Series/Festivals

Week of May 28, 2003

Il Postino. Michael Radford. A postman's eyes are opened to the world of amorous possibilities when he delivers letters to a poet. Loosely based on Pablo Neruda's stay in Italy during his 1952 exile from his native Chile. Part of Webster University and Bar Italia's "Under the Stars" series of outdoor films. Outdoor seating at Bar Italia, 13 Maryland Plaza in the Central West End, begins at 6 p.m. and the film screens at sundown Monday, June 2. $35 (admission includes meal). For reservations, call 314-361-7010. NR

Midnights at the Tivoli. Jin Roh: The Wolf Brigade, directed by Mamoru Oshii, Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade has police and the military arrayed against subversives and terrorists in an animated alternate-history postwar Toyko. A secret policeman's unquestioning loyalty to the state is challenged. Screens midnight Friday-Saturday, May 30-31, at the Tivoli. NR

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Unknown Pleasures. Tao Zhao. Xiao Ji and Bin Bin are growing restless. With nowhere to turn, the boys spend their time wandering around the city of Datong on motorbikes and hanging out at the pool hall. Sparks fly when Xiao Ji meets the beautiful Qiao Qiao, a dancer for Mongolian King Liquor. Bin Bin also has a romance. Love doesn't solve everything, so they decide to rob a bank. Of course! Screens at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, May 30-31, and Sunday, June 1, in Moore Auditorium, Webster Hall, 470 East Lockwood Avenue. NR

 
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