David Lazar's 'I'll Be Your Mirror' Enlightens, Thrills, Frustrates and Bewilders

David Lazar's 'I'll Be Your Mirror' Enlightens, Thrills, Frustrates and Bewilders

By Christopher John Stephens

This collection is a remarkable look at the transformative and thrilling sounds the essay can make when given the chance to play as many different instruments as possible. 23 Oct 2017 // 10:30 AM

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NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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