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Friday, December 14, 2018
the florida project
Indie favorite Sean Baker looks at life on the seedy fringes of Disney World through the eyes of a child. Fresh off reaping praise for his 2015 film Tangerine, a film shot entirely with iPhones, director Sean Baker’s latest is more conventional in form, although its topic is anything but: The Florida Project portrays poverty as seen through the rosy...
The Vienna Theatre Project produces Rajiv Joseph’s off-Broadway hit. Once again proving their knack for bringing contemporary English-language theater to the city, Joanna Godwin-Seidl’s Vienna Theatre Project adds another continental European premier to its list: Guards at the Taj, by the Tony and Pulitzer-nominated Indian-American playwright Rajiv Joseph. Based on some of the numerous legends surrounding the mausoleum, Joseph approaches the edifice in a manner reminiscent of Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead or Beckett’s Waiting for Godot – the two titular...
Accordion Festival
On its 18th birthday, this world music festival explores Spain Still going strong after 18 years, the city's own International Accordion Festival continues to showcase the instrument in various unexpected ways by both local and international talent. This year's theme, Viva España, focuses on the Iberian Peninsula, with numerous Spanish combos coming like the Barcelona Gipsy Balkan Orchestra. Featuring Spanish...
horror
A new adaptation of Stephen King's signature novel once again proves that parents and clowns are children's worst nightmare Traumatizing children and ruining the circus since 1986, Stephen King’s It remains one of the bestselling author’s most recognizable works, thanks in no small part to a memorable performance by Tim Curry as the titular monster in a 1990 television adaptation....
Rebirth of a Diva After success in London, The Bodyguard settles into its new home at the Ronacher Singers die, but their songs live on. At least, that’s the reasoning behind Bodyguard – the Musical, a stage adaptation of the 1992 movie of the same name that launched the career of soul diva Whitney Houston. While the film’s somewhat generic love...
(C) Viennale
Austria's National holiday on Monday 26th October prompted a stimulating programme at the Gartenbau, hosting films specially chosen for the occasion. While Panzer tanks rumbled round the Ring, Elia Kazan's America, America, based on his novel by the same name, depicted Kazan's Greek grandfather's sojourn out of Turk occupied Anatolia. It is an old-fashioned picaresque, high-spirited drama, but it continues...
Indignation
First-time director James Schamus brings Philip Roth's novel Indignation to the screen Being an outsider is never easy – especially when you’re too clever by half. And perhaps harder still in 1950s Ohio, the setting of ­Indignation, a worthy adaptation of Philip Roth’s 29th novel, a semi-autobiographical recollection of his college years. A first-time director but venerable screenwriter and producer (notably for...
Bard's Reign
Recently, an aging American celebrity with implausibly dyed hair has caused bitter discord between his avid supporters and those who are repulsed by his undecipherable utterances (and even the sound of his voice). No, I’m not talking about the Republican Party’s candidate for President and his "bragadocious" misogyny. Rather, it was the news that The Swedish Academy had awarded the...
Austrians like to show off their serious appreciation of classical music. But if you want them to erupt into joyful singing, you’ve got to play them some Austropop. And you may learn some Dialekt, too It was two o’clock on a Friday morning. I’d followed a herd of colleagues to Bettelalm: a sweaty underground cavern that has no business in Vienna’s genteel...
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