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Lou Reed's 'Red Shirley' documentary now online, plus more movie buzz

Lou Reed performs in concert in 1997.

Lou Reed performs in concert in 1997. Photo Credit: AP, 1997

WHO Lou Reed

THE MOVIE "Red Shirley"

THE DEAL The 28-minute documentary, the sole directorial credit for the Freeport rocker, is being streamed on in tribute to Reed, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In the film, Reed, who died Sunday at 71, interviews his 99-year-old cousin, Shirley Novick, about fleeing Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II, working as a seamstress and marching in Washington in support of the civil rights movement. The movie, which Reed codirected with art photographer Ralph Gibson, was previously shown at the 2010 Vienna International Film Festival and the 2011 New York Jewish Film Festival.


WHO Emile Hirsch

THE MOVIE A John Belushi biopic

THE DEAL Hirsch ("Speed Racer," "Into the Wild") will play the "Saturday Night Live" alum, who died from a drug overdose in 1982 at age 33, in a new film from writer-director Steve Conrad, reports. The actor's widow, Judy Belushi Pisano, will produce, and Belushi's friend and "Blues Brothers" co-star, Dan Aykroyd, will executive-produce. Production is slated to begin in the spring in New York. Hirsch, who co-stars with Mark Wahlberg in the upcoming action flick "Lone Survivor," will have to gain weight for the role.


WHO Robin Hardy

THE MOVIE "The Wicker Man"

THE DEAL Get creeped out for Halloween with a restored director's cut of Hardy's 1973 cult horror film, "The Wicker Man," starring Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee and Britt Ekland. The movie, about a cop's search for a missing girl, was butchered by its U.K. distributor during its initial release to fit on double bills. Earlier this year, worldwide rights holder Studiocanal initiated a successful Facebook campaign to recover the missing footage.

INFO Thursday night at 7:30 at Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. Tickets are $11. 631-423-7611,


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