'Abel Raises Cain'
Long before Borat, Alan Abel was giving interviews as ridiculous characters and whipping the world into a lather. In the 1950s, he ran a decency campaign to clothe naked animals
. In the 1970s, he claimed to run a school for panhandlers. His 1976 film The Faking of the President
inspired a riot. In 2000, he began a campaign to ban all breastfeeding
. This loving documentary by Abel's daughter shows the master of the hoax as he really is—amused, amusing, and sometimes wonderfully cantankerous. (Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave, 329-2629. 7 and 9 pm