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Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008

Tonight @ the UWM Union Theatre - 7:00 PM

French may be the language of love, but tonight, it’s also the language of choice for scorned lovers. Gabrielle, the 2006 Patrice Chereau film screening at 7 p.m. tonight in the UWM Union Theatre as part of its Festival of Films in French, depicts the tumultuous dissolution of a loveless marriage. Based on Joseph . . .
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008

When films speak French

Paris in spring is a place for romance, but what of the City of Light in the dark of winter? Coeurs (Private Fears in Public Places) is a bittersweet romance of overlapping couples and couplings, a drama flecked with humor. Snow is always falling outside and everyone’s overcoat is powdered in white. The action . . .
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008

A woman’s graphic story

If the Shah of Iran ever enjoyed popular support, it had evaporated across large stretches of the population by the time of his overthrow in 1979. But what followed after a short, disorderly and heady intermezzo was a symphony of horror darker than any the Shah could have composed . . .
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008

Paralysis to motion picture?

Flickering and uncertain, Jean- Dominique’s vision comes gradually into focus, colors alternating with wavering images of doctors and nurses. He hears them speaking but realizes they can hear none of the words he tries to form. Like the character in the Poe story that awakens in a coffin, buried alive, a horrible . . .

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