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 Apr 14 - 20, 2011 
The Conspirator

Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

Ethnic Experiments

Experiments in Cinema v6.3 got underway Wednesday, April 13, at Guild Cinema. The annual festival of experimental film/videocurated by UNM’s Bryan Konefskycontinues through Sunday, April 17 at both the Guild and UNM’s SouthWest Film Center. On Thursday, April 14, however, the festival takes a detour to the National Hispanic Cultural Center for an evening of events from 6 to 9 p.m. A collection of Spanish video art will be on display in the NHCC’s main gallery. In addition, the center will host the premiere of a new live work by Spanish experimental filmmaker / installation artist Rafaël. (He must be good, he’s only got one name.) Capping off this evening of fine experimental art displays will be an after-party at The Normal Gallery (1415 Fourth Street SW), featuring some awesome projections by local arts org Basement Films. All of the events on Thursday are free and open to the public.

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Film Review

The Conspirator

True-life historical drama teaches, preaches, with lots of speeches

By Devin D. O’Leary
The Conspirator is one of those terribly well-intentioned films that crops up every so often, courting Oscar bonhomie and preaching to the choir of progressive-minded audience members. Like tomato juice, it’s probably quite good for youbut it’s not much of a treat

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Idiot Box

The Colors! The Colors!

“Problem Solverz” on Cartoon Network

By Devin D. O’Leary
It’s no secret at this stage of the game that the madmen (and women) behind Cartoon Network’s long-running Adult Swim programming block like the weird stuff. They regularly air shows like “Squidbillies,” “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” and “Superjail!” Now, they’ve teamed up with members of the Pittsburgh, Pa. / Providence, R.I. art collective Paper Rad to open up the cage and let loose their newest animated freak show, “Problem Solverz.”

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Week in Sloth

The Week in Sloth

By Devin D. O’Leary
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.

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