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Entries by George Heymont from 07/2012

Sing For Your Supper

| Posted 07.01.2012 | Arts

What happens to children who have figured out that nothing can stop them from making music for the sheer fun of it? In 2001, a group of Swedish musicians produced a deliciously droll short film entitled Music For One Apartment and Six Drummers.

Living Life on Their Own Terms

| Posted 07.04.2012 | Arts

Most people recall the phrase "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" as they celebrate Independence Day. Some, however, think of what individual freedom means when it comes to defying the expectations of others.

What a Piece of Work Is Man

| Posted 07.08.2012 | Arts

While each has its unique moments of despair, a ribald sense of optimism courses through each filmmaking effort. It's too bad these films have such limited potential for distribution. My hope is that each finds a wider audience.

Not Your Typical Lesbian Roadtrip

| Posted 07.11.2012 | Arts

In Cloudburst, Thom Fitzgerald's raunchy dramedy about two old lesbians who have spent 31 years together, Stella (Olympia Dukakis) is a man-hating, rowdy old bull dyke who, although hard of hearing, doesn't suffer fools gladly.

Viewing Life Through New Lenses

| Posted 07.15.2012 | Arts

Imagine a documentary in which the natural beauty of a film that might have been created for the National Geographic Channel is combined with the subversive anti-gravitational thrill of a carnival ride. Then fasten your seatbelt and enjoy ¡Vivan las Antipodas!.

Nixon Gets a Facelift

| Posted 07.18.2012 | Arts

Although I attended the 1987 world premiere of Nixon in China (and saw subsequent performances in 1988 and 1990), last month marked the first time I had seen Nixon in China in 22 years. A lot has happened in the interim.

Telling Harrowing Tales About Child Abuse

| Posted 07.22.2012 | Arts

2012-07-22-20120628dalevertical.jpg Black N Blue Boys/Broken Men is a deeply disturbing and powerful one-woman show written and performed by Dael Orlandersmith.

Teachable Moments

| Posted 07.25.2012 | Arts

As someone who enjoys wordplay, I have always been partial to the following moment at the end of Act I of Stephen Sondheim's 1979 musical thriller entitled Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

Guilty Pleasures

| Posted 07.29.2012 | Arts

2012-07-29-heymont.jpg Has YouTube become the new porn?