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  • Apr 4-10, 2001
  • Vol. 21, No. 25

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Arts & Culture

  • DEMF 2001
  • Culture
  • DEMF 2001

    The lineup for the Detroit Electronic Music Festival 2001 is announced — with only one repeating act from last year, the lineup is incredibly well-rounded, representing much of what is great and current in electronic music.
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  • The Day I Became A Woman
  • The Scene
  • The Day I Became A Woman

    An Iranian allegory, this debut feature by Marziyeh Meshkini is divided into three stories — the central story having an impact both visually, in its depiction of the loneliness of a long-distance woman bicycle racer, and viscerally, with its view of her fate — well worth seeing.
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  • Pola X
  • The Scene
  • Pola X

    Pierre, or the Ambiguities is perfect grist for French director Léos Carax who stays fairly close to Herman Melville's narrative while transposing the perverse story to contemporary France — with Guillaume Depardieu (son of Gérard), Catherine Deneuve and Katerina Golubeva.
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  • Memento
  • The Scene
  • Memento

    Clever, intriguing and heartless, Memento is a twisted film noir, a fractured puzzle of a movie which forces the audience to piece together the fragments of its narrative told backward — a brave, bold move for director Christopher Nolan.
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  • Someone Like You
  • The Scene
  • Someone Like You

    Screenwriter Elizabeth Chandler and director Tony Goldwyn (A Walk on the Moon) haven’t so much defanged the angry humor of Laura Zigman’s scathing novel as humanized it, while too often falling into simplistic romantic clichés — with Ashley Judd, Greg Kinnear and Hugh Jackman.
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Music

  • Girlcore
  • Local Music
  • Girlcore

    Either you’re for or against the “good ol’ days” of rock ’n’ roll’s boys club. Indigo Girl-gone-solo Amy Ray and the queerpunk trio The Butchies take on the challenge.
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