In any case, if youre a fan of Richard Wagner the transcendent musical genius, theres absolutely no way to escape his evil twin, the flaming anti-Semite; its a package deal. So when you sit your ass down at Cinema Paradiso this Sunday for the almost five-hour film version of Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods), take note of the telling details. Isnt that tutti brass badass? Arent director Carlus Padrissas flaming videos and laser squiggles awesome? But why does it feel like Wagner is whispering in my ear that the Niebelungs are evil little Jew demons?
Sun., Aug. 22, 1 p.m., 2010