New On DVD, 5/10/11

by Admin on May 12, 2011

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The title could mean the director himself: Sylvain Chomet (“The Triplets of Belleville”), the French animator and reanimator of lost eras, who brings the late mime Jacques Tati to wondrous and sparkling life. This is a remarkable movie: lovely, slow-paced and almost silent, rich with pathos and deft comic gestures.


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Astoria embraces 200 years of history

In the years since Bumble Bee, once Astoria’s largest employer, closed its plant in the early ’80s, the town has transformed itself from an industrial whistle-stop — albeit one with more than its share of glamorous Victorian homes — to a cosmopolitan artists’ enclave, rife with funky shops, fine art galleries and enticing cafes. And in May, Astoria will celebrate its bicentennial as the oldest …

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