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    The View From Tall

    Coming-of-age movies, with their tropes of alienation, rebellion, and burgeoning sexuality, are reliable (if often disposable) fare for the teen market, but this Chicago-set love story breaks new ground with the protagonist's self-knowledge and directness. more...
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    A Voice Among the Silent

    This short documentary provides a succinct introduction to the life of James G. McDonald, an adviser to President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the first U.S. ambassador to Israel. more...
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    Vincent Grenier: Tabula Rasa

    Tabula Rasa (2004), the highlight of this program by the French-Canadian experimentalist, is an impressionistic portrait of a decaying urban high school, the soundtrack dense with background noise and the images of chipped paint and rusted equipment suggesting abstract art. more...
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    Videocracy

    Those who consider U.S. television a soul-crushing wasteland and a blight on democracy should get a load of this documentary by Erik Gandini, which argues that Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has leveraged his vast media empire to squelch dissent and distract the public from a corrupt government. more...
  • Video Diary of a Lost Girl

    Elevated by its wild video art, weighed down by its tiresome comedy, this horror fantasy by Lindsay Denniberg manages to conjure an original vision despite regurgitating many of the ideas and images of older movies. more...
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    El Velador

    This 2011 documentary looks at the city of Culiacan, a drug-cartel stronghold in northwest Mexico where thousands of civilians have been murdered in recent years. more...
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