The plot follows a man who is struggling to survive a Nazi prison during WWII with his humanity and WILL intact. As the title flaunts, the central action concerns his methodical plan to escape. And despite its past-tense reveal, the tension is palpable and relentless.
The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Crooklyn starting at 8 p.m. — Spike Lee's "gentler, semi-autobiographical account of life in the Bed-Stuy neighborhood circa 1973 as seen through the eyes of a young girl (Zelda Harris). Alfre Woodard, Delroy Lindo, and a top-notch vintage soundtrack turn this sweet memory piece into one of Lee's most satisfying works." Tonight is free for Eastman House members.
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Tonight at 7 p.m. at The Baobab Cultural Center (728 University Ave., formerly on Gregory St.) is a screening of Daughters of the Dust. Quoting from the Baobab site's quote of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival Film Guide, "Julie Dash's vibrant tribute to her Gullah ancestors is a celebration of their unique traditions and lifestyle, which these descendants of African slaves struggled to preserve on the seacoast islands off the Carolina and Georgia coasts."
The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Crazy Horse starting at 8 p.m. and again on Sunday at 5 p.m. In it, "documentarian Frederick Wiseman returns to France to explore another famed institution: Le Crazy Horse, a long-running cabaret renowned for its elegant and innovative exotic dance revues. Filming behind the scenes during the preparations for the venue's 2010 show Désirs, Wiseman conveys both a grueling search for perfection and a series of stunningly performed set pieces."
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This page is Jason Olshefsky's list of things to do in Rochester, NY and the surrounding region (including nearby towns Irondequoit, Webster, Penfield, Pittsford, Victor, Henrietta, Gates, Chili, Greece, and Charlotte, and occasionally other places in Monroe County and the Western New York region.) It is updated every week with daily listings for entertainment, activities, performances, movies, music, bands, comedy, improv, poetry, storytelling, lectures, discussions, debates, theater, plays, and generally fun things to do.
Music events are usually original bands with occasional cover bands and DJ's with musical styles including punk, emo, ska, swing, rock, rock-and-roll, alternative, metal, jazz, blues, noise band, experimental music, folk, acoustic, and "world-beat."
Events listed take place during the day, in the evenings, or as part of the city's nightlife as listed.
Although I'm reluctant to admit it, it is a Rochester blog and I'm essentially blogging about Rochester events.
I also tend to express opinions, review past events, make reviews, speak of philosophy or of a philosophical nature, discuss humanity and creativity.
Oh, and it's spelled JayceLand with no space and a capital L, not Jayce Land, Jaycee Land, Jace Land, Jase Land, Joyce Land, Jayce World, Jayceeland, Jaceland, Jaseland, Joyceland, Jayceworld, Jayceeworld, Jaceworld, Jaseworld, nor Joyceworld. (Now if you misspell it in some search engine, you at least get a shot at finding it.)
It's also not to be confused with
Jake's World or JakesWorld which is a site of a Rochester animator.
While I'm on the topic of keywords for search engines, this update includes information for Thursday, March 8, 2012 (Thu, Mar 8, 2012, 3/8/2012, or 3/8/12) Friday, March 9, 2012 (Fri, Mar 9, 2012, 3/9/2012, or 3/9/12) Saturday, March 10, 2012 (Sat, Mar 10, 2012, 3/10/2012, or 3/10/12) Sunday, March 11, 2012 (Sun, Mar 11, 2012, 3/11/2012, or 3/11/12) Monday, March 12, 2012 (Mon, Mar 12, 2012, 3/12/2012, or 3/12/12) Tuesday, March 13, 2012 (Tue, Mar 13, 2012, 3/13/2012, or 3/13/12) and Wednesday, March 14, 2012 (Wed, Mar 14, 2012, 3/14/2012, or 3/14/12).
indicates an event that's a preferred pick of the day ... probably something worth checking out.
indicates a "guaranteed" best bet for the particular genre of the indicated event.
links to a band's page on GarageBand.com which offers reviews and information about bands.
links to a band's page on MySpace.com which is a friend-networking site that is popular with bands.