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High Fidelity 

When: Thu., Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m. 2012
Price: $5.50

High Fidelity is a rare case in which an adaptation of a good book that isn't completely faithful to the source material becomes a good and unique work of its own. Stephen Frears' 2000 film based on Nick Hornby's modern-classic paean to music and relationships relocated the setting from London to Chicago and changed several key scenes, but it retains the acerbic wit of the source novel. John Cusack has one of his best spotlights as Rob, record store owner and compulsive maker of "Top 5" lists, whose latest breakup leads him to confront his own shortcomings through many a monologue to the camera (and in one case, an imaginary Bruce Springsteen). The film also offered a breakout role for Jack Black as Rob's employee Barry, a music snob who proves a surprisingly old-fashioned crooner, and features an excellent soundtrack. As one who owns a "Championship Vinyl" T-shirt named after the book/ film's record store (and had it mended by a tailor after it got some holes), I'll say the film holds up after more than a decade, though plenty of scenes still make me cringe in recognition, only with comic books and TV shows substituting for vinyl records. The 7:30 p.m. screening kicks off the Colony's new Music at the Movies series. —Zack Smith

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