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Color Me Kubrick 

The New Orleans Film Society's 2007 series receives a healthy dose of absurdity with May's screening of Color Me Kubrick. The picture, helmed by longtime Kubrick assistant director Brian Cook, documents the "true-ish" criminal travails of Alan Conway, a petty grifter who impersonated the reclusive director for the better part of a decade. With breathless pacing and a spot-on, self-aware script, the riotous Kubrick would work regardless of its casting. But John Malkovich brings inspired lunacy to the role of Conway, a chewy part for which the eccentric actor eagerly chomps at the bit. Malkovich, changing accents like accessories, plays Conway's playing of Kubrick as a case study in multiple personality disorder: a German nobleman to famous theater critic Frank Rich, an enunciation-crazy Howard Cosell-type scamming a brainless metal band. His laughable-yet-successful pitch to the latter? A cameo in his upcoming film All Night Prescriptions, "a science fiction/comedy/drama/love affair/caper movie set in the future." Producer Michael Fitzgerald will serve as emcee, introducing Kubrick and answering questions afterward. Tickets $7 general admission, $5 CAC and NOFS members. -- Noah Bonaparte Pais

7:30 p.m. Wed., May 16

Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., 528-3800; www.cacno.org

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