Using a narrative device as old as the novel itself, writer-director Ritesh Batra renders a charming, bittersweet tale about two souls who find an unlikely connection. Set in the crowded bustle of today’s Mumbai, the mostly English-language film shows how comfort can often be found when and where least expected.
Cohen Media Group, through the Cohen Film Collection, gives a Blu-ray debut to this 1999 murder mystery from French New Wave pioneer Claude Chabrol. But the writer-director follows his usual pattern by making the drama more about the surroundings than the event itself. Plus, again as usual, everything turns out about as expected — which means several surprises await.
The efforts of three people and their lifelong commitments to expanding the arts in Denton will be reflected in the renaming of the Center for the Visual Arts. The Greater Denton Arts Council will rename the building at the southeast corner of Hickory Street and Bell Avenue as the Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts in honor of Fred and Patsy Patterson and Roy Appleton Jr.
Spring Awakening brought 67 performers to auditions. That’s a big number for Music Theatre of Denton projects. “We had three auditions,” said co-director Vicki Kirkley. “At the last audition, we pulled the most difficult scenes from the show for them to do, because we knew that would show us what they could do.”