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   from the issue of August 31, 2006

Guantanamo detainees, friends, punk rockers featured at the Ross

A triple play at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center is featuring the stories of three Guantanamo detainees, a reunion of friends and the punk rock career of conjoined twins.


In "The Road to Guantánamo," director Michael Winterbottom traces the story of three British Muslim men who were held at Guantanamo Bay following their arrest in Afghanistan.

The film - running Sept. 1-14 at the Ross - mixes interviews with the men, known as, "The Tipton Three," with dramatic reenactments of the events that beset them.

"The Road to Guantánamo" is rated R.

Also opening Sept. 1 is "Russian Dolls," a breezy and light sequel to "L'Auberge Espagnole."

Directed by Cedric Klapisch, "Russian Dolls" continues the story of a group of friends who meet up following a five-year break. "Russian Dolls" (unrated) is showing from Sept. 1-7.

Opening Sept. 8, "Brothers of the Head" is a mockumentary about a pair of conjoined rock and roll artists.

"Brothers of the Head" traces the odyssey of conjoined twins Tom and Barry Howe who were found by a 1970s music promoter and groomed into a boy band. Grappling with impossible love, artistic rivalry and a dark inner life, the twins embrace their freakishness and reflect it back in Punk Rock music.

"Brothers of the Head" (rated R) directed by Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe.

Show times are available online at or by calling the Ross film information line at 472-5353.



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