This debut feature—winner of a Sundance Film Festival Audience Award—is an exhilarating political drama and love story about a burgeoning romance between two young Iranian women and the fraught allegiances of a single Tehrani family.
Inexplicable forces of attraction ensnare two disparate individuals in this tense drama set in the upper echelons of Frankfurt’s banking sector. An affair between an executive and the wife of an underling sets the stage for a probing inquiry into a morally ambiguous realm. An impressive, unflinching exposé of late capitalism on the wane.
A motley crew of young boys in Colombia lives only for one passion: soccer. But when their precious new ball rolls into a minefield, their dreams are suddenly on hold. Even as the village becomes the center of a tug-of-war between right-wing paramilitary groups and leftist guerrillas, the idea of a rescue attempt is too tempting to resist.
This intimate look at the coming together of a female prisoner and the two pro bono lawyers fighting for her release is a must-see documentary for those interested in the power of film to change the course of events. Shot over a five-and-a-half year period, the saga of one woman’s case resounds with broader social implications.
Every stage of life comes with its own set of challenges, but youth and old age are particularly fraught. This selection of narrative and documentary shorts covers this tricky territory with humor and pathos, from a kid who uses fake fangs to announce his nonconformity to an elderly woman whose extremely varied life establishes hers.
Dive into a program of new experimental cinema that observes the world subjectively, drifting between rural and urban landscapes or expansive deserts and watery depths, interspersed with contemplations of history from the sinking of the Titanic to the exploits of Houdini. When you come back up for air, you’ll be invigorated.
Detroit: A postapocalyptic landscape of decay or an empty pasture or the newest Mecca for urban pioneers? Filled with arresting images, this beautifully crafted travelogue focuses on people as well as ruins, and suggests that Detroit’s possible futures are more complex than most of us might imagine.
Two wounded souls commiserate through drinking and aimless wandering while acting out the roles of the happy relationships that elude them in reality. Greta Gerwig and Olly Alexander deliver beautifully-tuned comic performances in their portrayal of young adults learning to cope with the unavoidable perils of emotional dependency.
Whether young or old, big or small, not everyone sees the world through the same lens. In this collection of shorts for all ages, an assorted cast of characters learns to adjust the focus and view themselves—and others—in unexpected new ways. Recommended for ages seven and up.
Would-be robbers Sonny and Sal hold up a bank, with equal parts suspense, pathos and humor. Master filmmaker Sidney Lumet directs powerhouse Al Pacino in this tense, exuberant yet subtle film that garnered an Academy Award for this year’s Kanbar Award recipient, legendary screenwriter Frank Pierson, who will be interviewed onstage preceding the screening.