This Ain’t Marley & Me

If you haven’t read it yet, take a break from the expert prose styling of Miami New Times and go slumming through our archrival the Gray Lady for A.O. Scott’s Sunday magazine piece about the Neo-Neo Realism movement in contemporary American film. Or Google Wendy and Lucy and read through review after review that declares this independent film pretty much the “Citizen Kane of Alaska” and Michelle Williams’s performance as worthy of much more than an Oscar (it was snubbed).

It’s a shame that films such as this one — which are keeping domestic cinema off life support — don’t get more screen love, but at least the Miami Beach Cinematheque has your back. If you’ve been to the Cinematheque, you know there aren’t many seats, and this Sunday’s screening will certainly be packed. Get there before 8:35 p.m. with ten dollars and a little extra for some popcorn to watch this economically told tale of a woman and her dog. And while the people who saw The Fast and the Furious are grabbing their crotches and getting speeding tickets, we’ll all be hugging each other and declaring a new-found dedication to humanity.
Sun., April 26, 8:35 p.m., 2009

 
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