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 V.13 No.20 | May 13 - 19, 2004 

Reel World

Star Wars—Madstone Theaters will be hosting a benefit this weekend for the Albuquerque Peace and Justice Center. The theater will be screening Arsenal of Hypocracy: The Space Program and the Military Industrial Complex on Sunday, May 16, at 3 and 5:30 p.m. This video presentation features Noam Chomsky, anti-nuclear scholar/activist Bruce Gagnon and Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell talking about the dangers of moving the arms race into outer space. The documentary includes archival footage, Pentagon documents and numerous interviews. There will be a question and answer session between shows. Tickets are a mere $5 and can be obtained at the Madstone box office at 6311 San Mateo NE.

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“Aye, I have spotted the mighty white whale.”

Film Review

The Return

Russian parable travels dark road with fathers, sons, fears

OK, so you're never going to remember a name like Andrei Zvyagintsev. But, with his first feature film outing, the Russian director makes a bold mark for himself on the international film scene. A stylistic throwback to the Soviet Union's long and proud cinematic history as well as a bold, accessible new direction for the lagging Russian film industry, The Return is a gripping fable about abandonment, sacrifice and the deep-seeded need for every child to star in his very own version of Oedipus.

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“Man, Michael Jackson’s place has gotten   weird   lately.”

Film Review

Van Helsing

Campy monster bash should have Bram Stoker, et al. rolling over in their graves

Hopefully, Van Helsing is the stupidest movie of the year. If not, we're in for a long, dumb summer.

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Idiot Box

Tour Dates

“Rocked with Gina Gershon” on IFC

The fact that Gina Gershon starred in the Hollywood howler Showgirls, and yet has gone on to become an indie-cool sex symbol for discriminating teenage bad boys and hopeful middle-aged lesbians is the surest sign of her tough chick charm. Never ones to pass up an indie icon, the Independent Film Channel recently drafted Gershon to star in her very own reality series.

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Week in Sloth

Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.

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Today's Events

The Iron Lady (2010) at KiMo Theatre

An elderly Margaret Thatcher reflects on her life. Part of the Magnificent Meryl film series.

¡Cine Magnífico! Latino Film Festival at National Hispanic Cultural Center

Thursday

The Piano in a Factory at National Hispanic Cultural Center

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