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Saturday Review
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Saturday Review offers sharp, critical discussion of the week's cultural events.
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Saturday 23 February 2008
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Marcel Duchamp. Fountain 1917. Tate © Succession Marcel Duchamp/ Paris and DACS, London 2007
Brief Encounter, but not the film; Jack Black and Mos Def star in Michel Gondry’s comedy Be Kind Rewind; a hit US TV series set in the 60s; and the urinal that gave birth to conceptual art...
Joining presenter Tom Sutcliffe on the panel this week are:

Bridget Kendall – Diplomatic Correspondent for the BBC
Kerry Shale - actor
Michelene Wandor – playwright and poet

Brief Encounter
The Kneehigh Theatre Company stage their own version of the film Brief Encounter in the cinema in London’s Haymarket where the film first opened.

Brief Encounter is at The Cinema on the Haymarket in London.

Be Kind Rewind
Mos Def stars in a new comedy from Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) as a video store clerk who gets in a pickle when his best friend Jerry (Jack Black) becomes accidentally magnetized and erases all the tapes in the shop. The two friends are forced to replace the stock with their own DIY camcorder versions of the films.

Be Kind Rewind is released on Friday Feb 22, certificate 12A

Duchamp, Man Ray, Picabia
Tate Modern’s new exhibition charts the artistic and personal relationships of three of the great figures in early twentieth-century art - Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Francis Picabia.

Duchamp, Man Ray, Picabia is at Tate Modern in London until September 20.

Mad Men
This American TV series is set in a Madison Avenue advertising agency in the 1960s and is written by Matt Wiener, who created The Sopranos. The central character is Don Draper, an account executive who is trying to figure out the best way to sell cigarettes just as the link between smoking and cancer is making newspaper headlines.

Mad Men starts on BBC 4 on Sunday March 2 at 10.00 pm

Pavel and I
This debut novel by Dan Vyleta is set in Berlin during the freezing winter of 1946 and follows the exploits of an American GI, a German street urchin, and an enigmatic prostitute as they struggle to survive both the cold and the looming Cold War. Pavel Richter, an American soldier who remained in Berlin after the war, is shocked when his friend Boyd White shows up at his door with a dead German midget. After agreeing to help Boyd hide the body, Pavel and his friend Anders are thrust into the middle of a conspiracy that runs deeper than they could ever imagine.

Pavel and I is published by Bloomsbury

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