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    A Passion for Fashion: Catch 'Dior and I' at Village 8
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    Some people really love clothes and their splendiferous variety. This is a mystery to me, who has roughly the same wardrobe I did ten years ago, comprised of dark neutral colors out of a general dislike of drawing attention to myself through my outer appearance. (And really, who says we need clothes anyway?) People exist, however, who are absolutely crazy about clothing, and was in fact married to a woman who had a great interest in fine fashion and clothing design. It may be an art form only to be fully appreciated by the obscenely rich, but it is an art form nonetheless, and a lot of work comes from the powers-that-be into deciding and designing just what fashions will be most acceptable to the world.

    That world is, of course, not without its drama, and one such story is the subject of the documentary Dior and I, directed by Frédéric Tcheng, playing now at Village 8 as the newest installment in its Louisville Exclusives series. The original Christian Dior ceased life in 1957, but the company carried on, continuing to produce fabulous clothes to wow the fashion world. In 2012 Raf Simons took over as creative director of Dior – but not without some apprehension from those in the know. A skilled designer, some felt that his style clashed with that of classic Dior; this documentary is about the struggle of Simons to prove his worth to the company and to the fashion world.

    Dior and I will screen at Village 8 for one week. Village 8 is located at 4014 Dutchmans Lane. Further theater information and showtimes can be found at the Village 8 website.

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    There are legitimate theories that the Big Bang originated from the collapse of a black hole in a fourth-dimensional universe. This stuff fascinates me, and I love reading about it. I love reading about science. And about anything, for that matter, provided it's interesting - and everything is potentially interesting, so I'm fascinated by a lot of things. I also read a lot of fiction (Kurt Vonnegut deserves deification) and watch a lot of movies (Charlie Chaplin also deserves deification). I've made a few short films myself. I'm also a writer of everything - I'm close to a Bachelor's in English at IUS. My life consists of reading, writing, bartending, and taking care of my daughter full-time. Life is busy and life is stressful, but that's why there's music and art and other forms of relaxation.

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