Repertory

A weekly round-up of what else is playing around town

By Matt Prigge
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The Cremator

(1968) (Shown on DVD): For his appearance at Philebrity and TLA's screening series, Exhumed Films' Joseph A. Gervasi unearths one of the more criminally overlooked films from the Czech New Wave--a pitch-black comedy about a crematorium employee (Rudolf Hrus�nsky) so vocationally impassioned that he offs his half- Jewish family when the Nazi occupation begins. The opening shot is an extreme close-up of a caged animal; likewise Juraj Herz's film locks us in with this monster as he guides us through his deranged worldview, depicted with an increasingly overwhelming, ultimately claustrophobic procession of arresting black-and-white imagery. A- Thurs., March 6, 7:30pm.

Reelblack Presents

$5-$7. International House, 3701 Chestnut St. 215.387.5125. www.reelblack.com

La Rebelle

(2005) (Shown on Beta SP): Hailing from Haiti, Sacha Parisot's drama concerns a teenager who turns to a life of sex, drugs and booze upon discovering her single father with a new girlfriend. (Not reviewed.) Tues., March 11, 7pm.

Trocadero

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

The Breakfast Club

(1985) (Shown on DVD): Shut. Up. C Mon., March 10, 7:30pm.

Wooden Shoe Books

Free. 508 S. Fifth St. 215.413.0999. www.woodenshoebooks.com

The Camden 28

(2007) (Shown on video): Composed of five Catholic clergymen and 23 others of varying degrees of religious conviction, the titular group planned to break into their city's draft board office and destroy the records, and therefore the city's draft process. When caught, they admitted guilt but defended their actions successfully. B- Sat., March 8, 7pm.

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