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A pair of middle-aged women--whose surprising effect on young men isn't meant to be ironic--are the main characters in this kaleidoscopic narrative, which has the two of them sashaying in and out of other characters' dilemmas as they make their way to the post office on April 15. The meandering adventure includes acrobatic, dance, and musical performances, even a magic show. Yet filmmaker Laura Colella tells us very little about the women's past or present circumstances, liberating them and us from the constraints of conventional psychodrama. With its feature length sustained by gracefully associative transitions and a pleasurably erratic tone that's never satirical, this movie, which is realistic and hyperrealistic at the same time, reminds us of the potential richness of both life and filmmaking. With Kathleen Monteleone and Donna Sorbello. On the same program, The Same Ark and Statuary, two shorts by Colella, who will attend the screening. Kino-Eye Cinema at Columbia College, 600 S. Michigan, Friday, April 2, 8:00, 773-384-5533. --Lisa Alspector

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