September 6, 2001
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Triple Feature

Finding Forrester, Wonder Boys, and Hoop Dreams. (Finding Forrester is the story of a writer's initiation into the craft. The main problem with Finding Forrester is that the screenplay doesn't believe in the craft, and doesn't really believe in words. Instead, music rises up whenever the writing is good, as if to tell us, "This Is Good Writing. :Still, it's a good, if sluggish, movie; Sean Connery works hard, and F. Murray Abraham does a wonderful job as a preposterously annoying teacher, without contantly reminding you he's F. Murray Abraham)

And don't miss Sunshine, a simply wonderful look at a vanished world, refracted through the lives of four generations of affluent Austrian Jews.