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  • November 03, 2010
    By Peter Keough

    First, a word about Lou Reed and the special screening here of his first film, the 27 minute "Red Shirley," a documentary about his100-year-old relative of the title who came to New York from Poland via Canada at the age of 19, worked in the garment district, became a firebrand union leader, had her family back in Poland wiped out during the Holocaust, marched on Washington with Martin Luther King in the 60s -- in short, a wonderful person whose life is essentially a microcosm of a crucial part of 20th century history.

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  • October 31, 2010
    By Peter Keough

    After a lengthy flight involving several delays to Vienna, where I was serving on the International Critics Jury for the Vienna Film Festival, we were greeted at the baggage claim by a large armchair that moved about and spoke to people. It would sneak up on passengers from behind, saying things that I could not make out despite having taken two years of German in grad school, at times pursuing people who fled, alarmed or irritated.

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