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Else Lasker-Schüler (1869-1945)

This German movie is long, slow, indulgent unrhyming poetry about a crazed muse. I can’t recommend the film unless a disturbed freedom resonates with you.  Before the performance, I knew nothing of this poet or her world. But her temperament lives in a small part of me — very distant and withered.

The film’s art,  history and cinema surprisingly kept my impatient attention while I supplemented the catastrophic montage of  Else with these:

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