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The Jew of Home Depot and other picks

By awoodall
Friday, January 11th, 2008 at 2:01 pm in Uncategorized.

How about a little literary kultcha next week? For a trip across the Bay (you know which one), the Jewish Community Center of SF is offering “Max Apple: The Jew of Home Depot and Other Stories,” 8 p.m. Jan. 14.  The totally irreverent Apple is best known for “skewering pop culture and finding relevance in the mundane and the absurd of Jewish life,” acc. to the LA Times review of his first book of fiction in 20 years, which the satirist himself will be on hand to discuss on the 14th. 
Then, on Jan. 16 (7 p.m.), Paul Auster (who wrote the screenplay for Smoke — the  brilliant  Wayne Wang film with Harvey Keitel and Giancarlo Esposito, Blue in the Face — ditto on the brilliant but with Lou Reed and Madonna et al, and Lulu on the Bridge) will appear in the flesh for a screening of his new film, The Inner Life of Martin Frost.  Then he’ll talk about his new film. 
The JCC is located at 3200 California St., SF. The telephone is 415-292-1233 and the Web site is www.jccsf.org. Tickets cost $10 for non-members ($8 for members).  

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