This article contains multiple spoilers. If you are beside yourself in excitement and haven't seen the movie yet, and have Batman posters on your basement wall, then read this later.
As soon as the trailer appeared for Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises, the final film in his Batman Trilogy, people were speculating about its apparent political content because there appeared to be a prevalence of scenes that played on the theme of economic inequality.
Seventy-five years ago, the Spanish town of Guernica was bombed into rubble. The brutal act propelled one of the world's greatest artists into a three-week painting frenzy. Pablo Picasso's "Guernica" starkly depicts the horrors of war, etched into the faces of the people and the animals on the 20-by-30-foot canvas. It would not prove to be the worst attack during the Spanish Civil War, but it became the most famous, through the power of art. The impact of the thousands of bombs dropped on Guernica, of the aircraft machine guns strafing civilians trying to flee the inferno, is still felt to this day -- by the elderly survivors, who will eagerly share their vivid memories, as well as by Guernica's youth, who are struggling to forge a future for their town out of its painful history.
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It really must be a hard life to take on the pivotal role of attending dinner parties for the upper crust and colourizing fancy cocktails. Even harder when you're having trouble getting along with associates that television executives have picked out to be your 'friends.'
TRANS SPACE at Pride Week 2012 will be located at the heart of the festival site.
The space will provide information, workshops and support to members of the Trans communities, those who are questioning, or simply curious. It will be a safe, inclusive, informative and non-judgmental environment that will be open for the entire Pride Weekend.
Performances by Trans and gender independent/variant artists will be happening on the North Stage, just besides Trans space, on Saturday and Sunday. In addition, Trans artists will also be performing on many other Pride stages and events.
Location and Times:
North Stage Programming