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Pasatiempo - - Moving Images -

Renée Zell­weger plays Emily, a so­cial worker who meets a young girl ( Jodelle Fer­land) and has her at “hello.” When she learns that the girl’s par­ents are try­ing to kill her, she res­cues the kid. But Emily’s “hello” be­comes “help!” when she re­al­izes the par­ents may have had good rea­son to do away with their daugh­ter. Rated R. 109 min­utes. Re­gal North, Santa Fe; Dream­Catcher, Es­pañola. (Not re­viewed) THE DESERT OF FOR­BID­DEN ART Com­bine Hitch­cock­ian in­trigue with the ad­ven­ture of a Spiel­berg film set in an ex­otic land, and you’re swept up in a real-life art drama. This doc­u­men­tary film by Amanda Pope and Tchav­dar Ge­orgiev tells the story of the Nukus mu­seum of Rus­sian avant-garde art in Karakalpak­stan (an in­de­pen­dent re­pub­lic of Uzbek­istan) and Igor Sav­it­sky, the artist and ar­chae­ol­o­gist who sin­gle­hand­edly saved the art from the scrapheap of Stalin’s

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