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Commedia Dell'arte And The Roots Of Slapstick

Dec. 19, 2014
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Chronos Theatre Group is dedicated to connecting modern audiences with works from around the world and through time. KPBS arts reporter Beth Accomando previews a workshop on commedia dell’arte to find out how a 16th century Italian comedy style connects with people in the new millennium.

'The Babadook' Tackles Childhood Fears And More

Dec. 19, 2014
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If you’ve had all the holiday cheer you can take, then how about a dose of atmospheric Australian horror with “The Babdook” (opening Dec. 19 at the Digital Gym Cinema).

Welcoming The Final 'Hobbit' Movie With A Mealtime Marathon

Dec. 17, 2014
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The latest installment of “The Hobbit Trilogy” — “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” — boasts that it is “The Defining Chapter.” Well, let’s just say that hopefully it will be the last.

'Wild' Offers Artistically Tame Journey Of Self-Discovery

Dec. 11, 2014
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"Wild" is the story of one woman’s journey to find herself and as such, there's a lot of introspection and internal dialogue.

A Comedy Writer Follows The Trail Of One Of The Greatest Art Thefts In History

Dec. 11, 2014
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Filmmaker Joe Medeiros was obsessed by the mystery behind the theft of the Mona Lisa so he made a fun and fascinating documentary. Guest blogger Rebecca Romani interviews the director of "Mona Lisa Is Missing," screening Thursday night.

'Mona Lisa Is Missing' Looks To Art Crime Of The Century

Dec. 11, 2014
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In 1911, someone stole the most famous painting in the world. Director Joe Medeiros finds out why in "Mona Lisa Is Missing," screening Thursday night at La Paloma Theater.

Mexican Noir At The Digital Gym

Dec. 5, 2014
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Film noir is a distinctly American film style that emerged in the 1940s. But its influence has been felt around the globe. You can check out some Mexican noir this Saturday at the Digital Gym Cinema.

'The Dark Valley' Serves Up An Alpine Western

Dec. 5, 2014
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Eighty-three countries have submitted entries for the 2015 Best Foreign Film Oscar. You can check out the Austrian entry, “The Dark Valley,” when it opens this weekend at the Digital Gym Cinema.

Bond 24 Will be Called SPECTRE

Dec. 4, 2014
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Be still my heart! New Bond movie was revealed this morning as "SPECTRE" with Christoph Waltz as the villain and Monica Bellucci as Lucia Sciarra.

John Waters Still Shocking And Fun After All These Years

Dec. 1, 2014
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John Waters won himself a place in the pop culture landscape with his 1972 film "Pink Flamingos" starring Divine. Tonight he appears at the North Park Theatre for a sold out performance of "A John Waters Christmas," which details his obsession and passion for the winter holiday. Waters talks about his new book "Carsick."

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