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Review: “Que Horas Ela Volta?”

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This elucidating, award-winning portrait of the long-standing domestic worker culture in Brazilian society, focusing on a particular fictional family’s story, is playing at naTo in Leipzig this month.

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From My Suitcase, Part I: “The book that broke my heart”

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No planes, no ships needed – the world cruise can be undertaken in four days, on foot, by bike, by tram to the Leipzig Book Fair.

“Last Sunday I bought an old, flea market suitcase so that I could put in it disheveled piles of books conspiring to build up yet another wall next to my bed. (…)Now, a week later, I am quite certain that these books just had to be locked up! (…)safely locked up, they cannot haunt me as when they were at large. The idea is: I will set them briefly free for review purposes and then lock them up again. (…)Let me start with the book that broke my heart.”

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A gypsy at heart? Peaky Blinders

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“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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Review: “Birdman”

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Michael Keaton's character and his alter ego and claim to fame, the Birdman. Image courtesy of http://indiewire.com.

Our glocal film columnist today gives us insights into Oscar winner “Birdman,” which reappears in the Leipzig OmU movie circuit from time to time. “Peppered with black comedy,” it’s a quirky mix between a superhero movie and “indie-mainstream arts film.”

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Theater review – “The Mysterious Mr. Love”

in My Leipzig/Reviews/Theater
Peter Seaton-Clark and Nicola Chapman in "The Mysterious Mr. Love." (Photo by Dirk Brzoska)
Peter Seaton-Clark and Nicola Chapman in "The Mysterious Mr. Love." (Photo by Dirk Brzoska)

LeipGlo’s favorite play staged locally will be back at Neues Schauspiel in December! Here’s a review of the stellar performance we attended, during its first incarnation with Peter and Nicola under Tom Bailey’s direction.

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