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Mondovino (NR)

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The release and popularity of Sideways sparks yet another round of renewed interest in all things wine-related, which became nothing but good news for filmmaker Jonathan Nossiter's documentary, Mondovino. Nossiter doesn't want you to get too bogged down in the vineyards, however. "It's set in the world of wine, but it's no more about wine than Dallas was about the oil industry," he was quoted as saying in an article we ran in last month's "Swizzle" pull-out on New Orleans nightlife. Now New Orleanians get to see what all the fuss is about with Nossiter's documentary, which has received generally positively though slightly mixed reviews. "It's such a knowledgeable work and so pleasantly obsessed with its subject that it will interest even audiences whose attraction to wine is only casual," wrote the Chicago Tribune's Michael Wilmington. The New York Times' A.O. Scott wasn't as impressed: "Jonathan Nossiter, in his documentary, is more interested in the sobering facts of global marketing, economic competition and cultural imperialism than in wine as a beverage." Nossiter might agree. Tickets $6 general admission, $5 students/seniors, $4 Zeitgeist members. (Note: The New Orleans Film Festival will also screen Mondovino as a part of next month's French Film Festival.)

8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, June 14-16
Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1724 Oretha Castle Blvd., 525-2767; www.zeitgeistinc.org

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