The Daily Shortlist February 28

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Location: Midtown East
Film: The Arbor
Show time: 8:00 PM
Venue: MOMA (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1)
Food:  Vero Restaurant and Wine Bar
Drink: Faces and Names Lounge and Bar
Miscellaneous: Dylan’s Candy Bar

Blurring the lines between narrative and documentary, Writer/Director Clio Barnard’s new film, The Arbor, playing today with introduction and discussion at MoMA, is something truly unique.  Using “verbatim theatre” in parts of the film, the actors lip-synch the dialogue to the recorded words of the real people they’re portraying.  Discussing 15-year-old, British working class playwright Andrea Dunbar’s world of domestic violence, teen pregnancy, and alcoholism, the film is heavy but evocative and well-executed.   Before the show, be sure to grab your FREE Panini (yes, free every Monday with the purchase of a drink) at Vero Restaurant and Wine Bar.  Then, lounge and be languid at the Faces and Names Lounge and Bar.  Finally, finish of the evening with handfuls of sugar in the form of cupcakes, chocolate and gummy bears at Dylan’s Candy Bar.

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