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Posted: Thursday, November 06, 2003

New Warren Miller film at Centennial Hall

JUNEAU - The Eaglecrest Ski & Snowboard School will screen the 54th Warren Miller film, "Journey," at 5:45 and 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at Centennial Hall.

Tickets are $8 at the door.

"Journey" features footage from Morocco, Switzerland, Italy, Chile, Aspen, Lake Tahoe, Yellowstone, Wyoming and Cordova. It stars 37 athletes, including Bode Miller, Glen Plake and Terje Haakonsen. A special tribute commemorates the life of snowboard pioneer Craig Kelly. It also stars Miller, now 78 and still skiing.

Hunter S. Thompson returns to film

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - It was 1959. Fired for kicking in a candy machine at a small-town newspaper, Hunter S. Thompson fled to Puerto Rico, where his vagrant journalist lifestyle inspired his first novel, "The Rum Diary."

Thompson's boozy year marked by cockfights, bowling alleys and pursuit of the governor's daughter is now being made into a movie, starring Johnny Depp, who first portrayed the legendary cult writer in "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas".

"I didn't know Johnny Depp could act until he played me," said Thompson, 66, during a telephone interview from his home in Woody Creek, Colo.

Puerto Rican native Benicio Del Toro makes his directing debut, and Nick Nolte and Josh Hartnett co-star. Shooting is scheduled to start in December.

'Donnie Darko' - from flop to cult hit

WASHINGTON - What did the cool, kinda disaffected crowd do for Halloween? What are they going to do again tonight? And next weekend? And the weekend after that?

Here's what: They're going to an art house in Dupont Circle for yet another midnight screening of a horror-drama-comedy that was first released two years ago and promptly tanked; a maddeningly elliptical coming-of-age story about a manic-depressive teen-age boy who has visions of a demonic, 6-foot-tall rabbit named Frank.

That barely begins to describe "Donnie Darko," which, like its title character, has dawdled in the afterlife. It has become one of those rare films that defies known laws of movie marketing, a film that makes no sense and yet perfect sense ("a John Hughes version of a novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez," wrote one critic).

JAHC announces grant winners

JUNEAU - The board of trustees of the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council has announced the recipients of the fiscal year 2004 Mini, Individual and Major Grant programs.

The Individual Artists Assistance program awards funds to experienced artists to produce original works of art. The winners are: Jocelyn Clark, music; Chris Behnke, music; Collette Costa, music; Jay Query, voice; and Mark Horn, visual arts.

The Mini Grant program provides assistance to organizations that propose a special project that stimulates understanding and appreciation of the arts and humanities in the community. This year's winner is the Juneau Community Charter School.

The Major Grant Program assists organizations whose primary purpose is to encourage creative expression, stimulate understanding and appreciation of the arts and humanities, and to encourage community support of the arts and humanities. This year's winners are the Juneau Symphony, CrossSound, Theatre in the Rough, Opera to GO! and the Juneau Student Symphony.



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