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Shepard & Dark
 
Documentary
89 minutes
2013
Director(s): Treva Wurmfeld
USA
 
Thu 9:20 PM Varsity 2
Fri 6:20 PM Varsity 2
Sat 12:20 PM Varsity 2 RUSH
Mon 9:50 AM Varsity 2 RUSH
Synopsis
Remember when close friends corresponded by letters? When intimate thoughts about life, family, and mortality were written on the page? This is the kind of friendship that Sam Shepard and Johnny Dark shared — a beautiful but complicated relationship maintained over fifty years and hundreds of letters. Shepard is a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and actor. Dark, his former housemate, has been his close friend since their beatnik days in Greenwich Village and now lives a solitary life in New Mexico with his dogs, working at a supermarket deli counter. At first glance, Shepard and Dark are an odd duo — the restless, iconic writer and his happily reclusive pal. When the pair agree to collaborate on a book of their correspondence, it forces them to confront painful memories and personal shortcomings. Shepard & Dark is an honest and often funny meditation on love, companionship, and loneliness, and the remarkable connection of the written word. [mature]
Playing with ...
 
Documentary
10 minutes
2012
Director(s): Riley Hooper
USA
 
Thu 9:20 PM Varsity 2
Fri 6:20 PM Varsity 2
Sat 12:20 PM Varsity 2 RUSH
Mon 9:50 AM Varsity 2 RUSH
Mon 10:10 AM Varsity 3
Synopsis
Photographer Flo Fox has been documenting the streets of New York City since the 1970s. Now in her sixties and battling multiple sclerosis, lung cancer, and visual impairment, Flo still maintains her feisty spirit and sense of humor. No longer able to hold a camera, she instructs her attendants how to take photos for her. As a hot, young “chick,” she never minded using her looks to get what she wanted; these days she leverages her disability.
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