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JAN 2017

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LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 12.16 87 WATCH ON THE WALL Haven't heard of English singer/songwriter Clive Gregson? That's OK. A visit to New Wave Burritos on Preston Highway will change that. New Wave owners Nate Sturdevant and Matt Filip have taken it upon themselves to, in Sturdevant's words, "amass the world's largest collection of original Clive Gregson artwork." When Sturdevant and Filip worked at Eiderdown, the two played Where Are All the Nice Girls? (an album by Gregson's former band, Any Trouble) in the kitchen "like every day for a year," Sturdevant says. After opening New Wave, it seemed natural to put Gregson's artwork all over the walls. But there's one piece in the burrito joint that isn't an original by Gregson. The leather jacket with an outline of the musician, a little heart dotting the i in his name, was made by employee John King. It hangs on the blue wall by the record player. "Art is useful," Sturdevant says. "If I pop out for a delivery I might put it on." — KM "Love Sculpture," by Nina Braun Eight years ago, Jim Zimmer bought a print of a textile sculpture titled "Love Sculpture," by German artist Nina Braun. He'd been on the hunt for a special gift for his wife Jessica, who makes up the other half of their design company, Zimmer Design, when he spotted the print at a gallery in Hamburg, Germany. The Zimmers recently moved it from their bedroom to the dining room, where they can see it during the day. "This piece caught my eye because I felt like it was us," Jim Zimmer says. "Whenever I'm wearing a hat I always hug Jess and look at the print on the wall." Braun creates soft sculptures out of wool and other materials and occasionally photographs them and releases limited- edition prints. "I have spoken with her about the piece, and she said it is actually her and her husband," Zimmer says. "I told her Jess and I feel the same way." — KM RESIDENCE IN Monsoon Wedding "There are a few tracking shots that fill the screen with the intense, colorful backdrop of India, but it's the ensemble cast that really brings this film to life. And it has one of my favorite musical scenes in any film." Amreeka "Heartbreaking and hilarious, this film does an excellent job of demonstrating the nuanced ways in which refugees assimilate to American culture, but it's also a testament to the strength and resilience of displaced individuals throughout the world." Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind "Vladimir Nabokov once said, 'Memory is the only real estate,' and that is the core message of this film." Do the Right Thing "A masterpiece. Spike Lee's film taught me the power of camera movement and the visual opportunities that arise when stories are told over the course of a single day." 5 Broken Cameras "The only documentary on my list, this film has inspired me beyond words. It shows how anyone — regardless of their place in this world — can be a storyteller." Elijah McKenzie is director of KY Place, a documentary web series that has explored topics like "the Ninth Street divide" and the west Louisville Dirt Bowl basketball tournament. Here are five movies that inspire him.

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