• William Eggleston in the Real World

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    From director Michael Almereyda (​​Escapes, Marjorie Prime) comes a direct, subtle portrait of genius​. ​Tracing connections between the groundbreaking images of William Eggleston — widely considered ​the father of ​modern color photography​ — and the artist’s private life, the film opens viewers...

  • Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin

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    Best-known for groundbreaking science fiction and fantasy works such as A Wizard of Earthsea, The Left Hand of Darkness, and The Dispossessed, Ursula K. Le Guin defiantly held her ground on the margin of “respectable” literature until the sheer excellence of her work, at long last, forced the mai...

  • Black Mother
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    Black Mother

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    Part film, part baptism, in Black Mother director Khalik Allah brings us on a spiritual journey through Jamaica. Soaking up its bustling metropolises and tranquil countryside, Allah introduces us to a succession of vividly rendered souls who call this island home. Their candid testimonies create ...

  • A Bread Factory, Part Two: Walk With Me a While

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    The acclaimed new work from filmmaker Patrick Wang (In the Family), featuring a remarkable performance from actress Tyne Daly, is the story of The Bread Factory, a community arts center in the small town of Checkford, told in two films. In part one, after 40 years of running The Bread Factory, Do...

  • A Bread Factory, Part One: For the Sake of Gold

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    The acclaimed new work from filmmaker Patrick Wang (In the Family), featuring a remarkable performance from actress Tyne Daly, is the story of The Bread Factory, a community arts center in the small town of Checkford, told in two films. In part one, after 40 years of running The Bread Factory, Do...

  • Buddy
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    Buddy

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    In this poignant and carefully composed portrait of six service dogs and their owners, renowned documentary filmmaker Heddy Honigmann explores the close bond between animal and human. Honigmann questions the owners in her characteristic way — respectfully and with genuine concern rooted in a deep...

  • In the Family
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    In the Family

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    In the town of Martin, Tennessee, Chip Hines, a precocious six year old, has only known life with his two dads, Cody and Joey. And a good life it is. When Cody dies suddenly in a car accident, Joey and Chip struggle to find their footing again. Just as they begin to, Cody’s will reveals that he n...

  • The Grief of Others
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    The Grief of Others

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    The Ryries have suffered a loss: the death of a baby just fifty-seven hours after his birth. Without words to express their grief, the parents, John and Ricky, try to return to their previous lives. The couple’s children, ten-year-old Biscuit and thirteen-year-old Paul, responding to the unnamed ...

  • The Trial
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    The Trial

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    A riveting behind-the-scenes look at the impeachment trial of Brazil's first female President, Dilma Rousseff. Granted unique access to the defense team, senators and President Rousseff herself, this explosive documentary captures this profound political crisis while reflecting on the dangers fac...

  • Lethem
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    Lethem

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    A portrait of the life and work of Jonathan Lethem ("Motherless Brooklyn," "The Fortress of Solitude"), featuring those who have impacted the writer’s life. Using both the urban landscapes of New York and images of the American road from Maine to California as visual correlatives for Lethem’s boo...

  • Nocturama
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    Nocturama

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    The new film by Bertrand Bonello (Saint Laurent, House of Pleasures) is a terrorism thriller like no other, recalling Robert Bresson’s The Devil, Probably as much as it does George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead. We first follow a group of tense, shifty adolescents as they prowl the streets and sub...

  • Fireworks Wednesday
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    Fireworks Wednesday

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    From the two-time Academy Award winning director of "The Salesman" and "A Separation", Asghar Farhadi's "Fireworks Wednesday" is a gripping, suspenseful story of marital intrigue and betrayal set against the backdrop of the Persian New Year.

  • The Artefacta
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    The Artefacta

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    Nicola Costantino is one of Latin America’s most controversial and admired visual artists. With often macabre imagery rooted in a violence that pervades the history of Argentina, Costantino is known for provocative works, such as lifelike casts of animals, soap constructed out of fat that has bee...

  • Notes on an Appearance

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    A young man’s disappearance is at the center of an enigmatic, haunted film set inside New York City apartments, subway stations, bookstores, and cafés as the supporters of an elusive political theorist embark on a covert program of indiscriminate violence and censure. But Todd and Madeleine, who ...

  • End of Life
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    End of Life

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    A deeply moving and revelatory documentary, "End of Life" from filmmakers John Bruce and Paweł Wojtasik captures the last years of five individuals in the process of dying. Featuring noted spiritual teacher and author, Ram Dass, "End of Life" is an extraordinary achievement here to disrupt centur...

  • Life and Nothing More

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    In his remarkable second feature – winner of the Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award – Spanish-born filmmaker Antonio Méndez Esparza follows-up his debut drama "Aquí y allá" with another sensitive portrait of a struggling family. Stressed by her job in a diner, single mother Regina (Regina W...

  • Araby
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    Araby

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    Andre, a teenager, lives in an industrial town in Brazil near an old aluminum factory. One day, a factory worker, Cristiano, suffers an accident. Asked to go to Cristiano’s house to pick up clothes and documents, Andre stumbles on a notebook, and it’s here that Araby begins — or, rather, transfor...

  • Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach

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    Using correspondences and texts written by Johann Sebastian Bach, and read by his wife, Anna Magdalena, filmmakers Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet have crafted one of the most precise, rewarding biopics ever put to screen. "Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach’s" intense emotional pull can be u...

  • Bisbee '17
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    Bisbee '17

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    Radically combining collaborative documentary, western, and musical elements, the new film by Robert Greene ("Kate Plays Christine") follows several members of a close-knit community as they attempt to reckon with their town’s darkest hour. In 1917, nearly two-thousand immigrant miners, on strike...

  • Kwaku Ananse
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    Kwaku Ananse

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    A short film by Akosua Adoma Owusu

  • A Train Arrives at the Station

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    "This film was a gift to me. I make no claims for it, nor do I offer any apologies. It comes from work on The Thoughts That Once We Had. There was one shot we had to cut whose loss I particularly regretted. It was a shot of a train pulling into Tokyo Station from Ozu’s The Only Son (1936). So I d...

  • The Day Before the End
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    The Day Before the End

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    The new short film from Lav Diaz.

    Synopsis:

    In the year 2050, the Philippines brace for the coming of the fiercest storm ever to hit the country. And as the wind and waters start to rage, poets are being murdered.

    A striking short film from Lav Diaz (Storm Children), a filmmaker known f...

  • Casa de Lava
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    Casa de Lava

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    In only his second feature, Portuguese filmmaker Pedro Costa (HORSE MONEY, IN VANDA'S ROOM) brilliantly reworked Jacques Tourneur’s classic I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE into a reflection on his country’s colonial legacy. A nurse, Mariana (Inês de Medeiros), accompanies Leão (Isaach de Bankolé) to his h...

  • Fengming: A Chinese Memoir

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    Winter in China. A town in the snow. Night is falling. Wrapped in her red coat, an elderly woman walks through a housing complex to her modest apartment. Inside, Fengming settles into her armchair and remembers. She begins to recount the gripping and almost unbelievably heartrending story of her ...

  • Trend Beacons
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    Trend Beacons

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    A fascinating look inside the secretive world of trend forecasting, TREND BEACONS introduces us to the individuals who predict (or in some cases, engineer), the cultural, social and fashion trends of tomorrow.

  • Portrait of a Garden

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    A search for meaning, companionship and the perfect ingredients… In a picturesque garden on a grand country estate, two long-time friends, an 85 year-old pruning master and the gardener, tend to the espaliers. Surrounded by vegetable patches, citrus trees, the orchard and lush grapevines, they ta...

  • Moses and Aaron
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    Moses and Aaron

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    MOSES AND AARON finds Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet, through their exemplary craft, transforming a familiar Biblical tale into a borderline-surreal cinematic opera of seemingly endless possibility. In expressive, melodic tones, the fraternal pair debate God’s true message and intent for H...

  • Infinite Football
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    Infinite Football

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    After fracturing his fibula in a 1987 game, former Romanian soccer star and current bureaucrat Laurențiu Ginghină now dreams of radically revising his beloved sport’s rules to reduce injuries and, in turn, revolutionize it. With Infinite Football, Romanian New Wave master Corneliu Porumboiu ("12:...

  • Rodents of Unusual Size

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    Louisiana has suffered from hurricanes, flooding and oil spills, but nothing has been as insidious as the nutria. This giant swamp rat, known for its orange buckteeth, is prone to tunneling and eating plant roots, threatening the fragile wetlands. Rodents follows the sometimes peculiar efforts o...

  • The Organizer
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    The Organizer

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    Before its infamous demise, ACORN had been the largest community organization in the US, a national political powerhouse for the poor that transformed lives and communities. Featuring a wealth of archival footage, this is a comprehensive portrait of the organization and its founder, Wade Rathke, ...

  • Behemoth
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    Behemoth

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    Beginning with a mining explosion in Mongolia and ending in a ghost city west of Beijing, Zhao Liang’s visionary new film BEHEMOTH details, in one breathtaking sequence after another, the social and ecological devastation behind an economic miracle that may yet prove illusory.

  • Light Years
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    Light Years

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    An illustration of filmmaking’s many stages — mysterious, delirious, playful, frustrated — and complex artistic collaboration with its subject, Manuel Abramovich’s new film concerns Lucrecia Martel during the making of her fourth feature, Zama. Light Years far surpasses the familiar form of behin...

  • All the Cities of the North

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    Charting the languorous, mysterious existence of two men who seem to share a deep, liminal understanding beyond words, until a third man enters their secluded space, Dane Komljen's debut feature, All the Cities of the North, is a radically open-ended but ravishingly beautiful work that’s animated...

  • Mr. Fish: Cartooning from the Deep

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    A political cartoonist known for his outrageous and subversive art, Mr. Fish’s work has been published in places such as Harper’s, The Nation, The Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly and The Village Voice and sites like truthdig.com. In this intimate and revealing documentary, Mr. Fish: Cartooning from ...

  • Influenza
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    Influenza

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    A film by Bong Joon-ho

  • Towards Mathilde
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    Towards Mathilde

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    Emphasizing raw physicality, craft, and in-the-moment fervor over exposition, Towards Mathilde, from filmmaker Claire Denis (Beau Travail, 35 Shots of Rum, Let the Sunshine In), is a documentary portrait par excellence.

  • Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?

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    “In 1946, my great-grandfather murdered a black man named Bill Spann and got away with it.” So begins Travis Wilkerson’s critically acclaimed documentary, "Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?", which takes us on a journey through the American South to uncover the truth behind a horrific incident an...

  • The Prison in Twelve Landscapes

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    In this remarkable documentary, filmmaker Brett Story excavates the often-unseen links and connections that prisons – and our system of mass incarceration – have on communities and industries all around us; from a blazing California mountainside where female prisoners fight raging wildfires to a ...

  • The Human Surge
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    The Human Surge

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    One of the year’s most bracingly original debuts, THE HUMAN SURGE is a global journey that jumps from Argentina to the Philippines to Mozambique, a road movie that fuses fiction and documentary for a portrait of our present moment that boldly and wildly looks towards our future.

  • Bronx Gothic
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    Bronx Gothic

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    From director Andrew Rossi (PAGE ONE: INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES) comes an electrifying portrait of writer and performer Okwui Okpokwasili and her acclaimed one-woman show, BRONX GOTHIC. Rooted in memories of her childhood, Okwui – who’s worked with conceptual artists like Ralph Lemon and Julie Ta...

  • The Academy of Muses

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    A university professor teaches a class on muses in art and literature as a means of romancing his female students in this breathtaking new film from José Luis Guerín, director of the widely heralded IN THE CITY OF SYLVIA.

  • Escapes
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    Escapes

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    Directed by Michael Almereyda (EXPERIMENTER) and executive produced by Wes Anderson (THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL), ESCAPES blazes a wild path through mid-20th-century Hollywood via the experiences of Hampton Fancher – flamenco dancer, actor, and the unlikely producer and screenwriter of the landmark...

  • An Aviation Field
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    An Aviation Field

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    The newest work to emerge from Harvard’s groundbreaking Sensory Ethnography Lab, Joana Pimenta’s AN AVIATION FIELD is a mesmerizing short film, a ghost story about buried cities, lost civilizations and Western colonialism.

  • Sarah Winchester, Ghost Opera

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    A film about ghosts and madness that is itself a kind of ghost, this short from master Bertrand Bonello (Nocturama, Saint Laurent, House of Pleasures) tells the story of Sarah Winchester, heiress to the Winchester rifle fortune who was driven insane by unseen forces.

  • Vampir - Cuadecuc (new 2K restoration)

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    Filmed on the set of Jess Franco’s 1970 cult film COUNT DRACULA starring Christopher Lee, Portabella’s VAMPIR-CUADECUC mixes making-of footage with an investigation into the figure of the vampire. Both playful and deadly serious, with high-contrast black-and-white cinematography and an electronic...

  • Last Men in Aleppo
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    Last Men in Aleppo

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    Winner of the Grand Jury Documentary prize at the Sundance Film Festival, Syrian filmmaker Feras Fayyad’s breathtaking work – a searing example of boots-on-the-ground reportage – follows the efforts of the internationally recognized White Helmets, an organization comprised of ordinary citizens wh...

  • Don't Blink - Robert Frank

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    One of the most influential artists of the 20th century, DON'T BLINK is a documentary about Robert Frank, the legendary photographer and filmmaker behind the seminal book "The Americans" and landmark films like PULL MY DAISY (with Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg) and C***SUCKER BLUES (with the Ro...

  • Take What You Can Carry
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    Take What You Can Carry

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    TAKE WHAT YOU CAN CARRY, the new short film by PUTTY HILL and I USED TO BE DARKER writer-director Matt Porterfield, is an intimate, carefully measured study of communication and the complexities of living abroad.

  • Right Now, Wrong Then

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    An uncanny romantic comedy, RIGHT NOW, WRONG THEN is a deliciously intricate masterwork from filmmaker Hong Sangsoo.

  • Fort Buchanan
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    Fort Buchanan

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    Shot in richly textured 16mm, and slyly appropriating dialogue from American television shows, FORT BUCHANAN uses the tragicomic plight of a frail young man stranded amid a lascivious band of army wives to craft a queer soap opera for the ages.

  • Kate Plays Christine

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    A gripping nonfiction thriller, Robert Greene’s KATE PLAYS CHRISTINE follows actress Kate Lyn Sheil (House of Cards, The Girlfriend Experience, LISTEN UP PHILIP) as she prepares for her next role: playing Christine Chubbuck, a Florida newscaster who committed a shocking act on live television in ...

  • From What Is Before
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    From What Is Before

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    Shot in luminous black and white, Lav Diaz's extraordinary epic, FROM WHAT IS BEFORE, relates the strange, perhaps supernatural, occurrences that befall a remote village in the Philippine countryside.

  • Kaili Blues
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    Kaili Blues

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    A stunning, dreamlike debut, a country doctor's search for an abandoned child takes him to a mysterious place where past, present and future become one.

  • Mimosas
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    Mimosas

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    Winner of the Critics’ Week Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Oliver Laxe’s stunning new film, MIMOSAS, is a breathtakingly shot Western that follows a mysterious caravan carrying a dying sheikh into the Moroccan Atlas Mountains.

  • Lost and Beautiful
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    Lost and Beautiful

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    Despite death threats from the Mafia and his country’s general apathy, a humble shepherd, Tommaso, takes it upon himself to look after the abandoned Bourbon palace of Carditello, deep in the heart of the ‘Land of Fires.’

  • Cocote
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    Cocote

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    A rapturous crime fable set in the Dominican Republic, Nelson Carlo De Los Santos Arias’ Cocote follows Alberto, a kind-hearted gardener returning home to attend his father’s funeral. When he discovers that a powerful local figure is responsible for his father’s death, Alberto realizes that he’s ...

  • Milla
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    Milla

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    In a delicate, even generous manner, Valérie Massadian’s new film begins as a story of two young lovers’ life on the fringes before shifting towards one of recent cinema’s finest depictions of motherhood. Milla and Leo live clandestinely, their meager furnishings and sustenance countered by a lov...

  • Ava
    Ava
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    Ava

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    Based on her own adolescent experiences, Sadaf Foroughi’s Ava is a gripping debut about a young girl’s coming-of-age in a strict, traditional society. Living with her well-to-do parents in Tehran, Ava is a bright and focused teen whose concerns — friendships, music, social status, academic perfor...

  • Railway Sleepers
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    Railway Sleepers

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    The first railway line in Thailand was inaugurated in 1893 – a sign of progress and prosperity. Shot over eight years on every active line of the country’s railway system, this wondrous documentary, directed by Sompot Chidgasornpongse and executive produced by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, offers an...

  • A River Below
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    A River Below

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    A documentary as dramatic, ambiguous, and multilayered as any fiction film, A RIVER BELOW examines the efforts of two conservationists in the Amazon to bring about change by using the national media, only to discover the consequences of their actions come with a high price. Compelling and morally...

  • Spettacolo
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    Spettacolo

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    Once upon a time, villagers in a tiny hill town in Tuscany came up with a remarkable way to confront their issues: they turned their lives into a play. Every summer, their piazza became their stage and residents of all ages played a part – the role of themselves. Monticchiello’s annual tradition ...