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Arts Roundup: “RiYL: Roundups” Edition

kitchen1Good morning! I need a haircuit! But I won't be getting one from this guy! Any recommendations, readers?

Here are some things I might do this weekend!

- That mind-fucking Ramin Bahrani short starring the disembodied voice of Werner Herzog as a morose plastic bag? It's showing this weekend as part of the Environmental Film Festival. RiYL: Easy jokes involving the words sad and sack!

All Our Noise is having a festival! RiYL: Semisecret locations! Also: Keep an eye on the new Baltimore label Friends Records, which released the first song, by Weekends, on a new comp yesterday. RiYL: Finger-picking! Echo!

- Filmfest DC wraps up this weekend! The closing-night film is Soul Kitchen, by Fatih Akin. The Turkish-German director's last movie, The Edge of Heaven, breathed undeserved life into the tired hyperlink style; it was one of the best films I saw in 2008. This latest, as far as I can tell, is more like, um, My Big Fat Greek Culinary Comedy. RiYL: Incisive comedy about diasporic people! Food porn!

- The documentary I Need That Record!, about the decline of the record shop, is streaming for free all week at Pitchfork. It features Ian MacKaye and a bunch of other people, like Glenn Branca and Thurston Moore. RiYL: Records!

- I need to find a new place to live! RiYL: Kafkaesque frustrations second only to being stranded in airports!

Happy Friday!

Soul Kitchen still courtesy of Filmfest DC.

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