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Academy Award®-winner Sally Field (BROTHERS & SISTERS, STEEL MAGNOLIAS) and Bill Pullman (INDEPENDENCE DAY, THE SINNER) star in Arthur Miller's blistering drama "All My Sons." America, 1947: Joe and Kate Keller are a success story, despite hard choices and even harder knocks. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business. But nothing lasts forever, and their contented lives — already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war — are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare. Directed by Jeremy Herrin. Written by Arthur Miller. Runtime 165 min.

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James McAvoy (ATONEMENT, X-MEN) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of "Cyrano de Bergerac." Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all — if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. There's just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of Cyrano, or can his mastery of language set Roxane's world alight? Edmond Rostand's masterwork is adapted by Martin Crimp, with direction by Jamie Lloyd ("Betrayal"). This classic play is brought to life with linguistic ingenuity to celebrate Cyrano's powerful and resonant resistance against overwhelming odds. Directed by Jamie Lloyd. Written by Edmond Rostand, new version by Martin Crimp. Runtime 180 min.

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In Kathryn Fasegha's (TREACHEROUS HEART) acclaimed romantic comedy, a turbulent and thrilling journey into the lives of Ejikeme (Mawuli Gavor, CHIEF DADDY) and Lola (Beverly Naya, CATCH.ER, CHIEF DADDY, THE WEDDING PARTY) unfolds when Ejikeme, an investment banker, comes home from the United States with Lola's brother to invest in Nigerian businesses. It is love at first sight, but nothing is quite that simple. Ejikeme and Lola first must contend with the political ambitions of Ejikeme's mother, who has arranged a marriage between him and the daughter of a powerful politician who is considering Ejikeme's father as his running mate for the Nigerian presidency. His mother's actions create a rift between Ejikeme and Lola that puts their families on a collision course, but who knows what's possible over the course of two weeks? Official Selection, 2019 African Diaspora International Film Festival; 2020 Pan African Film and Arts Festival. DIR/SCR/PROD Kathryn Fasegha; PROD Sarah Inya Lawal. Nigeria, 2019, color, 115 min. In English. NOT RATED

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Janet Gaynor was awarded the first-ever Oscar® for Best Actress in 1929 (in combination with SUNRISE and 1928's STREET ANGEL) for this box-office smash hit, directed by romance master Frank Borzage. Parisian sewer worker Chico (Charles Farrell) woos street waif Diane (Gaynor), until the storm clouds of the first World War threaten their bliss. It was a big winner at the inaugural Oscars®, with five nominations and three wins, including Best Director and Best Writing (Adaptation). DIR Frank Borzage; SCR Benjamin Glazer, from the play by Austin Strong; PROD William Fox. U.S., 1927, b&w, 110 min. Silent with English intertitles. NOT RATED

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In 1994, amid the turmoil of the Algerian civil war, childhood friends and police officers S. (Slimane Benouari) and Lotfi (Lyès Salem) embark on an odyssey through the desert in the north of the country as they search for an elusive terrorist named Abou Leila, whom S. believes is responsible for a series of mysterious deaths across the region. In the immensity of the Sahara, their quest seems almost impossible, but Lofti has only one priority: to keep S., who suffers from blackouts and visions, as far from the capital as possible, knowing his friend is too fragile to face more bloodshed. But the deeper they get into the desert, the more they are confronted with the trauma and violence within their own psyches. Blending reality with surreal fantasy, Algerian filmmaker Amin Sidi-Boumédiène crafts a vivid picture of societal and psychological unraveling, with a seemingly unsolvable mystery at its center. Winner, Best Actor (Salem), 2019 Carthage Film Festival; Silver Méliès Award, Best European Fantastic Feature Film, Neuchâtel Fantastic Film Festival. Official Selection, 2019 Cannes Film Festival. DIR/SCR Amin Sidi-Boumédiène; PROD Louise Bellicaud, Yacine Bouaziz, Claire Charles-Gervais, Fayçal Hammoum. Algeria/France/Qatar, 2019, color, 135 min. In Arabic with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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Set in the near future and mostly in outer space, the latest film from James Gray (THE IMMIGRANT, THE LOST CITY OF Z) ultimately explores the inner space of the human mind and our relationships to those around us. Brad Pitt stars as astronaut Roy McBride, sent to investigate the source of mysterious power surges emanating from the far reaches of our solar system and threatening life on earth. Could this unexplained extraterrestrial phenomenon somehow be connected to the top-secret, exploratory "Lima Project," which Roy's astronaut father Clifford (Tommy Lee Jones) worked on, and failed to return home from, after successfully reaching Neptune 16 years prior? The stellar cast includes Ruth Negga, Liv Tyler, Donald Sutherland, Natasha Lyonne, Kimberly Elise and Lisa Gay Hamilton. DIR/SCR/PROD James Gray; SCR Ethan Gross; PROD Dede Gardner, Anthony Katagas, Jeremy Kleiner, Arnon Milchan, Yariv Milchan, Brad Pitt, Rodrigo Teixeira. U.S./China, 2019, color, 123 min. RATED PG-13

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Ancient Ethiopian farmlands are increasingly being cleared for dense condo development. Ten-year-old Asalif and his mother have already been displaced from their homestead to the outskirts of sprawling capital Addis Ababa, and it seems looming cranes are closing in on them again. With little to do, Asalif scavenges wires and bulbs from sprawling construction sites to literally keep the lights on in their makeshift house. Pushed around by new kids in the neighborhood, the sensitive child retreats into his imagination — the only place where he can rage like a lion against the forces he can't control. Old enough to sense impending realities but still innocent enough to play, Asalif provides an irresistibly tender foil for the city's coming-of-age story. A rare and thoroughly beautiful docufiction hybrid, ANBESSA observes the ever-forward march of progress with true originality. (Note adapted from Hot Docs Film Festival.) Official Selection, 2019 Berlin, IDFA, Hot Docs and Durban film festivals. DIR/SCR/PROD Mo Scarpelli; PROD Caitlin Mae Burke. Ethiopia/Italy/U.S., 2019, color, 85 min. In Amharic with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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[JIANG HU ER NÜ] [江湖儿女]

Zhao Tao (MOUNTAINS MAY DEPART, STILL LIFE, A TOUCH OF SIN) gives a commanding performance as the tough-as-nails Qiao, the girlfriend of provincial gangster Bin (Liao Fan, BLACK COAL, THIN ICE; THE WILD GOOSE LAKE) and doyenne of the neighborhood mahjong parlor. After Bin's boss gets whacked, Qiao suggests they leave their dreary town and get married. Bin refuses, and after he's targeted by a rival gang, it's Qiao who defends him, firing a warning shot from his handgun. For that action, Qiao is sent to jail for five years. Once out, she goes in search of Bin, who has not once visited the woman to whom he owes his freedom. DIR/SCR/PROD Jia Zhangke; PROD Shôzô Ichiyama. China/France/Japan, 2019, color, 136 min. In Mandarin with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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French actress-turned-director Mati Diop (35 SHOTS OF RUM) blends pointed social commentary, folklore and fantasy to create one of the most startling feature debuts of the year, a social-realist ghost story which made history as the first work directed by a black woman selected to compete in the Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Grand Jury Prize. Set in Dakar, Senegal, ATLANTICS ostensibly centers on a secret, star-crossed romance between the newly betrothed Ada (Mame Bineta Sane) and construction worker Souleiman (Ibrahima Traoré). When, after weeks without pay, Souleiman and his coworkers abandon their work and head out to sea in hopes of finding a better life in Spain, Ada and the other women left behind mourn the men's absence, drowning their sorrows at the local bar and suffering from bouts of an inexplicable illness. After a mysterious arson attempt on Ada's wedding day, young investigator Issa (Amadou Mbow) becomes convinced that Souleiman has returned and is somehow responsible. ATLANTICS was among the 10 films shortlisted for this year's Academy Award® for Best International Feature Film. DIR/SCR Mati Diop; SCR Olivier Demangel; PROD Judith Lou Lévy, Eve Robin. France/Senegal/Belgium, 2019, color, 104 min. In English, Wolof, French and Arabic with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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[FATE]

A powerful examination of child marriage and human trafficking, Ghana's first-ever Oscar® submission follows 14-year-old Amina (Asana Alhassan, in her debut role) on her journey from a village in northern Ghana to the slums of the bustling capital, Accra. After escaping her impending marriage to a 70-year-old farmer, Amina finds herself being trafficked to Burkina Faso. A cruel twist of fate sees her escape, only to be flung into the big-city chaos of Accra. Ultimately, Amina is left with an impossible choice: to attempt to survive on the streets of Accra, or to return to her village and marry against her wishes. Winner, Best Feature, Best Screenplay and Best Actress (Alhassan), 2018 Africa International Film Festival. DIR Kwabena Gyansah; SCR Gwandellen Quartey; PROD Sarah Dwommoh. Ghana, 2018, color, 92 min. In English,‎ Dagbani and Akan with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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[FLANDERSUI GAE]

Director Bong Joon Ho made his feature debut with this black comedy about an unemployed professor who is driven over the edge by the incessant yapping of his neighbor's dog. Little does he know that the extreme measures he employs will have dire consequences down the road. As in his other films, Bong conveys the mood of the time (in this case, the aftermath of South Korea's economic crisis in the late 1990s) with dark wit and compelling characters. DIR/SCR Bong Joon Ho; SCR Song Ji-ho, Derek Son Tae-woong; PROD Cho Min-hwan. South Korea, 2000, color, 110 min. In Korean with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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[LA GROTTE]

Set in the 17th century in a small cave-dwelling village in northeastern Mali, BARKOMO is the first film made in the Dogon language. With a dazzling mix of magical-realist folklore, fairytale and ethnography, the film follows Yamio — a woman who, unable to conceive after 10 years of marriage and shamed by the fertility of her husband's second wife — throws herself off a cliff. When she miraculously lands without suffering any harm, she wanders in exile, finally taking refuge in Barkomo, a kingdom that has fallen on hard times. When she discovers that she is pregnant with a miracle child, she has the chance to change the fortunes of everyone around her. Official Selection, 2019 FESPACO film festival. DIR/PROD Aboubacar Bablé Draba; DIR/SCR/PROD Boucary Ombotimbé. Mali, 2019, color, 76 min. In Dogon and French with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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In the 1960s, a white couple living in East Germany tells their dark-skinned child that her skin color is merely a coincidence. As a teenager, she accidentally discovers the truth. Years before, a group of African men came to study in a village nearby. Sigrid, an East German woman, fell in love with Lucien from Togo and became pregnant. But she was already married to Armin. The child is Togolese-East German filmmaker Ines Johnson-Spain. In interviews with Armin and others from her childhood years, she tracks the astonishing strategies of denial her parents, striving for normality, developed following her birth. What sounds like fieldwork about social dislocation becomes an autobiographical essay film and a reflection on themes such as identity, social norms and family ties, viewed from a very personal perspective. (Note adapted from Kobalt Documentary.) Official Selection, 2019 IDFA. DIR/SCR Ines Johnson-Spain; PROD Stefan Mathieu, Anahita Nazemi, Katrin Sandmann. Germany, 2019, color/b&w, 91 min. In German and French with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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Fun-loving, single mom Pamela (Bronagh Gallagher, THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD) knows how to have a good time — and she's not about to let a little thing like middle age stop her. Her teenage daughter Allegra (Lola Petticrew, winner of the New Talent Award at the 2019 Galway Film Fleadh) is the sensible one, focused on schoolwork, veganism and keeping up appearances among the small community in Derry. When Pamela has a fling with a stranger 20 years her junior and accidently gets pregnant, Allegra is scandalized. But once the shock wears off, the imminent arrival of the family's third member prompts a curious reversal: while Pamela becomes a health-conscious homebody, Allegra makes new friends, jazzes up her wardrobe and takes a shot at being a party girl. Mother and daughter swing to opposite extremes; if they can meet in the middle, they might just discover reserves of love and resourcefulness neither knew they had. (Note adapted from the Toronto International Film Festival.) Winner, Best Debut Irish Feature, 2019 Galway Film Fleadh. DIR Shelly Love; SCR Tess McGowan; PROD Louise Gallagher. UK, 2019, color, 95 min. NOT RATED

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[TWENTY YEARS OF AFRICAN CINEMA]

Co-presented by the Center for African Studies at Howard University

This new 2K restoration of Tunisian director Férid Boughedir's landmark survey of African cinema, which was first screened at the 1983 Cannes Film Festival, features rare footage and in-depth interviews with pioneering African filmmakers such as Sembene Ousmane, Safi Faye, Med Hondo, Djibril Diop-Mambety, Dikongue-Pipa and more. Exploring the rise of independent African cinema, Boughedir demonstrates how, despite a lack of funds and support, these filmmakers overcame many obstacles to bring inspiring African stories to the screen, after decades of Africa being used as an exotic backdrop for Western cinema. Official Selection, 1983 Cannes and Toronto film festivals; 2019 Cannes Classics. DIR/SCR/PROD Férid Boughedir. Tunisia/France, 1983, color/b&w, 95 min. In English and French with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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This restoration was carried out using a 2K scan of the original 16mm negative as part of the restoration plan initiated by the by L'Institut français and the Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée, under the aegis of the Committee for African Cinematographic Heritage.

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In a rare look at the Central African Republic (CAR) on film, Boris Lojkine (HOPE) explores the last months in the life of French photojournalist Camille Lepage (Nina Meurisse, A WOMAN'S LIFE), who was killed in 2014 at age 26 while covering the country's ongoing civil war. Eschewing and critiquing the white-savior-in-Africa cliché, CAMILLE weaves Lepage's photos into a fictional biopic structure, demonstrating the young journalist's burgeoning realization that her photos may well not effect change, but that she must bear witness, nevertheless. Determined to develop her craft after an assignment in Egypt and the Sudan, Camille travels to the CAR capital of Bangui to cover reports of violence between Muslim fighters (the Séléka) and Christian militias (the anti-balaka). Befriending students at the university — Cyril (Fiacre Bindala), Leïla (Ousnabée Zounoua) and Abdou (Abdouraouf Diallo) — Camille slowly finds her place, but as the violence intensifies and other journalists flee the area, she cannot bring herself to leave the conflict behind. Winner, Prix du Public UBS, 2019 Locarno International Film Festival. DIR/SCR Boris Lojkine; SCR Bojina Panayotova; PROD Bruno Nahon. France, 2019, color, 92 min. In English, French and Sango with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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CatVideoFest returns to the big screen – bigger, brighter and more paw-some than ever. Curated by award-winning, Seattle-based filmmaker Will Braden (HENRI, LE CHAT NOIR), CatVideoFest is a compilation reel of the latest and best cat videos, culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos and, of course, classic internet powerhouses. CatVideoFest is a joyous communal experience, only available in theaters. Join us for 80 minutes of nonstop cuteness, bond with your fellow feline fanatics and learn more about how to help cats in need in DC and beyond. DIR various; PROD Will Braden. U.S., 2020, color, 80 min. NOT RATED

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Under the war-torn streets of Ghouta, Syria, is a hospital known as "The Cave," where pediatrician and managing physician Dr. Amani Ballour and her female colleagues attend to countless wounded civilians and victims of battle. In the confines of their subterranean hospital, they are not only equals with their male colleagues; they run the show. This unflinching and intimate film captures the resilience of the doctors, hospital workers and the Syrian people as they live through the unimaginable. Oscar®-nominated director Feras Fayyad (LAST MEN IN ALEPPO) shows us every raw and precious moment, from airstrikes in real time to meals shared among friends. DIR/SCR Feras Fayyad; SCR Alisar Hasan; PROD Kirstine Barfod, Sigrid Dyekjær. Syria/Denmark/Germany/Qatar/U.S., 2019, color, 107 min. In English and Arabic with English subtitles. RATED PG-13

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Abbas Kiarostami's first feature film made outside of Iran playfully asks questions about art, life and love; originality and imitation; and the alchemy of cross-cultural understanding (or misunderstanding). British intellectual James (opera singer and first-time actor William Shimell) meets French shopkeeper Elle (Juliette Binoche, who won the Best Actress award at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival for this performance) after he gives a reading in a Tuscan town. Walking and talking their way through the beautiful surroundings, the pair begin to playact as lovers, a charade they carry to surprisingly great lengths. The fact that the movie explicitly recalls Roberto Rossellini's JOURNEY TO ITALY is entirely intentional, as may be the dramatic and cinematic resemblances to IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE, BRIEF ENCOUNTER, BEFORE SUNSET, Kiarostami's own films and any number of other antecedents. This fun and thought-provoking romp speaks to the promise of renewal and reinvention, even as it claims to have nothing new to say. DIR/SCR/PROD Abbas Kiarostami, PROD Angelo Barbagallo, Charles Gillibert, Marin Karmitz, Nathanaël Karmitz. France/Italy/Belgium/Iran, 2010, color, 106 min. In English, French and Italian with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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CHEZ JOLIE COIFFURE

Cameroon-born Rosine Mbakam's feature documentary CHEZ JOLIE COIFFURE is a graceful chamber piece shot in a tiny hair salon in Brussels. Managed by the charismatic but undocumented Sabine, Jolie Coiffure is a hub for West African women — many, like Sabine, are from Cameroon. She recruits for a tontine (an investment scheme that pays members an annuity), organizes lodging for women lacking papers and, in quieter moments, recounts her own harrowing journey to Belgium. Though she has created a home, Sabine remains an outsider, and locals often stop to gape. (Note courtesy of the National Gallery of Art.) Official Selection, 2019 AFI DOCS, AFI FEST, New York African and FESPACO film festivals. DIR/SCR Rosine Mbakam; PROD Geoffroy Cernaix, Raisin Mbakam. Cameroon/Belgium, 2019, color, 71 min. In French with English subtitles. NOT RATED

Followed by: TWO FACES OF A BAMILÉKÉ WOMAN
In TWO FACES OF A BAMILÉKÉ WOMAN, filmmaker Rosine Mbakam returns to her mother's village in Cameroon. She wants to introduce her young son to the family, but even more, she wants deeper knowledge of her past and hopes to gain this by speaking at length with her mother and the other village women. Mama Bamiléké talks about traditional life, her own arranged marriage and the robust and bolstering alliance of local women. (Note courtesy of the National Gallery of Art.) Official Selection, 2018 Rotterdam, New York African and African Diaspora film festivals. DIR/SCR Rosine Mbakam; PROD Geoffroy Cernaix. Cameroon, 2017, color, 76 min. In French and Bamileke with English subtitles. NOT RATED

Presented by the National Gallery of Art as part of African Legacy: Francophone Films 1955 to 2019.

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FIRST DISCO
It's 1983. Culture Club are number one, everyone's watching KNIGHT RIDER and Kelly Harrison is not only experiencing her first crush, she's also going to her first disco. The only problem? She's getting braces on her teeth right before the big night. DIR/SCR/PROD Helen O'Reilly; PROD David Christopher Lynch. Ireland, 2019, color, 19 min.

BOARDWALK (2019)
A young man seeking his father's approval finally confronts him about their relationship on a boardwalk across a bog in the Irish Midlands. DIR/SCR/PROD Finian Robbins; PROD Aoife Robbins. Ireland, 2019, color, 10 min.

STRAY (2019)
An elderly woman returns to her home after a violent break-in that has robbed her of her husband and her peace of mind. Now alone, only she can discover if she is ready, or able, to begin life again. DIR Sinéad O'Loughlin; SCR Gemma Doorly; PROD Kilian Waters. Ireland, 2019, color, 14 min.

LÚBTHA [QUEER]
Fintan is a young man coming to terms with his sexuality, dealing with domestic abuse and growing up in '90s Northern Ireland. Inspired by true events. DIR/SCR/PROD Ethan McDowell. UK, 2019, color, 14 min.

FACE IT AGAIN
Helen lives in fear of her cancer returning after the loss of her sister Emily to the disease. When Helen suspects she's found a new lump, past actions come sharply into focus, while her subconscious battles to help her make the right decisions. DIR/SCR Liam Flynn; PROD Leeona Duff. Ireland, 2019, color, 14 min.

THE ANDERSON CORPORATION WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE
Henry Martin has lived a pretty uneventful existence. He never lived up to his full potential, got his dream job or held onto his dream girl. But now he has a chance to fix all that: Henry has won a lottery where the prize is a trip back in time to change just one thing he did in his past. DIR/SCR/PROD Kealan Ryan; SCR/PROD Mark T. Ryan. Ireland, 2019, color, 13 min.

Total runtime approx. 84 min.

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Sent to Chicago by his stern Minnesota father (David Torrence) to sell their annual wheat crop, a naïve young farmer (Charles Farrell) falls for a hard-boiled waitress (Mary Duncan) and brings her back home as his wife. Their troubles are only beginning, as they encounter intolerance, envy and a fierce hailstorm that nearly destroys their harvest. Shot as a silent film in 1928 and issued in 1930 in a heavily edited version with awkwardly imposed talking sequences, CITY GIRL remained a bitter memory for everyone concerned until the complete silent version was discovered and restored by MoMA, revealing a mature, complex work with a theme that anticipates Murnau's last masterpiece, TABU, and the lyrical imagery of the plains that clearly influenced Terrence Malick's (AFI Class of 1969) DAYS OF HEAVEN. (Note courtesy of MoMA.) DIR F. W. Murnau; SCR Marion Orth, Berthold Viertel, from the play "The Mud Turtle" by Elliott Lester; PROD William Fox. U.S., 1928, b&w, 89 min. Silent with English intertitles. NOT RATED

Preserved by The Museum of Modern Art with support from The Celeste Bartos Fund for Film Preservation.

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Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, Chinonye Chukwu's (ALASKALAND) acclaimed drama centers on an astonishing, heartbreaking performance by Alfre Woodard (12 YEARS A SLAVE, PASSION FISH, Oscar®-nominated for CROSS CREEK) as prison warden Bernadine Williams, a woman quietly struggling with her role as an overseer of death-row inmates, charged with maintaining a constant outward calm in the face of the unspeakably difficult task at hand. Following a botched lethal injection procedure, Bernadine prepares to execute the next prisoner in line, Anthony Woods (Aldis Hodge, HIDDEN FIGURES, STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON), a man determined to prove his innocence before time runs out. As the psychological and emotional tolls of her work begin to catch up with Bernadine, the strain threatens to upend her years of stoic professionalism, her relationship with her husband (Wendell Pierce, THE WIRE) and the very core of her identity. DIR/SCR Chinonye Chukwu; PROD Timur Bekbosunov, Julian Cautherley, Bronwyn Cornelius, Peter Wong. U.S., 2019, color, 113 min. RATED R

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[CLÉO DE 5 À 7]

Pop chanteuse Cléo, awaiting the results of a medical examination and convinced she is going to die, spends two hours wandering the streets of Paris, her mood swinging from melancholic to merry as she is strangely enlivened by her existential quandary. Agnès Varda's groundbreaking 1962 film is very much in the vanguard of the French Nouvelle Vague: shrewd, sparkling and playfully subversive of cinematic conventions. Look for cameos by New Wave mainstays Jean-Luc Godard, Anna Karina and Michel Legrand. DIR/SCR Agnès Varda; PROD Georges de Beauregard, Carlo Ponti. France/Italy, 1962, b&w/color, 90 min. In French with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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[LA CORDILLERA DE LOS SUEÑOS]

When the sun rises in Chile, it has to scale hills and walls of rock before it reaches the peaks of the mountains. Because the Andes are everywhere, and yet they remain unknown territory to most of the country's inhabitants, Patricio Guzmán (NOSTALGIA FOR THE LIGHT, THE PEARL BUTTON) sets out on a journey through the mountains, his somber narration accompanying elegant aerial shots of their stunning topography. But Guzmán's Andes are not just an impassive mountain range; the journey along their peaks also serves as a reconstruction of Chile's history and an attempt at finding lost memory. After exploring the desert and the sea in his previous two films, Guzmán concludes his personal Chilean trilogy with the mountain ranges of his native land and the histories carved into them. (Note adapted from Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.) Winner, Golden Eye Documentary Prize, 2019 Cannes Film Festival; Official Selection, 2019 Munich, Karlovy Vary and Toronto film festivals. DIR/SCR Patricio Guzmán; PROD Renate Sachse. Chile/France, 2019, color, 85 min. In Spanish with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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The diverse glories of the city of Galway, celebrated in song, performance and image, make this lyrical, bilingual documentary a must for any lover of all things Irish. Set in a lush, green countryside at the edge of the sea, Galway has long attracted Ireland's most adventurous storytellers in every medium and genre. The confluence of cultural riches evokes the mystical and mythical elements that make Galway a legend in its own right, as director Aodh Ó Coileáin (THE LARK'S VIEW) explores the entrancing work of a host of varied artists. Included are musician/composer Máirtín O'Connor, novelist Mike McCormack, poet Rita Ann Higgins, singer/songwriter Róisín Seoighe, visual artist Pádraic Reaney and comedian Tommy Tiernan. (Note adapted from the Gene Siskel Film Center.) Winner, Best Documentary Award, 2019 Irish Film Festival London. DIR/SCR Aodh Ó Coileáin; PROD Aisling Ní Fhlaithearta, Paddy Hayes. Ireland, 2019, color, 72 min. In English and Irish with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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Sara (Charlie Murphy, HAPPY VALLEY, PEAKY BLINDERS) has married into the feuding Mannion family and is embroiled in a complex web of erotic dysfunction. Though her husband Daddy Mannion (Pat Shortt, THE GUARD), 20 years her senior, is a big cheese in a small town, she is wholly disengaged and filled with marital ennui. She is, however, smitten by his estranged son, criminal recluse Doggy Mannion (Peter Coonan, THE DRUMMER AND THE KEEPER), and is also involved with Daddy's younger son, failed chicken farmer Martin (Moe Dunford, BLACK 47, THE DIG, ROSIE). An uneasy truce prevails, but the family's long-simmering feud looks set to erupt as the sons try to overthrow their domineering father. Director Ian Fitzgibbon (DEATH OF A SUPERHERO) delivers a pitch-black comedic portrait of small-town Ireland wrought from the dark recesses of novelist Kevin Barry's mind, and filmed on the Leitrim-Sligo-Roscommon borderland. (Note adapted from the Irish Film Institute.) Winner, Audience Choice Award, 2019 Dublin International Film Festival. DIR Ian Fitzgibbon; SCR Kevin Barry, from his short story collection; PROD Michael Garland. Ireland, 2019, color, 87 min. NOT RATED

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Based on a true story, the latest film from Academy Award® nominee Todd Haynes (CAROL, FAR FROM HEAVEN, I'M NOT THERE) follows the journey of West Virginia-raised, Cincinnati-based corporate attorney Robert Bilott (Mark Ruffalo) from his work as a legal defender of DuPont's chemical business to representing plaintiffs in their complaints against the company's decades-long history of dangerous negligence regarding workplace safety and environmental pollution. The fine supporting cast includes Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins, Bill Pullman, William Jackson Harper, Mare Winningham, Victor Garber and Bill Camp. DIR Todd Haynes; SCR Mario Correa, Matthew Michael Carnahan, inspired by the article "The Lawyer Who Became DuPont's Worst Nightmare" by Nathaniel Rich; PROD Pamela Koffler, Mark Ruffalo, Jeff Skoll, Christine Vachon. U.S., 2019, color, 126 min. RATED PG-13

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Burkinabé filmmaker Apolline Traoré's (BORDERS) assured fourth feature stars Haitian American superstar Jimmy Jean-Louis as Francis Desrances, a man who resettles in the Ivory Coast after the brutal massacre of his family in Haiti. Years later, Francis, his wife Aissey (Evelyne Ily) and 12-year-old daughter Haila (Jemima Naomi Nemlin) await the birth of a son, who to Francis' excitement and Haila's irritation is immediately regarded as the worthy heir to the Desrances name. As the birth looms, civil war erupts in Abidjan and, in the confusion, Aissey goes missing. Haila courageously steps forward in ways that dispute her father's notion of what constitutes a rightful heir. Cementing her status as a bold voice in contemporary filmmaking, Traoré's domestic drama escalates into an intense thriller that mounts a passionate challenge to commonly held gender roles, while also highlighting the human cost of civil strife. (Note adapted from the London Film Festival.) Official Selection, 2019 FESPACO, Urbanworld and London film festivals. DIR/SCR Apolline Traoré; PROD Denis Cougnaud. Burkina Faso, 2019, color, 95 min. In French with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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[YOUTH]

With DHALINYARO, filmmaker Lula Ali Ismaïl has produced Djibouti's first feature film. An exuberant portrait of the day-to-day lives of three 18-year-old women — Asma, Hibo and Deka — the film sensitively chronicles their hopes and dreams as they stand at a crossroads in their lives. This is their last year of high school, and all of them must choose what to do next. Bound by a deep friendship, despite coming from different social strata, they are still deeply rooted in their own culture and face the biggest decision of their lives: should they stay in Djibouti or go to France to study? Official Selection, 2019 African Diaspora International Film Festival. DIR/SCR/PROD Lula Ali Ismaïl; PROD Alexandra Ramniceanu, Jean-Frédéric Samie, Gilles Sandoz. Djibouti, 2019, color, 85 min. In French and Somali with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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Winner of Best Irish Feature at the 2018 Galway Film Fleadh, Andy and Ryan Tohill's feature debut is a gripping thriller in which a terrible crime committed long ago takes a painfully circuitous route to resolution. Finely scripted by Stuart Drennan, THE DIG surveys lives stalled by grief and trauma — and dark secrets hidden where almost no one can find them. After serving 15 years in prison for murder, Ronan Callahan (Moe Dunford, BLACK 47, DARK LIES THE ISLAND, ROSIE) returns to his rural Northern Ireland home to find his property dotted with flags and pockmarked with excavations. Sean (Lorcan Cranitch), the father of Ronan's victim, has spent the years since his daughter's disappearance digging relentlessly in search of her remains. Ronan's reappearance reopens wounds for his victim's family, but there is the hope he might at least bring them some peace by revealing where the body was buried. The problem is that Ronan was drunk on the night of the crime and remembers nothing about it. Has he repressed those memories? Or is there a more troubling reason for his lack of recollection? (Note adapted from the Toronto International Film Festival.) DIR Andy Tohill, Ryan Tohill; SCR Stuart Drennan; PROD Brian J. Falconer. UK/Ireland, 2018, color, 97 min. NOT RATED

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100th Anniversary
JUST PALS in 35mm
John Ford's first film at Fox was this delightful rural comedy, featuring cowboy star Buck Jones as Bim, a small-town layabout who rescues and befriends an orphan boy (George Stone) thrown from a passing freight train. Bim is secretly in love with the local schoolmistress (Helen Ferguson), who only has eyes for the junior bank clerk in his resplendent seersucker suit. Ford renders the languorous rhythms of small-town America with an affection that stops short of sentimentality — capturing a world still within memory. Jones, a former cowboy and stuntman recruited by Fox as the studio's second-string Tom Mix, reveals the modest, ingratiating presence that would sustain him through decades in B pictures at Columbia, Universal and Monogram. (Note courtesy of MoMA.) DIR John Ford; SCR John McDermott, Paul Schofield; PROD William Fox. U.S., 1920, b&w, 52 min. Silent with English intertitles. NOT RATED

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B-movie stalwart Lewis Seiler began his long career as a director with half a dozen Tom Mix vehicles for Fox Film, of which this 1927 effort is typical. Aimed at children and less discriminating rural audiences, the Mix films helped establish the formula for matinee Westerns, with their white-hatted hero (Mix's own 10-gallon hat looms on the horizon like a transatlantic vessel) perched on his "Wonder Horse," Tony, as he battles interchangeable bands of black-clad bad guys (here led by one of the best snarlers in the business, Francis McDonald). Reliably, the Mix films filled Fox's coffers and helped to underwrite the studio's more ambitious efforts, such as 1927's SUNRISE. (Note courtesy of MoMA.) DIR Lewis Seiler; SCR Harold Shumate, Malcolm Stuart Boylan; PROD William Fox. U.S., 1927, b&w, 54 min. Silent with English intertitles. NOT RATED

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Barely escaping an avalanche during a family ski vacation in the Alps, a married couple is thrown into disarray as they are forced to reevaluate their lives and how they feel about each other. Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell star in this biting comedy inspired by the 2014 film FORCE MAJEURE by Oscar®-nominated Swedish filmmaker Ruben Östlund (THE SQUARE), directed by Oscar®-winning screenwriters Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (THE DESCENDANTS) and co-scripted by Oscar®-nominated screenwriter Jesse Armstrong (IN THE LOOP, SUCCESSION). DIR/SCR Nat Faxon, Jim Rash; SCR Jesse Armstrong; PROD Anthony Bregman, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Stefanie Azpiazu. U.S., 2020, color, 85 min. RATED R

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In 2004, in the biggest class-action lawsuit the country had ever seen, South Africa's largest gold mining companies were accused of knowingly exposing miners to deadly dust and disease. Through a rich archive of footage from the colonial and Apartheid eras and intimate interviews with miners and their families, whose lives have been decimated by silicosis and tuberculosis, DYING FOR GOLD tells the untold story of the making of South Africa and how Southern Africa's indigenous societies were destroyed in order to create a pool of cheap labor that mined some of the world's richest deposits of gold at the cheapest possible price. In their gripping documentary, South African director Catherine Meyburgh (KENTRIDGE AND DUMAS IN CONVERSATION) and South African-Namibian director Richard Pakleppa (PATHS TO FREEDOM) expose a century of deplorable environmental, labor and human rights practices — bringing to light the real cost of gold at last. (Note adapted from Icarus Films.) Official Selection, 2019 Hot Docs, Africa in Motion and Durban film festivals. DIR/PROD Catherine Meyburgh; DIR/SCR Richard Pakleppa. South Africa/Lesotho/Mozambique/Swaziland, 2018, color, 98 min. In English, Xhosa and Southern Sotho with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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Bargeman John Breen (George O'Brien, SUNRISE) survives his ship sinking to wash up like a castaway on New York's bustling Lower East Side, where he's taken in by a Jewish family, whose daughter Becka (Virginia Valli) is smitten with him. But a wealthy Upper West Side architect also takes an interest in Breen, promising him access to an elite world. The location shooting all over 1920s Manhattan makes Allan Dwan's film a priceless time capsule. DIR/SCR Allan Dwan; from the novel by Felix Riesenberg; PROD William Fox. U.S., 1927, b&w, 90 min. Silent with English intertitles. NOT RATED

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[QURAGNAYE] [ቁራኛዬ]

In this lush historical drama set in 1916 Ethiopia, Gobeze (Zerihun Mulatu) is a timid, peace-loving literature student who has dedicated his life to studying Sem Ina Werq — riddles with dual meaning. After spending years searching for his first love, Aleme (Yimisirach Girma), who was abducted seven years earlier, he finally finds her married to Gonite (Tesfaye Yiman), a wealthy judge and landlord. When Gonite catches the two reunited lovers, a fight ensues. Following tradition, the feuding men are bound together, and, side by side, must make the long journey to stand trial in the royal court. "Combining breathtaking landscapes with superb performances, filmmaker Moges Tafesse takes the audience on a tense and moving journey suffused with passion, jealousy and bitter anger toward the traditional Ethiopian establishment." – Filmuforia. Winner, Best Film, Best Actor and Best Actress, 2019 Leza Awards. Official Selection, 2019 African Diaspora International Film Festival. DIR/SCR/PROD Moges Tafesse. Ethiopia, 2019, color, 97 min. In Amharic and Ge'ez with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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When South Africa's universities raised their fees in 2015, a wave of students took to the streets in opposition. Quickly gaining momentum and scope, the battle cry #FeesMustFall burst onto the political landscape and became a national conversation, bringing attention to the exclusion of poorer black South Africans from higher education, ultimately calling for the decolonization of the entire education system. EVERYTHING MUST FALL features student leaders and their opposition as they unpack how a moment evolved into a mass movement. Demanding that governments be held accountable, while also challenging deeper racial, gender, class and sexual identity discrimination, this group of inspiring young people demonstrates the power that comes from collective organizing that embraces intersectionality to create lasting change. (Note adapted from Human Rights Watch Film Festival.) Winner, Best Documentary and Best Documentary Director, 2019 South African Film and Television Awards. DIR/SCR/PROD Rehad Desai; PROD Anita Khanna, Zivia Desai Keiper. South Africa, 2018, color, 85 min. In English and Zulu with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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In this charming supernatural comedy, Rose (newcomer Maeve Higgins), a sweet, lonely driving instructor living in rural Ireland, is gifted with extraordinary abilities. But Rose has a love/hate relationship with her "talents" and tries to ignore the constant spirit-related requests she receives from her neighbors — to exorcise possessed rubbish bins or haunted gravel. That is, until washed-up rock star Christian Winter (Will Forte, BOOKSMART, A FUTILE AND STUPID GESTURE, GOOD BOYS) makes a pact with the devil for a return to greatness and ends up casting a spell on a local teen. The young girl's terrified father, Martin (Barry Ward, MAZE), asks Rose to help save his daughter — but can she overcome the fear of her supernatural gift and work with Martin to save the day? (Note adapted from the SXSW Film Festival.) Winner, Best Irish Feature Film, 2019 Galway Film Fleadh. DIR/SCR Mike Ahern, Enda Loughman; SCR Demian Fox; PROD Ailish Bracken, Yvonne Donohoe, Katie Holly, Mary McCarthy. Ireland/Belgium, 2019, color, 94 min. RATED R

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[VISAGES, VILLAGES]

Agnès Varda, then 89, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and acclaimed French photographer and muralist JR, then 33, teamed up to co-direct this enchanting documentary/road movie. Kindred spirits, Varda and JR shared a lifelong passion for images and how they are created, displayed and shared. Together they travel around the villages of France in JR's photo truck, meeting locals, learning their stories and producing epic-size portraits of them. The duo's photos are prominently displayed on houses, barns, storefronts and trains, revealing the humanity in their subjects, and themselves. FACES PLACES documents these heart-warming encounters as well as the unlikely, tender friendship they formed along the way. DIR/SCR Agnès Varda, JR; PROD Rosalie Varda. France, 2017, color/b&w, 89 min. In French with English subtitles. RATED PG

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FANTASTIC FUNGI, directed by Louie Schwartzberg, is a consciousness-shifting documentary that takes us on an immersive journey through time and scale into the magical earth beneath our feet, an underground network that can heal and save our planet. Through the eyes of renowned scientists and mycologists like Paul Stamets, best-selling authors Michael Pollan, Eugenia Bone, Andrew Weil and others, we become aware of the beauty, intelligence and solutions the fungi kingdom offers us in response to some of our most pressing medical, therapeutic and environmental challenges. Narrated by Oscar® winner Brie Larson (CAPTAIN MARVEL, ROOM). DIR Louie Schwartzberg; SCR Mark Monroe; PROD Lyn Davis Lear, Elease Lui Stemp. U.S., 2019, color, 81 min. NOT RATED

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FANTASTIC FUNGI, directed by Louie Schwartzberg, is a consciousness-shifting documentary that takes us on an immersive journey through time and scale into the magical earth beneath our feet, an underground network that can heal and save our planet. Through the eyes of renowned scientists and mycologists such as Paul Stamets, best-selling authors Michael Pollan, Eugenia Bone, Andrew Weil and others, we become aware of the beauty, intelligence and solutions the fungi kingdom offers us in response to some of our most pressing medical, therapeutic and environmental challenges. Narrated by Oscar® winner Brie Larson (CAPTAIN MARVEL, ROOM). DIR Louie Schwartzberg; SCR Mark Monroe; PROD Lyn Davis Lear, Elease Lui Stemp. U.S., 2019, color, 81 min. NOT RATED

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In keeping with the traditions of her Mauritanian home, the announcement of Verida's (Verida Beitta Ahmed Deiche) impending arranged marriage brings with it the beginning of gavage — the ritual of over-eating in order to attain a fuller figure more desirable to her future husband. As the obedient daughter of two loving parents, Verida at first accepts the intense physical strain of gavage. But as the ritual's requirements become increasingly all-consuming, Verida's resistance to the intense expectations of her culture grows, and she is pushed toward her breaking point. Portrayed with remarkable restraint and attention to detail by director Michela Occhipinti in her narrative feature debut, FLESH OUT is an intensely resonant look at one woman's struggle to find an identity for herself outside of the suffocating pressure to conform. (Note adapted from the Tribeca Film Festival.) Official Selection, 2019 Berlin and Tribeca film festivals. DIR/SCR Michela Occhipinti; SCR Simona Coppini; PROD Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre, Marta Donzelli, Gregorio Paonessa. Mauritania/Italy, 2019, color, 94 min. In Hassanya and French with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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British-Libyan filmmaker Naziha Arebi's debut documentary offers an intimate look at post-revolution Libya through the eyes of an aspiring all-female soccer team, whose struggle to gain mainstream acceptance mirrors the broader challenges facing women in contemporary Libyan society. The challenges are extraordinary. The women on the team struggle to gain resources, respect and even the right to play, as certain segments of society don't support their efforts. Arebi follows the players over the course of five years, documenting their training, their issues off the pitch and how, in many ways, their hopes and difficulties speak to the position of women in Libya's post-Arab Spring society. (Note adapted from the Toronto International Film Festival.) Official Selection, 2018 Toronto, London and Stockholm film festivals; 2019 CPH:DOX, IDFA and BlackStar film festivals. DIR/SCR/PROD Naziha Arebi; PROD Flore Cosquer. Libya/UK/Netherlands/U.S./Lebanon/Qatar/Canada, 2018, color, 97 min. In English and Arabic with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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Directed by Oscar® winner Louie Psihoyos (THE COVE) with James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan among its executive producers, THE GAME CHANGERS follows the story of James Wilks — top Special Forces trainer and winner of the UFC's The Ultimate Fighter — as he travels the world on a quest for the truth about meat, protein and strength. Showcasing elite athletes (the film's executive producers include Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton, top-ranked tennis player Novak Djokovic and nine-time NBA All-Star Chris Paul), Special Ops soldiers and visionary scientists, Wilks' journey exposes outdated myths about food that not only affect human performance, but also the health of the entire global population. DIR/PROD Louis Psihoyos; SCR Shannon Kornelsen, Mark Monroe; SCR/PROD Joseph Pace; PROD James Wilks. U.S., 2018, color, 100 min. NOT RATED

Panelists:

Seth Goldman, co-founder of Honest Tea and Executive Chairman at Beyond Meat
Tracye McQuirter, MPH nutritionist, author and vegan for 33 years
Spike Mendelsohn, celebrity chef, entrepreneur and co-founder of PLNT Burger
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Facing the serene Mediterranean Sea, 17-year-old Karma Khaial stands at the water's edge and senses freedom. But in Gaza, the sea is yet another wall restricting the lives and dreams of its inhabitants. This elegantly shot and masterfully crafted portrait of Palestinian life offers a rare chance to be immersed in the heart of Gaza, as we glimpse behind the walls of this misunderstood land to get to know the real people who inhabit it. Inside a Gaza City taxi, we meet a teacher, a student and a barber, who all share their dreams and daily predicaments with the driver, Ahmed, using surprising humor and candor. Ahmed could take them anywhere — except that a decade-old blockade makes it nearly impossible to leave the enclave. Like its people, Gaza's landscape feels kaleidoscopic: colorful yet pained, fragile yet resilient, ancient while looking to the future. Memory plays heavily on its consciousness. But life moves in cycles in Gaza, and, in spite of everything, joy and humanity can be found in every corner of this mosaic of life. (Note adapted from the Sundance Film Festival.) Winner, Dublin Film Critics Award, Best Documentary, 2019 Dublin International Film Festival. DIR/SCR/PROD Garry Keane, Andrew McConnell; PROD Brendan J. Byrne, Paul Cadieux. Ireland/Canada, 2019, color, 92 min. In Arabic with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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Produced by famed Nollywood mogul Ego Boyo, this emotional thriller from Akin Omotoso (VAYA) won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature at last year's Urbanworld Film Festival. Bola Ogun, played by BAFTA-winning actress Susan Wokoma (CHEWING GUM, HALF OF A YELLOW SUN) is a dedicated counselor who facilitates reconciliation sessions between convicts and the victims of their crimes. When her own daughter goes missing, her belief in forgiveness is tested, and she decides to take matters into her own hands. With a towering performance from Wokoma, this powerful drama shows the strength and determination of a mother's love. (Note adapted from Temple Productions.) Winner, Grand Jury Prize, Best Narrative Feature (World Cinema), 2019 Urbanworld Film Festival. DIR Akin Omotoso; SCR Roger Smith, Brian Tilley, Tracy A. Whitaker; PROD Ego Boyo. Nigeria, 2019, color, 70 min. In English and Yoruba with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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Writer-director Mary McGuckian's powerful drama tells the inspiring true story of Irish-Somali activist Ifrah Ahmed. A refugee from war-torn Somalia in 2006, Ifrah is trafficked to Ireland, where a medical exam reveals the extent of her genital mutilation as a child. Tormented by the memory, she becomes a leading international activist against gender-based violence and female genital mutilation. Aja Naomi King (HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER) is striking as Ifrah. (Note adapted from the Edinburgh International Film Festival.) Winner, Audience Award, World Cinema Independent, 2019 Mill Valley Film Festival. DIR/SCR/PROD Mary McGuckian; PROD Adrian Politowski. Ireland/Belgium, 2019, color, 105 min. NOT RATED

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[LES GLANEURS ET LA GLANEUSE]

From the recently harvested fields in the French countryside to the farmers' markets of suburban Paris, Agnès Varda searches out and finds a large and varied contingent of people for whom gleaning is a habit, a hobby and even a way of life. Varda playfully, but persuasively, traces the practice of gleaning, a right explicitly granted by a 1554 French law to "the poor, the wretched, the deprived" to scavenge any leftover crops after the harvest, from the feudal peasantry to its modern-day practitioners, who do it for fun, for thrift or from a freegan philosophy. This quirky and inspiring film was named the #8 Best Documentary of All Time in a 2014 Sight & Sound poll. DIR/SCR/PROD Agnès Varda. France, 2000, color, 82 min. In French with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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In this impressive neo-noir, which swept the recent Ghana Movie Awards, a powerful Accra crime family is given three weeks to clean house or risk having their lucrative private lounge shut down by the new government. When patriarch John Donkor, played by Adjetey Anang (KETEKE, POTATO POTAHTO), returns from a brief stint in prison with the intention of changing things, he is mysteriously poisoned, leaving a power-vacuum in which his lieutenants jostle for power as his eldest son Daniel (Alphonse Menyo) takes the helm. Implementing his own policies, Daniel can't avoid entering a complex web of power struggles, tribalism and murder. Winner of seven Ghana Movie Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Cinematographer. Official Selection, 2019 African International Film Festival. DIR/SCR Pascal Aka; PROD Esi Yamoah. Ghana, 2019, b&w, 126 min. In English and Ga with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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In 2018, Beyoncé became the first black woman to headline Coachella, dating back to the music festival's debut in 1999. After spending eight months preparing, she delivered the pop spectacle of a lifetime, crafting an epic two-hour visual and aural feast which incorporated more than 200 backing musicians and dancers, brought the iconography and traditions of historically black colleges and universities to the world and enshrined the term "Beychella" into the pop music lexicon. Luckily for anyone who missed this generation-defining moment – and for members of the Beyhive wishing to relive its glory – Beyoncé also found time to direct HOMECOMING, an intimate look at the landmark Coachella performance from concept to realization, which recently nabbed the International Documentary Association's 2019 Award for Best Music Documentary. Featuring both behind-the-scenes excerpts and extended concert footage, which demands to be seen (and heard) on the big screen, HOMECOMING confirms Beyoncé as an artist at the height of her powers. "If HOMECOMING doesn't convince you of Beyoncé's greatness, nothing will […] you're in for one of the greatest concert films ever made," wrote Chris Richards in The Washington Post. DIR/SCR Beyoncé Knowles-Carter; DIR Ed Burke; PROD Steve Pamon, Erinn Williams. U.S., 2019, color/b&w, 137 min. NOT RATED

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Inspired by his own experiences as a child actor with a strained relationship with his parents, Shia LaBeouf wrote this gripping screenplay that cross-cuts in time between young Hollywood action star Otis Lort (Lucas Hedges), now in court-ordered drug rehab following a car crash and other offenses, and Otis's early years in the business as a '90s child television actor (here played by Noah Jupe, A QUIET PLACE) who employs his ex-rodeo clown, ex-felon father, James (LaBoeuf), as his on-set minder. Sensitively directed by documentary veteran Alma Har'el (BOMBAY BEACH), the excellent cast includes FKA Twigs, Maika Monroe, Martin Starr, Byron Bowers, Laura San Giacomo and Clifton Collins, Jr. DIR/PROD Alma Har'el; SCR Shia LaBeouf; PROD Anita Gou, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Chris Leggett, Daniela Taplin Lundberg. U.S., 2019, color, 94 min. RATED R

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Two Oscar® nominations: Best International Feature Film and Best Documentary Feature

In an isolated mountain region deep within the Balkans, Hatidže Muratova lives with her ailing mother in a village without roads, electricity or running water. She's the last in a long line of Macedonian wild beekeepers, eking out a living farming honey in small batches to be sold in the closest city — a mere four hours' walk away. Hatidže's peaceful existence is thrown into upheaval by the arrival of an itinerant family, with their roaring engines, seven rambunctious children and herd of cattle. Hatidže optimistically meets the promise of change with an open heart, offering up her affections, her brandy and her tried-and-true beekeeping advice. It doesn't take long however, before Hussein, the itinerant family's patriarch, senses opportunity and develops an interest in selling his own honey. Hussein has seven young mouths to feed and nowhere to graze his cattle, and he soon casts Hatidže's advice aside in his hunt for profit. This causes a breach in the natural order that provokes a conflict with Hatidže and exposes the fundamental tension between nature and humanity, harmony and discord, exploitation and sustainability. Even as the family provides a much-needed respite from Hatidže's isolation and loneliness, her very means of survival are threatened. (Note adapted from NEON.) Winner, World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary; World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Impact for Change and World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Cinematography, 2019 Sundance Film Festival. DIR/SCR Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir Stefanov; PROD Atanas Georgiev. Republic of Macedonia, 2019, color, 89 min. In Turkish, Macedonian and Bosnian with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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Local TV legend Count Gore De Vol (Dick Dyszel) returns to present another terrifying film with interactive games, prizes and more! This 1958 film is the first in horror production company Hammer Films' wildly successful Dracula film series. Sir Christopher Lee's Count Dracula and Peter Cushing's Doctor Van Helsing (the duo's first star pairing, to be reprised dozens of times) battle it out on the big screen, aided by sumptuous color, a pounding score composed by James Bernard, free-flowing fake blood and a bevy of vampire brides. Considered extreme for its day, if relatively PG by today's standards, the film's stylishness remains undiminished. DIR Terence Fisher; SCR Jimmy Sangster, from "Dracula" by Bram Stoker; PROD Anthony Hinds. UK, 1958, color, 82 min. NOT RATED

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[GWOEMUL]

Bong Joon Ho followed his critically acclaimed MEMORIES OF MURDER with this Seoul-set giant monster spectacle starring Song Kang Ho, Bae Doona and Go Ah-sung. After an enormous amphibious mutant — rendered as alternately chaotic, lethal and clumsy — emerges from the Han River and begins attacking the city, a young girl is carried away by the beast. In response, her family members do everything in their power to rescue her from its clutches. A high-concept disaster film and then some, THE HOST took inspiration from a real incident from 2000, in which a Korean mortician was ordered by the U.S. military to illegally dump formaldehyde, and gives ample space to shrewdly satirize national and foreign bodies in crisis — from inept and uncaring governments to self-righteous protesters. (Note courtesy of Film at Lincoln Center.) DIR/SCR Bong Joon Ho; SCR Ha Won-jun; PROD Choi Yong-bae, Joh Neung-yeon. South Korea, 2006, color, 120 min. In English and Korean with English subtitles. RATED R

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A complex portrait of a city and its inhabitants, THE HOTTEST AUGUST gives us a window into the collective consciousness of the present. The film's point of departure is one city over one month: New York City, including its outer boroughs, during August 2017. It's a month heavy with the tension of a new president, growing anxiety over everything from rising rents to marching white nationalists and unrelenting news of either wildfires or hurricanes on the coasts. The film pivots on the question of futurity: what does the future look like from where we are standing? And what if we are not all standing in the same place? THE HOTTEST AUGUST reveals a society on the verge of catastrophe, registering the anxieties, distractions and survival strategies that preoccupy ordinary lives. DIR/SCR/PROD Brett Story; PROD Danielle Varga. U.S./Canada, 2019, color, 94 min. NOT RATED

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[J'AI PERDU MON CORPS]

French writer-director-animator Jérémy Clapin's boundlessly inventive mediation on loss, love and the (quite literal) desire for reconnection became the first animated winner of the Cannes Critics' Week Grand Prize last year, and has since racked up a slew of international awards, including the Audience Award and Cristal Award for Best Feature at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival. Based on the novel "Happy Hand" by Academy Award®-nominated screenwriter Guillaume Laurant (AMÉLIE), I LOST MY BODY follows the fortunes of a plucky severed hand, which escapes from a Parisian medical lab on a mission to find its body. Embarking on a journey across the city, complete with some nail-biting escapes from pigeons and rats, the hand makes its way toward pizza delivery boy Naoufel, all the while uncovering the young man's distant memories of his late parents, his first love and the events that led to the hand's untimely severing. DIR/SCR Jérémy Clapin; SCR Guillaume Laurant, from his novel "Happy Hand"; PROD Marc Du Pontavice. France, 2019, color/b&w, 81 min. In French with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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John Ford tells the story of the building of the transcontinental railroad as an epic adventure, with idealistic land surveyor Davy Brandon (George O'Brien) seeking to realize the dream of his railroad man father, killed years before in a Cheyenne raid. His childhood friend Miriam (Madge Bellamy), daughter of the railroad contractor employing Davy, believes in Davy and helps him in ways both small and large, including helping to quell labor unrest at her father's company. Charles Edward Bull appears as President Abraham Lincoln (his two credited screen appearances were both as Honest Abe), who attends the ceremonial driving of the golden spike at Promontory Summit. DIR/PROD John Ford; SCR Charles Kenyon, John Russell. U.S., 1924, b&w, 112 min. Silent with English intertitles. NOT RATED

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[JANE B. PAR AGNÈS V.]

"I'll look at you, but not at the camera. It could be a trap," whispers Jane Birkin shyly into Agnès Varda's ear at the start of JANE B. FOR AGNÈS V. The director of CLÈO FROM 5 TO 7 and VAGABOND once again paints a portrait of a woman, this time in a marvelously expressionistic way. "It's like an imaginary biopic," says Varda. Birkin, of course, is the famed singer ("Je t'aime…moi non plus"), actress (BLOW-UP), fashion icon (the Hermés Birkin bag) and longtime muse to Serge Gainsbourg. As Varda implies, JANE B. FOR AGNÈS V. abandons the traditional biopic format, favoring instead a freewheeling mix of gorgeous and unexpected fantasy sequences. (Note courtesy of Cinelicious.) DIR/SCR Agnès Varda. France, 1988, color, 97 min. In French with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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Winner of the Best Irish Feature Documentary Award at the 2018 Galway Film Fleadh, KATIE follows champion boxer Katie Taylor as she attempts to rebuild her career after a year of turmoil threatened to derail it. Katie Taylor has won six amateur European championships, five world amateur championships and is an Olympic Gold Medal winner from the London 2012 Olympic Games. She turned professional after a disastrous campaign at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, which saw her crash out in the first round despite being the favorite to win. This film unravels the deeply personal reasons behind the career low and shows the champion's grit and determination to start over as a professional. Within a year, Taylor won her first world title and became the first woman in history to headline her own Sky Sports show. She added the IBF title to her WBA crown and is now one of only seven professional women boxers to hold unified titles across the different weight divisions in the sport. (Note adapted from Galway Film Fleadh.) DIR/SCR/PROD Ross Whitaker; PROD Aideen O'Sullivan. Ireland, 2018, color, 89 min. NOT RATED

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"Under the current political Islamic military rule, women are not allowed to play football in Sudan — and we are not allowed to make films — but…" The opening quote of this inspirational documentary sets the tone for a group of women who defy an oppressive regime whose laws hold them back from following their dreams. Meet Sara, a remarkable and entrepreneurial young Sudanese woman whose dream is to have a soccer team that will one day compete in the FIFA Women's World Cup. She and her teammates live on the outskirts of the country's capital, a city of contradictions where family traditions, politics and religion dare to dictate their life plans. But through their common love of sports, strong bonds and street smarts, these fearless, unstoppable women challenge the standards and stereotypical perceptions of their country. (Note adapted from Hot Docs Film Festival.) Official Selection, 2019 Berlin, CPH:DOX, Hot Docs and IDFA film festivals. DIR/SCR/PROD Marwa Zein. Sudan/Denmark, 2019, color, 75 min. In Arabic with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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In Jahmil X. T. Qubeka's (OF GOOD REPORT, SEW THE WINTER TO MY SKIN) gripping boxing drama, professional boxer Dudu Nyakama (Bongile Mantsai, SEW THE WINTER TO MY SKIN, THE WOUND) and his brother Duke (Thembekile Komani) decide to take one last shot at success before Dudu ages out of the game. Opening in 1994, KNUCKLE CITY shifts between the childhood and adult lives of the brothers. With legendary boxing champion-turned-gangster Art Nyakama (Zolisa Xaluva, SEW THE WINTER TO MY SKIN) as a father, the brothers have grown up straddling two intertwined worlds. Dudu is a womanizer, still boxing past his prime and unafraid to fight dirty. Duke is a career criminal set to be released after a three-year stint in prison. Together, the brothers concoct a comeback — and end up with a much bigger fight than they bargained for. Deliberate and decisive, KNUCKLE CITY is a fast-paced nail-biter that pulls no punches. Winner, Best Actor (Mantsai), 2019 Durban International Film Festival. Official Selection, 2019 Toronto International Film Festival. DIR/SCR Jahmil X. T. Qubeka; PROD Layla Swart. South Africa, 2019, color, 124 min. In Xhosa with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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A lovely, bittersweet companion to JANE B. FOR AGNÈS V. from director Agnès Varda and star/muse Jane Birkin, KUNG-FU MASTER! has nothing to do with martial arts — the film's title comes from an arcade video game played obsessively in the film by a teenaged boy, Julien (Varda's son, Mathieu Demy). Birkin delivers one of her finest performances as a lonely 40-year-old woman who finds herself shattering taboos by falling in love with the 14-year-old Julien — but is it romance, or a desperate attempt to turn back time in the face of middle age? Director Miranda July calls it, "A radical masterpiece…One of my all-time favorites." (Note courtesy of Cinelicious.) DIR/SCR Agnès Varda; SCR Jane Birkin. France, 1988, color, 80 min. In French with English subtitles. RATED R

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The great Agnès Varda's film career began with this graceful, penetrating study of a marriage on the rocks, set against the backdrop of a small Mediterranean fishing village. Both a stylized depiction of the complicated relationship between a married couple (played by Silvia Monfort and Philippe Noiret) and a documentary-like look at the daily struggles of the locals, Varda's discursive, gorgeously filmed debut was radical enough to be later considered one of the progenitors of the coming French New Wave. (Note courtesy of Janus Films.) DIR/SCR/PROD Agnès Varda. France, 1955, b&w, 86 min. In French with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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Femi (Samuel Adewunmi), a British boy of Nigerian heritage, enjoys a happy childhood in Lincolnshire, where he is raised by a doting foster mother and surrounded by a tight-knit group of friends — until his real mom reclaims him and deposits him into a much different life in her small, inner-London flat. With little emotional bond to his mother and no remembrance of their cultural heritage, Femi struggles to adapt. As he acclimates to his new environment, Femi hardens himself, pulling away from the wishes of both of his "mothers" and forging ahead in a brazen attempt to build his own identity. Writer/director Shola Amoo (A MOVING IMAGE) — himself of Nigerian heritage — pairs a lived-in honesty with a fresh and exciting stylistic panache in this depiction of the crooked — and at times perilous — path to manhood. (Note adapted from the Sundance Film Festival.) Winner, Best Supporting Actress (Ruthxjiah Bellenea) and Most Promising Newcomer (Adewunmi), 2019 British Independent Film Awards. Official Selection, 2019 Sundance Film Festival. DIR/SCR Shola Amoo; PROD Myf Hopkins, Lee Thomas. Nigeria, 2019, color, 98 min. In English. NOT RATED

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Though married to the good-natured, beautiful Thérèse (Claire Drouot), young husband and father François (Jean-Claude Drouot) finds himself falling unquestioningly into an affair with an attractive postal worker. One of Agnès Varda's most provocative films, LE BONHEUR examines, with a deceptively cheery palette and the spirited strains of Mozart, the ideas of fidelity and happiness in a modern, self-centered world. (Note courtesy of Janus Films.) DIR/SCR Agnès Varda; PROD Mag Bodard. France, 1965, color, 80 min. In French with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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Set in 1976 Apartheid-era South Africa and based on a true story, Vusi Africa's powerful feature debut tells the story of a young man caught between his father's wishes and his own dreams. After his father is brutally killed, 16-year-old Jeremiah discovers that he had been delivering secret letters from freedom fighters in exile and prison on his rounds as a postman. When he learns that his father's last wish was for him to take over this work and continue delivering the letters, Jeremiah — who dreams of joining the police force — faces an impossible choice. DIR/SCR/PROD Vusi Africa. SCR/PROD Naledi Bogacwi. South Africa, 2019, color, 75 min. In Xhosa with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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Abbas Kiarostami's second feature made outside of Iran takes place in Tokyo. Akiko (Rin Takanashi), a college student moonlighting as a prostitute, is sent to the apartment of Takashi (Tadashi Okuno), an elderly gentleman who just wants to spend the night talking. The next morning, when he drops her off at her university, Akiko's boyfriend mistakes Takashi for her grandfather, and the old man elects not to correct him. Like its Italian-set predecessor CERTIFIED COPY, LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE is about people who reinvent their identities for mysterious reasons. And as in the ballad from which it takes its title, each character is suffused with a longing that seeks fulfillment in the other but with possibly dire consequences. "Every shot — everything you see, and everything you don't — imparts a disturbing and thrilling sense of discovery," writes A.O. Scott of The New York Times. (Note courtesy of Freer|Sackler.) DIR/SCR/PROD Abbas Kiarostami. Japan/France, 2012, color, 109 min. In Japanese with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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Agnès Varda brings New York counterculture to Los Angeles. In a rented house in the sun-soaked Hollywood Hills, a woman and two men — Viva, of Warhol Factory fame, and James Rado and Gerome Ragni, who created and starred in the rock musical "Hair" — delight in one another's bodies while musing on love, stardom and politics. They are soon joined by underground director Shirley Clarke, playing herself as well as functioning as a surrogate for Varda. LIONS LOVE (…AND LIES) is a metacinematic inquiry into the alternating currents of whimsy and tragedy that typified late-'60s America. (Note courtesy of Janus Films.) DIR/SCR/PROD Agnès Varda; PROD Max L. Raab. France/U.S., 1969, color, 110 min. In English and French with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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Mohammed grew up in England, but was deported to Somalia at age 19, where he was radicalized and recruited by al-Shabab. After witnessing the damage the terror organization was wreaking on innocent civilians, Mohammed defected and went into hiding in Mogadishu, where he met his wife Fathi. When Fathi returns to her native London and discovers she's pregnant, Mohammad finds himself unable to join her and without the possibility of a western asylum or a passport. LOST WARRIOR follows the young couple as they navigate global politics and personal relationships in a bid to build a better future for their son. Official Selection, 2018 CPH:DOX, Sheffield Doc/Fest and Film Africa film festivals. DIR/SCR Nasib Farah, Søren Steen Jespersen; PROD Helle Faber. Denmark/Sweden, 2018, color, 81 min. In English and Somali with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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After the Mexican beauty Dolores del Río shot to stardom in Raoul Walsh's 1926 runaway hit WHAT PRICE GLORY, Fox Film quickly cast her as Prosper Mérimée's fiery Spanish gypsy, again under Walsh's direction, in what became Fox's highest-grossing film of 1927. For Walsh and del Río, Carmen is no longer a smoldering femme fatale, but rather a bouncing embodiment of life force and libido, who finds her male counterpart in the bullfighter Escamillo (Victor McLaglen) and her nemesis in the dark romanticism of cavalry officer Don José (Don Alavarado). Despite the film's success, no prints of the domestic version are known to exist. This MoMA restoration was painstakingly reconstructed from an export version preserved by the National Film Archive of the Czech Republic. (Note courtesy of MoMA.) DIR Raoul Walsh; SCR Gertrude Orr, from the novella "Carmen" by Prosper Mérimée; PROD William Fox. U.S., 1927, b&w, 90 min. Silent with English intertitles. NOT RATED

Restored by The Museum of Modern Art and The Film Foundation, with funding provided by the George Lucas Family Foundation.

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Produced by German filmmaker Tom Tykwer's One Fine Day Films (KATI KATI, NAIROBI HALF LIFE, SUPA MODO), Kenyan actor and screenwriter Mugambi Nthiga's (KATI KATI, SUPA MODO) impressive directorial debut follows Lusala (Brian Ogola, KATI KATI), a young man adopted by a wealthy Nairobi family after fleeing from his violent father as a child. As he comes of age, Lusala is encouraged by his parents to leave the nest and start a life of his own. Embracing his independence at first, he secures a job as a car mechanic and moves into his own apartment above the garage. But Lusala's past is never far behind, and his demons seem to be following him into his bright new life. Shifting back and forth between intimate family drama and psychological thriller, this powerful character study tackles masculinity, urbanization and trauma in Kenya's capital. Official Selection, 2020 Rotterdam International Film Festival. DIR Mugambi Nthiga; SCR Wanjeri Gakuru, Silas Miami, Oprah Oyugi; PROD Sarika Hemi Lakhani, Ginger Wilson. Kenya/Germany, 2019, color, 61 min. In English and Swahili with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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[SALINUI CHUEOK]

Bong Joon Ho's masterful, gonzo comic take on the police procedural won him worldwide acclaim and helped make the Korean New Wave a full-fledged international force. Set against the political turbulence of the 1980s, MEMORIES OF MURDER traces the friction that develops between a pair of detectives — one a small-town investigator in over his head, the other a young hotshot from Seoul — as they try to catch a serial killer who is murdering women on rainy nights. But as each lead turns up a dead end, their investigation seems to wind only toward nihilistic despair. Based on the true story of South Korea's first serial killer, this singular policier eschews crime thriller conventions in favor of a haunting, richly human exploration of failure and existential futility. "A police procedural like no other...altogether remarkable." – Michael Atkinson, The Village Voice. (Note courtesy of Film at Lincoln Center.) DIR/SCR Bong Joon Ho; SCR Shim Seong-bo; PROD Cha Seung-jae, Kim Moo-Ryoung, No Jong-yun. South Korea, 2003, color, 132 min. In Korean with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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[MADEO]

After he propelled the creature feature to new heights with THE HOST, Bong Joon Ho returned to small-town intrigue with this searing melodrama that also functions as a female-fronted whodunit. Convinced that her son has been wrongly accused of a young girl's murder, a widow throws herself body and soul into proving his innocence. As damning a critique on class and corruption as MEMORIES OF MURDER, MOTHER also stands out in Bong's filmography as a laser-focused character study — veteran actress Kim Hye-ja gives perhaps the performance of her career — that's as heart-rending, thrilling, uncomfortably funny and thoroughly unpredictable as anything he's ever made. (Note courtesy of Film at Lincoln Center.) DIR/SCR Bong Joon Ho; SCR Park Eun-kyo; PROD Moon Yang-kwon, Park Tae-joon, Seo Woo-sik. South Korea, 2009, color, 129 min. In Korean with English subtitles. RATED R

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MOTHER, I AM SUFFOCATING. THIS IS MY LAST FILM ABOUT YOU.

Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese — who recently made his fiction feature debut at Sundance with THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT'S A RESURRECTION — crafts a sublime, monochromatic visual essay in this poignant farewell letter to his homeland, which serves as a self-described lamentation of exile both from his native Lesotho and his adopted Berlin, as well as his cutting response to the legacies of colonialism and Christianity in Africa. A young woman carries a heavy wooden cross through Lesotho — around her, faces, dusty streets, a herd of sheep and hands that knit unceasingly. A raw voiceover shapes the flow of images into a cinematic farewell. (Note adapted from MoMA.) Official Selection, 2019 Berlin, Durban and Brisbane film festivals; 2020 Doc Fortnight. DIR/SCR/PROD Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese. Lesotho/Qatar/Germany, 2019, b&w, 76 min. In English and Sesotho with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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Edward Norton wrote, produced, directed and starred in this inventive adaptation of Jonathan Lethem's celebrated novel, transposing the novel's noir-in-the-'90s setting and hard-boiled stylization back to a more synchronistic setting of 1957. Norton stars as Lionel Essrog, a private detective afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome, who works for Frank Minna (Bruce Willis), as much of a father to Lionel as a boss. Frank brings in a mysterious case that involves a big business deal for real estate developer William Lieberman (Josh Pais), who's busy cleaning up on the controversial slum clearance policies of city planner Moses Randolph (Alec Baldwin). Lionel soon realizes he's onto something big, untangling a web of murder, blackmail and betrayal that stretches from Harlem jazz clubs to the city government and beyond. The outstanding cast includes Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Willem Dafoe, Bobby Cannavale, Cherry Jones, Michael Kenneth Williams, Leslie Mann and Fisher Stevens. DIR/SCR/PROD Edward Norton, from the novel by Jonathan Lethem; PROD Michael Bederman, Bill Migliore, Gigi Pritzker, Rachel Shane. U.S., 2019, color, 144 min. RATED R

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[MEU AMIGO FELA]

Celebrated Nigerian musician Fela Kuti inspired a generation of Africans and African Americans with his own unique style of music, known as Afrobeat. A combination of Afropop, jazz, highlife, juju and funk, it was infused with social and political criticism of the military dictatorship in Nigeria. With an expertly assembled mix of interviews and archival footage, director Joel Zito Araújo (RAÇA) presents a complex portrait of an enigmatic and often troubled man. A deserving winner of the Paul Robeson Award for Best Film at FESPACO — Africa's largest film festival — in Burkina Faso, MY FRIEND FELA is uncompromising in its exploration of one of the most charismatic artists of the late 20th century, whose principles and actions have sometimes proven as problematic as they have been inspirational. (Note adapted from the London Film Festival.) Winner, Paul Robeson Award for Best Film, 2019 FESPACO. Official Selection, 2019 Rotterdam and London film festivals. DIR/SCR/PROD Joel Zito Araújo; PROD Luiza Botelho Almeida. Brazil, 2019, color, 94 min. In English and French with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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From director Jennifer Kent (THE BABADOOK) comes a different kind of horror film — a dark and powerful revenge story. In 1825 Tasmania, Irish convict Clare (Aisling Franciosi) is hellbent on vengeance after an act of animalistic brutality against her family by a British officer. In the wake of the atrocity, she enlists the help of an aboriginal tracker to guide her through the bush, hunting those who wronged her with steely determination and an overflowing rage. Despite its graphic depictions of violence, sexism and racism, the film's primary concern is (in the words of its director) "the need for love, compassion and kindness in dark times," and features a fearless, breakthrough performance from Franciosi. DIR/SCR/PROD Jennifer Kent; PROD Kristina Ceyton, Steve Hutensky, Bruna Papandrea. Australia, 2018, color, 136 min. In English, Irish and Aboriginal with English subtitles. RATED R
Viewer advisory: features potentially triggering acts of sexual violence toward women, violence toward children and violence motivated by racism.

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[DREAM]

When his high street salon in Madagascar is destroyed by the municipal authorities, hairdresser Romeo must search for a new space. He finds a ramshackle hut to use as a makeshift spot to continue practicing his craft and maintain his business while he looks for somewhere more permanent, but he still dreams of owning a salon, and he grows tired of waiting for things to change for the better. NOFINOFY follows Romeo as he and his friends discuss the news, their fears and their hopes for their country — presenting an intimate look at daily life in Madagascar and one man fighting for his dignity. Official Selection, 2019 Cinéma du reel; 2020 True/False Film Fest. DIR/SCR/PROD Michaël Andrianaly; PROD Sylvie Plunian. Madagascar/France, 2019, color, 73 min. In French with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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[NOSTALGIA DE LA LUZ]

Master director Patricio Guzmán, famed for his political documentaries (THE BATTLE OF CHILE, THE PINOCHET CASE) opened his latest trilogy with NOSTALGIA FOR THE LIGHT, travelling 10,000 feet above sea level to the driest place on earth, the Atacama Desert, where atop the mountains astronomers from all over the world gather to observe the stars. The sky is so translucent that it allows them to see right to the boundaries of the universe. The Atacama is also a place where the harsh heat of the sun keeps human remains intact: those of pre-Columbian mummies; 19th-century explorers and miners; and the remains of political prisoners, "disappeared" by the Chilean army after the military coup in September 1973. While astronomers examine the most distant and oldest galaxies, at the foot of the mountains, women — the surviving relatives of the disappeared whose bodies were dumped here 25 years ago — search for the remains of their loved ones to reclaim their families' histories. Melding the celestial quest of the astronomers and the earthly one of the families left behind, NOSTALGIA FOR THE LIGHT is a gorgeous, moving and deeply personal odyssey. (Note adapted from Icarus Films.) DIR/SCR Patricio Guzmán; PROD Renate Sachse, Meike Martens. France/Germany/Chile/Spain, 2010, color, 90 min. In English and Spanish with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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Hailed visionary Bong Joon Ho returns with a typically twisted, vegetarian blockbuster about a friendship between a little girl (Ahn Seo-hyun) and her superpig. This anti-corporate satire follows their fight against a villainous corporation led by Tilda Swinton, who plays both a hypocrite CEO and her scheming twin sister. Friends and foes are a cadre of equally quirky people, including a courteous eco-terrorist played by Paul Dano, and Jake Gyllenhaal as a kind of Sir Attenborough from hell. DIR/SCR/PROD Bong Joon Ho; SCR Jon Ronson; PROD Dooho Choi, Dede Gardner, Lewis Taewan Kim, Jeremy Kleiner, Ted Sarandos, Seo Woo-sik. South Korea/U.S., 2017, color, 120 min. In English and Korean with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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[L'UNE CHANTE, L'AUTRE PAS]

Agnès Varda's unsung feminist anthem is both a buoyant chronicle of a transformative friendship and an empowering vision of universal sisterhood. When 17-year-old Pauline (Valérie Mairesse) helps struggling mother of two Suzanne (Thérèse Liotard) procure the money for an abortion, a deep bond forms between the two, one that endures over the course of more than a decade as each searches for her place in the world — encountering the dawning of the women's movement, dreamy boho musical numbers and an Iranian adventure along the way. Initially divisive for its sunny, idealized view of female liberation, ONE SINGS, THE OTHER DOESN'T now seems all the more radical — and all the more vital — for its unabashedly utopian spirit. (Note courtesy of Janus Films.) DIR/SCR Agnès Varda; PROD Ciné Tamaris. France, 1977, color, 120 min. In French with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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[NOTRE-DAME DU NIL]

This bewitching, visually lush adaptation of Rwandan writer Scholastique Mukasonga's award-winning novel recounts the coming of age of a group of schoolgirls at a Belgian-run Catholic boarding school in Rwanda. Set in 1973, both the novel and the film take inspiration from true events that would come to foreshadow the 1994 genocide during the Rwandan Civil War. Many of the girls belong to elite families, while others hold less privilege. Further division is sown by ballooning anti-Tutsi rhetoric under existing Hutu rule. The terrain is tense, but in the foreground lies an engrossing, yet unassuming, story of colonial refusal, flanked by adolescent mischief and curiosity that is surely typical, but has, in this case, much higher stakes. (Note adapted from the Toronto International Film Festival.) Official Selection, 2019 Toronto International Film Festival; 2020 Berlin and Palm Springs film festivals. DIR/SCR Atiq Rahimi; SCR Ramata Sy, from the novel by Scholastique Mukasonga; PROD Marie Legrand, Rani Massalha, Dimitri Rassam. Rwanda/France/Belgium, 2019, color, 93 min. In French and Kinyarwanda with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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American banker Peter Roberts (J. Farrell MacDonald) travels to a Balkan kingdom to sort out its finances, and becomes embroiled in palace intrigue. "[Howard] Hawks liberates his camera, and, in contrast to the static nature of his previous films, he tracks, pans and cranes, conferring on the action a sinuous mobility…Once again it utilizes the talents of George O'Brien, whose cheerful car-obsessed crown prince is an engaging character. Virginia Valli is moving and vibrant as the Apache dancer, putting flesh and bones on a very familiar character of romantic comedy. But the film is stolen by William Powell as the crown prince's lecherous cousin. A Stroheimian cad, monocle and mustache-twirling, he is caught at one point rummaging through Valli's drawers and delicately sniffing her underwear." – Jeffrey Richards, "The Silent Films of Howard Hawks," Focus on Film. DIR Howard Hawks; SCR William M. Conselman, Benjamin Glazer, Seton I. Miller; PROD William Fox. U.S., 1927, b&w, 76 min. Silent with English intertitles. NOT RATED

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Bong Joon Ho brings his singular mastery home to Korea in this pitch-black modern fairytale.
Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks. By turns darkly hilarious and heart-wrenching, PARASITE showcases a modern master at the top of his game. DIR/SCR/PROD Bong Joon Ho; SCR Han Jin-won; PROD Jang Young-Hwan, Moon Yang-kwon, Kwak Sin-ae. South Korea, 2019, color, 132 min. In English and Korean with English subtitles. RATED R

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[EL BOTÓN DE NÁCAR]

Following NOSTALGIA FOR THE LIGHT, Patricio Guzmán turned to the ocean for inspiration. The ocean contains the history of all humanity. The sea holds the voices of the earth and those that come from outer space. Water receives impetus from the stars and transmits it to living creatures. Water, the longest border in Chile, also holds the secret of a mysterious button that was discovered in its seabed. Chile, with its 2,670 miles of coastline, the largest archipelago in the world, presents a supernatural landscape. In it are volcanoes, mountains and glaciers, as well as the voices of the Patagonian indigenous people, of the first English sailors and also those of its political prisoners. Some say that water has memory. This film shows that it also has a voice. (Note adapted from Kino Lorber.) DIR/SCR Patricio Guzmán; PROD Renate Sachse. France/Spain/Chile/Switzerland, 2015, color/b&w, 82 min. In Spanish with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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[WARADA MASMUM]

In this intriguing portrait of contemporary Egypt, 22-year-old Saqr (Ibrahim El-Nagari) wants to flee the downtrodden, noxious tanners' district where he lives and works. His older sister, Taheya (Koki), who has a job cleaning public restrooms, wants to prevent this at all costs. She sabotages the blossoming romance between her brother and a medical student and tries to thwart Saqr's plans to escape to Italy. In desperation, Taheya appeals to a local shaman for help, who offers an occult solution to her problem. (Note adapted from the Rotterdam International Film Festival.) Winner, Special Jury Award, 2018 Cairo International Film Festival. Official Selection, 2018 Rotterdam, São Paulo and Buenos Aires film festivals. DIR/SCR Fawzi Saleh, from the novel "Poisonous Roses for Saqr" by Ahmed Zaghloul Al-sheety; PROD Karim Aitouna, Eman Hemeda, Thomas Micoulet. Egypt/France, 2018, color, 70 min. In Arabic with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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[PORTRAIT DE LA JEUNE FILLE EN FEU]

Director Céline Sciamma (GIRLHOOD, TOMBOY) won the Queer Palm and Best Screenplay awards at the Cannes Film Festival for this sweeping, brooding romance set in rugged, 18th-century Brittany. When budding painter Marianne (Noémie Merlant, PAPER FLAGS, HEAVEN WILL WAIT) is commissioned by an Italian Comtesse (Valeria Golino) to paint a portrait of her soon-to-be-wed daughter Héloïse (Adèle Haenel, DEERSKIN, THE UNKNOWN GIRL), her assignment is complicated by the fact that she must not disclose the reason for her visit to their remote coastal abode. Masquerading as a hired companion, Marianne must closely observe her subject by day, etching her likeness into memory in order to paint in secret by night. When the ruse is revealed, however, the women allow themselves to form a much closer bond, igniting a fire that will lead to self-discovery and the liaison of a lifetime. Winner, Best Screenplay and Queer Palm, 2019 Cannes Film Festival; Official Selection, 2019 Telluride, Toronto, New York, London, Busan and Chicago film festivals. DIR/SCR Céline Sciamma; PROD Véronique Cayla, Bénédicte Couvreur. France, 2019, color, 119 min. In French and Italian with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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This epic tale of the Russian Revolution and its attendant social, political and romantic upheavals is lavishly realized in the classic Fox Film Corporation style of ingeniously designed sets, dynamic camerawork and dazzling atmosphere. Dolores del Río plays a revolution-minded peasant girl, Tasia, who dreams of becoming a dancer; Charles Farrell is the open-minded Grand Duke Eugene, who loves her; and the ursine Ivan Linow is peasant leader Ivan Petroff, who rises to the rank of general in the Red Army. DIR Raoul Walsh; SCR Pierre Collings, Philip Klein, Malcolm Stuart Boylan, from the novel by Henry Leyford Gates; PROD William Fox. U.S., 1928, b&w, 103 min. Silent with English intertitles. NOT RATED

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105th Anniversary
Although the majority of Raoul Walsh's early silent work has been lost, his first feature-length film now survives, having been rediscovered in 1976. Growing up in turn-of-the-20th-century Lower East Side Manhattan, tenement kid Owen (Rockliffe Fellowes) had it tough. In this dog-eat-dog environment, he's grown up to become a local gang leader, and believes he's accomplished something, until he meets beautiful social reformer Marie (Anna Q. Nilsson), who teaches him to read and change his ways, making his "regeneration" seem possible. But the criminal element that surrounds Owen won't let him go. Shot on location in 1915 New York and featuring many authentic Bowery and waterfront types as extras, REGENERATION represents a remarkable window into the lost world of more than a century ago. DIR/SCR Raoul Walsh; SCR Carl Harbaugh; PROD William Fox. U.S., 1915, b&w, 72 min. Silent with English intertitles. NOT RATED

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In this powerful drama, which earned two awards at the 2019 FESPACO Film Festival, Yenan (Evelyne Ily Juhen, who also produces) is a dynamic executive in her 30s, who has the perfect life to all outside observers — a happy marriage to her husband, Bruno (Marc Kassy), a well-respected prosecutor; a loving 16-year-old son; and a position leading a successful cocoa bean export business. But behind the scenes, Bruno is abusive, and his outbursts have been increasing as Yenan fails to become pregnant with a much-wanted second child. After years of silence, Yenan slowly comes to realize that the cycle of violence must be broken, as she accepts her fears and finds the strength to look truth in the face. Winner, ECOWAS Award and Prix Félix Houphouët-Boigny Award, 2019 FESPACO Film Festival. DIR Boris Oué, Marcel Sangne; SCR Fatim Diaby; PROD Evelyne Ily Juhen. Ivory Coast/France, 2019, color, 105 min. In French with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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A bizarre creature hitches a ride on a departing trawler in this masterful genre film from Irish filmmaker Neasa Hardiman that leverages the mysteries of the sea to amplify the potential horrors of the unknown. Siobhán (Hermione Corfield) is a brilliant young marine biology student, more at home amidst laboratory equipment than people. As a component of her studies, she boards a trawler overseen by a couple (Dougray Scott and Connie Nielsen) whose amiable demeanor shields both financial worries and profound grief. Siobhán is not exactly welcomed aboard — her cool, scientific perspective is at odds with that of the salty, superstitious crew of "fishmen" and her red hair is considered bad luck. Not long after setting sail, the old ship's hull is glommed onto by a bizarre, bioluminescent creature of unknown genus. Recalling such genre hybrid classics as ALIEN and THE THING, SEA FEVER draws us in with richly constructed characters before rattling our senses with all manner of eerie sights and sounds. (Note adapted from the Toronto International Film Festival.) DIR/SCR Neasa Hardiman; PROD Brendan McCarthy, John McDonnell. Ireland/U.S./UK/Sweden/Belgium, 2019, color, 89 min. NOT RATED

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Born into a farming family in rural Northern Ireland, Seamus Heaney became the finest poet of his generation and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995. His career coincided with one of the bloodiest political upheavals of the 20th century, the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Six years after Heaney's death in 2013, his wife Marie and his children talk about their family life and read some of the poems he wrote for them, and for the first time his four brothers remember their childhood and the shared experiences that inspired many of his finest works. (Note adapted from the BBC.) DIR/SCR Adam Low; PROD Dermot Lavery, Martin Rosenbaum. Ireland, 2019, color, 86 min. NOT RATED

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Documentarian Tom Burke (LOSING ALASKA) artfully tells the powerful stories of the Irish men who unwittingly became war photographers on the streets of their own towns during the Troubles. They did not leave home in search of war and adventure; the violence erupted around them. They expected careers of wedding photography and beauty pageants instead of the images they produced during the worst years of the conflict. As the complexity of those days fades from memory, we are left with the images. What did it cost them to take those pictures? What was the value of those images as the conflict raged on for 25 years? Did they help Northern Ireland move beyond the cycle of violence, or did they just sell more newspapers? The question of the value of their pictures is still unresolved for most of these men. As they age out of their roles in the press, this is a final opportunity to record the perspectives of these firsthand observers of history and to tell the stories behind the images. (Note courtesy of Broadstone Films.) DIR/SCR Tom Burke; PROD Thomas Kelly, Jessie Fisk, Alan Maher. Ireland, 2019, color/b&w, 60 min. NOT RATED

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In the midst of a second Ice Age, the remaining inhabitants of Earth are packed together aboard the Snowpiercer, a supertrain that will continuously circle the globe until the planet is again habitable. No utopian society, however, the train is separated into classes, with the "unwashed masses" relegated to the intolerable caboose while the one-percenters bask in luxury. In response, reluctant hero Curtis (Chris Evans) leads a rebellious charge to the ship's engine room. Based on the French graphic novel "Le Transperceneige," Bong Joon Ho's international production also stars Song Kang Ho, Go Ah-sung, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Ed Harris, Jamie Bell and Octavia Spencer. (Note courtesy of Film at Lincoln Center.) DIR/SCR Bong Joon Ho; SCR Kelly Masterson, from the graphic novel "Le Transperceneige" by Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand and Jean-Marc Rochette; PROD Jeong Tae-sung, Jeong Wonjo, Lee Tae-hun, Steven Nam, Park Chan-wook. South Korea/Czech Republic, 2013, color, 126 min. In English, Korean, French, Japanese, Czech and German with English subtitles. RATED R

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Mapiko is a traditional masked dance performed by the male members of the Makonde community in northern Mozambique. During the Mozambican War of Independence in the 1960s, this dance became a tool to challenge colonization. His mapiko dancing skills gave Atanásio Nyusi the opportunity to become a professional dancer and avoid fighting in the civil war. Wearing a frightening mask, a man dances to tell the story of Lipanyangule, a mystical figure who eats children. The dance is choreographed by now-legendary dancer Nyusi, and it communicates not only the ancient legend, but also his own history and that of his people and country. In sparse but effectively used archival footage, we see flashes of Mozambique's colonial past, independence struggle and civil war in a dynamic interplay with the dance. As Nyusi shares his story, he offers an in-depth look at the country's collective memories while working toward leaving his own legacy as an artist. (Note adapted from IDFA.) Official Selection, 2018 IDFA; 2019 Hot Docs, New York African and Durban film festivals. DIR/SCR/PROD Sara CF de Gouveia; PROD Pandora da Cunha Telles, Pablo Iraola, Julia Ramsay. South Africa/Portugal, 2018, color, 70 min. In Portuguese and Makonde with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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After starting the year with a Grand Jury Prize win at the Sundance Film Festival, Joanna Hogg's (ARCHIPELAGO, EXHIBITION) exquisite, heart-wrenching, 1980s-set melodrama ended 2019 by beating out Bong Joon Ho, Martin Scorsese, Pedro Almodóvar and Quentin Tarantino to nab the number one spot on Sight and Sound's list of the year's top films. Hogg's semi-autobiographical coming-of-age tale centers on aspiring London filmmaker Julie (Honor Swinton Byrne, in a breakout performance), an ambitious young woman searching for her creative voice, while simultaneously navigating a turbulent, obsessive relationship with an untrustworthy older man (Tom Burke, ONLY GOD FORGIVES). Despite the concerns of her mother (Tilda Swinton, Swinton Byrne's real-life mother and a lifelong friend of Hogg) and her friends, as well as her own misgivings, Julie falls ever deeper into a dangerous cycle of creativity and destruction. If Hogg's enigmatic characters etch themselves onto your psyche and leave you wanting more (they will), fear not. THE SOUVENIR: PART II is expected later this year. DIR/SCR/PROD Joanna Hogg; PROD Luke Schiller. UK/U.S., 2019, color, 120 min. RATED R

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Struggling to earn enough money to care for her sickly mother, Angela (Janet Gaynor) attempts to sacrifice her virtue and walk the streets of Naples to support her family. But when she's arrested — not for soliciting, but for shoplifting medicine for her mother — Angela eludes the law and joins a traveling circus for cover. There, she falls in love with Gino (Charles Farrell), a painter. But when her past threatens to tear them apart, can their love survive? Frank Borzage's lush romance won Gaynor the very first Academy Award® for Best Actress in 1929 (awarded collectively for her performance here and two 1927 releases: Borzage's 7TH HEAVEN and F. W. Murnau's SUNRISE). DIR Frank Borzage; SCR Philip Klein, Marion Orth, Henry Roberts Symonds, from the novel "Cristilinda" by Monckton Hoffe; PROD William Fox. U.S., 1928, b&w, 102 min. Silent with English intertitles. NOT RATED

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Nairobi-based, Indian-born filmmaker Ravneet Sippy Chadha's feel-good drama — adapted from her award-winning short film of the same name — swept the Kalasha International Film and TV Awards with five wins, including Best Picture and Best Director. Subira (Kenyan TV star Brenda Wairimu) is a free spirit, a young Muslim girl born to be in the water. She loves to swim and go fishing with her father — much to the dismay of her very traditional mother. She dreams of swimming competitively, as the boys do. But when her father dies, Subira finds herself firmly in the clutches of her mother, whose single-minded aim is to arrange a good marriage for her daughter. Will Subira have the courage to pursue her dreams against all odds? This beautifully wrought family drama captures the universal paradox of modernity versus tradition. (Note adapted from Juno Films.) Winner, Best Picture, Best Director, Best Editing, Best Actress (Wairimu) and Best Lighting, 2018 Kalasha International Film and TV Awards; European African Film Festivals Award, 2018 Zanzibar International Film Festival. Official Selection, 2019 Africa in Motion and Mill Valley film festivals. DIR/SCR/PROD Ravneet Sippy Chadha; SCR Lorenzo Favella; SCR/PROD Vibeke Muasya. Kenya/Denmark, 2018, color, 99 min. In English and Swahili with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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Subtitled "A SONG OF TWO HUMANS," F. W. Murnau's moving and poetic film was his first in Hollywood after tremendous success in Germany with films like FAUST, THE LAST LAUGH and NOSFERATU. A woman from the city (Margaret Livingston) beguiles a man from the country (George O'Brien), tempting him into doing away with his simple, devoted wife (Janet Gaynor) in order to be with her. Returning to his senses, he is reconciled with his wife. In the inaugural edition of the Oscars®, SUNRISE received an Academy Award® as the most "Unique and Artistic Production," as well as Best Actress for Janet Gaynor and Best Cinematography for Charles Rosher and Karl Struss' shimmering visuals and gliding camerawork, and it remains on many lists of the best films of all time. DIR F. W. Murnau; SCR Carl Mayer, from the short story by Hermann Sudermann; PROD William Fox. U.S., 1927, b&w, 94 min. Silent with English intertitles. NOT RATED

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[SYNONYMES]

Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid (THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER, POLICEMAN) won the 2019 Berlinale Golden Bear and FIPRESCI prize for this quirky, semi-autobiographical story about a young Israeli man, Yoav (Tom Mercier), who runs away to Paris, in flight from his Israeli identity and embracing all things French, despite his shaky command of the language. Comic misadventures ensue, and with them Yoav gains a better sense of self and his place in the world. DIR/SCR Nadav Lapid; SCR Haim Lapid; PROD Saïd Ben Saïd, Michel Merkt. France/Israel/Germany, 2019, color, 123 min. In English, French and Hebrew with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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Winner of two awards at last year's Berlinale, TALKING ABOUT TREES follows the journey of four retired Sudanese filmmakers — Ibrahim Shaddad, Suliman Ibrahim, Eltayeb Mahdi and Manar Al-Hilo — who are attempting to revive moviegoing in a country in which the oppressive regime has all but wiped out national film history and culture. Suhaib Gasmelbari (who also profiled Sudan's national film archive in his 2017 short film SUDAN'S FORGOTTEN FILMS) lovingly assembles a portrait of this "Sudanese Film Club," following the retired filmmakers as they move from small laptop showings of classics like Charlie Chaplin's MODERN TIMES to their ambitious attempts to stage a screening of Quentin Tarantino's DJANGO UNCHAINED in a 5,000-seat outdoor cinema in Khartoum. TALKING ABOUT TREES is a fitting love letter to Sudanese cinema and to a moviegoing experience that transcends borders. Winner, Panorama Audience Award and Glashütte Original – Documentary Award, 2019 Berlin International Film Festival. Official Selection, 2019 IDFA, London and AFI FEST film festivals. DIR/SCR Suhaib Gasmelbari; PROD Marie Balducchi. Sudan/France/Chad/Germany/Qatar, 2019, color, 93 min. In English, Arabic and Russian with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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THE LINCOLN CYCLE (1917) aka THE SON OF DEMOCRACY

Recently restored by the Library of Congress, and unveiled at the 2018 Pordenone Silent Film Festival as part of an extensive John M. Stahl silent series, THE LINCOLN CYCLE comprises the surviving eight two-reel episodes of producer and star Benjamin Chapin's 1917 life-of-Abraham Lincoln series. While Chapin gave himself screen credit for writing, producing and directing the films and portraying the 16th President (as well as his father Thomas and his grandfather, also named Abe), Stahl credibly claimed to have been the series' actual director, and the quality of the films' structure and performances would seem to bear that out. Episodes from Lincoln's youth are dramatized with vigor and sensitivity, and the portrayals by Charles Jackson as young Abe and Madelyn Clare as his mother Nancy Hanks Lincoln are revelatory. DIR John M. Stahl; SCR/PROD Benjamin Chapin. U.S., 1917, b&w, 217 min total (Part 1 approx. 106 min; Part 2 approx 111 min). Silent with English intertitles. NOT RATED

Please note: While Episodes 8 and 9 of THE LINCOLN CYCLE are lost, each of the surviving installments can be enjoyed on a stand-alone basis.

Co-presented with the Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia (lincolngroup.org)

THE LINCOLN CYCLE (1917) Part 1 (Episodes 1–4) - Live musical accompaniment by Michael Britt - Sat, March 28, 5:15 p.m.





THE LINCOLN CYCLE (1917) aka THE SON OF DEMOCRACY

Recently restored by the Library of Congress, and unveiled at the 2018 Pordenone Silent Film Festival as part of an extensive John M. Stahl silent series, THE LINCOLN CYCLE comprises the surviving eight two-reel episodes of producer and star Benjamin Chapin's 1917 life-of-Abraham Lincoln series. While Chapin gave himself screen credit for writing, producing and directing the films and portraying the 16th President (as well as his father Thomas and his grandfather, also named Abe), Stahl credibly claimed to have been the series' actual director, and the quality of the films' structure and performances would seem to bear that out. Episodes from Lincoln's youth are dramatized with vigor and sensitivity, and the portrayals by Charles Jackson as young Abe and Madelyn Clare as his mother Nancy Hanks Lincoln are revelatory. DIR John M. Stahl; SCR/PROD Benjamin Chapin. U.S., 1917, b&w, 217 min total (Part 1 approx. 106 min; Part 2 approx 111 min). Silent with English intertitles. NOT RATED

Please note: While Episodes 8 and 9 of THE LINCOLN CYCLE are lost, each of the surviving installments can be enjoyed on a stand-alone basis.

Co-presented with the Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia (lincolngroup.org)



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Timothy Greenfield-Sanders' (AFI Class of 1975) exquisite documentary about the Nobel Prize-winning novelist, essayist, editor and educator Toni Morrison (1931–2019), famous for "Beloved," "Song of Solomon" and "The Bluest Eye," has only become more poignant with the author's passing in August of 2019. The film features intimate interviews with Morrison as well as a range of others inspired by her work, including Oprah Winfrey, Russell Banks, Angela Davis, Hilton Als, Walter Mosley, Fran Lebowitz and Barack Obama. DIR/SCR/PROD Timothy Greenfield-Sanders; PROD Johanna Giebelhaus, Chad Thompson, Tommy Walker. U.S., 2019, color, 120 min. RATED PG-13

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This exquisite adaptation of Anna Seghers' 1942 novel about German refugees trying to escape Nazi-occupied France gains additional resonance from director Christian Petzold's (BARBARA, PHOENIX) daring decision to eschew any '40s period trappings, instead telling the tale in contemporary settings and dress. Modern-day Marseille becomes a compelling stage for history: 70-odd years ago, against a backdrop of apartment buildings and commercial centers, a refugee crisis was taking place, one with eerie reverberations with today's resurgent ethno-nationalism. The excellent cast includes Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer, Godehard Giese, Barbara Auer and Alex Brendemühl. DIR/SCR Christian Petzold, from the novel by Anna Seghers; PROD Antonin Dedet, Florian Koerner von Gustorf. Germany/France, 2018, color, 101 min. In German, French and French Sign Language with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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Josh and Benny Safdie's (GOOD TIME) relentlessly paced, gritty New York City neo-noir stars Adam Sandler as a diamond dealer and gambling addict in way over his head, in a performance that has been praised as the best of his career. Featuring an excellent, eclectic supporting cast that includes Idina Menzel, Lakeith Stanfield, Eric Bogosian, Judd Hirsch, Mike Francesa, Julia Fox, Kevin Garnett, John Amos and The Weeknd. DIR/SCR Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie; SCR Ronald Bronstein; PROD Sebastian Bear-McClard, Oscar Boyson, Eli Bush, Scott Rudin. U.S., 2019, color, 135 min. RATED R

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[LE MIRACLE DU SAINT INCONNU]

When a recently released bandit (Younes Bouab) returns to the place he buried the stolen loot, he is surprised to find a new shrine — that of the "Unknown Saint" — perched atop his once-ingenious hiding place. In the years since his arrest, a bustling village has grown next to the much-visited holy site, which is now a valuable tourist attraction relentlessly guarded by an array of quirky locals and a beloved guard dog. Searching desperately for a way to recover his buried treasure, the thief is forced to take up residence in the village and join forces with his former cellmate, "Ahmed the Brain" (Salah Ben Saleh). Alaa Eddine Aljem's darkly comic feature debut is a refreshingly original take on the heist genre and an astute reflection on the intersection of faith and commerce. Winner, Youth Jury Award, 2019 Valladolid International Film Festival. Official Selection, 2019 Cannes, London, Busan and São Paulo film festivals; 2020 Rotterdam International Film Festival. DIR/SCR Alaa Eddine Aljem; PROD Francesca Duca, Alexa Rivero. Morocco/France/Qatar, 2019, color, 100 min. In Arabic with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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Academy Award®-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o (12 YEARS A SLAVE, BLACK PANTHER) won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress for her incredible dual role in US, Jordan Peele's mind-bending follow-up to his Academy Award®-winning GET OUT. Described by The Guardian's Mark Kermode as, "a TWILIGHT ZONE mashup of Dostoevsky's 'The Double' and Jack Finney's 'The Body Snatchers,' US broadens the social commentary behind GET OUT to explore the implications of an all-American family pitted against their horrifying, forgotten, subterranean-dwelling doppelgängers. Haunted by a mysterious trauma from her past, Adelaide Wilson (Nyong'o) is hesitant to return to her childhood home for a family vacation with her husband, Gabe (Winston Duke, BLACK PANTHER), and their two children (Shahadi Wright Joseph and Evan Alex). After a tense day at the beach with their friends the Tylers (Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Cali Sheldon and Noelle Sheldon), Adelaide and her family return to the safety of their lakeside holiday home. But when darkness falls, the Wilsons find themselves face-to-face with four eerily familiar, shadowy figures determined to infiltrate their house, their psyches and their lives. DIR/SCR/PROD Jordan Peele; PROD Jason Blum, Ian Cooper, Sean McKittrick. U.S./Japan, 2019, color, 116 min. RATED R

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[SANS TOIT NI LOI]

Sandrine Bonnaire won the Best Actress César Award for her portrayal of the defiant young drifter, Mona, found frozen to death in a ditch at the beginning of VAGABOND. Agnès Varda pieces together Mona's story through flashbacks told by those who encountered her (played by a largely nonprofessional cast), producing a splintered portrait of an enigmatic woman. With its sparse, poetic imagery, VAGABOND (SANS TOIT NI LOI) is a stunner, and won Varda the top prize at the Venice Film Festival. (Note courtesy of Janus Films.) DIR/SCR Agnès Varda; PROD Oury Milshtein. France, 1985, color, 105 min. In English, French and Arabic with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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[KIBERA: PŘÍBĚH SLUMU]

This powerful documentary, set in one of Africa's largest slums against the backdrop of Kenya's 2017 presidential elections, follows Don Wilson, a photographer who lives in the Kibera district of Nairobi and aims to show the world aspects of his home that transcend images of trash mountains and crime. Mixing Wilson's narration and photography with inspirational interviews from Kibera residents, including local artists, a teacher and a boxing coach, Czech director Martin Páv presents a varied mix of people who have the desire and the will to transform their environment into a better place to live. Will they make it through the tensions and violence accompanying the 2017 presidential elections? Winner, Audience Award, 2018 Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival. DIR/SCR Martin Páv; PROD Zuzana Kučerová. Czech Republic, 2018, color, 90 min. In English and Swahili with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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Ebele Njoko (Ozzy Agu, THE LOST OKOROSHI) has been running his whole life, searching for love and acceptance from his family and driven to recreate himself as Adrian — a respected father, husband and brother. But when his past starts to catch up with him, his fabricated life begins to unravel. Adapted from the critically acclaimed 2005 novel by award-winning Nigerian writer Jude Dibia, this delicate and powerful portrait of queer Nigeria tells the story of a man coming to terms with the reality he has created for himself to hide in plain sight. Official Selection, 2019 London and African International film festivals. DIR/SCR Aoife O'Kelly, from the novel by Jude Dibia; PROD Funmi Iyanda, Olumide Makanjuola, Xeenah Mohammed, Victoria Thomas. Nigeria/UK, 2019, color, 90 min. In English. NOT RATED

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Trey Edward Shults (IT COMES AT NIGHT, KRISHA) sets his structurally daring third feature in South Florida, where a middle-class African-American family — led by a well-meaning but hard-driving father (Sterling K. Brown, BLACK PANTHER, THIS IS US) — is forced to deal with the fallout of a life-changing tragedy. Tyler (Kelvin Harrison, Jr., who collaborated with Shults on the film's conception) is a promising young athlete with the world at his feet. As the pressure of perfection mounts, cracks begin to appear in his well-adjusted façade, culminating in a horrific turn of events. But life must go on for the family, including Trey's younger sister Emily (Taylor Russell, who won the Breakthrough Actor Award at the 2019 Gotham Independent Film Awards), as they navigate a deeply complex web on their way toward healing. Shults employs stunning visuals, a visceral, pulsating soundtrack and constantly shifting perspectives to convey the nuances of his characters' experiences, tracing their individual journeys, maneuvering between hope and despair, all while maintaining a cohesion that constantly drives the narrative forward into the unexpected. DIR/SCR/PROD Trey Edward Shults; PROD Kevin Turen, James Wilson. U.S., 2019, color, 135 min. RATED R

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Leathernecks Capt. Flagg (Victor McLaglen) and Sgt. Quirt (Edmund Lowe) go where the action is across the world "from the Halls of Montezuma to the Shores of Tripoli," culminating in their deployment to France in 1918 for the Great War. The pair's boozing, brawling and amorous exploits take center stage, with their occasional skirmishes and deployments to the front only briefly interrupting their own romantic rivalries and nonstop carousing. But the action in France is no laughing matter. A teenage Dolores del Río is the French innkeeper's daughter that both men woo in Raoul Walsh's tragicomic combat classic. It is perhaps the most foul-mouthed silent film in history, as even a novice lip-reader can attest, with the two Marines' salty language amusingly paraphrased in the much more polite intertitles. DIR Raoul Walsh; SCR James T. O'Donohoe, Malcolm Stuart Boylan, from the play by Maxwell Anderson and Laurence Stallings; PROD William Fox. U.S., 1926, b&w, 116 min. Silent with English intertitles. NOT RATED

Preserved by The Museum of Modern Art with support from The Film Foundation.

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The latest documentary from Matt Tyrnauer (CITIZEN JANE, STUDIO 54, VALENTINO: THE LAST EMPEROR) charts the dark history of attorney Roy Cohn: Manhattan's Assistant U.S. Attorney during the 1951 trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg for treason; chief counsel to red-baiting U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy during the Army–McCarthy hearings in 1954; a political consultant and fixer for Presidents Nixon and Reagan, on whose 1980 presidential campaign he worked closely with dirty trickster Roger Stone; and longtime private attorney for wealthy and powerful scoundrels and scofflaws, including mafia figures Tony Salerno, Carmine Galante and John Gotti; New York Yankees baseball club owner George Steinbrenner; and real estate developer Donald Trump. The film's title, in fact, quotes Trump many years after Cohn's 1986 death from AIDS, now in his current role as the U.S. president, when he reportedly uttered these words in exasperation over the 2017 recusal of then-U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions from matters pertaining to the Mueller Investigation. DIR/SCR/PROD Matt Tyrnauer; PROD Marie Brenner, Joyce Deep, Andrea Lewis, Corey Reeser. U.S., 2019, color, 97 min. RATED PG-13

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100th Anniversary

Shot in Fox's Manhattan studio with extensive location work around the city, WHILE NEW YORK SLEEPS offers an unusual three-part structure, with episodes set on Long Island, Times Square and the East Side, with the same three actors — Estelle Taylor, Harry Southern and Marc McDermott — playing different roles in each. Director and co-writer Charles Brabin was a veteran of the pioneer Edison Studios who later married Fox star Theda Bara; he remains best known for the shockingly brutal MGM gangster film THE BEAST OF THE CITY, which this film anticipates with its raucous final shoot-out. (Note courtesy of MoMA.) DIR/SCR Charles Brabin; SCR Thomas F. Fallon; PROD William Fox. U.S., 1920, b&w, 88 min. Silent with English intertitles. NOT RATED

Preserved by The Museum of Modern Art with support from The Celeste Bartos Fund for Film Preservation.

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Framed by scenes of Namibia's formal independence as a newly formed African country in 1990, Desiree Kahikopo's historical romance takes us back to 1963, soon after the 1959 uprising in Old Location — an area segregated for black residents of Windhoek, the capital of Namibia (then a territory of South Africa). It is in this setting that Sylvia Kamutjemo (Girley Charlene Jazama, who also produces), a black domestic worker, meets Afrikaner police officer Pieter de Wet (Jan-Barend Scheepers) on a routine passbook check. As the pair exchange letters and a story of forbidden love across racial lines unfolds, Kahikopo explores an underrepresented period of Namibian history with compassion and hope. Winner, Best Script, Audience Choice and Best Director, 2019 Namibian Theatre and Film Awards. Official Selection, 2019 Durban International Film Festival. DIR/SCR/PROD Desiree Kahikopo; SCR/PROD Micheal Pulse; PROD Girley Charlene Jazama. Namibia, 2019, color, 90 min. In Afrikaans and Otjiherero with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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This "witty, haunting, poetic film," according to Variety's Scott Foundas, takes its title from a famous poem by Forough Farrokhzad. A journalist (Behzad Dorani) posing as an engineer travels to a remote Kurdish village with a secret aim: to record an ancient mourning ritual for a dying, century-old woman. When the woman stubbornly refuses to die, the "engineer" is forced to slow down and interact with the town's inhabitants. "This ambiguous comic masterpiece," writes film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum, "could be Abbas Kiarostami's greatest film to date; it's undoubtedly his richest and most challenging." (Note courtesy of Freer|Sackler.) DIR/SCR/PROD Abbas Kiarostami; PROD Marin Karmitz. Iran/France, 1999, color, 118 min. In Persian and Kurdish with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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Sudanese director Amjad Abu Alala's daring and visually stunning feature debut follows Muzamil (played first by Moatasem Rashid, then as a teen by Mustafa Shehata), a young man who lives in the shadow of impending death after having been prophesied during his naming ceremony as a newborn to die at the age of 20. Simultaneously a coming-of-age tale and coming-of-death fable, YOU WILL DIE AT TWENTY explores the liminal space in which Muzamil's mother Sakina (Islam Mubark) must mourn her son before his death, while he begins to learn what it means to be alive, just as death seems only a few steps away. As Muzamil becomes increasingly curious about life outside the confines of his own home, the overprotective Sakina relents and allows her son to study the Quran with the other children his age. In this newfound freedom, Muzamil finds friends, enemies, love and anger, all the while seeking a sense of the present and a chance to hope for the future. Winner, Luigi De Laurentiis Award, 2019 Venice Film Festival; Best Screenplay, 2019 Carthage Film Festival. Official Selection, 2019 Toronto and Busan film festivals; 2020 Palm Springs and Rotterdam film festivals. DIR/SCR Amjad Abu Alala; SCR Yousef Ibrahim; PROD Arnaud Dommerc, Michael Henrichs, Ingrid Lill Høgtun. Sudan/France/Egypt/Germany/Norway/Qatar, 2019, color, 103 min. In Arabic with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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