True, it’s not 100 percent original in its slapstick depiction of Hitler and his minions; Charlie Chaplin got there first, followed by The Producers and Hogan’s Heroes and quite a few more. And it does skim lightly over the enormity of human suffering at the hands of the Third Reich and its enablers. But grappling with such tragedy head-on is the work of a different genre of filmmaking. Jojo Rabbit revels in heaping scorn on the perpetrators, and I haven’t laughed this loudly at a movie in a long time.
Unlike horns, antlers grow anew each year. But why?
Friday, Nov. 8: A genuine iconoclast and musical outlier, Kinky Friedman’s Resurrection and the Merry Kinkster Tour makes its way to Marlboro.
Monday, Nov. 11: It lasts over seven hours, with the middle of the transit happening at around 10:30 a.m., when the Sun isn’t too low. The Mid-Hudson Astronomy Association will set up the correct instruments.
In a contrary motion that J. S. Bach likely would have appreciated, Like Falling through a Cloud moves from an ethereal, poetic confusion in its earliest pages toward an all-too-grounded diagnostic clarity as the reality sinks in and the author advances, often with great reluctance, from consultation to consultation as the unnamable is named.
Friday, Nov. 15: If Indiana Jones had been born a couple of generations later, into the age of reality TV, he might well have ended up being Josh Gates. Gates’ initial fame came as one of the hosts of the Ghost Hunters series, but the paranormal wasn’t his original area of interest.
Saturday, Nov. 9: A term that also means “black bile” is the Turkish word sevda, used nowadays to describe a style of folksong traditional to Bosnia and Herzegovina, known as sevdah music or sevdalinka. It’s quite appropriate, since sevdah is known for its melancholy-sounding minor modes and its lyrical themes of unfulfilled romantic longing.
Saturday, Nov. 9: Conductor Jonathan Handman and the orchestra present a program featuring Vasily Kalinnikov’s Overture to Tsar Boris and Intermezzo No. 2, Alexander Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances and Tchaikovsky’s classic Symphony No. 5.
Saturday, Nov. 9: As director of the Conservatory of Music Graduate Vocal Arts Program at Bard College, most of the time Stephanie Blythe’s concern is making sure her students become stageworthy. But once in a while, she gets to be in the Fisher Center spotlight herself for an evening.
Friday-Sunday, Nov. 8-16: The old clapboard church is not unlike the clapboard meeting house in which much of the tragic history of the Salem Witch Trials actually unfolded.