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Contents



Volume 7, No. 6, Oct. 31, 2007 On the cover: Various shots of Michael Douglas & Catherine Zeta-Jones, Photo Ilustration by Craig Cameron

Editor’s Note 8

Film Festival Coverage 10-21

News & Opinion 8

Keep Mayor

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Vote November 6th

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A Responsive, Thoughtful, and Accountable

LEADER

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Editor’s Note World according to Redgraves Feedback Your letters Hear & Now Robin’s take Blotter From SPD reports News of the Weird Chuck Shepherd’s latest Earthweek The week on your planet

26 Interview

Kiterunner -- the band not the movie

28 Music Menu

Gigs a la Carte

30 Connect Recommends

Our picks

31 Soundboard

Who’s playing and where

Culture 34 Art Patrol

Exhibits and openings

36 Theatre

Film Festival Coverage

True West Theatre Proof

10 Michael Douglas

The Connect Savannah interview

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The Connect Savannah interview Get with the program An interview with Sheila Bolda Push An interview with Stephen Stanley Deacon’s Mondays An interview with Lowell Frank The Bottom An interview with Winn Coslick Some Apologies An interview with Adem Weldon Dinner An interview with Joshua Green Knife Grinder’s Tale An interview with R.L. Hooker Slum Noir An interview with Jahmad Rollins Festival Schedule Subject to change!

Movies 37 Screenshots

All the flicks that fit

The 411 6 39 40 39 42

Week at a Glance Our best bets for cool stuff to do Happenings All the stuff, all the time Free Will Astrology Rob Breszny’s look at your stars Sudoku Puzzle It’s all the rage Crossword Puzzle Mental Fun

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Wednesday, Oct. 31 10th Annual Savannah Film Festival

What: Screenings of outstanding films and presentations of awards to some of Hollywood’s brightest stars. When: Runs through Nov. 3. Where: Trustees Theater, Lucas Theatre and Red Gallery. Cost: Ticket prices vary, and many events are free. Info: www.scad.edu/filmfest.

House of the Haunted

What: A safe, yet scary haunted house for all ages, including a story line about a family from the 1800s who are now haunting the house. When: Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 7-10 p.m. Where: 218 Redan Dr. in Battery Point Plantation. Cost: Free, although donations will be accepted. Info: Chase Anthony Davis, 220-2145 or chaseanthony@tmo.blackberry.net.

Halloween Haunted Forest

What: The Savannah Moose Lodge No. 1550 dares you to enter the haunted forest. Proceeds will benefit Backus Children’s Hospital. When: Oct. 31 at 8 p.m. Where: 2202 Norwood Ave. Cost: $5. Info: 354-9043.

Week at a

Glance compiled by Linda Sickler

Freebie of the Week

Free Family Week

Savannah Actors Theatre: The Rocky Horror Show

What: Free admission to the ArtZeum and all exhibitions at the Telfair’s Jepson Center for the Arts, including Ansel Adams and Legacy of Expression. When: Nov. 4-10. Where: Jepson Center for the Arts. Cost: Free. Info: www.telfair.org or 790-8800.

What: A cast of more than 20 and a full band will present this hysterical musical. Come in costume and let’s do the Time Warp again! When: Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10 at 8 p.m. with special midnight shows on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. Where: Savannah Actor’s Theatre,. 703D Louisville Rd. Cost: $15 general and $10 student/senior/ military. Info: Call 232-6080.

Thursday, Nov. 1

Savannah Children’s Theatre: Music Man

When: Nov. 1 and 2 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 3 and 4 at 3 p.m. Where: 2160 E. Victory Dr. Cost: $10. Info: 238-9015.

AASU Masquers present True West

What: Sam Shepard’s comic drama pits two brothers at odds with each other. One is a Hollywood screenwriter, and the other is a hobo thief who is offered work by a film producer, causing an epic showdown. When: Nov. 1, 2 and 3 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 4 at 3 p.m. Where: AASU Jenkins Theater. Cost: $8 general admission, $7 seniors, military personnel, AASU alumni and non-AASU students. Info: Call 927-5381 weekdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SCAD School of Performing Arts: Proof

What: The Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by David Auburn tells the story of Catherine and her struggle to overcome the death of her mathematical genius father. At the center of the play is a proof that Catherine claims she wrote that is more brilliant than anything her father had written. The play unfolds like a gripping mystery novel. When: Nov. 1, 2 and 3 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 4 at 3 p.m. Where: Mondanaro Theater, 217 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Cost: $10. Info: www.scadboxoffice.com or 525-5050.

The Historic Savannah Theatre’s Return to the 50s begins What: Rock-and-roll classics and dreamy ballads bring the 1950s to life. When: Nov. 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16

and 17 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 4, 11 and 18 at 3 p.m. Where: 222 Bull St. Cost: Adults $33 and 17 and under $16. Info: 233-7764.

First Friday for Folk Music What: Performances by Lauren LaPointe, Alan Rhody and the Savannah Ceili Band. When: Nov. 2 from 7:3010:30 p.m. Where: Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church, 429 Abercorn St. Cost: $2. Info: Call Hank Weisman at 786-6953.

Saturday, Nov. 3 13th Annual Telfair Art Fair

What: A showcase of original artwork by more than 100 artists including painters, sculptors, photographers, potters. jewelers and more, all for sale. When: Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Nov. 4 from noon to 4 p.m. Where: Telfair Square. Cost: Free.

ChampBoat Grand Prix of Savannah

What: This is the season championship finale of the 2007 ChampBoat Grand Prix Series. When: Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Where: Savannah River and the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center.

Step It Up Savannah

What: A national day of action calling for leadership on global warming. Visit local green groups/businesses and listen to two speakers at noon calling on Savannah to step it up and stop global warming. When: Nov. 3 from 11:00-1:00, two speakers at noon. Where: Johnson Square. Cost: Free. Info: 704-7472 or georgiahotseat. org.

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

Friday, Nov. 2

26th Annual Savannah Seafood Festival What: Live entertainment, tons of fresh seafood, games, regional arts and crafts and more. When: Nov. 2 and 3 from 9 a.m. to midnight and Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Where: River Street. Cost: Free.

City of Tybee Island Annual Open House and Campground Celebration

What: Enjoy hot dogs and S’mores, plus an oral history of the campground in relation to Tybee Island’s history. There also will be face painting and a hay ride for children. When: Nov. 2 from 6-8 p.m. Where: River’s End Campground and RV Park on Tybee Island. Cost: Free. Info: 658-2119.

Thirteenth Colony Sounds presents Return to River City

What: Thirteenth Colony Sound Chorus and Quartets will perform a number of songs from the Broadway score of The Music Man in celebration of the musical’s 50th anniversary. When: Nov. 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m. Where: AASU Fine Arts Auditorium. Cost: $12 in advance or $15 at the box office. Military and students will be admitted free. Info: Call 441-9284 or visit www.savannahbarbershoppers.org.

First Friday Fireworks on the River

What: Celebrate the end of the work with fireworks. When: Nov. 2 at 9:30 p.m. Where: River Street. Cost: Free.

What: The musical based on the holiday film classic will be presented by Theater of the Stars. When: Nov. 3 at 2 and 8 p.m. and Nov. 4 at 3 p.m. Where: Johnny Mercer Theatre. Cost: $30 to $50. Children 2 and up must have a ticket. Info: 651-6556 weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Who Wants to Kill a Millionaire?

What: A wacky whodunit comedy by Savannah Murder Mystery Dinner Theater. When: Nov. 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m. Where: The Pirate’s House, 20 E. Broad St. Cost: $54.25 per person 13 and up and $35.25 per child, which includes the show, choice of three Southern dinners, sales tax and 20 percent gratuity. Info: 898-9021.

Savannah Blues Festival

What: Performers scheduled to appear include Marvin Sease, Shirley Brown, Theodis Ealy, Mel Waiters, Latimore and Sir Charles Jones. When: Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. Where: Savannah Civic Center’s Martin Luther King Jr. Arena. Cost: $45 and $40.50. Info: 651-6556 weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 4

Jazz Mass at All Saints Episcopal Church When: Nov. 4 at 10 a.m. Where: 804 Jones Ave. turn right at the second traffic light and go eight blocks.

Brighter Day Block Party and Tasting Fair

What: Brighter Day will celebrate its 29th anniversary with live music and other entertainment and children’s activities, as well as certified organic produce, free product samples and gift baskets and a few last-minute surprises. When: Nov. 4 from 1-3 p.m. Where: 1102 Bull St. Cost: Free. Info: 236-4703.

AASU International Week

What: An international cultural festival featuring Rhythmic Motivation with Jim Donovan, plus a sidewalk festival showcasing countries represented by AASU international students and faculty through food, music, cultural exhibits and clothing. When: Nov. 4 from 2-5 p.m. Where: AASU International Garden. If it rains, the event


will be held in Memorial College Center Cafeteria. Cost: Free.

Where: University Hall 156. Cost: Free.

Tybee Turtle Tour Finale

What: The AASU Percussion Ensemble and Jazz Combo will perform their fall concert. When: Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Where: AASU Fine Arts Auditorium. Cost: $5. Info: Call 927-5381 weekdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

What: Silent and live auctions will be held featuring original artwork and five of the life-sized turtles that have been displayed all over Tybee Island. Hors d’ouvres will be served. When: Nov. 4 from 4-7 p.m. Where: Tybee Gym. Cost: $5 donation entry fee. Info: www.tybeeturtletour.org or 786-5726 or 224-5111.

Monday, Nov. 5

Creative Minds Lecture Series

Close Encounters of the Third Kind What: A visual masterpiece by Steven Spielberg that will be presented in its original 35 mm format. When: Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. Where: Lucas Theatre. Cost: $3. Info: www.dmcscad.com.

Tuesday, Nov. 6

Making Peace with Many Truths What: As part of AASU International Week, the work of freelance journalist and photographer Lorna Tychostup in Iraq will be presented. When: Nov. 6 at 11:30 a.m.



The Comedy of Edwin San Juan What: As part of AASU International Week, one of the most successful Filipino comedians will perform. When: Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. Where: Memorial College Center Dining Room. Cost: Free.

Voting Day

What: Time to vote in municipal elections in Savannah, Tybee Island, Pooler and Port Wentworth. You must be a registered voter to participate. When: Nov. 6 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Where: Your polling place. Cost: Free.

Wed., Nov. 7

Africa: Luba Ritual and Art

What: As part of AASU International Week, Deborah Jamieson, assistant professor of art history, will present a lecture on Luba ritual and art. When: Nov. 7 at 1:30 p.m. Where: Fine Arts 206. Cost: Free.

Disney on Ice presents Princess Classics

When: Nov. 7, 8 and 9 at 7 p.m., Nov. 10 at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. Where: Savannah Civic Center’s Martin Luther King Jr. Arena. Cost: Tickets are $12 to $35. Children 2 and up must have a ticket. Info: 651-6556 weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Psychotronic Film Society presents Decoy

What: This 1946 film has not been available for decades and is a strange mix of scifi, film noir, prison break and road picture genres. When: Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: $5. w

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What: Critically acclaimed author E.L. Doctorow will read key passages from his award-winning novel The March, about Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman’s 1864 march through Georgia and the Carolinas. Questions from the audience will follow. When: Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. Where: Jelks Auditorium at Savannah Country Day School. Cost: $8 in advance or $10 at the door, $5 for students, seniors and military. Info: 961-8828.

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It’s the Redgraves’ world - we just live in it N

ot only did the “The fact is there’s some wonderful work Redgrave family being done in regional theatres all over the — Vanessa, Lynn and States. The big problem is ticket prices in Corin — accept Lifetime New York, that’s just prohibitive,” she says. Achievement Awards “I wish more and more theaters would Saturday night at the do like regional theatres do, where they pick Savannah Film Festival, a matinee or pick certain days of the week they made history as well. when they’ll give a whole bunch of cheap According to their own admission, this seats away, so people who can’t afford those was the first time in their long, illustrious ticket prices can go.” careers that all three siblings have sat down The subject that seemed to get all three together in one place to give interviews. most impassioned was the importance of Thanks to the auspices of SCAD, I was the arts in the school system. Here’s Lynn: lucky enough to be one of the fortunate “Where I live, there’s a program at my few journalists on hand for the landmark grandchildren’s public school called Arts occasion earAlive, where lier that day. they get litThanks again to tle kids to the College not the theatre in only for putting Hartford or on such a proNew York or fessional, highDanbury, and quality event, but also bring artfor reaching out ists into the to local media as schools,” she well. says. As you might “The more expect from the governmembers of the ment has world’s premiere pulled back on theatrical dyarts funding nasty, you don’t so Lynn, Corin and Vanessa Redgrave on the red in schools, the carpet Saturday night much interview more outraged the Redgraves as parents are. Arts watch them perform. Alive in Connecticut is an absolute result of On one end of a line of stools sits disgust at the lack of arts allowed into the Vanessa, the outspoken political sister, searpublic schools,” Lynn continues. “So parents ing every verbal point into you with her are saying, ‘OK, then, damn it, we’re going burning blue eyes. On the other end sits to create it ourselves and it’ll be for everyLynn, the “softer,” Americanized sister, body.’” speaking of her home in Connecticut. To which Vanessa responds: Between them sits brother Corin — who “This is happening more and more and might actually be the most political of the more — people, whether they’re parents or three — in a state of Zen-like calm, obviteachers or members of other professions, ously accustomed to his sisters’ constant, have realized that arts are vital to a forwardoverlapping interplay and resigned to the looking and thriving community.” utter futility of trying to upstage them. But quiet Corin is suddenly not so quiet, Here’s Vanessa, known for her support and offers the most assertive point: for controversial causes, on the resurgence “We have to be absolutely adamant that of the political documentary: money, public money, state money, has to “More audiences than ever before are be provided for theatre at all levels, and not looking at documentaries, which they used just the capital city or the major cities, but in to never watch because they were only small towns, too. And that has to be an abshown very late at night, or in a tiny little art solute commitment which we demand from house,” she says. political parties — otherwise they can’t even “If you look at the viewing figures for claim to be political parties!” he says. Supersize Me or any of Michael Moore’s “We believe that the theatre, from its earfilms, I don’t think you can say you’re liest example in England, and its very earlipreaching to the converted,” Vanessa conest example in Greece, is an essential part of tinues. “You have to say that more and more human society,” concludes Corin. people, millions more people, are becomA pause, then Vanessa laughs and ing hungry to know and are wanting to see proclaims majestically with a wave of her — and are paying money to see — films that arm: “There you go, that’s it, that’s a good are presenting certain aspects of the world answer!” w we’re living in.” Here’s Lynn on the current state of live Jim is editor in chief of Connect Savannah. theatre in the U.S.: E-mail him at jim@connectsavannah.com courtesy scad

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structed state agency heads to disregard legislative instructions included in the budget for how money should be spent in certain Editor, areas and spend it as they see fit. “The greater the power, the more dangerBesides putting state agency heads in an ous the abuse.” -- Edmund Burke, Speech on uncomfortable position, this action also unthe Middlesex Election, 1771. dermines the ability of citizen legislators to While constructing the greatest nadraft a state budget. Although a threatened tion ever known to man, our forefathers special session never evolved, this confrondisplayed amazing wisdom by putting in tation is far from over and likely will lead to place a balance of power between the three heated debate during the next session. branches of government. The checks and While having checks over the balances that exist between our judijudicial and executive branches cial, executive and legislative are certainly important, perhaps branches continue to serve the most concerning developour nation and our state exment came last week ceptionally well. e Editor: from across when the state Board of Letters to thah s ter let ts in We are continuously nn pr does not Community Health anter let Connect Sava a g tin in of ideas. Pr inreminded of Georgia’s the spectrum ment of the op nounced that they are ply our endorse edited for be ay necessarily im m rs balance of power as tte therein. Le moving ahead with ions expressed our citizen legislay. m .co proposed changes to space and clarit ah nn s@connectsava tors create new laws E-mail: letter the certificate of need 32 Suite 7, Fax: 912.231.99 that are challenged E. Victory Dr., (CON) regulations conail mail: 1800 4 Sn 3140 in our courts and Savannah, GA trolling construction of sometimes vetoed by healthcare facilities in our Governor. our state. Frustrated by the legDuring the 2005 legislative sesislature’s failure to address the issue sion the state legislature, after many heated last session, the department has deand passionate debates, passed a new voter cided to take matters in their own hands and ID law requiring voters to produce a photo change the rules themselves. ID before being allowed to vote. The law While it remains to be seen whether the was ruled unconstitutional on two sepaBoard of Community Health goes through rate occasions by a Federal Court judge and, with the proposed changes, one thing is cerafter changes were made during the next tain- unless the judicial, executive and eslegislative session, was finally approved by pecially state departments are held in check the judge. As a result, the law was enacted the balance of power that our forefathers so and went into effect this past September, creatively envisioned will be grossly out of nearly 2 & ½ years later. sync. And with our state’s citizen legislaIn 2006 the legislature passed one of the ture being neutralized it will be as if “the tail nation’s toughest sex offender laws only to wags the dog.” see parts of the law, such as how close a conEarl L. (Buddy) Carter victed sex offender can live to a bus stop, State Representative struck down by the courts. Although the District 159 majority of the intentions of our citizen legislators in this law are in effect today, some parts may never be approved by the courts From the comments at and therefore never go into effect. connectsavannah.com: As is his right under our state’s constitution, Governor Sonny Perdue vetoed 41 bills “We would like to thank all those conpassed by the legislature this year as well as cerned for the Savannah Folk Festival, we numerous spending items in the 2008 budwere on holiday from England and had a get approved by the legislature. wonderful time, can you please pass this While these are credible examples of how onto the Savannah Leisure Service for us as our state’s balance of power is set up to opwe really would like everyone to know how erate, what happens when the executive and much we enjoyed ourselves, we help to orgajudicial branches get out of control? nise similar events here and know the dediSome believe that the most difficult cation that it takes. branch of government to keep in check is Savannah is a truly wonderful place and the judicial branch. 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‘All in all, I’m proud’

Michael Douglas talks to Connect Savannah about his career, the industry, and the future

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ne of Hollywood’s most successful and dynamic figures both in front of and behind the camera, Michael Douglas has let family life slow him down only a little bit. He and his wife Catherine ZetaJones and their two children arrive at The Mansion on Forsyth after a busy Saturday sightseeing at Fort Pulaski. Daughter Carys, four-and-a-half, has fallen asleep on the drive back into town, and her father carries her on one shoulder. Son Dylan, 7, is doing what all boys do after a trip to the fort: playing soldier. He brandishes a large stick as a rifle, and wears a souvenir Civil War soldier’s cap. Douglas stops to shake hands before going briefly with his family to their room. But just a couple of minutes later he emerges to do a few interviews prior to accepting a Lifetime Achievement Award for Acting later that evening at the Trustees Theatre. Trim and sporting a pastel polo shirt and khakis, Douglas sits with me in the wine cellar of The Mansion, which this afternoon serves as an impromptu interview room. Though no less charismatic, he’s certainly less intense in person than onscreen, with a relaxed, courteous, approachable and confident attitude.

We’ve seen a dramatic change from a cottage industry of independent studios into this huge, vertically integrated entertainment monolith. So it’s not as interesting. Secondly, you’ve got a lot of really good writing talent that’s left feature films and gone into television, because they can develop series, it’s financially more rewarding, and they’re less dependent on producers. You have certain people, you know, George Clooney, he certainly makes a conscientious effort every other film, or every couple of films, to do something thoughtprovoking. But it’s really, really tough. And then you have this pending writer’s strike coming up — which I think is going to happen — which is largely about eliminating residuals or profits from people that are profit participants. And actors and writers survive on residuals in thin times. That decision will be made Oct. 31. Michael Douglas: Yeah, at one time there was talk about waiting until June 30 of next year, but then they realized that TV’s the only place they have control -- the movie studios would just stockpile scripts. The last time there was a writer’s strike the world got reality TV. What horrible thing awaits us now?

Michael Douglas: No, you know I didn’t bring anything with me. Tab Turner was down here, a friend of mine. We’re actually developing a script. Tab is an incredible litigation lawyer out of Little Rock, Arkansas. He’s done some major cases. He did the Ford SUV rollover case. He sued OPEC! Anyway he was down here. And the kids are with me, and Catherine, and we’ve just been doing a little sightseeing.

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You’ve produced and acted in some of the most socially provocative films of our time: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, China Syndrome, Fatal Attraction, Wall Street, Falling Down. It seems like documentaries and indies are the only place nowadays to find social and political messages. Is mainstream film still able to move people on that level? Michael Douglas: When you say “mainstream,” there’s no interest in moving anybody. You always like to think of movies as being a little bit of a struggle between art and commerce. But with mainstream, your studio films, it’s strictly commerce.

Michael Douglas: I think you’re going to be getting a lot more reality TV. I think the strike might go on for awhile. The writers felt they negotiated a bad deal last time out — and they did, as far as video and DVDS, which were so downplayed by the studios. They felt they were shortchanged on that, so they’re going to try and make up for it. You’re working on a sequel to Wall Street called Money Never Sleeps, after one of Gordon Gekko’s signature lines in the first film. Where is that project at right now? Michael Douglas: Money Never Sleeps is still in development. Stephen Schiff is writing it. I’m not the producer on that, Ed Pressman is. Will it be affected by the strike?

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Top, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones with his new Lifetime Achievement Award; bottom, Michael and Catherine in the crush of the crowd on Broughton Street Saturday night

Michael Douglas: It will be. When they strike that’ll be it, and you can’t do any more work on projects. What happened last time they went out on strike, when it was over they ended up making some bad movies to get going, which hurt them anyway. So it had a doubly painful effect.


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Rock me, Milos!

I’m fascinated that you’re resurrecting Gordon Gekko at this point in history. Why do you think now’s the perfect time to bring him back?

Director Milos Forman on politics, film, and Mozart

Michael Douglas: Well, Gordon gets out of jail, and then what? Globalization has taken over since 20 years ago. And now he’s limited as to what he can do in terms of owning major shares of companies. That’s just one of a few projects I’m working on. I’m developing kind of a takeoff on Romancing the Stone, which is going to be shot in India. I’ve got an art forgery story, and also this one I’m working on with Tab Turner about the SUV rollovers.

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espite his Czech roots, Milos Forman’s distinctly accessible and emotional style of filmmaking has made him one of America’s favorite directors. His popular and critically well-received films include One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Man in the Moon, The People vs. Larry Flynt, and of course the 1984 Oscar smash Amadeus, the full director’s cut of which screened Sunday at the Lucas Theatre. His latest film is the critical success Goya’s Ghost, about the tribulations of the famous (and

You star in King of California, which was critically very well received but the public hasn’t heard much about it. What’s happening with that?

Michael Douglas: The system’s going to change, as the digital world comes increasingly more and it takes less money to make pictures. The whole going-to-the-theatre experience will always be there. Going to the theatre was like the first place your parents let you go and get out of the house and you didn’t have to have a guardian. You could meet your friends at the movie theatre. That’s always an important rite of passage. But what you’re seeing is the overlap of the Internet and what’s coming on, other alternatives. Yes, the marketing cost is very, very painful, and very hard for pictures where the actual production costs are dramatically coming down, but the costs to market it, the advertising, is still so high.

Which of your achievements means the most to you personally, whether or not it was “important” in a larger sense? Michael Douglas: You know, I’ve got a pretty good batting average. It always surprises me when I look back. I haven’t done as many films as people think, but a large number of them have been received well. I’m proud about that. And within that context, as an actor I’ve really tried to be accepted in different styles and tones, comedy and drama. I particularly like those pictures I call “the gray area,” the ones that bring nervous laughter. Like Falling Down, War of the Roses, Wonder Boys. Yeah, I like those. All in all, I’m proud. You work as hard on your failures as your successes. w To comment e-mail us at letters@connectsavannah.com

Milos Forman: Yes, because I am aware of one thing: If you are honest in how you see the story and the characters, it will always be political, so you don’t have to think about it. If you tell the truth on the screen, you are political even if you don’t want to be. So many good directors have become disappointed with the U.S. distribution system. As European cinema continues to become more important, do you see a day when they specifically avoid the U.S. and concentrate on other markets instead? Milos Forman: Well, there are European production companies and artists whose goal is to enter the American movie market, and only they are disappointed. And rightly, because as history shows, it’s not only the French or Italians for example, but the Japanese, who are really, essentially true to their culture. They’ve really conquered the world. It’s not speculation that, “we must break into the American market from Paris or Prague or Tokyo,” it doesn’t work that way. Look, Kurosawa didn’t make his films for the American market, and he’s known all over the world.

By far the biggest complaint I hear from filmmakers is about the current distribution system and how hard it is for good movies to get a fair shake. Is there a way to fix this from within, or will small studios have to go their own way somehow?

What types of films and filmmakers do you most enjoy for personal gratification? Milos Forman: For me the essential thing was the American cinema. That’s what I was a big fan of since I was a child, and still today. It started as silent comedy. That was for me the beginning of the greatness of moviemaking — you know, Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd.

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Michael Douglas: Yeah, I don’t enjoy producing and acting in the same movie. I do it sometimes out of necessity, but the joy of acting is the self-involvement, the selfish act of not having to think about anything else. Whereas producing is me responsible for everything all the way around. When you do them both, you tend to cut yourself short as an actor.

You make political points, yet it’s always part of a larger story. Conscious decision on your part?

famously melancholic) artist during the Spanish Inquisition. Connect got a chance to speak to Forman in a one-on-one interview Sunday afternoon. You’ve made so many movies about brilliant rebels and dissidents who are misunderstood in their time: Mozart, Andy Kaufman, Larry Flynt, and now Francisco Goya. What about this scenario fascinates you so much? Milos Forman: First of all, they are very interesting characters. Yes, there’s usually a nice story that’s behind them. But mainly, they represent one part of the conflict as ancient as mankind, which is the conflict between the individual and the institution. We create institutions and always did, because we want them to help us, to serve us. We pay them with our taxes! And the problem starts because after awhile every institution has a tendency to dictate to us, to behave as if they are paying us to help them and support them and be faithful to them and be loyal to them. That’s a conflict which is always dramatic and good for stories.

You say that you panicked when you realized Amadeus was coming out at the same time as MTV, thinking the timing couldn’t be worse for a three-hour movie about classical music. Yet the film immediately became a pop culture phenomenon. Did that surprise you? Milos Forman: Yeah, yeah, it surprised me. Of course I was very happy about that. But I tell you, Mozart was in his time what the Beatles were. He was a pop culture figure in his times. He was the guy who was rocking the establishment, not only with his private life but with his musicmaking. When you see music biopics like Ray and Walk the Line and all the rest, do you ever think, “Hey, I invented that genre?” Milos Forman: No, no, I don’t feel that way. There were music biopics made before. And a lot of them were made about classical composers in communist countries. The censors loved films that involved composers, because they don’t talk! They make music. They don’t say anything subversive (laughs). w To comment e-mail us at letters@connectsavannah.com

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Michael Douglas: King of California has opened in a limited release. It was done by a very small independent studio and had a very limited marketing budget, and it’s been in a few territories. It’s kind of frustrating for me, because it’s getting excellent reviews, very good reviews. It’s also getting good reviews for me personally. We hope that maybe at awards time it’ll get a little more attention. It’s a lovely picture.

Unlike most actors, who usually get into producing late in their careers, you’ve been a producer from day one. Is there creative tension between the two roles?

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‘Always something for everyone’ A chat with the Film Festival’s programming coordinator

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o who’s the lucky person that gets to see all the competition entries before they come in? That would be Sheila Bolda, programming coordinator for the Savannah Film Festival. We had a brief e-mail exchange with Sheila recently, and wanted to pass on her insider’s perspective to you. The thing that jumps out about these entries is the international quality. Is this something you particularly promote for the Festival or did it just happen? Sheila Bolda: The Savannah College of Art and Design is an international university for the arts with students from all 50 states and over 90 countries. We continuously welcome films from all over the globe, as it’s vital that the Savannah Film Festival maintain a broad cultural perspective. Films that hit close to home, even when they are set half a world away, such as last year’s Babel or The Lives of Others, leave lasting impressions and stand out as more than just entertainment. What do you think this surge of foreign entries says about the film industry worldwide? Sheila Bolda: Every year we receive films from all over the world, and have showcased films from countries as diverse as Turkey, Mexico, Cuba, South Korea, the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, South Africa, Kenya, Australia, Italy, China and many more over the course of our ten year run. The presence of a good story is the most important factor, regardless of whether that story comes from Mexico, North Korea or North Dakota. Every few years we hear another theory that world cinema will overtake Hollywood in the

global imagination. Is it finally happening? Sheila Bolda: While there are always trends that tend to come to the forefront of the film industry every so often, as evidenced by the recent rise in Mexican directors with the likes of Guillermo Del Toro, Alejandro Inarritu and Alfonso Cuaron, Hollywood will always maintain its status as the capitol of the film industry. The history, glamour and powerful players still very active in moviemaking today will help to keep Hollywood as the Mecca of Movies for generations to come. Several entries speak directly to Middle Eastern politics (The Band’s Visit, Grace is Gone, The Kite Runner, etc.). To what do you ascribe this fervor to make films in and about this region? Sheila Bolda: Movies allow us a very special privilege of being transported in time and space to places we may never be able to see, especially countries like Afghanistan and Iraq. Even with those movies that are not actually filmed at the exact location the story is set in, we still get, thanks to fabulous location scouts and art direction teams, a very authentic look and feel to stories that have riveted us, whether they were originally novels or pulled from yesterday’s headlines. The Middle East has been in the forefront of our conscience for quite some time now, for quite obvious reasons. It is only natural that literature, art and films reflect those concerns that have the most pressing impact on our global culture. Some entries are 2006 releases. What’s the cutoff date for valid entries?

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Sheila Bolda: Most of the 2006 films in competition were completed in late 2006, and since we’re at the end of the festival circuit, with Sundance being the start, some of our films may have been in the festival circuit a little longer than others. Per our entry guidelines, all submissions must be completed after January of the previous year, so films being entered in the 2007 competition, for example, should have been completed by January of 2006. Is it my imagination or is James Franco very fond of the Festival? What’s been your experience with him so far? Sheila Bolda: James Franco really enjoyed meeting with the students and seeing the college the first time he attended in 2005. The student response to his film The Ape was very positive, so he submitted his latest film Good Time Max to us this year for competition. It’s a humorous, sharp film focusing on two brothers of incredible intelligence and potential, and what happens to them as they follow markedly different pursuits.

Any recommendations for certain types of film fans, i.e., what film would hipsters like, what’s good for families, sports fans, etc. Sheila Bolda: There’s always something for everyone. And sometimes it pays to see films that you may not think you have any interest in, only to find yourself pleasantly surprised. For the family, The First Saturday in May and The Singing Revolution offer interesting and upbeat stories of struggle and success. For those film goers who enjoy dark adult humor and campy fun, Suffering Man’s Charity and NetherBeast Incorporated will certainly fit the bill. Purple Violets and Good Time Max have more serious themes interlaced with comical moments. For music lovers, The Band’s Visit, Control and My First Guitar are excellent choices and certainly not to be missed. The Student Shorts this year will be the category to watch, with varied styles and topics, these will be the films to see. w For a complete schedule and description of films, go to www.scad.edu/filmfest

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tephen Stanley’s entry in the Savannah Film Festival sounds it might also be at home as a skit from the Dave Chappelle Show. His lovingly satirical 15-minute homage to the long-form music vids of the early MTV era involves a toy store and a popular late ‘80s R‘n’B group. We spoke to Stanley recently about the film.

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Stephen Stanley: We looked at some of those conventions. I love all the grand Hollywood musicals.

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What was the genesis of the idea?

Most student films don’t have a cast as large as yours in Push. Stephen Stanley: All the films I’ve made somehow end up with ensemble casts. Logistically it was hard. You certainly have to run a tight ship to keep that many people in focus. We filmed it all in real time, all in one room. The first ten minutes of the movie starts with two people, and then you end up with eight or nine as more and more people enter the scene as the song gets going. That created some challenges in terms of continuity.

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Stephen Stanley: No, it’s not in one take. But it’s one scene in the sense that we never cut to a different place or point in time.

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Stephen Stanley: I worked retail for many years before going to grad school. Normally in retail stores you pull to open the door, but in this one you had to push. I guess ours was a really old building or something. So it became a game for us to distract from the drudgery of retail work (laughs). We’d all yell, “you have to push it.” So it sort of spun from there. I’m always interested in the ways jingles come up in normal conversation. We’re at a point where jingles and songs always pop up in how we speak to each other. What do you do now?

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Stephen Stanley: I got a Masters from SCAD in film, and moved to L.A. when I got done. I’m now working in a talent agency in “feature lit” -- in other words, I represent writers and directors. I’ve been doing that

about six months. It’s been great working in the industry and seeing how successful writers and directors take an idea to the finished product. What do you want to do next? Stephen Stanley: I tend to do comedy. One project I’m developing involves a time-traveling robot in a the CB radio of a woman in Memphis in 1983. Another look at the blurring of reality. Stephen Stanley: Yeah, film is a way to reimagine the world as you either see it or wish it could be. Tragedy is what you fear may become. For me, I do look to create more offbeat worlds. w NEWS & ARTS

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Stephen Stanley: You have eight ordinary people in a toy store, and suddenly the whole scene morphs into dance video for Salt ‘n’ Pepa’s “Push It.” We set it up so the lyrics would be the actual dialogue of film. There are two characters named Salt and Pepa, and that of course leads into the lyrics. It’s just a fun exercise meant to mimic the long-form videos of the ‘80s, where things suddenly transform from a story into a music video. For me it’s a way to let normal people get to experience this world where things suddenly burst into music.

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Your film’s 18 minutes long. Some filmmakers tell me a short is easier to shoot for the obvious reasons, but some say it’s more difficult because you have to fit so much in such a compressed timeframe. Lowell Frank: Well, logistically it’s easier to shoot a short movie. You’re only filming for 4-6 days. For example, Deacon’s Mondays originally came in at 28 minutes but we had to cut ten minutes out. We just kept whittling down to a tight cohesive story. I still think features are harder. I’ve been writing a couple of features for a long time. As opposed to dealing with 100 scenes you’re dealing with three times that many scenes. The girth is heavier. A good short story is sometimes harder in that you don’t have time to develop characters. Basically as a filmmaker you learn how to cut corners without cheating. Tell us about the success of your award-winning Drakmar documentary.

So we won’t see a lot of CGI.

Lowell Frank: We worked for six years on Drakmar: a Vassal’s Journey, which is about a 14-year-old kid in San Diego who follows around this world of medieval reenactment. He becomes very involved in it. The film also features his older brother. While filming we helped them track down their real father, who they hadn’t seen in ten years. Our main character had actually never met his father. In the film we sort of reunite the family. It debuted on Fathers Day this year on HBO Family. I guess they played it five to eight times in June, and it’ll be back on HBO Family this fall. w

Lowell Frank: Well, that has its purpose. I’ve always been more a fan of real stories.

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This is a pretty simple, personal narrative. Is this typical of your films? Lowell Frank: Our stories don’t have glitz and glamour. We’re not trying to look slick and we don’t deal with special effects. This is on a simpler plane, a story about an individual and his journey. We don’t do poop-joke type of films. Our main purpose is trying to tell solid stories.

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Flying to The Bottom

Film features a performance by Bubba Lewis and a score by Richard Leo Johnson

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hot in an abandoned roadside gas station near Brooklet, Ga., the 24-minute student competition entry The Bottom is a complex melange of Greek myth and Americana. It was scored by local music legend Richard Leo Johnson and features a lead performance by young Bubba Lewis of Bulloch County, better known for his roles in Flags of Our Fathers, ER, Hannah

Winn Coslick: Yeah, we have music from The Legend of Vernon McAlister, his last album, and he also did some original music for it. When I sent Glenn a copy, he called me right away and said, “Oh my God, it’s like this music was written for this story.” It really adds an eery vibe. It seems like most scenes set in gas stations tend to be in slashers.

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Montana, and many other nationally-known productions. We spoke to writer-director Winn Coslick about the film last week. What’s the basic narrative of The Bottom? Winn Coslick: It’s a contemporary retelling of the tale about the boy who cried wolf. It’s set in rural America, and contains elements of the myth of Pegasus. There’s a boy named Seth, who gets his first job at an old gas station on a country road on its last leg. Part of the station is a big giant neon Pegasus. So the boy’s a modern day Bellerophon, who tried to ride Pegasus and was kicked off and destroyed.

Winn Coslick: Well, this is not a slasher movie. There are comic elements to it. It’s a darker story, but these comedic elements bubble up. There’s a sad ending to the story but I think it walks that line between humor and tragedy and fact and fiction. All of a sudden you can find yourself on the wrong side of that equation, and that’s where Seth finds himself. His pranks lead to problems. This has kind of a large cast for a student film. Winn Coslick: There are nine people. The story is told through the people that come through and stop at this gas station. It’s somewhat episodic. The visitors push the story along.

How did you get the idea for that?

How did you manage to get Bubba Lewis?

Winn Coslick: Myself and Heather Shiver adapted a short story called “The Bottom,” written by Glenn Blake. It’s in a book of his short stories called The Drowned Moon.

Winn Coslick: Well, we were extremely lucky. Bubba Lewis is from Statesboro, and he had been working on episodes of ER and it just so happened be in town for the shooting of our film. Stratton Leopold sort of got the ball rolling for us. The idea was that our film would really showcase Bubba’s talent, which I think is huge. He’s in every scene, so we needed a great actor. It was a fortuitious moment, kind of like finding an old gas station that provided us with all these beautiful elements. Also, we had another stroke of good luck of having Bubba living only about 20 minutes away from where we shot the film. w

Why don’t more young filmmakers do adaptations of existing works? Winn Coslick: I think it’s a great thing to do. I think one reason it’s not done more often is that it’s difficult to get permission. Luckily Glenn was kind enough and excited enough about the movie to let us do it for free. Richard Leo Johnson scored The Bottom.

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tudent filmmaker Adem Weldon’s sevenand-a-half minute short Some Apologies delves into the dynamic between two brothers. Though shown onscreen as children, the film is a Rashomon-style series of flashbacks trying to get to the bottom of what really happened long ago. We spoke to Weldon last week.

Adem Weldon: Yes, and uniquely, it’s the only film school in North Carolina that has a suitable grad program and also the only one where you own the films. So it’s not a situation where the films are paid for by the school and therefore owned by the school afterward. You fork out for them, but you own them. That can make it rough sometimes, especially for development work.

Adem Weldon: Yeah, you usually find those fresh, unexpected surprises in the timeline when you’re editing. They’re happy accidents. A lot of moment in film are accidents because they’re the most real. And you’re not worried about it, you’re taking it for what it is. In this project could afford to swing conventions a little bit. For example, I did it on 8 mm, which is not a standard format these days. It’s been used for a flashback effect at times, and there’s definitely a nostalgic quality to this film.

What’s Some Apologies about?

So the retro format suited the film.

Adem Weldon: It’s about an older brother recounting some personal memories of his younger brother. He’s uncovering some of the mysteries and doubt and sort of poignant truths that only come later in life. He’s coming to terms specifically with one event where he hit his brother in the face. It’s all in voiceover. It’s shot with two children a year and a half apart in age, about five and seven years old. We see the reflections of memories. Some of what is said is true, but sometimes the narrator maybe deviates from what we’re seeing onscreen to suggest that truths have different foundations.

Adem Weldon: It wasn’t so much a matter of quality as having the ease and the guerrilla-like freedom you have with a smaller camera. Also, because everything is automated you don’t need as much light. You don’t need to bring in as much equipment.

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Was it more difficult to tell the story in such a short time, under ten minutes? Adem Weldon: I’m in my second year of film school at the grad level here. So there were a lot of reasons why I chose to do a short, and one of them was that I felt that I wasn’t sharp enough with the fundamental concepts of telling a story to do something longer. I decided not to try and tell something in 20 minutes when it’s hard enough to do in five. In shorting and stripping a story down to bare basics you can create a whole lot of liberties in other places, especially if you’re working with kids. Those liberties come when don’t have a million-dollar budget. When you work on a smaller scale you’re surprised more often than not. It’s about getting back to art, isn’t it? So many filmmakers talk about the “happy accidents” that occur along the way.

The film relies on a voiceover. Adem Weldon: I went to the voiceover format because I didn’t think I was ready yet to handle dialogue. I thought to tell it this way would be a little simpler. I wanted to really use the energy from the children. I didn’t want to have to rely on their performance to convey ideas. How did you cast the children? Adem Weldon: It’s weird to audition at this level. That sort of puts you in a professional format, but the truth is you’re not there yet. So I thought, let met get people I know. So a coworker of mine I’m good friends with has two wonderful kids. And I thought, “I don’t want to do auditions, let me just put this out to her,” and she was totally behind it 100 percent. To maintain order, I shot the whole thing in three days. I wanted to capture a real ebb and flow, especially with the shorter attention span of the kids. w

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Baroness music video producer brings a short to the Festival f all goes according to plan, you’ll soon be able to see Joshua Green’s music video for the local band Baroness. But in the meantime, you can enjoy his work at the Savannah Film Festival with the 15-minute short Dinner. We spoke to Green a couple of weeks ago. What’s up with Dinner? Joshua Green: There are basically two parallel storylines, both basically about a single meal, and all the energy that goes into that meal. We literally follow the meal from field to plate and beyond. It’s basically about the couple that’s consuming the meal, about where they’ve been before consuming the meal. That’s a pretty ambitious project for a student short. It’s almost two separate films. Joshua Green: It became pretty large. It was a longer-lasting project than I expected or intended. I certainly learned a lot about Savannah in that process. For example, Savannah’s trash is all incincerated. Everything’s shipped from curbside to this huge plant off President Street. It’s then burned in this massive seven-story building. You know how in Kmart they’ll have those crane games to pick up toys? That’s how this is. They pick up the trash and put it on a conveyor belt, and the trash gets sent to a tower so that the denser molecules will gravitate to the floor, so that what comes out of the smokestack won’t be totally toxic. Just a little bit toxic. Joshua Green: Yeah (laughs). The trash is then shipped out to Dean Forest Road to the city dump, which is pretty much the highest point in Chatham County. The film goes a lot of places in 15 minutes. It gets a lot done. The two storylines actually criss-cross. The story about the couple starts out realistically, but becomes very theatrical by the time they get to the table.

It’s the opposite with the food, which begins with some theatrical shots on the farm and gets more realistic with the incinerator at the end. We actually built a fake farm, a really stylized fake farm in Rincon. Most of it is posed like still shots. Was this inverse relationship of realistic to theatrical and vice versa planned, or one of those happy accidents of filmmaking we keep hearing about? Joshua Green: That was a planned element. The happy accident actually came in the preproduction phase in the food storyline, in that we couldn’t have access to an actual hog farm. So we had to do something that would convey the idea but more stylized. So it worked out, because a big concern of mine was making things too empathetic. The film’s intended to be more generative of dialogue than pure emotion, to get people discussing what it means. It’s about thinking more than feeling.

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Did you use any CGI-type effects? Joshua Green: There are a few effects on some products in the grocery store to draw attention to them, and we did some color correction. Otherwise it’s pretty much too expensive to use CGI. Even to do a thirtysecond version of Transformers would be unbelievably expensive, plus you’d have to send it around to various effects houses. Are you going to stay in this type of genre? Joshua Green: I’m going to keep working in various formats. I just started doing music videos. As a matter of fact, I’m sending to the label today a video for the local band Baroness. So that should be making its way to MTV2 down the road. Baroness is an act that’s able to really expand its following beyond the local area. Hopefully we’ll be able to keep working with them and the label. w Dinner screens Fri. Nov. 2 at 11:30 a.m. at the Trustees Theatre.

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espite seemingly having a leg up on other Festival student entries, R.L. Hooker —who not long ago had a high position with legendary producer Harvey Weinstein — decided to go to film school. The University of Southern California grad student chose as his thesis project a 15-minute adaptation of the short story “The Knife Grinder’s Tale,” by well-regarded Kenyan author Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor. Continuing his apparent pattern of doing things the hard way, Hooker also insisted on making the short on location in Kenya — specifically the Kibera area, the secondlargest slum in the world — where the story is set.

Currently Hooker’s short the The Knife Grinder’s Tale is on the festival circuit, including Austin, Telluride, Denver, and now Savannah. We spoke to Hooker last week. Give us a quick synopsis of your original source material. R. L. Hooker: It’s about a father and his journey from a village outside of Nairobi to the slums outside of the city, a place called Kibera, to understand why his son was pointlessly murdered. He’s on a journey to find out where his son was living and working so he could be at the moment.

f p 1 didn’t want to do the typical film-school film. I wanted to do something a bit differ- e ent. So I sent out to find a property, a piece k of literature, to take me to a place I couldn’t q get to myself. I didn’t want to be the Western writer coming in and writing something thatTh

Lead actor Sam Otieno is one of Kenya’s most famous faces

So this is not a child, but a young man. R. L. Hooker: Teens. Thirteen-or-fourteen years old. Yeah, people start working at a very young age there. Few young filmmakers adapt works to the screen. Most want to start from scratch. Why did you decide to go with a story that was already written? R. L. Hooker: I read the story and I loved it. I pictured it in my mind as a short film and I

I don’t know and force it. I wanted to find proven material that’s already out there, that R m people have already read and loved. And then I read the story, and it was so c tragic and beautifully written. I read a lot of f short stories, but none of them touched me P in the way this one did.

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So I tracked the writer down. She was giving a speech at Williams College in Massachusetts, she was in from Kenya. I called all the hotels in the town and faxed her a letter, the bellboy stuck it under her door. And she called me and she said, “Oh, my God, here’s the story, do you really want it? Go for it.”

Did you consider that turn of events to almost be a sign that this project was meant to be?

at Actors Lab in Sundance. All that effort for a 15-minute film. How in the world did you finance this? R. L. Hooker: Student loans. Family and friends. I am in debt up to my eyeballs, with half the budget. The other half is family and friends. I sent out letters to every single person I’ve ever come across (laughs). I was for-

tunate to get quite a bit of money from family and friends. One friend and his family really worked out for us. And I thank them all the time (laughs). In future projects will you do similar types of material?

R. L. Hooker: I tend to lean toward the more dramatic. I don’t think comedy’s in my future. Of course there’s always comedy within the dramatic. I’m in the middle of it now, I’m currently writing a feature. Again, that’s another drama. But these are the kinds of films I like to make. w The Knife Grinders Tale screens Fri. Nov .2 at 9:30 a.m. at the Trustees Theatre.

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R. L. Hooker: Absolutely! I have a domino theory about this film. It takes one domino after the other to fall in order to get this made, and she was our first domino. Because of this story and how well Yvonne is known in Kenya, once I got to Nairobi every door was open to me. I had a fairy godmother, Sheila Peevers from Sound+Pictures, she donated a camera package. That’s a lot of money, to have a Super 16 camera package and all the lenses because everybody really believed in the film. They knew I wasn’t some huckster trying to make a quick buck.

This was shot on location in Kenya.

R. L. Hooker: I was in Kenya for three months. The moment I landed I started basically searching for a Kenyan producer, and I found a wonderful, amazing producer, Chiara Paglieri. She knew everybody and she put all the components together. It was because of her that we made this film. If it was just the American producer and me, there’s no way we could have gotten it done. Kibera is the largest slum in eastern Africa. There are lots and lots of challenges to film there in the Rift Valley. We were arrested at one point by the secret police because we captured on film an army barracks, and surprise, surprise, that’s against the law. Did you have problems finding a steady electrical supply? R. L. Hooker: Kenya has a small film community, but they’re fantastic. So we were able to get a big generator. It was kind of a bear to drive that through Kibera. But we did win the Fuji grant [the 2006 Fuji Film USA Film Grant], so we had plenty of film. Which was good, because we couldn’t go back to Kenya and do pickups if we didn’t like what we saw when we got back. Tell us about casting the film and the challenges there. For example, was there a language barrier? R. L. Hooker: There’s not much of a language barrier, because pretty much everybody speaks English. Kenya was once a British colony. Chiara and our other producer Gregg Helvey put out flyers and used word of mouth and started setting up meetings and casting local actors, mostly ones active in the theatre community, commercials, and radio. They’re very open, lovely people. Mumbi Kaigwa, our lead actress, is one of the most known actresses in Nairobi. She was just here

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t’s only a few minutes long, but Jahmad Rollins’ hip-hop inflected student entry Slum Noir packs in a lot of action. The young filmmaker, a Philadelphia native, spoke to us from his home in L.A. So you drew all this yourself in traditional animation, without using digital techniques?

you to a world, more than go deep into a character’s psyche. Some of the characters are African-American, which I guess is something of a rarity in animation. Did you do that for a deliberate reason?

Jahmad Rollins: Yeah, depending on the level of work you can use a team, but sometimes you don’t need as many people. It depends on how big your project is that you’re actually drawing.

Jahmad Rollins: I think it has elements of that, because I’m African American. But most of my inspiration came from growing up in Philadelphia and the type of stuff you get involved with there — not necessarily in gangs, but you’re always street-affiliated, running in different groups fighting over something. And all the textures of the city are like that —the city’s like very old-looking, the buildings are organic looking. It kind of feels old school.

Why did you choose this traditional route?

Is Slum Noir unusually short?

Jahmad Rollins: It’s sort of an acquired taste. It’s like if you listen to pop music, and listen to old throwback ‘80s music when they were still making it in analog. It’s a particular flavor.

Jahmad Rollins: As far as animation five minutes is longer actually, most animation shorts run from two to five minutes. I just did that because I knew within a timespan what I could do. I am working on a larger story — in fact I was just putting together a pitch packet to get some investors.

Jahmad Rollins: I handdraw everything, 24 frames per second, but then digitally scan everything into a computer. And you did all that by yourself?

How much of this is still done? Jahmad Rollins: There’s still a lot of 2D animation done in programs like Flash or Toon Boom or other web stuff. But actual 2D traditional animation is getting pretty rare. What happens in Slum Noir? Jahmad Rollins: In a nutshell, the story actually has a bunch of different characters, who are kids in slums wearing masks. What happens is a girl has a box, and these big kids are chasing the box, which keeps going from hand to hand throughout the film. The box is what connects you through the whole thing, though at the end the box is not really that important. It’s mainly not a character piece, I don’t look at it like you’re supposed to feel something for that character. I want to introduce

Who’s your target market? Jahmad Rollins: Young adults who watch anime, who are into action, and into urban hip-hop culture. I guess that 16-26 age group. Would you call this a version of anime? Jahmad Rollins: No, because anime’s got all different kinds of subject matter — if you go to Japan they’ve got some really violent stuff, some that’s even porn. I want the film to be something that’s more easily accessible, to be able to play at festivals. w Slum Noir screens Fri. Nov 2. at 9:30 a.m. at the Trustees Theatre.


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Thursday, Nov. 1

9:30 a.m. at Trustees Theater SCAD Student Showcase. 9:30 a.m. at Lucas Theatre screenings of Shut-eye Hotel and The First Saturday in May. 11:30 a.m. at Trustees Theater screenings of In Search of Real America, Jesus Cooks Me Breakfast and Order Up. 11:30 a.m. at Lucas Theatre screenings of Deface and Suffering Man’s Charity. 11:30 a.m. at Red Gallery Music Videos, Concerts and Comedy Specials. 2:30 p.m. at Trustees Theater screening of Bernard and Doris. 2:30 p.m. at Lucas Theatre screenings of Driftwood and New Urban Cowboy: The Labors of Michael E. Arth. 2:30 p.m. at Red Gallery The Art of Editing. 7 p.m. at Trustees Theater Pioneer in Entertainment and Media Award: Todd Wagner. Screenings of Reservation Road and Day Zero.

Friday, Nov. 2

9:30 a.m. at Trustees Theater screenings of The Knife Grinder’s Tale, Push, Si Tu No Estas (If You’re Gone), Slum Noir and Some Apologies. 9:30 a.m. at Lucas Theatre screenings of Say Can You See and The Singing Revolution. 11:30 a.m. at Trustees Theater screenings of The Bottom, Dinner, Deacon’s Mondays, Last Day of December, Snapshots and Savannah Arts Academy Special Screenings. 11:30 a.m. at Lucas Theatre screenings of Good Time Max and Raving. 11:30 a.m. at Red Gallery The Producers. 2:30 p.m. at Trustees Theater screenings of The French Connection, Last Day of December and Snapshots. 2:30 p.m. at Lucas Theatre screenings of Numero Dos and Purple Violets. 2:30 p.m. at Red Gallery The Producers; Career Success Stories - Breaking into Hollywood from the Next Generation of Visual Effects Wizards; and Adobe Systems: HD Production Workflow with Adobe Production Premium CS3. 7 p.m. at Trustees Theater screening of The Savages.

Saturday, Nov. 3

11:30 a.m. at Lucas Theatre screenings of The Madness of Being and Netherbeast Incorporated. 11:30 a.m. at Red Gallery Spider-Man 3 - Venom panel. 2:30 p.m. at Trustees Theater screening of Romance & Cigarettes. 7 p.m. at Trustees theater Entertainment in Journalism: Charlie Rose. Achievement in Cinema: David Benioff. Awards Ceremony. Screening of The Kite Runner. w For more info go to scad.edu

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Attack of the Ten Foot Woman

Saturday night was a little slower than usual at Sweet Leaf Smokery & Eatery on Abercorn Street. The mellow evening gave server Caleigh Dinello time between refilling iced teas to talk about her chalkboard interpretation of “Attack of the 50 Foot Woman” that’s graced the specials wall of the restaurant for the past month. Regulars of the barbecue establishment will recognize Dinello’s style. Since joining the staff over a year ago, she’s been responsible for the chalk artwork and information on the back wall. After spending many late hours in creating different images, Dinello recently assembled a ten-foot-high panel “so I could take it home and work on it. It’s really light, and smoother than the walls.” In honor of Halloween “I was thinking of doing Elvira holding a pork sandwich, but I don’t know if it’s too late,” said Dinello, striking an uncanny likeness of the Mistress of the Dark with a quick pose and turn of her wrist. Dinello’s chalk version of the B-movie “attack” diva looms over the dining room. The poster girl’s giant head of thick auburn hair and eye-catching cleavage seduce diners glancing in her direction as they seek important information: Extra sides (mac and

Sidewalk umbrella tables scatter as a horrified group of three-inch-tall people, and a dog, look on from the chalk painting’s bottom right corner. Turns out those figures are Sweet Leaf ’s owner, four wait staff, including Dinello, and the owner’s dog. (A resemblance between the tenfoot woman and actress Ellen Barkin turns out to be pure coincidence— Dinello had never heard of Barkin until asked about her on Saturday.) Because of its temporary nature, this picture is all chalk, but Dinello prefers working with paint. Watch for a show of her paintings, coming to a smokery near you before the end of the year.

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cheese), winelist options (try San Giuseppi’s Pinot Grigio), and beer choices (PBR among them). The Sweet Leaf version of the ten-foot woman has a decidedly local spin—she’s standing in downtown Savannah, with her right hand holding the Abercorn smokery as if it’s just been ripped from its foundation.

Eastside resident Donna Culver is looking forward to voting in this Tuesday’s city election. Although she’s been an active voter “ever since I’ve been able,” until last year the now-54year-old business owner always had to rely on other people to aid her in casting her ballot. Culver was born legally blind and lost her vision completely in 1987. “I’ve always had to have voting assistance up until this last time,” says Culver. In 2006, for the first time, blind voters in Chatham County were able to vote without assistance thanks to a “tele-touch” voting machine that utilizes similar technology as the screen touch voting machines in place for the gen-

eral public “I really don’t trust other voters to help because they can say they’re voting the way you asked them to vote,” says Culver, “but they could just say they were and then vote the way they want.” Culver describes the voting machine for the blind as a computerized system with six Braille-numbered keys and a headset offering recorded instructions to the voter. “Over the headsets it would tell you what the candidates were running for,” says Culver. “On the amendments, it gave a brief little memo about what the amendment was about. It would tell you what to press, like press three for yes or two for no.” “At the end of the voting it would review the whole ballot and say, ‘If all these things are true then press one, if not press two.’ Everything was true. Then the computer card came out just like it does with y’all and I was done.” “My husband was so impressed with my reaction that he went ahead and voted without assistance, because his vision is getting worse.” Although he has some sight, Culver’s husband Robert is also legally blind. “It was great. It was cool,” says Donna Culver. “Here I was, 53 years old and for the first time in my life able to vote by myself. It was fantastic.” w Email Robin at rgunnsav@bellsouth.net

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• An officer was called to West Derenne Avenue in reference to a fight. At the scene, the officer observed a man and four woman all involved in an argument and in close proximity to each other. The officer separated the five people and then spoke with them in turn. One woman told the officer that the man and another woman had called and said they were coming over to “jump” her daughter for remarks made about someone. The two arrived and began arguing and waving their hands. The man told the officer he had come to the scene to attempt to “quash” the argument. One of the women began waving a knife and the man received a cut on the top of his right wrist. • A security alarm at a house on Rayburn Street went off, and an officer was called to the scene to investigate. The officer found broken glass from a back patio door and a broken window at the rear of the house. While waiting for backup, the officer saw a young man standing in the yard next door who didn’t see him because he had his back turned. The young man turned to walk towards the officer, who identified himself and took him into custody. He told the officer he was 15 years old and was supposed to be cleaning up his back yard. The suspect said he was at home because his mother was sick. The officer checked with the mother, who confirmed his story, but added that he has been in trouble before for stealing. The homeowner arrived and entered the house with the officer to secure the res-

idence. The owner said nothing appeared to have been disturbed in the house. The window glass had been broken inward and the blinds pulled out through the glass. The patio glass also had been broken, but it was a double-paned window and entry couldn’t be made. The house was placed on the forensics list for processing. • Police were called to Memorial Hospital by a woman who told them some checks had been stolen and written against her account. The woman said she was contacted by her bank about five suspicious checks that had come in for payment. The checks were written to three different grocery stores. The woman said she had recently moved to a new address. She said she shredded her checks and has not used them since moving. She said she didn’t know how anyone could forge her checks. She was given a case report number card.

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• A Bona Bella Avenue resident told police her son-in-law had deposited a check that belonged to her daughter, who is serving in Iraq. The woman said she was granted power of attorney over her daughter’s assets while she is overseas. She said her daughter had filed for divorce before leaving for Iraq. The woman said her son-in-law had filed for bankruptcy and that his case included her daughter. She said the suspect had one of the creditors garnish her daughter’s wages. The woman said she had gone to an attorney before the wages were garnished to have her daughter taken off the bankruptcy, but the attorney didn’t complete the necessary paperwork in time to avoid the garnishment. She said she spoke with the bankruptcy court’s trustees and was refunded the money that had been garnished. However, the check was sent to the son-in-law’s address and he cashed it. The woman said her son-in-law was contacted about the check, but refused to turn it over. w

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While in the area of a known drug-selling area on West 61st Street, officers decided to check on an abandoned house. The owner of the house had been arrested a week earlier due to a warrant. At that time, the owner was advised that the house was not livable because there was no electricity or water. The man’s girlfriend also was told to leave the house. However, when officers arrived, the house was occupied by four people. An officer told a man in the house that no one was supposed to be there. The officer tried to conduct a field interview, but the man refused to give the officer any information. At that point, the man was arrested and charged with criminal trespass and obstruction by hindering. He was placed in the back of a patrol car, then later moved to a cruiser to be taken to jail. Once the man was moved, the back seat of the patrol car was checked and a glass pipe was found where he had been sitting. The man was then also charged with possession of a drug-related object.


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Israeli police announced in September that they had arrested a gang of eight young Israeli neo-Nazis from the city of Petah Tikva (near Tel Aviv), who had been attacking and harassing religious Jews (and also gays and foreigners), beating them and vidNames in the News eotaping the attacks. A police search turned Convicted of murder in a home invaup weapons and also Nazi materials such sion, Mr. Andrew S. “Junebug” Warrior as uniforms, portraits of Adolf Hitler and (the “S” stands for Sweetie) (Tucson, Ariz., symbolic references to Hitler’s Third Reich. June). Discouraged by school officials from Reportedly, the gang members hail from attending a Catholic school because of his Russia and emigrated under Israel’s policy name, the 5-year-old Max Hell (Melbourne, of admitting anyone with at least one Jewish Australia, July). Arrested for stealing three grandparent. rolls of toilet paper from a courthouse, Retired assistant school principal Nelson Ms. Suzanne Marie Butts (Marshalltown, Winbush, 78, of Kissimmee, Fla., is an Iowa, June). Leading a fight in the Kenai African-American who has become a Peninsula Borough (Alaska) Assembly passionate promoter and historian of to defeat a term-limit rule, the Confederate States of America, Assemblyman Gary Superman even though it was that entity’s (Soldotna, Alaska, September). secession from the Union that conserve Arrested on more than 30 counts sparked the Civil War. Winbush water of child pornography facilitated told the St. Petersburg Times for by peering through bedroom an October profile that his grandwindows, Mr. Jeffrey Ogle father had fought for the South, (Vallejo, Calif., August). not to retain slavery but because he thought the South was being Crises in Men’s overtaxed. Winbush became more Nipples aggressive in the 1990s, opposing (1) William R. Cohen filed a $1 campaigns to remove Confederate million lawsuit in Fort Lauderdale, flags from government buildings Fla., in May against a family after in the South. He has declined to be their Jack Russell terrier bit his left drawn into the racial implications of nipple, causing him (according to the Confederacy, telling the Times, the lawsuit) medical expenses, loss of in“Black is nothing other than a darker come, pain, disfigurement and “loss of sexshade of rebel gray.” ual comfort and desire.” (2) In June, Ronald A federal judge ruled in September that Barrett, 68, a longtime school administraNew York’s College of Staten Island (a pubtor in Bucks County, Pa., was suspended lic school) could deny formal recognition to after he punched a 15-year-old student who a men-only campus fraternity. The Chi Iota had touched his chest. Barrett said there Colony sponsored various programs open to had been a long-running problem of boys at women, but not membership, and the colthe school engaging in “titty-twisting,” and lege pulled its funding, citing gender disBarrett said, “I didn’t want anyone touching crimination. my nipple.”

Can’t Possibly Be True

The city of Toronto is campaigning with posters and a Web page to urge citizens to vote a 1-cent set-aside tax for municipal services, but in October received a bill from Canada’s mint for about $47,000 in licensing fees. The mint cited the posters’ use of a photograph of a penny and the campaign’s use of the phrase “one cent” (as in the Web site address www.OneCentNow.ca), which a spokesman said are “registered trademarks of the Royal Canadian Mint.” The 2,600 members of the Minnesota National Guard returned recently from extended duty in Iraq, which was reportedly the longest consecutive deployment of any outfit (22 months, counting extensions). However, the Guardsmen still do not qualify

Smooth Reactions

(1) Po Shiu-fong, 58, was sentenced in July to six months in jail in Hong Kong for stabbing her boyfriend, 49, in his eyes with a chopstick because she thought he was cheating on her. (At the hearing, Po admitted that she had already blinded him in the left eye six years earlier by poking him with her finger because of alleged cheating.) (2) Allen Beckett, 53, was charged with assault in Oklahoma City because, in June, he had allegedly become enraged at a patron who had entered Henry Hudson’s Pub wearing a University of Texas T-shirt. Eventually, the two men brawled, during which time Beckett grabbed the man’s crotch and would not let go until he tore the scrotum, requir-

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Australian Les Stewart holds what the Web site Oddee.com calls the “third most bizarre” of all Guinness Book world records: having typed out the written numbers “one” through “one million,” over a period of 16 years from 1983 to 1998, according to an August story in his local newspaper Sunshine Coast Daily. He said he typed for 20 minutes at the beginning of every waking hour during that time because he “wanted something to do.” “It just came naturally to me.” In May at Boston’s Howard Yezerski Gallery, photographer Karl Baden displayed contact prints of the 7,305 images he took of himself, one a day every day for more than 20 years, beginning Feb. 23, 1987. Baden admitted, though, that on Oct. 15, 1991, he was late for a class he was teaching at Rhode Island School of Design and promised to do the photo when he returned but then forgot. He says it’s his only blemish, but in fact proves the humanness behind his art. Recurring Theme: In August, News of the Weird wrote about 12-year-old Kyle Krichbaum’s lifelong obsession with the sound and feel of vacuum cleaners and his collection of 165 machines and his five-aday vacuuming habit. In September, two Georgia Tech researchers told a conference in Austria that many owners of the Roomba vacuuming robot seem to ascribe human qualities to it, including giving it a name and, in some cases, dressing it up. Professor Beki Grinter and her colleague said part of the Roomba obsession was because a robot qualifies as a gadget, which means that males can be expected to do more of the household vacuuming.

The District of Calamity

(1) The Washington, D.C., Department of Corrections fired three jailers in August after finding that they had locked up Virginia Grace Soto, 47, in the men’s detention unit following her July arrest, despite her protests and despite a formal strip search and despite observing her in the shower. Their reasoning: A paperwork error listed Soto as a male, and they could not change that. (2) Two high-ranking D.C. school officials were charged in recent months with stealing money from the school system, including Brenda Belton (who pleaded guilty in August), who stole almost $650,000 while she was in charge of all charter schools in Washington, D.C., and Eugene Smith, who allegedly stole $46,000 just after he left the job as the schools’ director of internal audit. w


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At least 11 people drowned in high seas generated off Mexico’s west coast by Tropical Kajiki Storm Kiko when a boat carrying Central American migrants capsized near the isthmus of Tehuantepec. The storm also brought heavy rainfall to the Mexican coastal states of Oaxaca, Guerrero and Michoacan before turning out to sea. • Typhoon Kajiki threatened shipping lanes in the open Pacific east of Japan.

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Seven people were hospitalized in Zimbabwe with anthrax poisoning after being exposed to the potentially deadly bacterium through contact with infected animals at the country’s Manzou Game Park. Anthrax cannot be passed between humans, and is usually acquired as the result of contact with infected animal hides, fur, wool, leather or contaminated soil. Last December, three people died from anthrax in the east of Zimbabwe after either eating or handling infected meat.

Earthquakes

A string of strong offshore quakes rocked quake-weary Bengkulu province on Indonesia’s Sumatra Island, but there were no reports of damage. • Earth movements were also felt in Papua New Guinea, central New Zealand, the southern Philippines and Fairbanks, Alaska.

Elephant Electrocutions

Six Indian elephants were electrocuted during a drunken rampage that occurred after they raided a village’s supply of rice beer in the state of Meghalaya, according to officials. Drawn to the village by the aroma of the fermenting brew, a herd of about 40 wild elephants broke apart casks kept outside, drank the concoction and then ran amok through a paddy that had an electrical transmission tower rising above it. Witnesses and wildlife officials said one elephant rubbed his back against the pole, causing it to collapse and bringing down high-voltage lines onto the animal. Other elephants tried to come to the rescue of the fallen bull as it writhed in pain and trumpeted loudly, but they were also electrocuted as they made contact with the electric current. “It was a pathetic sight to see one elephant after another getting electrocuted in front of our eyes,” said T. Sangma, an elder in the nearby village of Chandan Nukat. Villagers saved the remaining elephants from a similar fate by chasing them away. w

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A new report says atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) has 2.5 soared 35 percent faster than expected over the past seven years, meaning that climate models are unKiko derestimating how much hotter the world will become this century. The findings from the Global Carbon Project, the University of East Anglia and the o +109 British Antarctic Survey attriPrats-Gil, bute the inefficient use of fossil Paraguay fuels and a drop in the ocean’s ability to absorb the greenhouse gas as the cause of the surge. The report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences says that rapid expansion of the Week Ending October 26, 2007 Chinese and Indian economies, and the construction of coalweaker eruption. Many had been evacuated fired power plants, are partially responsible just prior to this week’s blast. Indonesia has for the increased rate that CO2 has spewed more active volcanos than any other nation. into the atmosphere. The researchers said one of their most disturbing findings points California Conflagration to increased winds in the Southern Ocean A string of wind-driven firearound Antarctica bringing up carbon-satustorms across Southern California rated waters to the surface, preventing the sent half a million people fleeing vast body of water from absorbing any more their homes through clouds of carbon. choking smoke in the most massive evacuation in the state’s history. Flames Indonesian Eruption fanned by hurricane-force winds blackened A volcano on the Indonesian isnearly 650 square miles, destroying more land of Sulawesi erupted with than 1,447 homes in their path. The scope plumes of white smoke and sandy of the disaster was also unprecedented in volcanic debris that soared nearly California history as homes and businesses 5,000 feet into the sky. Residents from north of Los Angeles to the Mexican living as far as 12 miles from the crater reborder were reduced to smoldering ruins. ported feeling the heat of erupting Mount Wealthy and impoverished citizens alike Soputan. While there were no reports of were brought together in evacuation centers, injuries, many wore face masks to protect quickly set up by Gov. Arnold themselves against the heavy smoke and Schwarzenegger’s office even before the dust emitted by the volcano. People living magnitude of the “perfect firestorm” was around Soputan have been on alert since apparent. August, when the mountain produced a


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hese days, it seems one can hardly turn around without seeing the words “Kite Runner” staring back at them. Whether emblazoned on oversized paperback copies of the celebrated 2003 best-seller of the same name by AfghaniAmerican author Khaled Hosseini, or in online news reports about the delayed release of the hotly-anticipated and controversial film adaptation (screening Saturday night at the Savannah Film Festival), this unusual phrase has certainly found its place in today’s popular consciousness. However, those who have spent time in Savannah over the past year have likely been bombarded with that term much more than those in other cities. That’s because Kiterunner (note the spelling variation) is also the name of one of our town’s more ambitious and dedicated underground rock bands. Founder Ryan Peoples says that for now, the band will keep it’s name, despite the fact that, “a lot of people assume it’s because I fell in love with the book.” “It sounds silly looking back on it now, but I wasn’t quite aware of how popular the book was, or that they were gonna make it into a movie,” he chuckles. “I did read it, and was kinda disappointed. The first half was great and then it turned into pop crap.” “However,” the SCAD Graduate Student (he’s getting a Master’s in Sound Design) and former Special-Ed teacher adds, “the reason I initially liked the sound of it was that it’s so dichotomous, and that’s how I envision the group. We’re not quite there yet, but I’m interested in mixing electronic music, organic

rock and vocal harmony.” To date, the septet, led by this singing guitarist and keyboardist has played mostly at two of the rare venues in town which are open to ALL-AGES. The Sentient Bean on Forsyth Park and The Metro Coffee House on MLK, Jr. Blvd. are essentially the only places in town which regularly book fledgling (or flat-out unknown) local original talent. And, while neither one is known for offering big money, they do provide an opportunity for nascent bands to hone their skills in front of the public, gain a local following and — hopefully— develop their image and show enough to be able to take it on the road. Kiterunner has also played quite a bit at another low-key venue a few doors from The Metro. Guitar Bar, a 21+ club with a small, second-story performance space has become the entry-level room of choice for most left-of-center rock, metal and punk bands who lack either the draw, experience or simply the right look or sound to score a coveted slot at The Jinx or Hang Fire. The band has spent many, many nights on that dimly-lit stage, playing for friends and strangers and slowly earning a core group of followers who appreciate getting the opportunity to watch a promising band evolve over time. Peoples says he’s pleased overall with the reception the band has received so far, and that he tries very hard not to place any preconceived notions of success or failure onto the project. “Honestly, I’ve been in and around bands for so long now that I went into this one with no expectations. I knew that even if

we were very good it could take a couple of years just to get known. But, I have been surprised a bit in a positive way. Our third show, we packed out The Sentient Bean. I was shocked by that. I still don’t know where all those people came from.” The group, which cites such disparate (and iconic) groups as The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Shins and Arcade Fire as key musical influences, writes and records spry, loping folk-into-rock tunes that meld instruments both acoustic (cello, drums, guitar) and electric (synthesizer, guitar, bass), and layers them with abundant (and odd) background vocal harmonies. They’ve received tons of interest in their MySpace page, which offers free online streams of several ornate demos multi-instrumentalist Peoples cut some time ago with drummer Clay Schmidt. The frontman says that his Thesis in Sound Design (due in about two years) will be a full-length Kiterunner album made in SCAD’s recording new recording studio. “I think I have much better songs in me,” he muses, “and the more this band plays together the better it becomes. Hopefully we’ll create something a bit unique.” “How generic is that, huh? That’s probably what everybody says.” w Kiterunner and Pink Kodiak open for critically-acclaimed Indianapolis “jungle folk” act Grampall Jookabox at Guitar Bar Wednesday, November 7 at 10 pm. For more info: www. myspace.com/kiterunnerband, www. myspace.com/grampalljookabox.


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that cites Radiohead, Beck and Rufus Wainwright as influences. Thurs., 9 pm, Metro Coffee House - ALL-AGES.

Ammon

Baddass local modern metal act that bows at the feet of Slayer and Mastodon (and who doesn’t, really?). The vocals are a bit weak, but they’ve got the syncopated riffing thing down. They should consider going instrumental... Young local “evil” thrashcore act Ashes of An Empire open with two scoops of double-kick beats. Fri., 10 pm, Guitar Bar.

Argyle

Special, stripped-down acoustic show by this impressive locally-based rock act drawing on ska, punk, reggae and classic rock. Fri., 10 pm, Locos (downtown).

AASU Music Ensembles

Combination recital from two of Armstrong Atlantic State University’s music programs. The Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Stephen Primatic will feature exotic jazz works like Christopher Rouse’s ode to the Hawaiian god of war, “Ku-ka ilimoku,” while Randall Reese directs the Jazz Ensemble through standards by the likes of Count Basie and Duke Ellington. $5 at the door or free for cardcarrying AASU students. Tues., 7:30 pm, AASU Fine Arts Auditorium.

Badfish - Tribute To Sublime Touring act doing their best impersonation of this beloved West Coast ska-rock band whose career has seemingly benefitted from their frontman’s well-timed death by OD. Regional indie-rockers Lost in The Media open with an acoustic set. Thurs., 8 pm, Monkey Business (Hilton Head).

Jeff Beasley

Local singer and guitarist (who’s soon to release a new CD) playing blues/soul/oldtime rock & roll originals and covers, as well as accompanying himself on percussion. Wed., 7 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar + Thurs., 6 pm,

Brokn Tyme

Fixtures on the local original metal scene. In the ‘boro, they play with FLAW, Haloscript, Marsha Brady and Deception. Fri., 8 pm, The Apex (Statesboro) + Sat., 10 pm, Wind Rose Café (Tybee).

Mark Carter

Local acoustic singer/songwriter playing originals and well-known covers. Fri., 6 pm, Tubby’s (Thunderbolt).

Brandon Clark

Up-and-coming local modern rock/pop singer/songwriter in the vein of Jason Mraz. Sat., 7 pm, Café Ambrosia.

Jonathan Croft

Young solo acoustic guitarist/singer from Monroe, Ga. who cites influences on his original material such as Neil Young, Pink Floyd and Grant Lee Buffalo. Sat., 10 pm, Savannah Blues.

Dawn of The Dude

I can’t even believe that people waste their time writing and recording 10th generation poseur indie-rock crap like this, let alone get in a van and haul themselves around the country acting “crazy” in front of back-hat wearing “bros.” Seriously. Sure, they can play. This Asheville, N.C. quartet is tight and solid. It’s also completely indistinguishable from any of the million interchangeable acts who’ve driven this kind of snot-nosed, fake-ass, whiny “punk” into the ground three years ago. Either wait two decades till it’s kitschy or give it a rest. Sat., 10:30 pm, Guitar Bar.

Day of The Dead

Special celebration of the Latin holiday Dia de los Muertos. Local ensemble Son Latino provides music while an altar is built to honor loved ones who have passed. Fri., 7 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.

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Element Unseen

Local, textural hard alt.rock act that is once more gaining ground after a lineup switch. Sat., 9 pm, Metro Coffee House ALL-AGES.

First Friday Fetish Night

Local theme party impresario Chris Cook helms this event boasting debauched “shock shows” and costume contests. Music provided by Analog Kid (who won our last Readers Poll for Best Club DJ) and DJ Danny Darkwave. Fri., 10 pm, B & B Ale House (ground level).

First Friday for Folk Music

David Harbuck

Veteran area songwriter/guitarist who’s latest indie CD is filled with rollicking, earthy southern pop vein, akin to middleperiod Hootie & The Blowfish and bluesy, soulful ballads that owe a stylistic debt to the glory days of The Atlanta Rhythm Section. Thurs., 7 pm, Augie’s (Richmond Hill) + Fri., 8:30 pm, Robin’s Nest (Pooler).

High Velocity

Tight southern and classic rock hits (plus some modern C & W). Wed. & Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Gilley’s (Hinesville).

The Hitmen

Hard-hitting electric blues power trio (featuring Silver Lining’s Maggie Evans). Sat., 8 pm, The Warehouse.

Jon Doe

High-octane, George Clinton-style funk. Sat., 9:30 pm, Fiddler’s (River St.).

The Joyce Leuttich Trio

Pianist-led combo offering classical, jazz and showtunes. Fri., 9 pm, Mansion on Forsyth.

David Lugo & Latin Jazz Motion

Local combo playing dance-oriented, percussion-heavy Latin jazz. Led by a longtime conga player who’s gigged far and wide with a few big names. Thurs., 8 pm, The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).

Newfound Road

Listening-room set by a nationallyknown bluegrass and gospel group. For $20 advance tickets, call 748-1930. Fri., 7:30 pm, Randy Wood’s Concert Hall (1304 E. Hwy 80, Bloomingdale) - ALL-AGES.

David Newman

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specializes in sacred Kirtan Chanting. This meditative and inspirational show is one of the first to take place in this popular business’ new location. $15 advance or $20 at the door. More info at www.savannahyoga. com or 441-6653. Tues., 7 pm, Savannah Yoga Center (1321 Bull St.).

Perception

Hard rock originals/covers. Thurs., 8 pm, Island Grill (Pt. Wentworth) + Fri., 9 pm, The Jukebox (Richmond Hill).

G.E. Perry & Strange Brew

Accomplished blues and rock from a group of veteran local players. Fri., 8 pm, Glazer’s (Richmond Hill).

Jordan Ross Import

Pooler singer/songwriter whose radiofriendly, guitar and piano-based southern pop-rock is akin to Train and Five For Fighting. Fri., 10 pm, Molly Macpherson’s (Richmond Hill) + Sat., 10 pm, Molly MacPherson’s (downtown).

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Ralph Sampson’s Paper Jam Local rockers featuring members of Turtle Folk. Wed., 10 pm, Locos (downtown).

26th Annual Savannah Seafood Fest

Giant free party on the waterfront. Dig all this live entertainment! Friday: DJ Joe (9 am), Rocky Horror Show cast (5 pm), award-winning C & W from The Bryan Clees Band (5:30 pm), all-girl country act Mustang Sally (7:30 pm), and popular rock, beach and soul covers from Band In The Park (9:45 pm). Saturday: DJ Joe (9 am), Marilyn Youmans School of Dance (11:30 am), CC Express Cloggers (3 pm), Rocky Horror Show cast (5 pm), reggae-influenced brother duo The Fading Room (5:15 pm), instrumental soul-jazz from Eat Mo’ Music (7 pm), local Battle of The Bands winners Audio Tuxedo (9 pm), and classic rock hits from cover band Main Street (10:45 pm). Sunday: DJ Joe spins popular faves all day long. (9 am). Fri. - Sun., River Street.

Silver Lining

Ace local jazz trio w/female vocals. Sat., 9 pm, Isaac’s on Drayton.

Jan Spillane

Local guitarist/pianist who’s released several indie CDs of soulful blues and pop. Fri., 6:30 pm, Café Ambrosia.

Tradewinds

Motown, shag and soul hits. Sat., 9 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park.

The Train Wrecks

Local Americana and roots-a-billy quartet that just released a standout indie CD. Thurs., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law + Sat., 11 pm (local outlaw country act Whiskey Dick opens), The Jinx.

Two Originals

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Family-oriented, smoke and alcohol free acoustic showcase featuring The Savannah Ceili Band (playing traditional Irish dance music on guitar, banjo, whistle, flute, fiddle, bodhran and mandolin), Nashville-based Alan Rhody and local songstress Lauren Lapointe. Free w/a suggested $2 donation to the Savannah Folk Music Society. Fri., 7:30 pm, Wesley Mon. United Methodist (429 Abercorn St.) - ALLAGES.

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American Gun, American Aquarium

This double-whammy of up-and-coming southern roots-rockers is a can’t miss for folks weaned on the hearts-on-theirsleeves, guitars and whiskey world of The Replacements, Steve Earle’s Dukes, Gram Parsons and even relative newbies like Lucero. Columbia, S.C.’s American Gun just finished a new CD produced by alt.rock legend Chris Stamey, and that record even features a cameo by Flying Burrito Brother Al Perkins! Raleigh’s American Aquarium is cut from the same basic cloth, but add a violin and organ into the mix, which adds a definite Silos vibe — never a bad thing. Fri., 11 pm, The Jinx.

The Wycliffe Gordon Group

This native of Waynesboro is a rising star in the international jazz world. A trombonist of seemingly endless enthusiasm and potential, he was plucked from relative obscurity by Wynton Marsalis. This led Gordon to performing at Lincoln Center and teaching at Julliard. A favorite of Savannah Music Fest crowds, where he’s been a featured act for ages, this show finds him playing “an Evening of Gospel Hymns and Spirituals with a tinge of jazz” backed by a small combo. Proceeds benefit MEDBANK, which provides prescription medicines for the needy with chronic health problems in Chatham, Effingham and Bryan Counties. Tickets are $40 (or $20 for students) and can be reserved by calling 2321251 or 356-2898. Sat., 7:30 pm, St. John’s Church (1 W. Macon St.).

Halloween Tribute Night

Traditionally, each year on Halloween night, local musicians band together, dress up as some of their favorite artists, and play short tribute sets at this downtown venue. This year, the lineup includes The Misfits, Minor Threat, Alice Cooper (portrayed by Thee Futbolbatts), Black Flag (portrayed by The 10 1/2), and The White Stripes (portrayed by members of Hot Pink Interior). Not only do these local artists let their hair down and have a grand old time, they usually put a significant amount of work into these 30-minute routines. Highly recommended. Wed., 11 pm, The Jinx.

Lipbone Redding

Lipbone Redding

So, what’s a lipbone, you ask? Well, it’s the name Lawrence Redding gave to his uncanny ability to mimic the sound of a brass instrument using on his mouth. This NYCbased “voicestrumentalist” does a mean fake trombone, as well as a few other wind instruments, but he’s also an impressive and captivating vocalist as well. Backed by the sympathetic rhythm section of standup bassist Jeff Eyrich and drummer Rich Zukor (both late of the Big Apple neo-cocktail-jazz darlings Dave’s True Story), this singing (and blowing) guitarist has developed a laid-back hipster shtick that’s surprisingly not as grating as a written description like this might suggest. There are echoes of worldbeat, reggae and vintage soul in their sparse, funky bop (no doubt related to Redding’s travels through South America, Europe and India, where he studied throat singing and other ethnic genres), but more than anything, these guys are just cool. Fri. Sat., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

Mark Mathis & Public Radio

Damn, this Charlotte-based “indie-cana” act is crazy good. Any self-respecting fan of Tom Petty, Son Volt, Bruce Springsteen or —especially— the late Warren Zevon

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On The One

Indie groove-band supergroup featuring members of Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Giant People and Starshak. They’ve played 200 shows in the past 18 months and recently won Best Jazz Album at the 2007 San Diego Music Awards. This is intense, highwire improv with a rock punch. Wed., Nov. 7, 10 pm, Locos (downtown).

The Protomen

Crazy-ass costumed Nashville prog-surf/ Bad Seeds-esque septet who’s written a concept album about the backstory behind the Mega Man videogame franchise. No, really. Fantastic, anthemic stuff. They’ll play between performances of Rocky Horror at this small theater space. Thurs., 10:30 pm, Savannah Actor’s Theatre (703-D Louisville Rd.) - ALL-AGES.

Tigers & Monkeys

Ultra-hip, NYC melodic indie-rock quintet fronted by the most excellent guitarist/ frontwoman Shonali Bhowmik (formerly of Atlanta’s much-missed Ultrababyfat). Pick up on them in a small room before they blow up real good (I hope). For fans of Tiger! Tiger!, Dressy Bessy and Little Red Rocket (remember them?). Wed., Nov. 7, 10 pm, Hang Fire. w

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THE SENTIENT BEAN COFFEE HOUSE The Frantic Rabbit Poetry Slam (8 pm) SLUGGER’S Trivia w/Charles & Mikey (10 pm) SORRY CHARLIE’S Live Music TBA (10 pm) SPANKY’S (River St.) Live Music TBA (8 pm) STEAMER’S (Georgetown) Live Music TBA (9 pm) TANTRA LOUNGE DJ In A Coma (11 pm) TOMMY’S (Pooler) Karaoke w/Jeff & Rebecca TROPICANA NIGHTCLUB DJ Southstar spins Top 40 (10 pm) TUBBY’S (River St.) Live Music TBA (6 pm) TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt) Live Music TBA (6 pm) UNCLE BUBBA’S OYSTER HOUSE Live Music TBA (7 pm) VENUS DE MILO Hip-Hop Night w/DJ Maytag (10 pm) WASABI’S Live DJ Frankie-C spins Hip-hop & Electric Fusion (8 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ Live Music TBA (10 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ (Bluffton) Live Music TBA (10 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ (Hilton Head) The Lloyd Dobbler Effect (10:30 pm)

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KOKOPELLI’S JAZZ (107 W. Broughton St.) Live Music TBA (8 pm, 9:30 pm, 11 pm) LOCOS DELI & PUB (Downtown) Argyle - acoustic show (10 pm) LUNA LOUNGE @ IL PASTICCIO Live Music TBA (9 pm) LUTHER’S RARE & WELL DONE (Beaufort) Live Music TBA (10 pm) MANSION ON FORSYTH PARK Pianist Peter Tavlin (5 pm), The Joyce Leuttich Trio (9 pm) MARDIS GRAS ON BAY Michael “B-Flat” Sears & Tony Royster, Sr. (7 pm) MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKS Live Music TBA (8 pm) MCDONOUGH’S Karaoke MERCURY LOUNGE Live Music TBA (10 pm) METRO COFFEE HOUSE Open Mic Night w/Brandon Clark (8 pm) MOLLY MACPHERSON’S SCOTTISH PUB David Flannery (10 pm) MOON RIVER BREWING CO. Live Music TBA (7 pm) MULBERRY INN The Champagne Jazz Trio (8 pm) NORTH BEACH GRILL (Tybee) Live Music TBA (7 pm) ONE HOT MAMA’S (Bluffton) Live Music TBA (10:30 pm) PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE) Live Music TBA POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill) Live Music TBA (8 pm) QUALITY INN (Pooler) American Pride Karaoke (8 pm) RANDY WOOD’S CONCERT HALL (1304 E. Hwy 80, Bloomingdale) Newfound Road (7:30 pm) RED LEG SALOON Live Music TBA (9 pm) RETRIEVER’S (Statesboro) Live Music TBA (8 pm) RIDERS LOUNGE (Hilton Head) The Fresh Hotz (9 pm) RIVER STREET “26th Annual Savannah Seafood Festival” w/DJ Joe (9 am), The Rocky Horror Show (5 pm), The Bryan Clees Band (5:30 pm), Mustang Sally (7:30 pm), Band In The Park (9:45 pm) ROBIN’S NEST (Pooler) David Harbuck (8:30 pm) ST. JOHN’S CHURCH (1 W. Macon St.) “MedBank Benefit “w/The Wycliffe Gordon Group (7:30 pm) SAVANNAH ACTORS THEATRE (703-D Louisvile Rd.) THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW (8 pm) SAVANNAH BLUES Live Music TBA (10 pm) SAVANNAH SMILES (314 Williamson St.) Dueling Pianos (8:30 pm) SAVANNAH THEATRE “Broadway on Bull Street” (8 pm) SCANDALS (Tybee) Live Music TBA (9:30 pm) THE SENTIENT BEAN COFFEE HOUSE “Day of The Dead Reception” w/Latin music ensemble Son Latino (7 pm) SILVER CREEK SALOON (Statesboro) Live Music TBA (8 pm) SORRY CHARLIE’S Live Music TBA (8 pm) SPANKY’S (River St.) Karaoke (9 pm) STEAMERS (Georgetown) Live Music TBA (9 pm) STINGRAY’S (Tybee) Randy “Hatman” Smith (7 pm) STOGIE’S DJ Paynt & DJ Mself (10 pm) TANTRA LOUNGE Live Music TBA (9:30 pm) TOMMY’S (Pooler) Live Music TBA (9 pm) TUBBY’S (River St.) Live Music TBA (6 pm) TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt) Mark Carter (6 pm) TURTLE’S (Statesboro) Live Music TBA (10 pm) UNCLE BUBBA’S OYSTER HOUSE (Wilmington Isl.) Live Music TBA (7 pm) VENUS DI MILO Live DJ VFW CLUB (Hinesville) Live Music TBA (9 pm) VIC’S ON THE RIVER Claire Frazier & Peter Tavalin (7 pm) THE WAREHOUSE Deep Blue 3 (8 pm) WASABI’S Live DJ Frankie-C spins Hip-hop & Electric Fusion (8 pm) WAYS STATION TAVERN (Richmond Hill) Karaoke (9 pm) WESLEY MONUMENTAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (429 Abercorn St.) First Friday for Folk Music w/The Savannah Ceili Band, Alan Rhody, Lauren Lapointe (7:30 pm) WET WILLIE’S Live DJ (8 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ Jude Michaels (6 pm) Live Music TBA (10 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ (Bluffton) Live Music TBA (10:30 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ (Hilton Head) Charlie Singleton (9 pm) YONG’S COUNTRY CLUB (formerly The Music Box) Live Music TBA (9 pm)

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AASU FINE ARTS AUDITORIUM Songs from “The Music Man” by Thirteenth Colony Sound (7:30 pm) AJ’S DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT (Tybee) Joey Manning (7 pm) THE ALE HOUSE (Bluffton) Live Music TBA (10 pm) THE APEX (Statesboro) Live Music TBA (10 pm) AUGIE’S PUB (Pooler) Michael Harris (8 pm) AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill) David Flannery (8 pm)

B & B ALE HOUSE “Less than Zero” w/DJ David Rapp & DJ Shrapnel spinning ‘80s Darkwave and New-Wave (10 pm) THE BAMBOO ROOM (Tybee) Live Music TBA (8 pm) BAY STREET BLUES Karaoke (9 pm) BAYOU CAFÉ David Harbuck (9 pm), Live Music TBA (10:30 pm) BENNY’S (Tybee) Karaoke w/DJ Levis BERNIE’S ON RIVER STREET Karaoke (9 pm) BILLY’S PLACE (above MCDONOUGH’S) The Joseph Michael Duo (6 pm) BOGEY’S Live Music TBA (9 pm) CAFÉ LOCO (Tybee) Live Music TBA (10 pm) CAFÉ AMBROSIA In The Picture, Brandon Clark (7 pm) CAPTAIN’S LOUNGE #@*! Karaoke CHUCK’S BAR #@*! Karaoke CITY MARKET COURTYARD Live Music TBA (2 pm) CLUB ONE DJ Jason Hancock spins Progressive House (10 pm) THE CREEKSIDE CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.) Live Music TBA (7 pm) DAQUIRI ISLAND (Abercorn) Karaoke THE DAWG HOUSE GRILL Live Music TBA (7 pm) DC2 DESIGN (104 W. Broughton St.) DJ Kiah (10 pm) DEB’S PUB & GRUB #@*! Karaoke (9 pm) DEWEY’S DOCKSIDE (Tybee) Live Music TBA (6 pm) DOC’S BAR (Tybee) Roy & The Circuit Breakers DOS PRIMOS (Statesboro) Live Music TBA (8 pm) DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown) “World Famous” DJ Sam Diamond DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Sandfly) Live Music TBA (7 pm) FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH (Tybee) Live Music TBA (9 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (River St.) Jon Doe (9:30 pm) FRENCH QUARTER CAFÉ (Statesboro) Live Music TBA (9 pm) GAYNA’S BAR (Tybee) Karaoke (9 pm) GILLEY’S (Hinesville) Live Music TBA (9 pm) GLAZER’S (Richmond Hill) The Chuck Courtenay Band (9 pm) grapevine (wilmington isl) Gail Thurmond (6:30 pm) GUITAR BAR Dawn of The Dude (10:30 pm) HERCULES BAR & GRILL (Garden City) Don Coyer (8 pm) HUC-A-POO’S (Tybee) Cancer Awareness Oyster Roast w/ Live Music TBA (6 pm) THE HYATT Live Music TBA (8 pm) ISAAC’S ON DRAYTON Silver Lining (9 pm) THE ISLAND GRILL (Pt. Wentworth) Live Music TBA (9 pm) THE ISLANDER (Wilmington Isl.) Live Music TBA (10 pm) THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head) The Annie Sellick Quartet (8 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR Lipbone Redding (9 pm) JEN’S & FRIENDS Live Music TBA (10 pm) THE JINX The Train Wrecks, Whiskey Dick (9 pm) JUAREZ MEXICAN RESTAURANT (Waters Ave.) Karaoke JUKEBOX BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill) Live Music TBA (9 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S Harry O’Donoghue KOKOPELLI’S JAZZ (107 W. Broughton St.) Live Music TBA (8 pm, 9:30 pm, 11 pm) LOCOS (downtown) Live Music TBA (10 pm) LUTHER’S RARE AND WELL DONE (Beaufort) Live Music TBA (10 pm) MALONE’S Live Music TBA (4 pm) MANSION ON FORSYTH PARK Pianist Eric Jones (5 pm), Tradewinds (9 pm) MARDIS GRAS ON BAY Michael “B-Flat” Sears & Tony Royster, Sr. (7 pm) MARLIN MONROE’S SURFSIDE GRILL (Tybee) Mary Davis & Co. (8 pm) MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKS Live Music TBA (8 pm) MCDONOUGH’S Karaoke MERCURY LOUNGE Live Music TBA (10 pm) METRO COFFEE HOUSE SADD Element Unseen, Irony 9 (9 pm) MOLLY MACPHERSON’S SCOTTISH PUB Jordan Ross (10 pm) MOON RIVER BREWING CO. Live Music TBA (7 pm) MULBERRY INN The Champagne Jazz Trio (8 pm) NORTH BEACH GRILL (Tybee) Live Music TBA (7 pm) ONE HOT MAMA’S (Bluffton) Live Music TBA (9:30 pm) PANINI’S (Beaufort) Live Music TBA (10 pm) PARADISO (Il Pasticcio) DJ Matthew Gilbert & DJ Kwaku spin House (11:30 pm) PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE) Live Music TBA POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill) Live Music TBA (9 pm) QUALITY INN (Pooler) American Pride Karaoke (8 pm) THE RAIL PUB Live Music TBA RED LEG SALOON Live Music TBA (9 pm) RIDERS LOUNGE (Hilton Head) The DaliDrama, prologic 13 (10 pm)


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AJ’S DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT (Tybee) Joey Manning (7 pm) AQUA STAR RESTAURANT (THE WESTIN) Ben Tucker & Bob Alberti (11:30 am) AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill) Live Music TBA (9 pm) B & B ALE HOUSE Live Music TBA BAHAMA BOB’S (Pooler) Karaoke BAYOU CAFÉ Live Music TBA (8 pm) BELFORD’S Live Music TBA (6 pm) BERNIE’S (Tybee) Karaoke w/DJ Levis (9 pm) BILLY’S PLACE (above MCDONOUGH’S) Diana Rogers CAPTAIN’S LOUNGE #@*! Karaoke CHA BELLA Live Music TBA (10 pm) DAQUIRI ISLAND (Abercorn) Karaoke DEWEY’S DOCKSIDE (Tybee) Roy & The Circuit Breakers (5 pm) DOC’S BAR (Tybee Island) Live Music TBA DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown) “World Famous” DJ Sam Diamond DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.) Live Music TBA (7 pm) EL POTRO (13051 Abercorn St.) Karaoke w/Michael (9 pm) FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH (Tybee) Randy “Hatman” Smith (8 pm) THE FLYING FISH (7906 E. Hwy 80 by the old Williams Seafood) Barry Johnson (6 pm) THE ISLAND GRILL (Pt. Wentworth) Live Music TBA (5 pm) THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head) Deas’ Guys (8 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR David Keller & Brendan Polk (7 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S Harry O’Donoghue MALONE’S (309 W. River St.) Live Music TBA MARLIN MONROE’S SURFSIDE GRILL (Tybee) Live Music TBA (7 pm) MCDONOUGH’S Karaoke MERCURY LOUNGE The Hitmen (10 pm) MOON RIVER BREWING CO. Live Music TBA (7 pm) MURPHY’S LAW IRISH PUB Irish Pub Acoustic Session, Celtic Karaoke (7 pm) NORTH BEACH GRILL Live Music TBA (7 pm) ONE HOT MAMA’S (Bluffton) Live Music TBA (6 pm) PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE) Live Music TBA RED LEG SALOON Karaoke w/Frank Nelson (9 pm) RIVER STREET “The 26th Annual Savannah Seafod Festival” w/DJ Joe (9 am)

SAVANNAH SMILES (314 Williamson St.) Piano-Palooza (8 pm) SAVANNAH THEATRE “Broadway on Bull Street” (3 pm) SEA DAWGS (Tybee) Live Music TBA (1 pm) SLUGGER’S 5 Point Productions’ Karaoke (10 pm) SPANKY’S (Pooler) Live Music TBA (8 pm) TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt) Live Music TBA UNCLE BUBBA’S OYSTER HOUSE Live Music TBA (7 pm) THE WAREHOUSE Thomas Claxton (7:30 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ The Courtenay Brothers (1 pm), Live Music TBA (10 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ (Bluffton) Live Music TBA (9 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ (Hilton Head) Live Music TBA (11 pm)

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New paintings and mixed media with a bird theme by Juliana Peloso are at Black Orchid Gallerty on Drayton Street; reception is Nov. 11

‘she may be a jedi’ -- Recent paintings by Katherine Sandoz at Rosewood Contemporary Art, 113 E. Oglethorpe Ave., through Nov. 24. Reception Fri. Nov. 2, 68 p.m.

‘Ancient Skies: A Look at Our Mystical Past’ -- Oil paintings by Veronika K. Varner through November at the Starlander Cafe Gallery, 11 E. 41st St. Opening reception Fri. Nov. 2 6-10 p.m.

‘Finely Feathered, Fairly Weathered’ -An exhibition of new bird paintings and mixed media works by Juliana Peloso showing at The Black Orchid Gallery 131 Drayton St. Reception for the artist will be held Nov. 11, 7-9 p.m.

‘Succulent’ - New paintings by Summer Wheat to benefit the Jewish Educational Alliance. At 2CarGarage Gallery, 30 W. Broughton St. (above Paris Market) Nov. 1-

‘I’ll Remember You’ -- An exhibition by Korean photographer Yeondoo Jung, Oct. 26 -Nov. 18, at Red Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St. Jung was named Artist of the Year for 2007 by the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul, Korea. ‘Saints and Martyrs: An Exploration of Orthodox Iconography’ -- Art by Ricky McGee and Vesella Valtcheva Nov. 1-30 at the Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave., with a reception on Nov, 15t at 7 p.m. ‘Loop, Link and Tangle’ - Mixed media show of SCAD students at Dimensions Gallery, 412 M.L. K Jr. Blvd., reception Friday Nov. 2, 7-10 p.m.

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‘Invisible Masterpiece’ -- SCAD presents an exhibition by Korean multimedia artist Shin-il Kim, Oct. 26-Dec. 2, at Pei Ling Chan Gallery, 322 MLK Jr. Blvd. ‘Melancholy Mischief’ -- Recent paintings by Paintings by Jessie Boone are Kaori Vernon highlighted in a thesis exhibition at in a heavy gesso Red Kite Studio on Bull Street; opening technique, reception is Fri., Nov. 2 Oct. 11-Nov. 1 at Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St.


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Group Show — The Grand Bohemian Gallery at the Mansion on Forsyth Park is currently featuring artists John Duckworth, Irene Mayo and Jean Claude Roy.

Readings from Jepson Center Desire: Women for the Arts – Write About “Ansel Adams: Work by Summer Wheat is on display in Wanting -- Author Celebration of ‘Succulent’ at 2CarGarage on Broughton Rosemary Daniell Genius,� Oct. 17and contributing auJan. 6; “East End thor Connie Baechler Artists, Past and will read excerpts Present,� through from their upcoming book Sat. Nov. 3 at 7 Jan. 13 focuses on modern and contempop.m. at Alvida Art Gallery, 7303-D Abercorn rary artists of the Hamptons on Long Island, St., to coincide with the “Sacred and N.Y., including Jackson Pollack and Lee Profane� exhibit opening the same night. Krasner; “Philip Morsberger: The Sixties,� through Jan. 20. 207 W. York St. Call 790‘Mirrored Nostalgia’ -- Photos by SCAD 8800. Closed Tuesdays. student Sonny Wallace at Dimensions Gallery, 412 MLK Jr Blvd. Telfair Academy of Arts & Sciences — “Luminist Horizons: The Art and Collection ‘Metamorphosis: Painting Evolution’ of James A. Suydam,� through Jan. 20; “19th -- Exhibit by Atlanta painter June Stratton Century Glass from Savannah Collections,� through Nov. 8 at the AASU. through Dec. 2. 121 Barnard St. Call 7908800. w ‘Inside Outside’ -- SCAD presents an exhibition showcasing work by professors Art Patrol is for rotating exhibits and recepSteve and Deborah Mosch, Oct. 11-Nov. tions. E-mail info to 20, at Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St. artpatrol@connectsavannah.com Reception Fri. Nov. 9.

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alk about sibling rivalry. True West is a play written by Sam Shepard about two brothers who are definitely at odds with each other. These two have had fraternal differences their entire lives and sibling rivalry has been a way of life for them.. One of the brothers, Austin, has grown up to be a successful Hollywood screenwriter, while the other, Lee, is a hobo and a thief. Austin is hoping to land a lucrative deal with a Hollywood producer, but instead of buying Austin’s project, the producer instead wants to hire him to write Lee’s “true Western.” Ouch! The play is being presented by the Armstrong Atlantic State University Masquers Nov. 1-4 and is being directed by Dr. Peter Mellen. “Austin isn’t particularly thrilled about this,” he says. The two begin fighting, and things eventually come to a head. “The play is about family members trying to make connections,” Mellen says. There are four AASU students in the cast. Brandon Morris is Austin, Alfred Pierce is Lee, Alec Caldass is Saul Kimmer the movie producer and Shallon plays Mom. “We never find out anyone’s last names,” Mellen says. “There is another character

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who never appears but who is essential to the play. That is Dad, who has disappeared. “Apparently he abandoned the family at some point,” Mellen says. “Both sons have had contact with him. He’s an alcoholic who lives in the desert, although it’s a different one from the one where Lee hangs out.” The play is both a comedy and a drama. “There are many scenes that are hilarious and some are hopefully not funny at all,” Mellen says. It should be noted that the play will be presented in Jenkins Theater, home of the Masquers. The theater has been slated for total renovation, and in the meantime, the Masquers will perform at the Masquer’s Chinese Theater in Armstrong Center. However, renovations needed at the Chinese Theater are taking longer than expected, Mellen says. “We’re not even supposed to be in Jenkins,” he says. “Slowly but surely, we’re winding down to the day we can move into the Chinese Theater. “We should have the Chinese Theater up and running for the spring semester, which starts in January,” Mellen says. “True West will be the last production in Jenkins for a while.” However, preparation for the move had

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drama about mathematical geniuses that unfolds like a gripping mystery novel -- Proof is that and more. It will run Nov. 1-4 at Mondanaro Theater. “It’s a wonderful play that won the Pulitzer Prize several years ago,” says Savannah College of Art and Design theater professor Sharon Ott, who is directing the production. Written by David Auburn, Proof tells the story of a woman named Catherine who is struggling to overcome the death of her mathematical genius father, Robert. “There are a lot of similarities between him and Richard Nash of A Brilliant Mind,” Ott says. “He’s a brilliant mathematician, but he’s also crazy,” she says. “His daughter is also a brilliant mathematician, but she winds up being her father’s caretaker.” There’s also a sister named Claire, who has left Chicago. When the play opens, Robert has died and Catherine is trying to come out from under her father’s influence and into her own.

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already begun, causing a few problems. “Do we even have everything we need?” Mellen asks. “There’s been a lot of packing and tossing.” As a director, Mellen says he is “trying to catch the rhythm Shepard built into this show.” “I’m making sure it stays fresh,” he says. Audiences will enjoy True West, Mellen says. “This play is completely accessible,” he says. “It’s been a delight working with the cast. These folks have been really, really

good. It’s really nice when you have people who are focused on doing the job right." w The Armstrong Atlantic State University Masquers will present True West Nov. 1, 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 4 at 3 p.m. in AASU Jenkins Theater. General admission tickets are $8, while tickets for seniors, military, AASU alumni and non-AASU students are $7. Call 927-5381 weekdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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A graduate student named Hal discovers a brilliant mathematical proof that is ostensibly a work of Robert’s. Catherine claims she wrote it, but can she prove it? “Did Catherine write a proof that was even more brilliant than anything done by her father?” Ott asks. Ott produced the play at the Seattle Repertory Theater, where she was artistic director. The play proved to be especially popular with audience members who were in their 20s. That’s one of the reasons Ott wanted to bring Proof to SCAD. “There are three characters in it who are in their 20s or early 30s,” she says. “That’s wonderful when you’ve got student actors.” There are four characters, played by SCAD students. Senior Kerra Holtgren is Catherine, and graduate students Elizabeth Talbot, Richard Mooney and Richie Cook play Claire, Robert and Hal. The play is somewhat challenging for student actors, Ott says. “First of all, because

there are just four characters, there are a lot of lines the actors have to learn,” she says. “Even the older actor who plays the father is a full-time student.” The effort requires lots of time, something students don’t usually have. “We have three to four hours a night to rehearse, and they’re taking classes during the day,” Ott says. “And the play is emotionally demanding. “But I’m trying to prepare them for the future,” she says. “I keep telling them, ‘This is a grown-up play.’” Getting used to the rehearsal schedule in a university setting also has been demanding for Ott. “But I have actors who are devoted to this project,” she says. “Part of my job as a professor is training students about the standards required for professional theater and helping them to attain those standards,” Ott says. “I see them look at the hurdles and then jump.” Since earning that Pulitzer in 2001, Proof has become one of the most produced plays

in the country, Ott says. “It hooks you like a mystery novel,” she says. “It has a really compelling story line and characters who are very interesting.” A mathematics advisor had to be brought in for three sessions with the cast to help them understand the complex mathematical issues in the play. “It’s a serious play, but it does have wonderfully comedic moments,” Ott says. “It had a very successful run on Broadway and a successful tour. I’m happy to bring it to Savannah.” w The Savannah College of Art and Design School of Performing Arts will present Proof Nov. 1, 2 and 3 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 4 at 3 p.m. at Mondanaro Theater, 217 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Tickets are $10 for the general public, $5 for students and seniors and free with a valid SCAD ID and can be purchased at the SCAD box office at 216 E. Broughton St., online at www.scadboxoffice.com or by phone at 525-5050.


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Is there anything more depressing than the senseless death of a child? In the real world, perhaps not; in Reservation Road, plenty. For starters, it’s depressing to note that director Terry George elected to follow his powerful Hotel Rwanda with this simple-minded melodrama. It’s also depressing to note that this film largely wastes the talents of not one but two Best Supporting Actress Oscar winners, Jennifer Connelly and Mira Sorvino. And finally, it’s depressing when a strong premise is compromised by lazy plotting and cop-out resolutions. Based on John Burnham Schwartz’s novel (with Schwartz co-writing the screenplay with George), Reservation Road starts with a young boy being struck and killed by an SUV. The driver is the distracted but decent Dwight Arno (Mark Ruffalo), who panics after accidentally hitting the lad and flees from the scene. The victim’s dad is Ethan Learner (Joaquin Phoenix), who witnesses the tragedy firsthand but doesn’t

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Hot from helming last year’s After the Wedding (an Oscar nominee for Best Foreign-Language Film), Danish director Susanne Bier returns with her first film in the English language. But if there was any worry that Bier was “going Hollywood,” this somber and mature drama immediately quells that notion. Bier’s steady hand behind the camera is enough to overcome the flaws in Allan Loeb’s script, which relates the story of a pair of adults whose lives have been altered by a personal tragedy. Audrey Burke (Halle Berry) has just lost her sweet-natured husband Brian (David Duchovny, seen in extensive flashbacks) in a shooting, while Brian’s best friend Jerry Sunborne (Benicio Del Toro) has long blown a promising career as a lawyer due to the allure of hard

get a good look at the driver. Dwight struggles with his overwhelming guilt while Dwight tries to console his grieving wife (Connelly) and their other child (Elle Fanning) -- so far, so moving. But buying into the notion that every city outside of LA and NYC is the size of Mayberry, Reservation Road then takes a wrong turn by having Dwight’s ex-wife (Sorvino) coincidentally be the music instructor present at the boy’s funeral -- and then grows even more absurd when Ethan turns to a law firm for help and gets assigned - God help the storytellers -- Dwight as his counsel. It’s all downhill from here, as Ethan turns vigilante (when he sets off to purchase a gun, we half-expect him to bump into Jodie Foster on the way out) in order for the film to end as predictably as we feared it might. Reservation Road screens at 7 p.m. Thurs. Nov. 1 at the Trustees Theatre as part of the Savannah Film Festival.

drugs. Audrey has always disliked Jerry, but for various vague reasons -- perhaps to cope with her loneliness, perhaps as a gesture toward her late husband -- she invites him to move into the family’s garage. In his new (and nicer) surroundings, Jerry does his best to stay clean, filling up much of his time by bonding with Audrey’s two children (Alexis Llewellyn and Micah Berry). But his presence only seems to rankle Audrey, who remains unable to deal with the death of her husband. Bier, one of the disciples of the Dogme 95 style of moviemaking (basically, a Danish movement that insists on no employment of movie artifice like special effects and soundtracks and maximum use of natural light, hand-held cameras, etc.), has retained some of her European filmmaking instincts to cut down on the melodrama inherent in Loeb’s screenplay. She

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allows it to explore its themes and characters in satisfying detail. Adapted from Ron Hansen’s novel by writer-director Andrew Dominik, the story focuses on the tail end of Jesse James’ (Brad Pitt) run as a notorious outlaw. Planning one last heist, he and his brother Frank (Sam Shepard) enlist the aid of a motley crew, given that all of their regular cohorts in crime are either dead or in prison. Among the newcomers is Robert Ford (Casey Affleck), a 19-year-old kid who grew up idolizing the Jesse James found in dime-store novels. Robert initially follows Jesse around like a groupie -- or a stalker - finally leading the bandit to ask, “Do you want to be like me, or do you want to be me?” Pitt is generous in his capacities both as an actor and one of the film’s producers, making his mark via a skillfully etched portrayal but also allowing a strong supporting cast to share in the spotlight. Yet top honors go to Casey Affleck, who’s as impressive here as he is in Gone Baby Gone.

Across the Universe 1/2

Not simply a good movie; it’s one of the best films of the year. One can nitpick about the thin plot, though it’s sturdy enough to function as a support beam to director Julie Taymor’s outlandish ideas. Taking place in the late 1960s, the story, credited to Taymor and the team of Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais (the blokes responsible for the smashing Irish R&B flick The Commitments), finds Liverpool laborer Jude (Jim Sturgess) traveling to America, whereupon he finds a best friend in college kid Max (Joe Anderson) and a lover in Max’s kid sister Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood). Eventually, the three end up in New York, at which point Jude develops his passion for drawing, Max gets drafted into the army, and Lucy finds her political consciousness awakened. The kids experience good times (a cross-country bus trip, chaperoned by Bono’s Dr. Robert) and bad times (riots aplenty), yet through it all, they realize that “all you need is love,” and that anything is possible “with a little help from my friends.” Combining the song sampling technique of Moulin Rouge with Forrest Gump’s journey through the turbulent 60s (and owing reams to Hair as well), Across the Universe dramatizes the past while also serving notice to the present (the Vietnam War material can’t help but stir images of Iraq).

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You’ll laugh! You’ll cry! You’ll sing! You’ll reflect! The trailer doesn’t lie: Dan In Real Life wants to offer it all -- a fine sentiment when a movie can pull it off, an example of trying too hard when it doesn’t. Dan In Real Life falls somewhere in the middle: There are individual scenes that work nicely, even if the finished product doesn’t produce the flood of emotions one might have reasonably expected. Writer-director Peter Hedges, whose past scripts (including About a Boy and Pieces of April) were far more fine-tuned to the give-and-take dynamics of testy relationships between people, soft-pedals this

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parade through the story offering their own nuggets of advice to the downtrodden columnist. It’s nice to see this normal a family on screen, but the movie pays a price for its politeness, since there’s never any sense that feelings might be hurt or egos bruise.

We Own the Night 1/2

Beyond one terrific and mesmerizing action sequence, We Own the Night, set in 1988 New York City, is another example of (crime) business as usual. Bobby Green (Joaquin Phoenix) is a nightclub manager at odds with his brother Joseph (Mark Wahlberg) and his father Burt (Robert Duvall), both respected police officers. Circumstances force Bobby to become even more estranged from his family, but that all changes when a powerful drug dealer (Alex Veadov) orders a hit on Joseph. The young cop barely survives, but this spurs Bobby to choose sides in the fight between law and disorder. He falls squarely on the side of right, risking his own life for the sake of his family. Phoenix and Wahlberg (who previously co-starred in Gray’s The Yards and serve as producers here) are solid but unremarkable, and even a great actor like Duvall can’t do much with his threadbare role.

Elizabeth: The Golden Age 

Like most sequels, Elizabeth 2 proves to be markedly inferior to its predecessor. Here, Elizabeth (Cate Blanchett) must cope with an assassination plot approved by the jailed Mary Stuart (an effective Samantha Morton) and the King of Spain (Jordi Molla, whose sneering turn would be more at home in a Monty Python spoof). At the same time, she grows fond of the rakish explorer Sir Walter Raleigh (a coasting Clive Owen), leading to a romantic subplot nearly identical to the one already presented more zestfully by Bette Davis and Errol Flynn in 1939’s The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex. Rush returns as Walsingham, but his role has been neutered and therefore his services are largely wasted. And while Blanchett delivers another first-rate performance, she’s ultimately defeated by a languorous script that makes court intrigue about as exciting as jury duty.

Rendition 

A perceived Oscar contender that instead should prove to be an Oscar also-ran, follows United 93, In the Valley of Elah and several other post-9/11 titles that tackle the immediacy and anguish of the troubled world in which we live; here, the topic on hand is “extraordinary rendition,” which allows the U.S. government to send suspected terrorists to other countries in order to be “interrogated.” Reese Witherspoon plays Isabella, a pregnant suburban mom whose Egyptian-born, U.S.-raised husband (Omar Metwally) has disappeared without a trace, snatched at the Washington, D.C. airport for his suspected part in a bombing that killed a CIA operative. The U.S. government’s evi-

dence is feeble, but foaming-at-the-mouth Senator Whitman (Meryl Streep, not particularly effective) decides that’s all the proof she needs to ship him off to be subjected to all manner of pain. The American analyst (Jake Gyllenhaal) assigned to preside over the torture finds the treatment shocking, especially since it’s clear the man’s innocent; meanwhile, Isabella seeks help from a former college fling (Peter Sarsgaard), who just happens to be the assistant to a senator (Alan Arkin) who works closely with Whitman.

Gone Baby Gone 1/2

The days of laughing at Ben Affleck appear to be over. As anyone who’s seen his accomplished work in Chasing Amy, Good Will Hunting and Hollywoodland can attest, the man has talent, even if it’s of a limited nature. That talent apparently exists on the other side of the camera as well. With his directorial debut, Gone Baby Gone, he ably demonstrates that he can turn out a compelling drama that’s absorbing and surprising. The mystery unfolds in a working-class Boston neighborhood in which a child proves to be the victim of tragic circumstances. In this new film, a little girl is snatched from her home, and the family, not content with the investigation being conducted by the police, hires private investigators Patrick Kenzie (Casey Affleck) and Angie Gennaro (Michelle Monaghan) to track down the missing moppet.

Into the Wild 

Adapting Jon Krakauer’s based-on-fact novel, Sean Penn directs a somber, reflective film about a young man whose actions are so open to interpretation that where some will see an idealistic dreamer, others will see an obnoxious brat; where some will see a martyr, others will see a moron. Emile Hirsch delivers a strong performance as Chris McCandless, a well-to-do college graduate who, instead of following the distinguished career path laid out for him by his parents (William Hurt and Marcia Gay Harden), elects to donate all his savings to charity and head for the wilderness.

The Heartbreak Kid 1/2

The original 1972 version (with a screenplay by Neil Simon) is one mean-spirited movie, a prickly comedy about an unlikable nebbish (Charles Grodin) who suddenly decides to abandon his plain-Jane wife (Jeannie Berlin) on their honeymoon once he spots a beautiful blonde WASP (Cybill Shepherd) on the Miami beach. But in this version, the groom (Ben Stiller) is generally a nice guy, his new bride (Malin Akerman) is an outright nightmare, and the beach bunny is no longer a callow, self-centered brat but a sweet-natured and down-to-earth gal (Michelle Monaghan). The movie earns its R rating, thanks to plenty of salty language, some acrobatic sex scenes and one startling crotch shot. w


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Drinking Liberally Promoting democracy one pint at a time - share politics while sharing a pitcher. This is an informal gathering of like-minded, left-leaners who may want to trade ideas, get more involved and just enjoy each other’s company. For information on times and location, visit www.DrinkingLiberally.org or send email to august1494@excite.com. Early Voting for Municipal Elections of Savannah, Tybee Island, Pooler and Port Wentworth will take place through Nov. 2 at Chatham County Mosquito Control, 65 Billy B. Hair Dr. off Dean Forest Road from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Savannah Civic Center, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Chatham County Voter Registration, 1117 Eisenhower Dr., Suite E, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Father-Son Initiative Volunteers are sough for event planning and organization for an event that will take place Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. in Forsyth Park. Call Jaimie at 717-823-3805. GreenDrinks Savannah Are you interested in a greener Savannah? Then be sure to join us for GreenDrinks Savannah, every second Tuesday of the month from 5:30 - 7:30 at Churchill’s Pub on Bay Street. GreenDrinks Savannah is an informal social networking group designed to get like-minded people talking about a building better community. Many Shade of Green, One Good Time!! For more information, visit www.greendrinkssavannah.org or email us at greendrinkssavannah@gmail. com.

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AMBUCS is dedicated to creating mobility and independence of people with disabilities Volunteers meet every first and third Monday at 7 p.m. at Fire Mountain Restaurant on Stephenson Ave. Call Ann Johnson at 897-4818. Chatham County Democratic Party meets the second Monday of each month. at 6 p.m. at 109 W. Victory Dr. Call Karen Arms at 897-1300 or David Bonorato at 9217039 or visit www.chathamdems.com. Chatham County Democratic Women For information, call Maxine Harris at 3520470 or 484-3222. Chatham County Young Democrats is dedicated to getting young people ages 14 to 39 active in governmental affairs and to encourage their involvement at all levels of the Democratic party. Contact Rakhsheim Wright at 604-7319 or chathamcountyyds@ yahoo.com or visit www.org. Chatham County Young Republicans For information, visit www.savannahyr.com or call Brad Morrison at 596-4810. Children’s Museum Community Forums The Coastal Heritage Society is seeking community input on its plans for a new children’s museum for ages 2-10. A meeting will be held Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. at AASU University Hall Room 157. Contact CHS Education Specialist Beth Parr at bparr@ chsgeorgia.org or 663-7466. Coastal Democrats Contact Maxine Harris at 352-0470 or R1999MHAR@aol.com..

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Project Hot Seat Stop global warming with Greenpeace. Call 704-7472 for information. Savannah Area Republican Women meet the first Wednesday of every month at the Johnny Harris Restaurant Banquet Room on Victory Drive. The social starts at 11:30 a.m. and lunch is at noon. The cost is $13 at the door. Make reservations by noon on the Monday preceding the meeting by calling 598-1883. Savannah Area Young Republicans Call Alexandra Tabarrok at 572-8528 or visit www.savannahyr.com. Savannah Branch NAACP For information, call 233-4161. Savannah for Obama is a grassroots organization that is interested in raising local awareness for presidential candidate Barack Obama. The group meets the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Chatham County Democratic Headquarters, 109 W. Victory Dr. at the corner of Victory and Barnard Street. For information, contact b_frigo@hotmail.com or 748-7114. Savannah Republican Club Meets every second Tuesday of the month. Call 927-7170. .Skidaway Island Democrats Call Tom Oxnard at 598-4290 or send e-mail to oxhouse@aol.com.

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Wipe Out Wireless Waste Keep Savannah Beautiful and the City of Savannah Community Planning and Development Department are sponsoring a wireless recycling program. Citizens are urged to drop off their used wireless phones at the Community Planning and Development office, 2203 Abercorn St. Participate or coordinate a drive in your neighborhood, church, school business and organization. For info, contact Nathaniel Glover at 651-6520.

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History Theatre will hold ongoing auditions for its production Let My People Go, a spirited musical and history of slavery in Savannah. The ensemble cast requires eight actors-singers -- two black males ages 40-60 and 20-30, two black women ages 40-60 and 14-20, two white males ages 30-40, and two boys, one white, one black, ages 7-10. Script and sheet music will be provided -- don’t prepare an audition piece. Auditions are by appointment. Call 786-6384.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): A top official at the European Robotics Research Network predicts that humans will “be having sex with robots” sooner than anyone expected -- probably within four years. I hope this little shocker will help motivate you to follow my astrological advice for the coming week, which is to flee in the opposite direction of that trend. Start by phasing out any robotic, machine-like behavior that may have crept into the way you make love. For that matter, deprogram yourself of any automatic, lifeless habits that are infecting your approach to expressing intimacy, tenderness, and togetherness. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Moths, hummingbirds, and bats love to drink the nectar that flowers offer. In return, these pollinators are expected to get some pollen stuck on their bodies and carry it away to fertilize other plants. While the nectar is tasty, it’s usually not pure sweetness. If it were, the first pollinator to come along would suck it all dry, leaving nothing for further visitors. And that wouldn’t be good from the plant’s point of view, because it would limit the number of places where its pollen would be disseminated. To keep nectar-drinking sessions short, therefore, most plants include just a touch of bitterness in the blend. Regard this entire scenario as a useful metaphor for you to keep in mind during the coming weeks, Taurus. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that the governments of the U.S. and Israel were slavering for a bombing raid on Iran. “The Israeli position is very firm,” he said. “They want us to go into Iran. And they want us to hit hard . . . If you run into a lion, you either shoot it or ignore it. You don’t pluck out its eyebrows.” Keep that last image in mind, Gemini. In the coming weeks, I advise you to take a similar attitude toward the enemy within you. Don’t mess around with cosmetic changes or half-assed measures. Either go all the way or don’t go at all. (P.S. It’s OK if you’re not quite ready for a full-scale showdown. You’ll have another chance

1 at 4 p.m. at Sterling Links Golf Club in Richmond Hill. Tickets are $10 each. A helicopter will drop numbered golf balls corresponding to the numbers on the tickets. The ball that lands closest to or in the designated hole will win a golf cart. Tickets can be purchased at Bryan Bank & Trust, First Bank of Coastal Georgia, Savannah Bank and the United Way. 5th Annual Mutt Strut A dog walk and fundraiser benefiting the Humane Society will be held Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to noon in Forsyth Park at the tennis courts end. Visit www.humanesocietysav.org or call Nancy richards at 3549515, Ext. 114. 2007 Home for the Holidays Coastal Pet Rescue’s program is designed to find homes for homeless pets for the holidays. This year’s event runs from Nov. 4 through Jan. 2. On Nov. 25, a kick-off reception will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Murphy’s Law Irish Pub. The $25 in advance or $30 at the door cost includes your choice of dinner, salad, dessert and wine.On Nov. 10 at 2 p.m., the Savannah Heat Motorcycle & Music Festival will feature live music and food and drink. There is a $5 cover charge. 2008 Southside Fire/EMS Calendars are now available. Two versions are available, one with male models and the other with female models, all of whom work with

Southside Fire/EMS. Proceeds will help victims of fires. Call 354-1011. American Legion Turkey Shoot American Legion Post No. 184 on Rowland Avenue in Thunderbolt holds a turkey shoot every Friday and Saturday from 7-10 p.m. from October to January. For 12-gauge shotguns only. Pirzes include Boston butts, Canadian bacon and hams. All proceeds benefit the troops. The Art of Great Fashion A runway-style show of fashions will be presented Nov. 5 at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the Telfair Academy. The morning show will be followed by a seated luncheon and the evening show will be followed by a gala cocktail reception, both at the Jepson Center for the Arts. A silent auction of specialty gift baskets also will be presented. Tickets are $40 for each show. Call Carol Davies at 7908869 or visit www.telfair.org. Benefit Golf Tournament will be held Nov. 2 at the Wilmington Island Club to benefit the Savannah Danse Theatre. The shotgun start will be at 8:30 a.m. The $100 per player or $400 per team entry fee includes golf, lunch and prizes. Call Kerry Richardson at 897-9046.. Breast Cancer Awareness Business Networking Event A performance by Laurean LaPointe, a raffle, appetizers and specialty desserts, plus

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in January.) CANCER (June 21-July 22): Best days this month for smart love, healing beauty, and uplifting adventure: 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24. Best days for creative outbreaks and ingenious self-expression: 5, 8, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 17, 25. Best days to search for the loot from a 1967 bank robbery hidden in a metal box stashed inside a hollowed-out log in the woods: 2, 3, 9, 10, 11. Best days to dream about a dancing rhinoceros whose careening around a giant ouija board gives you information about an opportunity to manifest one of your most ambitious dreams: 6, 7, 13, 15, 18, 21, 22. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): When a plant needs help, mused filmmaker David Lynch, “the experienced gardener doesn’t worry about the leaves. He gets at the problem from the roots.” That thought should be a central guide for you in the coming week, Leo. Don’t attack the symptoms of your dilemma with money, tears, or accusations. Instead, find the hidden causes and gently massage them with crafty compassion. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The owners of a parts supply store in South Carolina billed the Pentagon $998,798 for sending two 19-cent washers to a Texas army base. Let’s install them as your symbolic reminder not to overpay for anything in the coming week, no matter how crucial it may be to your operations. And when I invoke that word “overpay,” I’m referring not only to forking over money, but also to giving away your emotional energy, directing your attention, or offering up your help. Make sure that you’re getting equal value for your contributions. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In the realm of competitive swimming, it’s a big deal when an athlete shaves a fraction of a second off an existing world record. At a championship meet in Melbourne earlier this year, Michael Phelps was virtually canonized when he beat the previous mark for the 200-meter freestyle by two-tenths

of a second. I predict that you will achieve a comparable feat in the coming week, Libra. Some tiny improvement you accomplish will make a major difference. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): A drunk dominatrix sidled up to me at a party and said, “Reverend, please absolve me of my sins.” I’m not officially a priest, but in the spirit of fun and games I replied, “Why, my dear? Have you seen the error of your ways?” She spread her arms wide as she bowed, hissing like a serpent through a toothy smile. “Not at all, Reverend,” she said. “I just want to clear the docket so I can go out and commit a slew of fresh, new sins with crazy abandon.” I sprinkled a few drops of her Heineken on her head and channeled William Blake: “You’ll never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough. The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom. If the fool would persist in her folly she would become wise.” And now, Scorpio, I’m channeling the same blessing for you. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “Dear Rob: Thanks for being in my dream last night. We were in a beat-up, barely running old Chevy on a windy, dusty trail. You explained that it would be highly beneficial for a Sagittarian like myself to demolish this junker. With me behind the wheel and you riding shotgun, we slowly and gently smashed it again and again into the side of the cliff, cracking and denting and tearing it up. Then we got out and hammered it with logs. I felt free when I woke up, like I’d achieved some great feat. -Liberated Wrecker.” Dear Liberated: I’m pleased I could join in the work that you (and all Sagittarians) are best suited for right now: creative destruction. It was smart of you to dismantle a symbol of what you’ll no longer settle for and that wouldn’t drive you to where you need to go anyway. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): The number of TV channels we have to choose from is growing steadily. Where I live, for example, there were a mere 61 options in 2000. Now I can choose from 104. And yet surveys

show that most of us watch no more than 15 percent of what’s available. If you’d like to be in alignment with cosmic rhythms in the coming week, Capricorn, you will make a concerted effort to sample a much larger selection than you usually do -- of TV channels and everything else. I suggest you expose yourself to an exuberant variety of foods, personalities, landscapes, styles, and cultures. Take in sights and sounds you don’t normally even think of tuning in to. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Neurobiologists at a university in Berlin have conducted experiments that strongly suggest fruit flies have free will. If that awesome capacity can thrive in the tiny brains of shortlived insects, I think it’s safe to assume that you and I also have it -- and probably in much larger amounts. In a separate study reported on by *Scientific American,* researchers at the University of Kentucky demonstrated that you can boost your willpower simply by using it a lot, in the same way that you strengthen a muscle by exercising it. I present you with these two bolts of good news, Aquarius, just in time for the Build-Your-FreeWill phase of your astrological cycle. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): “As a European in the movie industry,” writes actor W. Morgan Sheppard, “I’ve learned to think in terms of questions (as in European films) rather than in terms of answers (as in American films). That’s why I love this quote from the play ‘MaratSade,’ which I use when I’m teaching acting: ‘For me the last word cannot ever be spoken. I am always left with a question that is open.’” I urge you to take your next assignment from these thoughts, Pisces. According to my reading of the astrological omens, answers are utterly useless to you in the coming days. Certainty is a sham. What you desperately need are ripe, rounded, provocative questions. w


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Salvation Army Christmas Assistance Applications are being accepted through Nov. 2 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 1-7 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army Corps Community Center, 3000 Bee Road. Savannah Heat Motorcycle Music Festival will be held Saturday, Nov. 10 from 2 p.m to 2 a.m. at Cafe Loco, Lazaretto Creek on Tybee Island. Bands including Argyle, Keith & Ross, Train Wrecks, Listen 2 Three, Phamtom Wingo and Street Circus Symphony will perform. Motorcycles from Savannah Harley-Davidson and Low country Customs will be displayed. Admission is $5, with a portion of proceeds benfitting Coastal Pet Rescue. Donations of pet supplies for the shelter will be accepted. Visit www.savheat.com. Tea for Tutus: A Mother/Daughter Tea Savannah Danse Theatre is pleased to present its annual fundraiser, Tea for Tutus. Join us and meet characters from “The Nutcracker in Savannah” over a cream tea. Saturday, November 17. First seating, 10 a.m., second seating, 11 a.m. at The Tea Room, 7 East Broughton St. $15 per person. Reservations preferred as seating is limited and this event is always sold out early. Call 898-8130 for reservations. Please make checks payable to Savannah Danse Theatre and mail to: Christy Linton, 154 Ropemaker Lane, Savannah, GA 31410 Wishbones for Pets will hold its annual supply drive through Nov. 30. At Home Pet Sitters in Savannah

will sponsor Coastal Pet Rescue for this year’s Wishbones for Pets. Businesses interested in collecting donations can contact Cathi Denham at 713-6579 or Lisa Scarbrough at 351-4151.

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700 Kitchen Cooking School will offer hands-on educational/entertaining cooking classes at the Mansion on Forsyth Park, 700 Drayton St. The cost of each class is $90 per person. Call 238-5158 or visit http://www.700kitchen.com. AARP Senior Drivers Safety Program Instructors are desperately needed to continue this program in Chatham, Bryan and Effingham counties. For information, call Chuck at 598-1011. Classes will be held Nov. 8 and 9 from 1-5 p.m., call Chuck at 5981011. Adult Art Classes Adult clay, painting and drawing classes as well as youth/teen art and clay classes are being offered at Caros Art & Clay Studio by Carolyne Graham, certified art teacher. Classes continue through Dec. 5. Call 9257393, 925-5465 or carolynegraham@aol.com for fees and times. The Art School Classes are offered throughout the school year for 6-8 year olds, 9-12 year olds, teens and adults. The Art of Photography for ages 9-12 is a new offering this year. Tuition includes professional art supplies. Adult art classes are held Mondays from 9:30 a.m. to noon and Thursdays from 7-9 p.m.

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gift bags for all attendees. Admittance is a $10 donation, with proceeds going to the local chapter of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. RSVP to cre8tivewave@aol.com or call 231-2000. Cocktails and Jazz for Equality A gala fundraiser for Georgia Equality will be held Friday, Nov. 2 from 7-10 p.m. at Savannah Station. There will be catered hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, an art exhibition, a vintage car display and three musical groups, the Roger Moss Quintet, A Nickel Bag of Funk and Eat-Mo-Music. Tickets are $45 and may be purchased at Urban Cargo, Blaine’s Bar, Under the Rainbow Inn, online at www.georgiaequlity.org or by calling Kevin Clark at 944-0996. Donate Old Cell Phones United Way’s Hands On Savannah is seeking used cell phones to raise funds for projects and programs. Donate at the United Way offices at 428 Bull St. or call 651-7725 for bulk pick-up. Feral Cat Program Needs Supplies The Milton Project is seeking supplies, including small spice containers (plastic only), medium-sized gloves, batteries and flashlights with hook-on belt loops, handheld can openers, puppy training pads, canned tuna and mackeral, KFC coupons specifically for chicken-only buckets, bath sheets and beach towels, blankets and buckets to hold supplies for trappers. Contact Sherry Montgomery at 351-4151 or sherry@coastalpetrescue.org.

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Beginners are welcome. The Art School is located at 74 W. Montgomery Cross Rd., No. B-2. For information, call Lind Hollingsworth at 921-1151. Beading Classes Learn jewelry-making techniques from beginner to advanced at Bead Dreamer Studio, 407A E. Montgomery Cross Rd. Call 920-6659. Brush with Clay Classes in Raku, brush work, relief work, surface decoration, figurative and more in clay with individual attention are offered at CarosArt Studio by professional artist/clay sculptor Carolyne Graham. Costs $100 for 6 classes, or $30 per class. Clay supplies are extra. Call 925-7393 to register. Construction Apprentice Program is a free 16-week training program for men and women interested in gaining construction skills for career level jobs in construction. Earn a technical certificate of credit with no cost for trainingk, books or tools. Provided t hrough a collaboration of Chatham County, the Homebuilders Association of Savannah, Savannah Technical Eollege and Step Up Savannah’s Poverty Reduction Initiative. To apply, call Tara H. Sinclair at 604-9574. Conversational Spanish Do you want to practice your Spanish? Come to the mesa de espanol the second Thursday and last Friday of the month at 4:30 p.m. at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. For information, send e-mail to cafecontigo@gmail.com. Dream Circle This formulated technique for sorting out dreams is easy, meaningful and fun and can be taught in five minutes. It will be held monthly at Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 313 Harris St., entrance on Macon Street. To register, e-mail adultenrichment@uusavannah.org of call 234-0980. Fall Visual Arts Classes The City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs is now registering students for its fall visual arts classes. Day and evening classes are offered in ceramics, painting, portfolio preparation, jewelry making and stained glass for children, teens and adults. All classes are held at S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St.Call 651-4248 or visit www. savannahga.gov/arts. Fany’s Spanish/English Institute Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children are held at 15 E. Montgomery Cross Rd. Call 921-4646 or 220-6570 to register.

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second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Queenies To Go-Go, 1611 Habersham St. Contact mimi.thegoddessfactory@gmail. com or visit http://fearnoarts.com. Council of Volunteer Administrators will sponsor an “Ask the Experts� roundtable on Nov. 7 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Messiah Lutheran Church, 1 Westridge Rd. The cost is $10 for COVA members and $15 for non-members. Contact Georgette Backman at georgettebackman@comcast.net or 713-0663. English Style Table Soccer Savannah Subbuteo Club. Call 667-7204 or visit http://savannahsubbuteo.tripod.com. Geechee Sailing Club meets the second Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Tubby’s Tank House, 2909 River Dr. in Thunderbolt. Open to all interested in boating and related activities. Call 234-1903 or visit www.geecheesailingclub.org. Historic Savannah Chapter of ABWA meets the second Thursday of every month from 5-7:30 p.m. at Tubby’s Restaurant. The cost is the price of the meal. Call 660-8257 for reservations. Historic Victorian Neighborhood Association meets the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion, Post 135, 1108 Bull St. between Park Avenue and Duffy Street. Call 236-8546. Low Country Turners This is a club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Call Hank Weisman at 786-6953. Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary meets the first Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. at American Legion Post 184 in Thunderbolt. Call 786-4508. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) Join other moms for fun, inspiration, guest speakers, food and creative activities while children ages birth to 5 are cared for in a preschool-like setting. Meets the second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 9:15-11:30 am at First Baptist Church of the Islands, 6613 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Call 8988316 or 898-5086 or visit www.mops.org. No Kidding! is the area’s first social club for single and married adults who do not have children. Meet other non-parents at events and activities. For information on No Kidding! visit www.nokidding.net or send e-mail to luluette@prodigy.net. Philosophy Reading Group This group will focus on various philosophical themes and texts, culminating in facilitated discussions with an open exchange of ideas within a community of inquiry. Meeting locations will change to reflect the current issue. Contact Kristina at 407-443-1571 or ktina697@hotmail.com. PURE: Photographers Using Real Elements Join with other photographers and artists to celebrate the authentic photography processes of black and white film and paper development using chemicals in a darkroom. Help in the creation and promotion of Savannah’s first cooperative darkroom space to enhance the lives of working photographers and introduce the community to the magic of all classic photo chemical processes. Contact for next meeting time. Contact Kathleen Thomas at PUREdarkroom@gmail.com. w

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are welcome. Bring whatever supplies you would like to use. Call 352-4400. Path to Scholarship The Hispanic Outreach & Leadership program at AASU will present a financial aid workshop on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 0lml in University Hall 156. It is free and open to the public and no advance registration is required. Call 921-7337. Puppet Shows are offered by St. Joseph’s/Candler AfricanAmerican Health Information & Resource Center for schools, day cares, libraries, churches, community events and fairs. Call 447-6605. SCAD Savannah Entrepreneurial Center offers a variety of business classes. It is located at 801 E. Gwinnett St. Call 652-3582. Savannah Learning Center Spanish Classes Be bilingual. The center is located at 7160 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Call 272-4579 or 308-3561. e-mail savannahlatina@yahoo. com or visit www.savannahlatina.com. Free folklore classes also are offered on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sewing Lessons Fabrika at 140 Abercorn St. is taking deposits for fall adult classes in: Beginner Sewing: Using a Pattern -- Skirt or Totebag; Intro to Kids’ Clothing; and Drafting Your Own Skirt or Totebag. Group classes start in September. Private lessons are available. Visit www.fabrikasavannah.com or call 2361122. Starfish Cafe Culinary Arts Training Program This 12-week full-time program is designed to provide work training and employment opportunities in the food service industry, including food preparation, food safety and sanitation training, customer service training and job search and placement assistance. Call Mindy Saunders at 234-0525. Studio or Space by the Hour Space is available for coaches, teachers, instructors, trainers, therapists or organizations that require a studio or space by the hour. Contact Tony at 655-4591 for an appointment. Thinking of Starting a Business is a workshop that will be offered Thursday, Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. at the Small Business Assistance Center, 111 E. Liberty St. The cost is $40 in advance or $50 at the door. Call 651-3200 or visit www.savannah.org. Tybee Island Marine Science Center offers Beach Discovery and marsh walks. Acquarium hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Monday, and from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for children, ages 3016. Senior, military and AAA discounts are available. Call 786-5917 or visit www. tybeemsc.org. Volunteer 101 A 30-minute course that covers issues to help volunteers get started is held the first and third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. The first Thursday, the class is at Savannah State University, and the third Thursday, at United Way, 428 Bull St. Register by calling Summer at 651-7725 or visit www. HandsOnSavannah.org.

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BRAND NEW Townhomes for Rent - Godley Park, Gated community. Prices range from $900-$1250, washer & dryer, 2-4 bedrooms (4BR w/garage), community pool & exercise, close to I-95 & Airport. 912-856-3543.

• Excellent References • Experienced • Hard Working and Honest • Homes • Apartments • Offices • Every day of the Week $20 off Deep Cleaning!

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ROOM FOR RENT Across from park. Block to library! Off-street parking, nicely furnished! Refrigerator, microwave, utilities, cable, internet, phone. $140/week or $504/month. Call 912-231-9464. ROOM FOR RENT Nice basement efficiency across from library. 23 E. 37th St. Private entry, off-street parking, W/D, phone, internet, cable, TV, utilities included! $185/week. Call 912-231-9464.

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Roommate Wanted Great Value!

Nice private rooms available in two great town locations. Fully furnished, includes use of common rooms, laundry, all utilities, porches, porches, parking and many other amenities. Bring your clothes, personal items and computer, the rest is supplied. Pay one bill each month for everything. Flexible leases start at $550/month for a 12 month lease. Email lwilli-

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2-Bedroom, 3-Bedroom Condominiums and Town Homes

For a Select Few

Get in on Savannah’s most desirable community! • Gated, established community • Clubhouse & 24/7 business center • Billiards & gaming room

• State-of-the-art fitness facility • Pool with fountain & cascading waterfall & heated spa

call (888) 674-2281 ~ www.MerrittLife.com 15 johnny mercer blvd. savannah, georgia 31410 sales gallery open mon. to sat. 9 am – 6 pm, sun. 12 noon – 5 pm

Oral representations cannot be relied upon as correctly stating representations for the seller. For correct information, reference should be made to the documents required by Code Section 44-3-111 of the ‘Georgia Condominium Act’. To be furnished by the seller to a broker. **Call for details.

Model Open Sat-Sun 1-4pm

Montgomery Quarters 455 montgomery Street

NEW coNtEmporary coNStructioN

2 bdrm 2 bath 3 bdrm 2 bath one level, elevator, secure gated parking, lge walkin closets, all appliances, granite, wood flooring, walk to scad buildings

StartiNg @ $344,000

dianeWHITLOW Real Estate Company, LLC Sales Office: 348 Jefferson St. Savannah, GA 31401 Historic Downtown Savannah 912.398.3023 www.gardensdistrict.com


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