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A/perture makes an adjustment to non-profit status

As Winston-Salem’s a/perture cinemas shines a light toward its eighth anniversary, the three-screen independent multiplex has made an organizational transition in which it will now ...
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The Arts

Video Vault – Jan 11, 2017

MARK BURGER’S VIDEO VAULT DVD PICK OF THE WEEK HELL OR HIGH WATER (CBS Films/LionsGate): There’s a distinct Western flavor to director David Mackenzie’s award-winning ...
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A view of The Room

In 2003, unsuspecting moviegoers were introduced to The Room, a low-budget drama that marked the auspicious feature debut of writer/producer/director/star Tommy Wiseau. Reaction to the ...
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Video Vault – Jan 4, 2017

MARK BURGER’S VIDEO VAULT DVD PICK OF THE WEEK “THE TWILIGHT ZONE”: THE COMPLETE SERIES (CBS DVD/Paramount): You simply can’t go wrong with Rod Serling’s ...
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Dirty turns thirty

For all the incurable romantics who revere Dirty Dancing (1987), you’ve got a big-screen treat in store just before Valentine’s Day. Once again, Fathom Events, ...
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Carousel swings back onto the big screen

Fathom Events, which over the years has brought such classic motion pictures as Dr. Strangelove (1964), Jaws (1975), National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978) and Thelma ...
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The Films of 2016: Top to Bottom

by Mark Burger With major studios releasing fewer films each year, preferring to concentrate their efforts and money on potential franchise tent-poles, independent films have ...
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Video Vault – Dec. 21, 2016

MARK BURGER’S VIDEO VAULT DVD PICK OF THE WEEK THE PARK IS MINE (Kino Lorber Studio Classics): Director Steven Hilliard Stern’s 1985 adaptation of Stephen ...
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Star Wars … and all that jazz

** With the Force having awakened last year, Rogue One – billed as “A Star Wars Story” – purports to tell the story immediately preceding ...
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Video Vault – Dec 14, 2016

MARK BURGER’S VIDEO VAULT DVD PICK OF THE WEEK BLACK CHRISTMAS (Scream Factory/Shout! Factory): Almost a decade before making the yuletide classic A Christmas Story, ...