Repertory

By Matt Prigge
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County Theater
$4.50-$8.50. 20 E. State St., Doylestown. 215.345.6789. www.countytheater.com

Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
(2006) (Shown on DVD): If only we were so lucky. (Not reviewed.) Sat., Jan. 19, 11am.


Gershman Y
Various prices. 401 S. Broad St. www.pjff.org

Knowledge Is the Beginning
(2006) (Shown on film): The latest doc to survey the healing of Israeli-Arab wounds, Paul Smaczny 's film surveys the traveling West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, whose members come from both sides. (Not reviewed.) Sat., Jan. 19, 8pm; Sun., Jan. 20, 2pm. $10-$12.

Beethoven's Hair
(2005) (Shown on film): The latest from prolific documentarian Larry Weinstein traces the madcap journey of an encased lock of Ludwig van's hair, snipped from his head just after his death in 1827. The trip makes pitstops at everything from the Holocaust to kitschy Arizonians, accompanied by music by you know who. (Not reviewed.) Mon., Jan. 21, 7pm. $10.


Little Theater
$5. 7141 Germantown Ave. 215.247.3020. www.mtairyvideolibrary.com

An Ideal Husband
(1999) (Shown on DVD): The wellspring of the well-cast but stodgy Oscar WIlde biopic, this stagy adaptation gets it backward: The funny parts (i.e., Rupert Everett, Julianne Moore, Minnie Driver) aren 't so funny but the dramatic passages (Cate Blanchett and Jeremy Northam) actually pack a punch. Bring on A Woman of No Importance with Annette Bening and Sienna Miller already. B- Fri., Jan. 18-Sat., Jan. 19, 8pm; and Sun., Jan. 20, 7pm.


Trocadero
$3. 1003 Arch St. 215.922.LIVE. www.thetroc.com

The Neverending Story
(1984) (Shown on DVD): Ironically, eight minutes were snipped for the American release of this lavish West German English-language production, which plunges viewers into a fantasy world rife with memorably Teutonic imagery, including a flying dog, laser beam-shooting sphinxes and more than a couple dwarves. B Mon., Jan. 14, 7:30pm.


Wooden Shoe Books
Free. 508 S. Fifth St. 215.413.0999. www.woodenshoebooks.com

Bread and Roses
(2000) (Shown on DVD): Ken Loach, Britain 's reigning working-class director, made a brief pitstop in America to showcase--what else?--the plight of illegal Mexican immigrants who all but run Los Angeles. Pilar Padilla plays a feisty woman who winds up battling the mustache-twirling powers-that-be at an office cleaning company (embodied by a surprisingly terrifying George Lopez--really). Adrien Brody soon swings by as a sexier version of Norma Rae's Ron Liebman, trying to get everyone to unionize. Most of Loach's films manage to be two-thirds infectious hanging-about and one-third unsightly message-mongering. Surely due to his unfamiliarity with the American West Coast, this is more half-and-half. B- Sat., Jan. 19, 7pm.

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