Monthly Archives: November 2015

Turkeys, Literal and Metaphorical

The professional turkey, black with a scarlet head, relaxing in his crate, was rolled into my studio on a small wooden dolly. Across the loft, behind a closed door, Willie (our first beloved yellow Labrador), barked relentlessly (“let me at him, let me at … Continue reading

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Films “Subversive and Sleek”

“Todd Haynes: The Other Side of Dreams,” the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s comprehensive survey of the great director’s films opens with a sneak preview of his latest, the engrossing and moving “Carol,” (which will be released on November 20). Exquisitely shot on … Continue reading

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Exozipper

I went to junior high school (a slightly different lineup of grades–7th, 8th and 9th–than what’s now called middle school) in the dark ages, my mother’s second favorite phrase* for temps perdu. It was a significantly unenlightened time, girls were required … Continue reading

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Africa’s Master Mirror Maker

The great Senegalese director, Ousmane Sembene (1923-2007), the son of a fisherman and a fifth-grade dropout, but with a vibrant curiosity about the world, realized he wanted to be a writer and a filmmaker during a six-month convalescence in a French hospital. Working on … Continue reading

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The New World

Frederick Wiseman immersed himself for nine weeks, shooting 120 hours of footage which has coalesced into his remarkable new documentary (his 40th), “In Jackson Heights,” an exploration of the Queens neighborhood, home to a large and new immigrant population originating primarily from East Asia, … Continue reading

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