Folk is this year’s ska, or the new black, take your pick, and with so much to protest about there’s little wonder. But leave those boats out of Liverpool behind and take a dip into non-purist folktronica with the final date of the Twisted Folk Tour at the Exeter Phoenix on October 29 at an eighter or a tenner. It’ll feature three artists, Tunng (surely firmly in cheek when they came up with that vowel-shy moniker), Jill Barber and Nancy Cunliffe. And hey, if you were the right sort of arran sweater you might even get invited to the end of tour party.
Posted by Cptn
October 27th, 2006
Arthouse roundup: Oct 27-Nov 2
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PLYMOUTH ARTS CENTRE
The Passenger (PG) Starring Jack Nicholson’s eyebrows, this is a little-seen gem from genius director (or at least he used to be - don’t get us started) Michelangelo ‘Call Me Mike’ Antonioni.
Echo Park (15) Teenage sexuality, age-old rituals and, erm, real-estate prices collide in this award-winning drama. Yes yes, we said ‘real-estate prices’.
Nacho Libre (12A) Jack Black comedy which conjures fond memories of Saturday afternoons with Giant Haystacks on the telly. Hush, Duke - daddy’s trying to do the football pools. No mummy, don’t lock me in the shed again. Well, be quiet or I’ll chop off your dirty dinkle. No mummy, no.
DARTINGTON ARTS/THE BARN
Allegro (TBC) We’ve all been there. You’re a world famous pianist going home to Denmark to give a concert, when you discover your career choices have affected your capacity to love. Yup, it’s a shitter.
Snow Cake (15) Sigourney Weaver pretends to be autistic in this heartwarming drama. Of course, she’s an excellent driver, Charlie Babbitt.
Crossing The Bridge (12A) A look at the music scene in Istanbul. Um, we’ll stick with Girls Aloud, if that’s alright ‘by you’.
A Scanner Darkly (15) An animated Keanu Reeves (hey, there’s a first time for everything) gets, like, totally bummed out in this excellent screen version of Philip K. Dick’s paranoid wheeze. Uh, dude.
History Boys (15) Teacher encourages lads to ditch full-time education and have lots of gay sex. Be warned though - by following that course of action you’ll inevitably end up working at Torchwood.
Me And You And Everyone We Know (15) Known around PRSD towers as Me And You And Everything But The Kitchen Sink, this is like every arthouse movie you’ve ever seen - but ever so slightly better.
A Good Year (12A) Probably has a scene where Russell Crowe chases a goose.
Posted by Thin White Duke
October 27th, 2006