A feel-good film about a man who ventures to get himself out of a rut, "Danny Deckchair" is sure to please anyone who daydreams about escaping the everyday routine. The Australian film is poignant, funny and captivating in its depiction of one person's quest for fulfillment. See review on Page 30.
-- Sara Gebhardt
Early fall rituals: leaves turning, pep rallies, great hopes for the Redskins, back-to-school sales and Mose Allison at Blues Alley Thursday through Sept. 5. The venerable songwriter and jazz/blues/whatever vocalist is still going strong at 76, living up to the sentiment of one of his best songs, "I Love the Life I Live."
-- Richard Harrington
Ultra Violet has come to town. Well, Hagerstown, anyway. Running through Oct. 17, the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will showcase the art of the former Warhol factory "superstar" born Isabelle Collin Dufresne. "Is Christ Politically . . . Prophetically . . . Correct? Ministry of Angels," features hundreds of feet of synthetic sky consisting of paint, found objects, computer-generated imagery and something called "amazars" (in which remnants of previous art are formed into new compositions). Call 301-739-5727.
-- Michael O'Sullivan