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movies for grownups

time goes by

February 3, 2012

…reminding me of the lovely scene in one of my favorite movies, Pane e tulipani. What action must I take when the last petal falls?

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Thank you, Portland

September 28, 2011

For a blissful movie experience at Living Room Theaters. See Gainsbourg if you can (most smoking EVER in a movie). It’s made by the same fabulous woman, Joann Sfar, who wrote and illustrated the graphic novel The Rabbi’s Cat. For yummy tacos at Por Qué No? and lush Pho at Jade Teahouse. For stellar yoga […]

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Let the Great World Spin; Colum McCann, 2009

September 11, 2011

The tragedy of 9/11 is not the loss of the Twin Towers, but of the people who died that day, there and in Pennsylvania and Virginia. The Towers, though, are a symbol of the various and myriad losses at and subsequent to that moment. After 9/11 people remembered Phillipe Petit and his walk between the […]

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Nothing Really Blue

March 25, 2011

This piece appears at the end of one of my all-time favorite movies, called in English The Princess and the Warrior. Below, for four-hand piano.

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Life, death, and French

February 2, 2011

A month seems long enough to be silent, a strange month turning on the multifarious spokes of the wheel of life. Death, coming to people we think too young to die—we, with our secret hopes of long, fulfilling lives, of seeing our grandchildren and great-grandchildren be born. And birth, which can come earlier than it […]

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