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3 things about Ang Lee’s BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN

Brokeback Mountain [2005] 1. Quick spit. 2. Price tag. 3. White farmhouse interior.

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3 things about Luchino Visconti’s DEATH IN VENICE

Death in Venice [1971] 1. Altmanesque style throughout: gliding camera moves combined with zooms. Unexpected! 2. Meticulously, the barber paints Gustav’s hair black. 3. A thorough history of the spread of cholera from Asia.

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3 things about Dome Karukoski’s TOM OF FINLAND

Tom of Finland [2017] 1. A motorcycle club without motorcycles. 2. Chasing the rabbit around the hospital room. 3. “Almost everyone is like us in California.”

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3 things about Todd Haynes’ CAROL

Carol [2015] 1. Flung out of space. 2. No bullets. 3. A long pause. “No, I don’t think so.” 3 other things.

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3 things about Shirley Clarke’s PORTRAIT OF JASON

Portrait of Jason [1967] 1. I’ll never tell. 2. “I’ve fallen in love once many times.” 3. Reverse cigarette smoke. Ahead of its time, ahead of our time. 3 other things.

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3 things about Stephen Cone’s PRINCESS CYD

Princess Cyd [2017] 1. The sound of an airplane periodically invades their conversation. A very slow zoom in and then, in the middle of her story, a cut. 2. “What will I do without you?” “Probably whatever you did a … Continue reading

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3 things about James Fanizza’s SEBASTIAN

Sebastian [2017] 1. They don’t bother to close the front door. 2. “I’m Meryl!” 3. An interesting mystery: why is the dead man’s wife at a gay bar? This film screens at REELING 35 on September 27.

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