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Thursday, December 27, 2018

Nook on Robinson proves the hits starts comin' and they don't stop comin' with a screening of the fan-made 'Shrek Retold'

Posted By on Thu, Dec 27, 2018 at 7:00 AM

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  • 'Shrek Retold'
We do love watching a new venue find its place in the ecosystem, and this week the Nook settles ever more firmly into the niche it’s carved for itself, i.e.: A Little Place For Weird Stuff. Tonight’s weirdness is a screening of Shrek Retold, a shot-for-shot remake of Shrek by 200 different artists. Yes, Shrek, the 2001 Dreamworks animated fairy-tale starring Mike Myers as a big green ogre and Eddie Murphy as an ass. (Typecasting!) I never obsessed on Shrek, but I’m a big fan of 2008’s Be Kind Rewind, in which feckless video store clerks have to remake every movie in the store on a cardboard and Scotch-tape budget. Guiding light of the project Grant Duffrin, an artist who founded Shrek Fest four years ago, swears Shrek Retold is a labor of love, no irony included. Heartfelt “swede” or feature-length meme, it’s sure to be heartily peculiar, just like the venue in which it’ll unroll.

9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28 | The Nook, 2432 E. Robinson St. | facebook.com/thenookonrobinson | free

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