COM­PLAINTS CHOIR

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(Ada Bli­gaard Søby, Den­mark/Fin­land/ U. S.). 60 min­utes. Rat­ing: Oliver Koc­tha- Kalleinen and Tellervo Kalleinen are Finnish con­cep­tual artists who travel the world or­ga­niz­ing choirs in which cit­i­zens can make their gripes in song. Com­plaints Choir in­ter­cuts two of their projects, in Chicago and Sin­ga­pore, con­trast­ing the Amer­i­can way of whin­ing with the Sin­ga­porean un­will­ing­ness to ex­press dis­sat­is­fac­tion with any­thing for fear of gov­ern­ment reprisal.

It’s en­ter­tain­ing enough, though the al­ter­nat­ing struc­ture pre­vents direc­tor Ada Bli­gaard Søby from dig­ging too deeply into the lives of the per­form­ers.

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