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DEVOS AND BAYE IN MOKA

MOKA is the color of the car that killed Emmanuelle Devos’ son in a hit-and-run. Nathalie Baye, a beauty shop proprietor, is Devos’ quarry. MOKA—shot in the Lake Geneva area—is a French thriller, so things might not be what they seem. Director Frédéric Mermoud’s script is based on Tatiana de Rosnay’s novel of the same name. […]

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ANA LILY AMIRPOUR’S BAD BATCH

THE BAD BATCH—Mad Max with golf-carts—is the unlikely love story between the leader of a band of caring cannibals (they’ll amputate an arm and a leg, then seal your wounds with a red-hot frying pan) and Arlen (Suki Waterhouse), an involuntary protein source. Yes, it’s Ana Lily Amirpour’s latest cinematic mind-fuck, and fans of her […]

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EIFMAN’S TCHAIKOVSKY

Choreographer Boris Eifman has created ballets based on the lives of Anna Karenina, Don Quixote, the dancer Olga Spessivtseva (Red Giselle), Rodin and Camille Claudel. A sort of Russian cousin to Matthew Bourne, the two entrepreneurs share a love of recent history viewed through a pop aesthetic that can shade toward camp, if not kitsch—a tendency […]

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NICO AT THE BROAD

Christa Päffgen grew up to the sounds of Allied planes dropping bombs on her native Cologne. She was given the name Nico by photographer Herbert Tobias when she was 16 years old and modeling in Berlin.     She worked with Fellini (La Dolce vita), sang the title song for the film Strip-tease (1963), performed at […]

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HARRY PARTCH’S WINDSONG

The Los Angeles-based percussion ensemble PARTCH returns to REDCAT this weekend for the local premiere of Harry Partch’s score for WINDSONG, a 1958 art film. Also on tap: Partch’s “Twelve Intrusions,” “Dark Brother,” and “Sonata Dementia.” And to continue the celebration of Patch’s close friend and colleague Lou Harrison’s centennial, Partch will perform Harrison’s Suite for […]