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July 15, 2015

#MoviesOmU: English language and other foreign movies in the original in Leipzig, July 15-22

in Arts/Culture / Entertainment

Here’s our regular listing of films being shown in English and other original languages (with labels such as OmU, OF and OV) at Leipzig cinemas for this movie week. Among this week’s features are Australian horror film “The Babadook;” reruns of “Woman in Gold,” “La mafia uccide solo d’estate,” “Interstellar,” “Cobain: Montage of Heck,” “Splinters,” “White Shadow,” and “Love & Mercy;” and Polish Oscar-winner “Ida.”

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Wheelchair skating at Leipzig’s Conne Island

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For last weekend, we announced that Germany’s first professional wheelchair-skater, David Lebuser, was coming to Leipzig to give a workshop at Conne Island. We found that pretty cool, so our glocal photographer Stefan Hopf stopped by to bring us a glimpse into the action. Here’s the result.

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A gypsy at heart? Peaky Blinders

in Culture / Entertainment/Reviews
“BABY FACE” HARRY FOWLES, MEMBER OF THE REAL PEAKY BLINDERS GANG. BY POLICE PHOTOGRAPHER – DAILY MAIL WEBSITE. LICENSED UNDER PUBLIC DOMAIN VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS.

Here our all-things-celluloid columnist, who can identify with and is drawn to aspects of a gypsy lifestyle, gives us a review of one of his favorite TV series at the moment, Peaky Blinders, which depicts Irish Gypsies with some grit and nuance.

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