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Reaching Puberty: the Fifth Brooklyn International Film Festival

There were no celebrity DJs spinning at after-parties for the Brooklyn International Film Festival. Christina Ricci and Steve Buscemi were nowhere to be found.

In the Wee Hours with Joe Maggio

A warehouse loft on Metropolitan Avenue throbs till 7 a.m. on a Friday night in early May. A succession of nymphs prance across the space in various states of undress.

A Matter of Beauty: Hal Hartley’s No Such Thing

Hal Hartley’s enigmatic No Such Thing begins where Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein ended—with a seemingly immortal monster seeking death in the arctic. Hartley’s exploration of the highly generic monster and fairy tale traditions, as well as the visual possibilities of landscape, marks a major and welcome departure from his previous New York films.

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EARLY SUMMER 2002

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