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Issue No. 1983

Jake Gyllenhaall in Jarhead

Jake Gyllenhaall in Jarhead

Directed by Sam Mendes
Out now

This indictment of war is based on the book by former US marine Anthony Swofford about his experiences in the Middle East during the 1991 Gulf War.

Starring Jake Gyllenhaall and Jamie Foxx, Jarhead is a gritty account of a group of US troops in the run-up to the attack on Iraq.

While the film never quite challenges the imperialist set-up it is still an interesting movie to watch.

Katherine Branney

International Mime Festival
Various theatres, London
Until 29 January

If you think that mime is clowns all dressed in black with painted faces trying to find imaginary doors, this will change your mind.

Bringing together some of the most exciting visual theatre from across the world, this annual festival is always worth exploring.

Gamarjobat, the Japanese duo, are giving two free performances on 21 and 22 January in the Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer at 1pm. It will be well worth catching.

Mary Peterson

We Are Here
Q-Arts gallery, Derby dance centre, Guildhall
14 January - 12 February

Fased is a regional professional association of freelance and self-employed disabled people working in the arts.

They have brought together a season of film, digital projection, live art, sculpture and seminars.

Aidan Shingler returns with his ongoing critique of psychiatric abuse.

Dave Everitt contrasts the warmth of the human heartbeat with the strict structures of mathematics and artificial intelligence. Claire Armstrong’s film explores the cartography of the mind, body and soul.

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Sat 14 Jan 2006, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1983
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