Lives: The Star Tribune reprinted Anne Applebaum's Washington Post opinion piece on "The Lives of Others." It's a thoughtful article and well worth a read. It's sad that there hasn't been a debate on "Lives" similar to the one on "300."
"Our Daily Bread" Speaking of German films, the Walker Art Center's next "First Look" screening is of Nikolaus Geyrhalter's documentary on the food industry "Our Daily Bread." It's presented as without narration, showing the seldom-seen insides of the agricultural and industrial facilities used to produce our food. A German friend who saw it last year described it as hauntingly beautiful and quite disturbing. It screens March 23-25th.
"The Poughkeepsie Tapes" For those of you who don't get to see the state's oldest newspaper, make sure you check out Pioneer Press film writer Chris Hewitt's piece on the local film makers hoping to make it big by scaring the pants off the folks at the Tribeca Film Festival in April, and maybe score a distribution deal at the same time.
The Moving Maven: It was a heck of a shock, but Stephanie is hanging up the Movie Maven blog. She'll still appear on Midday and do reviews both for the Current and the Current blog. But it's going to be just a little quieter in some parts of the web. The Movie Natters community is just a little melancholy as a result. sigh