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Movie: Bo Burnham: Inside

Stuck in COVID-19 lockdown, US comedian and musician Bo Burnham attempts to stay happy by writing, shooting and performing a one-man comedy special whilst going through struggles within his personal life. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on May 31, 2021 - 29 comments

Movie: In & of Itself

A powerful and magical exploration of identity. Directed by Frank Oz and produced by Steven Colbert. It defies brief explanation. It is a film of an extraordinary stage performance by Derek DelGaudio about how we think about our selves, how others think about us, and how to resolve that difference.
posted by Stanczyk on Jan 23, 2021 - 29 comments

Movie: David Byrne's American Utopia

Spike Lee documents the former Talking Heads frontman's brilliant, timely 2019 Broadway show, based on his recent album and tour of the same name. Old songs, new songs, beautiful movement, suits, and bare feet. Even a cover of Janelle Monáe's “Hell You Talmbout.” Probably the panacea you need right now. Currently found on HBOMax. Preview. [more inside]
posted by Stanczyk on Oct 18, 2020 - 3 comments

Movie: Mike Birbiglia: Thank God for Jokes

Birbig's latest movie/performance/stand-up thing. Mike explores the nature of jokes while riffing on cats, bears, mice, God, yoga, cops, and that time he hosted the Gotham Awards.
posted by Stanczyk on Mar 8, 2017 - 8 comments

Steven Universe: Sadie's Song  Season 2, Ep 20

Steven encourages Sadie to perform at Beachapalooza, but her mother proves overenthusiastic.
posted by Small Dollar on Sep 17, 2015 - 18 comments

Movie: Performance

Cult film club: "I like that. Turn it up!" Performance is the Altamont of '60s cinema; psychedelic and hallucinatory, decadent and depraved, polymorphous-perverse. And you can dance to it! Melding the sex, drugs, and rock & roll ethos of swinging '60s London with the gangster film, Nicolas Roeg and Donald Cammell's genre-bending cult classic is so mind blowing that star James Fox did not act in a film again for nearly a decade. [more inside]
posted by maxsparber on Sep 29, 2014 - 0 comments

Houdini: Part 1 & 2  Season 1, Ep 1

Follow the man behind the magic as he finds fame, engages in espionage, battles spiritualists and encounters the greatest names of the era, from U.S. presidents to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Grigori Rasputin. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Sep 15, 2014 - 6 comments

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