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At your birthday party, you probably had some booze and cake. Maybe the bar or restaurant sang happy birthday to you? Well, you're not Bill Clinton. The former president actually turned 65 in August, but he hasn't gotten around to celebrating until this weekend. And how! Billy boy is hosting a three-day party complete with A-list performers, including Lady Gaga, Usher, Stevie Nicks, Bono and Kenny Chesney. Even better? Proceeds from this lavish extravaganza all go to a good cause. All the money from tickets to the concert, brunch and golf tournament benefit the Clinton Foundation, which focuses on improving global health and protecting the environment. This week's party foul »
Sometimes when an older idea or concept is told in a surprising new style by way of another medium, the result can be a something completely new. And in the case of this new film, something utterly charming. Sylvain Chomet has followed up his 2003′s The Triplets Of Belleville with this hand-drawn animated feature based on an unpublished story by the late Jacques Tati (Mr. Hulot’S Holiday ) called The Illusionist. This tale harkins back to the simpler days of filmmaking while the animation techniques used to tell it are state of the hand-drawn art. It’s almost a leisurely trip back in time to a gentler world of wonder and magic.
The Illusionist tells the story of an aging male magician (drawn to resemble Tati) who performs his act,accompanied by an ill-tempered rabbit, to small crowds at a Parisian vaudeville-style theatre. It is the early sixties and contemporary »
- Jim Batts
2 items from 2011
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