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Two 11-year-old twin brothers
were robbed by teen-age boys in
Rudge Park, 16th and Lake streets,
Monday afternoon, officer
Katherine Finnell said.
A 14-, 15- and three 13-year
old boys stopped the twins around
5:30 p.m. and told them to empty
their pockets, Finnell said.
The teen-agers took 50 cents, a
Mountain Dew soda, a lighter and
the winning top of a soda bottle
worth a free soda, Finnell said.
The total loss in the robbery
was $1.50, Finnell said.
One of the twins was pushed
down in the attack and twisted his
Police caught up with the teen
agers, Finnell said. They were
referred to City Youth Aid.
from car repair shop
A 1999 White Lexus sport
utility vehicle was stolen from a
Lincoln car repair shop after it was
left unlocked with its keys
Monday, Finnell said.
James Maly, 48, left the car at
Ming Auto Beauty Center, 5601 S.
56th St., around 11:40 a.m.
Monday, Finnell said. The manag
er of the shop parked the car on the
west side of the shop’s parking lot
unlocked with the car’s keys
At 12:30 p.m. the owner saw
two men walking by the shop hold
ing a map, Finnell said.
The pair asked the shop owner
for directions downtown, which
she gave before returning to the
About an hour later, the owner
noticed the Lexus was missing,
The Nebraska State Patrol
recovered the car around 11 p.m.
Monday evening and arrested the
car’s passengers, Finnell said.
Compiled by senior staff
writer Jake Bleed
scene revives itself
■ The New York festival
will feature a film with a
NEW YORK (AP) - A new wave
has emerged at this year’s New York
“After years of losing steam,
independent American directors
seem to have come roaring back,”
said Richard Pena, chair of the selec
tion committee for the two-week fes
tival, which ends Oct. 10.
represented with “julien Donkey
Boy.” Kimberly Peirce, 31, was
selected for “Boys Don’t Cry.”
Twenty-nine-year-old Spike Jonze, a
music video director, makes his fea
ture film debut with the off-the-wall
“Being John Malkovich.” Kevin
Smith, also 29, is back with the con
No prizes are given here, but the
competition would be fascinating for
the most unconventional movie.
“Dogma,” a satire of religion, has
been attacked by the Catholic League
for Religious and Civil Rights. In
“Being John Malkovich,” Manhattan
office workers inhabit the actor’s
Boys Don t Cry is based on a
true story about a Nebraska girl who
passes for a boy. “Julien Donkey
Boy,” filmed in New York City, is a
grainy, impressionistic study of a
schizophrenic and his family.
“It’s important for any young
director to try and make a new kind of
film,” Korine said. “I need to create
images that no one else has done. I
don’t believe in traditional narrative.”
The festival might easily have
featured better known U.S. directors,
with such New York fixtures as
Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese and
Jim Jarmusch all releasing new films.
But Scorsese didn’t have a print ready
and Jarmusch and Allen didn’t offer
their movies to the committee.
“Woody had the opening night
feature in New York last year and
when we learned that they had (Pedro
Its important for any
young director to try
and make a new kind
“Julien Donkey-Boy” director
anticlimactic to offer his new movie,”
said Michael Barker, co-president of
Sony Pictures Classics, which is dis
tributing Allen’s “Sweet and
As one of the smaller major festi
vals, and in its 37th year, New York
does have a long, personal history
with favored directors. Almodovar,
who has been included here often, on
opening night referred to the festival
committee as “family” and dedicated
his new movie to an outgoing mem
ber, Wendy Keys.
“I’m still levitating,” Keys, step
ping down after 34 years, said a few
Established filmmakers this year
come from outside the United States:
Spain’s Almodovar, Britain’s Mike
Leigh, Canada’s Atom Egoyan,
Portugal’s Manoel de Oliveira,
Egypt’s Youssef Chahine, Iran’s
Majid Mahidi, Finland’s Aki
Kaurismaki, New Zealand’s Jane
A notable returnee is director
Leos Carax, who in 1992 screened
one of the great follies of the decade,
“Lovers on the Bridge.” Starring
Juliette Binoche, Carax’s film was
then the most expensive French pro
duction ever and was so over
whelmed by publicity about its bud
get that only recently was it released
commercially in the United States.
“Leos is a kind of high-wire act,”
Pena said. “And like any high-wire
act there are sometimes little slips.”
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