The Best Old Movies On a Big Screen This Week: NYC Repertory Cinema Picks, April 15-21

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04/15/2015 6:29 AM |

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Julien Donkey-Boy (1999)
Directed by Harmony Korine
Werner Hezog is a suburban Jersey dad who hoses down one of his sons in the street, demanding that he be a man, a winner. The other son, Julien, gets enough conflicting imperatives from the voices in his head (including Hitler’s) that even Herzog probably couldn’t confuse him more. He may or may not have murdered a child over a turtle. Julien Donkey-Boy was made according to the precepts of Dogme 95, and is the second movie Korine directed; all in all it looks and sounds like something the schizophrenic Julien might experience. Good luck with this one, folks who claim art is good for cultivating empathy. Elina Mishuris (Apr 16, 7pm at the Museum of Arts and Design’s Dogme 95 series)