Repertory

A weekly roundup of what else is screening around town.

By Matt Prigge
Add Comment Add Comment | Comments: 0 | Posted May. 28, 2008

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Death at a Funeral
(2007) (Shown on DVD): However many elements it takes to fill a farce, the bare minimum is attempted in this British comedy, which expects hooks involving accidentally drugged-up uptight types and gay dwarves to pull the thing past feature length. Frank Oz, trying to atone for The Stepford Wives (and much else besides), directs with great tone-deafness. C- Fri., May 30-Sat., May 31, 8pm; and Sun., June 1, 8pm.


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

Jumper
(2008) (Shown on DVD): Pouty Hayden Christensen faces off against Samuel L. Jackson in one of history's more ridiculous wigs in this would-be superhero franchise, in which we're supposed to be amazed when one shot is in one location then somehow turns into another halfway across the globe. There's a word for that: a cut. (Not reviewed.) Mon., June 2, 7:30pm.


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

Koyaanisqatsi
(1982) (Shown on DVD): Before time-lapse became tiresome, there was Koyaanisqatsi. Smoke 'em if you got 'em, though Werner Herzog's desert doc Fata Morgana hits on many of the same themes in less self-righteous ways and without the gimmicks. B+ Sat., May 31, 7:30pm.

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