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  • Savage State
  • Savage State

    In the middle of the Civil War, a Missouri-based family of affluent French immigrants decides to return to France; to do so, they hire a mercenary to aid them in crossing the war-torn country to New York, from where they’ll sail. more...
  • Space Dogs
  • Space Dogs

    Not for the faint of heart, this outré documentary by nonfiction filmmakers Elsa Kremser and Levin Peter is generally tedious despite its frequent attempts to be both empyreal and discomfiting. more...
  • The Speed Cubers
  • The Speed Cubers

    Following two champions in the world of “speed cubing” (where participants rapidly solve Rubik’s Cubes, sometimes with one hand), this bite-sized documentary bypasses the predictable narratives of 80s nostalgia and competition and instead focuses on a touching friendship. more...
  • The Sinners
  • The Sinners

    Drenched in a dreamlike quality, The Sinners lures viewers into a dark and deadly world where writer-director Courtney Paige’s influences from Scream to Jawbreaker bleed through brilliantly. more...
  • Still Life
  • Still Life

    Jia Zhangke’s graceful 2006 film Still Life tells a diptych story about two characters from Shanxi province who return to the town of Fengjie in search of past relationships. more...
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  • Summer of 85
  • Summer of 85

    During a Q&A session last year, French director François Ozon discussed what it meant to him as a teenager in 1985 to discover Aidan Chambers’s Dance On My Grave, a young adult novel of same-sex desire set in an Essex beach town. more...
  • Stallone, Frank That Is
  • Stallone, Frank That Is

    “If you have to have a friend, have a friend like Frank Stallone.” The newest documentary from Branded Studios, Stallone, Frank That Is, takes an in-depth look at the lesser-known of the Stallone brothers—Frank. more...
  • Smooth Talk
  • Smooth Talk

    Based on Joyce Carol Oates’s 1966 short story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?,” this 1985 debut narrative feature by Joyce Chopra (Joyce at 34, The Lemon Sisters), scripted by her husband Tom Cole, retains the palpitant trepidation of Oates’s text to an unnerving degree. more...
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