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Topic - Dolly
From Martha Washington to Michelle Obama, C-SPAN is taking a look at first ladies.
Mark Farkas is used to his teenage daughters showing little interest in his work. After all, he is a producer at terminally unhip C-SPAN.
A sustained balancing act between dry upper-crust cynicism and pent-up passions, Donald Rice's "Cheerful Weather for the Wedding" maintains its uneasy stasis long enough to frustrate some romance-hungry viewers while tantalizing those for whom withheld pleasure is the whole point. Spot-on production values and a fine cast should help it win enough of the undecided to make a strong showing at art houses.
"Dolly," one of the 14 stories in Alice Munro's "Dear Life," opens with the narrator and her husband, Franklin, a famed poet, planning their deaths.