MONSIEUR LAZHAR

10/25/2012

 
Quiet, elegant, French Canadian adaptation of a one-character play about an Algerian refugee / schoolteacher leading a class of middle-schoolers through grief and loss while managing his own. Yes.
http://www.musicboxfilms.com/monsieur-lazhar-movies-2.php
 

MY TRIP TO AL-QAEDA

10/11/2012

 
Alex Gibney brings journalist Lawrence Wright's one-man-play to the masses: love it!
 

VIGIL

12/5/2011

 
It's hard to be funny about death, old age and dying. Olympia Dukakis and Marco Barricelli are sublime in Morris Panych's dark play at the Mark Taper Forum, Music Center, Downtown Los Angeles.
Site: http://www.centertheatregroup.org/tickets/productiondetail.aspx?id=14490
 

MAKING THE BOYS

11/25/2011

 
Man, play, movie, movement, milieu. Documentary about the journey of the groundbreaking play: The Boys in the Band.  Mart Crowley was a failed playwright, and a close personal friend of Natalie Wood. Fascinating look at how he turned it around with a little help from his friends, (and William Friedkin.)
Official Site: http://firstrunfeatures.com/makingtheboys/