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  • Sep 5-11, 2001
  • Vol. 21, No. 47

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  • Sugar, spice & so long
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  • Sugar, spice & so long

    Labor Day already? Summer may be almost over, but there's lots of fun to be had around town, including blissful Sugar Hiccup Wednesdays at Fifth Avenue ... Ass-spanky fun at the Groove Room ... Deep, dark dance at Labyrinth ... & much more!
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  • Bread and Tulips

    The screen crawls with colorful characters, each craftily designed by director Silvio Soldini to solicit our fond indulgence. And though this "crowd-pleaser" takes a while to show its hand, once it finally does, its sinking into sentimental goo is rapid and merciless — with Bruno Ganz.
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  • O

    He Got Game meets Othello, O breaks down Shakespeare’s super-sized tragedy to Othello Jr. It boils the plot down to the bones, evaporating its high tragedy into racial and violent bitterness, then dresses up what remains in varsity-basketball jerseys and prep-school uniforms — with Mekhi Phifer and Julia Stiles.

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  • An American Rhapsody

    Director Eva Gardos bases this intimately powerful film on her own childhood in Hungary and her adolescence in 1960s America. She exposes aspects of her life which weren’t openly discussed, those things immigrants are supposed to pack away after they’ve arrived in America but need to remember if they’re going to make sense of their divided existence.
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