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Dear Sir, I AGREE with Jason Moore's Tuesday editorial (Daily Bulletin, 7th March) regarding the films which gained “Oscars.” I happened to see Crash before it was releaesd here. (My wife refused to watch it because of the violence and swearing.) A good film, but in my opinion, not worth of an “Oscar.” Although I did not see Brokeback Mountain, I am glad that it did not get an “Oscar” as I did not like the content matter and prefer to stay with Clint Eastwood and John Wayne westerns.
POLITICAL STATEMENTS
How many films that have won the “Oscars” over the years are suitable for mass public viewing? Most of the films at the Renoir cinema in Palma are trying to make political statements or are arthouse.
Before Christmas, Jason Moore was bemoaning the lack of English language films. There are at the moment, five showing at the Renoir, but not exactly for mass viewing.
Jason Moore seems to have my taste in cinema; perhaps he could be persuaded to choose the films for showing in the future. We should not complain too much as at least we do get films in English.
Alan Caffyn, Santa Ponsa

TODAY

SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
PALMA/7.40-11.20 Day of the Documentaries: Session 2 from 7.40 to 9.20pm; Session 3 from 9.30 to 11pm; Concert by José Domingo/Psychoine at 11.20pm. Documentaries will be screened at the Sala Mozart (Auditorium, Paseo Maritimo); concerts at Cultura Club (off Paseo Mallorca).

MAJORCAN FOOD FAIR

PALMA
At the exhibition area of the Poligono de Llevant industrial estate, close to the GESA building. A showcase for Majorcan cuisine. Open 12.30 to 4pm and 7 to 11pm. Entrance fee and small charge for tasting dishes. Restaurants change every two days. Today's dishes include fish with noodles and rabbit in pomegranate sauce.

FUNFAIR

PALMA/SA RIERA PARK
Easter Funfair off Calle Jesus (by cemetery). Open weekdays from 5 to 11pm, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, 10am to midnight. Until April 17.

CYCLETOUR

CALA RAJADA/9.30AM
Cycle tour around Calas de Capdepera, 20kms through countryside, easy. Leaves from Plaça dels Pins. Information and booking 971 563033. Next excursion tomorrow on foot to Market and Castle, seven kilometres, average difficulty, also on March 16, on foot to Cala Agulla, Cala Mesquida, Cala Torta, 20 kms, average difficulty.

MUSIC

PAGUERA/5PM
Concert by the Madrigal Guitar Duo (Xenia Axelroud and Joan Benejam) at the church of Santo Cristo, Plaza M Waring, at 5pm. Free. Part of the Winter in Majorca programme.

KEEP FIT

ARENAL/10.30AM
Gymnastics on the beach, opposite Club Nautico, Avda Miramar. Weather permitting. Free.

MARKETS

ISLANDWIDE
There will be markets starting between 8 and 9am in Alcudia, Arenal, Arta, Campanet, Llubi, Porreras, Portocolom, Santa Margalida.

RENOIR: FILMS IN ENGLISH

TRANSAMERICA

SALA 2: 4.05, 6.15, 8.25, 10.35PM
Comedy/drama. About a trans-sexual woman. Written and directed by Duncan Tucker, stars Felicity Huffman. Rated R for sexual content, nudity, language.
GOOD NIGHT & GOOD LUCK

SALA 3: 4.15, 6.15, 10.35PM
The threat of Communism in 1950s USA. Directed by George Clooney. Rating PG.

THREE BURIALS OF

MELQUIADES ESTRADA

SALA 4: 10..15PM ONLY
Drama. A man is shot and quickly buried in the high desert of west Texas. Directed by Tommy Lee Jones. Rating 15.

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN

SALA 3: 8.15PM ONLY
Winner of three Oscars, including Best Director for Ang Lee. Tells the love story of two poor young men. Stars Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal. Rated R for sexuality, language, violence.

THE FEAST OF THE GOAT

SALA 4: 4.25, 7.30PM
Drama combined with political conspiracy set iin the Dominican Republic, starring Isabella Rossellini, directed by Luis Llosa. Scenes of sexuality and violence.

Renoir: S'Escorxador cultural centre, calle Emperatriz Eugenia; 971 205408.

TOMORROW

MUSIC

POLLENSA/9PM
Guitar recital by the Madrigal Duo (Xenia Axelroud and Joan Benejam) at the church of Santo Domingo, Calle Guillem Cifre de Colonya, at 9pm. Free.

GUIDED TOUR

PALMA/10.30AM
There will be a guided tour of art nouveau buildings in Palma, with commentary in English. Costs ten euros, lasts about two hours. Information and bookings at 636 430000, Mondays to Saturdays at 10am to 6pm. Next tours: the Jewish Quarter on March 16 and the Capuchine Convent on March 21.

THURSDAY

CRICKET

MAGALLUF/1PM
Cricket match, MCC vs Basingstoke at the ground behind the sports pavillion, at 1pm. Also March 25 and 26, MCC vs Port Talbot.

HIKE

ALCUDIA/10AM
Guided hiking tour to the Barcares and Bonaire beaches, easy, lasts about three hours, leaves from church of Sant Jaume. Bookings 971 897100/971 546364. Free

STREET PARTY

PLAYA DE PALMA/4.30PM
Street party with flamenco, ensaimadas and moscatel in the Plaza de las Maravillas at 4.30pm, weather permitting. Free. Part of the Winter in Majorca programme.