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In a Nutshell: A Portrait of Elizabeth Tashjian
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In a Nutshell:
A Portrait of Elizabeth Tashjian

5/14, 315p, Women’s Building Buy Tickets
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Don Bernier
2004, USA, 81 min.
www.mimeticmedia.com

We'll do our best to refrain from puns about nuts, though it's not easy when you're dealing with somebody like Elizabeth Tashjian. Luckily, Don Bernier's film is so beguiling and Elizabeth so guileless that it's pretty hard to make fun of her. She's the Nut Lady, so obsessed with nuts of all kinds that she opened the one and only Nut Museum and became a regular guest on Johnny Carson and other TV shows. But this poignant film is much more than a portrait of a seemingly crazy obsession-it's the story of the unique, fascinating life of this 92- year-old and the fi ght to preserve her own dignity and identity.

 

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Katherine Leggett and Davina Pardo
2004, USA, 8 mi

These guys spend their weekends scrutinizing every plane coming and going at the Oakland Airport. Everyone needs a hobby, they say.