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October 1, 2009 - 1:32pm
Manlius Art Cinema provides an intimate, independent alternative to traditional movie theaters.

If you’re heading to the Manlius Art Cinema for showtime, don’t expect to find the crowded parking lot and long lines you’re accustomed to at the local Regal Theater. In fact, you could drive right by the small theater because it’s subtly nestled between a local pottery shop and an embroidery store. Once inside, you may even need to run out to an ATM because of the cash-only policy (in place because credit card fees would drive the ticket prices up). 

September 29, 2009 - 9:45pm
Review: 'Huacho' depicts rural Latin America in an honest and emotional way.

There’s a scene in Huacho, the feature-length debut from Chilean director Alejandro Almendras, when the camera closes in on the face of an elderly woman selling blocks of homemade cheese by the side of the road. The shot is held for an unconventionally long time, with no movement or dialogue to break up the seconds ticking by. But in those moments, the audience is able to read the hard-earned wrinkles on the woman’s face, and we can begin to absorb the profundity of a life where a...