Repertory

A weekly roundup of what else is screening around town.

By Matt Prigge
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Vera Drake
(2004) (Shown on DVD): Mike Leigh delved into the past for only the second time with this devastating but remarkably level-headed portrait of the world 's kindliest back-alley abortionist: 1950s housewife Imelda Staunton. As with his Gilbert and Sullivan pic Topsy-Turvy, Leigh spends the first hour completely submerged in period minutiae, offering up a period that's as close as you get to a Wayback Machine. Once Drake is on the conveyer belt to destruction, though, look the fuck out. With Peter Wight, Eddie Marsan, Lesley Manville and far too little of the awesome (and awesomely named) Fenella Woolgar. B+ Sat., May 24, 7:30pm.

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