October 18th, 2011
We tend to hear more from friends who want to run off and join the circus than from circus folk who want to run off and join the space station.
Guy Laliberté is used to pushing his Cirque du Soleil performers to new heights, but we’ll watch the famed founder fly even higher in the feature documentary Touch the Sky. Directed by Adrian Wills, this film transports the viewer from Laliberté’s space training in Russia right up to his week-long visit to the International Space Station, sharing the frustrations and challenges of preparing for space travel as well as the absolute exhilaration of actually getting there.
The only thing we’re left wondering is “What’s next, M. Laliberté?” —Jennifer Nachshen
August 3rd, 2011
What do you get when a pianist/accordion player develops a sound mixing hip hop and Klezmer? You get Socalled, the brainstorm of “Jewish cowboy” Josh Dolgin.
Discover Socalled’s stylishly schizophrenic sounds on his newest album, Sleepover, featuring more than 30 contributing musicians including the quirky-sweet vocals of Katie Moore. Then go meet the coolest kids in town at Théâtre de Verdure Wednesday August 4 at 7 p.m. for a free live performance followed by a screening of The Socalled Movie with director Gary Beitel in attendance.
It’s a plus if you understand Yiddish. But we’re pretty sure we’ll catch you dancing even if you can’t sing along. —Jennifer Nachshen