by Brian Clarey
1. Acoustic Kitty
I’ll never make it to more than a couple RiverRun films this year, but if I had my way I’d take a week off and spend it in the dark. I’d love to catch this one, about a secret agent who inserts listening devices into cats.
2. Bacon and God’s Wrath
A 90-year-old Jewish woman tries bacon for the first time.
This short looks at Mardi Gras in New Orleans from the perspective of the people who clean up after it.
4. Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You
Lear was the producer behind “All in the Family,” “The Jeffersons,” “Sanford and Son,” “Good Times” and everything else I loved on TV back in the day. This retrospective looks at his life and work.
Behind the scenes with Lauren Cuthbertson, top dancer for the UK Royal Ballet.
6. The Ken Burns Effect
A documentary in the style of Ken Burns, about Ken Burns, starring Ken Burns.
7. The Punk Rock Movie from England
Live Super 8 footage from the Roxy in London ca. 1979 features the Clash, the Sex Pistols and Souxsie & the Banshees.