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Weather Girl


Weather Girl is Friends meets Network, the 1976 classic in which newsman Howard Beale exhorts viewers to go to their windows and yell to the world, "I'm as mad as hell, and I am not going to take this anymore!" In this case, "sassy weather girl" Sylvia's (Tricia O'Kelley) predicament is a personal crisis. She's caught between simultaneously dating and working with a loathsome on-air personality (Mark Harmon) and being single and unemployed. Her on-air tirade is not as sharp, funny or riot grrrlish as it's cracked up to be, but her struggles with extended slackerdom and her unfortunate notoriety are amusing. She finds herself in close quarters with her brother (Ryan Devlin) and his friend (Patrick Adams, TV's Friday Night Lights), a work-at-home and/or on-the-neighbor's-computer Web designer. Panicked banter about her being 35, single and approaching desperate, and downwardly mobile ensues. The cramped intimacy, however, also results in a claustrophobic story with an easy-to-forecast outcome. Bossier City filmmaker Blayne Weaver assembled a talented cast throughout (Jon Cryer, Enrico Colantoni and Jane Lynch fill bit roles), and the film feels like a sitcom with enough adult language and candor to keep it fun. Weaver will attend screenings Friday through Sunday. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students/seniors, $5 Zeitgeist members. — Will Coviello

Weather Girl

9:30 p.m. Fri.-Thu., Aug. 28-Sept. 3

Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858;

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