Movie: The Interpreter

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Ann and I were both impressed by this character drama about a white woman from a fictional African country working as an interpreter in the New York UN building. The setting is interesting, and the characters stay pretty real. Ann, having grown up in Zaire, was irritated by a detail here and there (the one I recall is that people from African nations don’t talk wistfully about Africa as a whole, but would refer to their home country or province), but it was not nearly as bad she expected.

On a side note, I have to say that the Cinema Saver 6 theatre where we watched this movie rocks. The show started on a big screen after one preview at $2 a ticket. I’ve sworn to boycott all the other theatres in town, which charge way more, play 20 minutes of commercials, cancel scheduled shows, and pack you into shoeboxes not much bigger than our living room. Why do people put up with it?

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