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Stories for January 19, 2008

Persepolis

Jan. 19
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Just to clear up any confusion, although much of the story is set in Iran, the film was made in France and in the French language. That is because Satrapi and co-filmmaker Vincent Paronnaud both live in Paris, and Satrapi was educated in French schools. But ultimately her film attains a very universal appeal. For one thing, the animation style is simple and appealing. In adapting the graphic novels, Satrapi and Paranoud remain very faithful to the hand drawn style of the books. This is more like

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Jan. 19
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Cassandra's Dream

Jan. 19
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Cassandra's Dream focuses on two brothers: Ian (Ewan McGregor) and Terry (Colin Farrell). Ian's a rather dutiful son who works at the family's floundering restaurant to help out his sick dad. He keeps multiple schemes on the side, though, for the day he gets up the nerve to quit the restaurant. Terry, on the other, doesn't seem to have any plans at all. He works as a mechanic, lives day to day, and lets his fortunes ride on how well he does at the track or the tables.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Jan. 19
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Will the Next Firestorm Be Any Different?

Jan. 19
By Amita Sharma and Off Mic
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"I feel unsafe and very let down," Barbara said. "Our neighborhood was burning and we had no heads up. At this point, I'd rather settle for building bell towers and putting Quasimodo ringing a bell over what we have currently."