NOW IN THEATERS...
* 24th Annual Cascade Festival of African Films, five weeks of movies in honor of Black History Month
* Brightest Star, an all-too-typical indie romance where terrible people struggle to hook up while still being terrible.
* Kiss the Water, a documentary about a woman who spent her life making fishing lures. Trust me, it's more interesting than it sounds.
* The Past, a complicated, emotionally challenging drama from the director of A Separation. Starring the lead actress from The Artist and the male lead from A Prophet, as well as some other folks.
Also, if you live in Portland, there are a couple of options to see the Live Action and Animated Shorts nominated for an Academy Award. I am sure this is happening in other towns, too.
Current Soundtrack: The Beatles, Something New (from the U.S. albums collection)