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 Jul 11 - 17, 2013 
Fill the Void

Film Review

Fill the Void

Matrimonal drama shows off the traditions if not the inner turmoil of ultra-Orthodox Jews

By Devin D. O’Leary

First-time writer-director Rama Burshtein’s moody matrimonial drama Fill the Void takes us into a religious and cultural world so insulated few outside its influence would even recognize it. Shot in Israel among the Haredim (the most conservative of Hasidic Jewish sects), it is a foreign film in every sense of the word.

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Reel World

Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary
This week’s Reel World takes you across the state, from French Funerals-Cremations in Rio Rancho to the Kimo to the Lensic in Santa Fe.

Idiot Box

Major Dome-O

“Under the Dome” on CBS

By Devin D. O’Leary
In a season filled with reruns, reality shows, sub-par Canadian dramas and concert specials, CBS brings a much-welcome change with “Under the Dome,” based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name.

Week in Sloth

This week’s TV picks from around the dial (if we still had dials)

EVENT HORIZON (Friday, Oct 9)

Get Your Gay Geek On

Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

By Devin D. O'Leary
Out actor/comedian Tom Lenk (star of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” The Cabin in the Woods and Transformers) is the special guest at this year's 13th Annual Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. He'll be talking about his “dorkumentary” Nerdgasm, in which he travels to England to fulfill his lifelong dream of performing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe—while indulging nerdy British fantasies like following in the footsteps of Harry Potter. SWGLFF starts Friday, Oct. 9, at Guild Cinema with Peter Greenaway's lush Opening Night drama Eisenstein in Guanajuato. It runs through Oct. 18 with 26 LGBT-centric dramas, comedies, documentaries, romances and horror films from around the world plus six blocks of shorts. Nerdgasm will screen Saturday, Oct. 17, at 9:15pm.
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