Arts

The irrepressible Lady Bunny will perform her hit show “Trans-Jester!” one night only, Jan. 28, at the Rrazz Room at the Raven in New Hope. The act is a mix of cabaret and comedy — “a dirty, raunchy, twisted romp with songs,” the chanteuse said in a recent phone interview, that asks, “What can we still laugh at?”

“Julieta,” opening Jan. 13 at Ritz Theatres, has the often-outrageous gay filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar working in a more restrained mode. This drama, based on three short stories by Alice Munro — “Chance,” “Soon” and “Silence” — features the title character played by two different women: Adriana Ugarte is the young Julieta and Emma Suárez is the older Julieta. The conceit works well as this story crosses time and plays with issues of identity. However, some of the connections Almodóvar wants to make require viewers to fill in the blanks.

In the last year, you might have seen out comedian, writer and actor Judy Gold on popular TV shows like “Two Broke Girls,” “Inside Amy Schumer,” “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “Louie,” The Jim Gaffigan Show,” “Difficult People” and “Search Party.”

The inspiring new documentary “The Bad Kids,” directed by married filmmakers Lou Pepe (a Philly native) and Keith Fulton, opens Jan. 13 at the AMC Loews Cherry Hill. The film chronicles a year in the life of the students, faculty and administration of Black Rock High School, an alternative public school in California at which kids study and graduate at their own pace. Fulton and Pepe focus on several of the school’s 120 students, following three in particular: Joey, whose mother is a drug user, and her son is following in her footsteps; Lee, a teenage father, whose girlfriend also attends Black Rock; and Jennifer, who has been sexually abused by her grandmother’s partner. 

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