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New Ways of Seeing: World on a Wire

From Micah Vanderhoof, Theater Manager World on a Wire Director: Ranier Werner Fassbinder, West Germany, 1973 – 2 Episodes Streaming on the Criterion Channel Fassbinder’s bafflingly prescient and deeply paranoid made-for-TV science fiction mini-series combines the height of ‘70s sci-fi aesthetics with a film noir-esque form. After witnessing some odd goings-on within the simulation that…  Read more

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New Ways of Seeing: Paranoia Agent

From Micah Vanderhoof, Theater Manager Paranoia Agent Director: Satoshi Kon, Japan 2004 – 13 episodes. Available from Funimation studios (free with advertisements) This limited run series from existential animation master Satoshi Kon follows two detectives investigating what appears to be a string of assaults committed by a boy on rollerblades with a golden bat. Providing…  Read more

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New Ways of Seeing: Hausu

From Micah Vanderhoof, Theater Manager Hausu Director: Nobuhiko Obayashi Available on the Criterion Channel Nobuhiko Obayashi’s classic horror-comedy is a-never-to-be-missed cult essential when it plays at your local theater, but relocating your watching experience to the exhibition space of your living room, has the potential to draw out new layers of meaning.  After a group…  Read more

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New Ways of Seeing: Foxfire

From Micah Vanderhoof, Theater Manager Foxfire dir. Annette Haywood-Carter, US, 1996 Streaming on Hulu Annette Haywood-Carter directs this modernized-to-1996 adaptation which follows a girl gang led by “Legs” (Angelina Jolie), and new-to-school “Maddie” (Hedy Burress) as they band together to fend off the sexism surrounding them at school and life all set against the backdrop…  Read more