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An evening with Paul Auster & friends! MUSIC, MAGIC & THE MUSE: for his latest novel, '4 3 2 1' features Singer Sophie Auster and Magician David Blaine held at Adrienne Arsht Center - Miami, Florida, United States - Tuesday 21st February 2017

Paul Auster, Siri Hustvedt, Sophie Auster, Brittany Anjou and David Blaine
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The Center Of The World Review


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At a time when filmed eroticism between intelligent, complex adults is at something of a nadir, Wayne Wang comes along with the sexiest film in quite some time. The Center of the World deals with themes of loneliness and sexuality, and how the two are (or are not) intertwined.

Peter Sarsgaard plays Richard, a typical (almost stereotypical) techo-geek who made a million dollars the year prior and is about to make a lot more through an IPO. We are introduced to him and Florence (Molly Parker) as they check into a hotel suite in Las Vegas. Through a series of flashbacks, we learn that Richard recently met Florence, a freckled stunner, at the strip club where she works. Within five minutes, Wang sets the film's tone by having Parker perform an act that eliminates any chance for an R rating -- a shocking act for a lead actress in a mainstream film, and one that suggests that freedom of sexuality is a major issue here (and that Parker is an actress with few boundaries).

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