Behind the Striped Pole

Spike Lee’s senior thesis at Tisch School of the Arts was a short film called Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads. Some guy named…

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Urban Jungle

Spike Lee was hardly the first African-American independent filmmaker; in fact, his early breakthrough was only made possible by pioneers like Charles Burnett and…

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Tap Tap Tap

Dancers aren’t known for their smarts. Don’t shoot the messenger, it’s just a reality. Besides, who needs to be all brainy when you know…

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Passing Strange: The Movie

For those (like this critic) who missed singer-songwriter Stew’s Tony-winning, autobiographical rock musical during its runs at the Public Theater and on Broadway, Spike…

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B.A.R.E. Your Butt

Tap dance is about fifty times harder than it looks, since the audience can't see or hear the many tiny movements of ankle tendon…

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Make Your Mama Cry

He's acted for Spike Lee. He's performed locally at Theatre Rhino, and with the Magic Theatre. He's been on Broadway, and he's been on…

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Repertory Film Listings

Commentary by Gregg Rickman (greggr2006@yahoo.com). Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission;…

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