Cave of Forgotten Dreams + Animals are Beautiful People

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Double feature: This is a pairing of two documentaries that diverge in tone but share a surprisingly similar ambition: to illuminate the thoughts of those whose minds might be unfathomable to us.

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2001: A Space Odyssey + Mon Oncle

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Double feature: Okay, so, “2001: A Space Odyssey” is set in space, while “Mon Oncle” takes place in a modernist home in the French suburbs.  But both concern themselves with progress and evolution, contrasting the earthy warmth of the past with the chilly possibilities of the future.

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The Last Days of Disco + Hannah and Her Sisters

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Double feature: There isn’t much to argue about/with the assertion that New York is a city of cultural, as well as financial, wealth.  The enviably literate, well-spoken characters in “The Last Days of Disco” and “Hannah and Her Sisters” are socially and temperamentally positioned to take advantage of both.  In traveling the seams where money, art, breeding, and beauty meet in various combinations, they let us vicariously do so as well.

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