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Manhattan Short Film Festival / Chicken with Plums / The Master

Air Date: 10/05/12 Robin thanks all those who attended the Manhattan Short Film Festival. This week she discusses why there aren't more independent and art projects showing in Reno. The simple answer of course is money. There is a small arena for it in downtown Reno, but overall if people don't come out to see the film, businesses aren't going to carry the films. After all, it is of course a business. Two films are currently playing in the arts/independent film circuit this week in Reno, Chicken with Plums and The Master. In Chicken with Plums, Nasser Ali Khan, one of the most renowned musicians of his day, has lost all taste for life since his violin broke. Finding no instrument worthy of replacing it, he decides to confine himself to bed to await death.In The Master, after returning from the Second World War, having witnessed many horrors, a charismatic intellectual creates a faith-based organization in an attempt to provide meaning to his life. He becomes known as "The Master". His right-hand man, a former drifter, begins to question both the belief system and The Master as the organization grows and gains a fervent following. Listen in to more on this week's film review with Robin Hollabird.