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Friday’s openings redux: Racism and a poet’s muse

In addition to "Wild Rose," which I've already written about, the Magic Lantern plans to open two more films on Friday. They are:

"Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love": Documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield explores the relationship between poet-singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen and his "muse," the Norwegian Marianne Ihlen. So long, Marianne.

"Skin": In this based-on-a-true-story drama, Jamie Bell plays a young man, raised by racist skinheads, who changes his views — and as a consequence his life. Shades of recent events.

I'll update the mainstream theaters' schedules probably by tomorrow.