Indie releases tend to thrive during the months when the multiplexes get dumber — in other words, every month until October, when big studios start putting their muscle behind intelligent Oscar contenders and act like that’s the kind of stuff they’re turning out all year. Point is, our indie preview is a little thinner than usual this month, since quieter movies are basically gunning for the same audiences as your Zero Dark Thirtys and Life of Pis and so on, but there are a few small releases worth tracking down. We’ll run them down for you after the jump. … Read More
The New Group’s production of Mourning Becomes Electra ― Eugene O’Neill’s 1931 trilogy setting the Oresteia myth in the household of Union general Ezra Mannon ― was supposed to run at the Acorn Theatre until April 18. It closed on Sunday. The New York Times‘ Arts Beat blog pointed out that “no reason for the early closing was given.” Huh.
After the jump we offer up a trio of reasons for the trilogy’s early closing. … Read More