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Disappearance at Clifton Hill

Glenn’s Pick – Glenn Webb, Director of Programs – The device of an untrustworthy narrator is often used in cinema, perhaps never more masterfully than Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon. In that film, several characters tell contradicting versions of a story, even from beyond the grave. Who is lying, or can some aspects …

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Song of Names

Glenn’s Pick – Glenn Webb, Director of Programs – Based on a novel by British music critic Norman Lebrecht, THE SONG OF NAMES is a bit of a mystery, and a bit of a character study in survivors guilt, and a purposefully reserved story that leaves much of the strong emotional …

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Scandalous: The True Story of the National Enquirer

Glenn’s Pick – Glenn Webb, Director of Programs – I don’t think any of us think that the National Enquirer is really responsible for undermining our faith in the free press, but what surprised me about watching SCANDALOUS was the degree to which it has exercised political influence, and apparently …

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The Day Shall Come

Glenn’s Pick – Glenn Webb, Director of Programs – It became clear after I took off my shoes for the TSA, and then noticed on the plane that I had a sharp-bladed hinged tool in the shape of a key in my pocket. This was to make the public FEEL safe, …

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Becoming Nobody

Glenn’s Pick – Glenn Webb, Director of Programs – Believe it or not, we had already booked the return engagement of BECOMING NOBODY for January 15-18 before the passing of Ram Dass. And back in August of last year we had booked the Toni Morrison documentary before she passed away, …

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Stuffed, Three Christs

Glenn’s Pick – Glenn Webb, Director of Programs – My high school sweetheart’s father was a taxidermist. The first few times going to pick her up at their house was a bit intimidating, with carcasses in various states of deconstruction in front of the workshop, and the big burly guy who was clearly …

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White Snake

Glenn’s Pick – Glenn Webb, Director of Programs – The opening scene of the new Chinese animated release White Snake is a stunning work of visual art, setting the tone for an epic mythological adventure. This is not the 2-D anime style from Japan that most of us know, but …

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In Safe Hands

Glenn’s Pick – Glenn Webb, Director of Programs – Perhaps it is simply the accumulation of experience that makes it harder each year for me to find my way into some sort of “holiday spirit,” as if the bright shiny ornament has been encrusted with the inevitable layers of loss …

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By the Grace of God

Glenn’s Pick – Glenn Webb, Director of Programs – When a narrative film takes on a difficult subject based in real life, the filmmaker has to walk a fine line between underplaying and overplaying the drama. In BY THE GRACE OF GOD, François Ozon does a masterful job of taking …

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Moonlight Sonata

Glenn’s Pick – Glenn Webb, Director of Programs – Being a professional sound engineer and an amateur musician, I take my hearing for granted most of the time. And music is a daily part of my reality. So it takes a movie like MOONLIGHT SONATA to challenge my assumed reality, which …

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Light from Light

Glenn’s Pick – Glenn Webb, Director of Programs – Maybe it was Casper or other benign depictions in media, but I never saw why people thought ghosts were scary. When I was 9 my mother died, and my father was devastated. He told me later that he spent a week …

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MARCH 2020

As of today, 3/12/2020, The Dairy Arts Center remains open and operational. Should scheduling changes occur, ticket holders will be directly notified by The Dairy Arts Center.

If you have a question about an event please contact the presenting arts organization. For films, Dairy Presents and all other questions contact the Box Office at 303.440.7826