Repertory

A weekly roundup of what else is screening around town.

By Matt Prigge
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(2006) (Shown on DVD): Part two of the Jewish Film Festival's French Weekend concerns a Jewish woman (C�cille de France) and a Muslim (co-writer/director Roschdy Zem) who must reveal their relationship to their no-doubt peeved families when she winds up pregnant. Featuring one of the last performances of Jean-Pierre Cassel, who passed on last April. (Not reviewed.) Sun., March 2, 7pm.




Haverford Township Library


Free. 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown. 610.446.3082. freelibrary.org

Lost Boys of Sudan

(2003) (Shown on DVD): Last year's celeb-backed doc God Grew Tired of Us was essentially a nonfiction remake of this far superior survey of young Sudanese refugees and their difficulties adjusting to life in America. B Wed., Feb. 27, 2pm.

Empire of the Sun

(1987) (Shown on DVD): See Bryn Mawr Film Institute. B- Wed., March 5, 2pm.




International House


Free. 3701 Chestnut St. 215.387.5125. www.ihousephilly.org

The Music of Regret

(2006) (Shown on Beta SP): Known for her pics of oversized objects (houses, birthday cakes, movie cameras) with human legs, photographer Laurie Simmons graduates to 24 frames per second with this three-act musical short, with inanimate objects engaging in a roundelay of love, loss and regret. Shot by the great Ed Lachman (The Virgin Suicides, Far From Heaven) and featuring Meryl Streep as "the Woman." Simmons will be present. (Not reviewed.) Tues., March 4, 7pm.

Bread and Milk/ Gravehopping

(2001/2005) (Shown on film): Contemporary Slovenian filmmaker Jan Cvitkovic swings by I-House for a screening of two of his films: 2001's recovering alkie saga Bread and Milk and his most recent film Gravehopping, in which a man earns notoriety as an accomplished professional funeral speaker. More next week. (Not reviewed.) Wed., March 5, 7pm.




Little Theater


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

American Gangster

(2007) (Shown on DVD): Jay-Z did it better (of course). B- Fri., Feb. 29-Sat., March 1, 8pm; and Sun., March 2, 7pm.




National Mechanics


Free. 22 S. Third St. www.philebrity.com

Sweet Smell of Success

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