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Yellow Dogs, 'Project X' and the movie-violence equation
Yellow Dogs, 'Project X' and the movie-violence equation

The tragedy that befell the Brooklyn punk group Yellow Dogs, in which several bandmates were killed, allegedly by a disgruntled fellow member of the Iranian expat music scene, came with a surprising movie connection. Yellow Dogs was featured in the 2009 film “No One Knows About Persian Cats,” the acclaimed Kurdish director Bahman Ghobadi's semi-documentary that won a prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Yellow Dogs was seen performing in the film, and the subsequent media attention actually helped allow members to emigrate from Iran. Film titles have come up in association with tragedies several times over the last few days. At a shooting in suburban Houston over the...

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