternative|
|11:21 AM||Animal Collective||My Girls||Merriweather||Post Pavilion - Domino|
|11:33 AM||Natacha Atlas||River Man (Jef Stott Remix)||River Man Remixes|
|11:44 AM||Bjork||Isobel (Remix Eumir Deodato)||Telegram||Pop|
|11:46 AM||Eleazar de Cavalho & Paraiba Symphony Orchestra||Convergencias||Brazil '88 - A Brazilian Music Extravaganza||Classical Brazilian|
|11:52 AM||Cowsills||THE RAIN THE PARK AND OTHER THINGS|
|11:55 AM||Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti||Fright Night (Nevermore)||Before Today||AD4|
|12:01 PM||The Bad Plus||Never Stop||Never Stop (Deluxe Edition)||LLC & - One Music|
|12:09 PM||The Presets||This Boy's In Love||Apocalypso||Elect|
|12:16 PM||Ana Tijoux||1977||1977||Nacional Records|
|12:19 PM||David Becker||Li||Tribune Batavia||Acoustic Music Records|
|12:25 PM||AfroCubism||Dakan||AfroCubism||World Circuit|
|12:27 PM||PJ Harvey||Black Hearted||ERG WAVs||Rock|
|12:41 PM||Arcade Fire||Modern Man||The Suburbs||Alternative|
|12:45 PM||Azymuth||Next Summer In Rio||Butterfly||Farout|
|12:51 PM||Interpol||Try It On||Interpol||Matador|
|12:54 PM||Middle Brother||Me Me Me||Middle Brother|
|12:59 PM||John Beasley||Positootly||Positootly||Resonance|
|1:04 PM||Vanity Theft||Trainwreck||Get What You Came For||Pop|
|1:07 PM||Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and a 40 piece orchestra||Suite For Ma Dukes||Timeless Live @ The Luckman||Mochila|
"Off the Beat" by Dominic Hoffman - Cultural Beat
I saw a play last night at Sacred Fools Theater in Hollywood called Puzzler. It’s a play about secrets and the keepers of secrets. It takes place in present day Germany but the mystery it’s trying to solve happened some forty years ago. I was thinking while I watched it, that the best secrets always seem to have a bit of age on them. The longer a mystery remains unsolved, the more of it there is to unravel. Or in the case of this play, the more shredded documents must be reconnected. That’s what the job of the protaganist, Niclas Keller is and has been for the last 16 years - to reassemble shredded documents. Thousands of bags. Transcripts and photos from a darker period in German history. A time when everything was being recorded and everyone was being watched and the end result was the uninvited documentation of an entire people. One in seven people were spies when the wall was still separating East and West Germany. After the fall of the wall, the public wanted to see exactly what was written in their files and the new open government accommodated them by hiring Puzzlers to piece the mass of shredded material together.
There are six actors in Puzzler. Three of them serve as a kind of narrative device, the other three are trying to figure out how much the other knows. They are all completely at cross-purposes. Or are they. It’s difficult to tell. Mysteries are by nature convoluted. Mark Bramhill who plays Keller and Ian Patrick Williams as his superior are two superb actors who guide us through this mystery that all takes place in the span of one evening. Keller’s boss has been there only three months. A student arrives to work with Keller. She will know him for only a few hours. Between the three, decades of mysteries abound and what becomes clear is that secrets are like lies. The more things one hides, the more things one has to hide.
Opens tonight at Sacred Fool Theatre in Hollywood and runs Thu thru Sat until Feb 19
Animal Kingdom is an Australian crime family movie. The Cody family to be exact. It takes place in Melbourne and is a crazy mess of violence and family dysfunction. The matriarch, Janine Cody, loves her children, no matter what they do. That’s how I came to understand the title Animal Kingdom. This matriarch of a family of reprobates, miscreants and ne’r do wells, is like a lioness. Not concerned with morality, ethics, or any human or civilized concerns, she responds exclusively to loyalty, to blood. The instincts of the savage.
We follow the movie through the eyes of her grandson, a completely innocent but believable Joshua ‘J’ Cody, moves in with her and the felonious Cody family after his mother dies of a heroin overdose, and the movie takes off from there.
Joshua moves through the movie as the cool observer. He allows us to keep our distance from the violence. He is present. Never judgmental. Always simply living in the moment of whatever mayhem his family has placed him in at the time. And there’s lots of mayhem. This is simply his reality. The film revolves around him and his subtle response to the insane situation in which he has been placed. He is a child and it speaks to the circumstances that innocents are left in and how they deal. The proximity in which innocence can exist with madness, and ultimately triumph in spite of it.
This a wild crazy and at turns violent movie that fits perfectly at the end of football season.
In video stores and at selected theatres.
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