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Golden Eighties (1986) Directed by Chantal Akerman This poignant musical comedy unfolds almost entirely inside a shopping mall called the Toison d’Or (“Golden Fleece”) filled with male and female workers whose amorous yearnings for one another compete with their attention to their jobs. The cast includes repeat Akerman performers Pascale Salkin and Delphine Seyrig, who dreamily, painfully sing love songs composed by Marc Hérouet with lyrics that the late Akerman wrote. “Golden Eighties is a...
Costume Party is a monthly column exploring fashion, personal style, and historical aesthetics in film. Witches, sometimes seductive, sometimes scary, have long been an intriguing onscreen force. BAM’s “Witch’s Brew” series, running through the end of this month, pays tribute to some of cinema’s most memorable witches. The series presents witches from a variety of decades, at a variety of ages, using their powers in any number of ways (often for love, but also, often,...

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