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    Tehran, Tehran (NR)

    Iranian filmmakers Dariush Mehrjui (Hamoun) and Mehdi Karampour direct an episode apiece for this two-part dramatic anthology about the title city. more...
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    Three Days With the Family (NR)

    Tolstoy's dictum that "each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way" is severely tested by this rote domestic drama about an emotionally stunted upper-bourgeois Catalan clan, uneasily reunited by the death of its less-than-lovable patriarch. more...
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    Tibet in Song (NR)

    Musicologist Ngawang Choepel, a Tibetan exile in Dharamsala, India, returned to his homeland in 1995 to archive vanishing native folk songs but fell afoul of the occupying Chinese government; it sentenced him to an 18-year prison term for "endangering its national security" before an international protest forced his release in 2002. more...
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    Total Badass (NR)

    Had Chad Holt been born in Europe 200 years ago, he might have become a great Romantic poet; but as a denizen of contemporary Austin, Texas, he's funneled his libertine intelligence into vulgar zines and hardcore bands with names like Fr├╝ntbutt. more...
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    Triumph67 (NR)

    First-time director Dan Tanz hangs this low-budget drama on one of the oldest tricks in the independent filmmaker's playbook: to overcome the inexperience of his actors, he has them sit around for most of the movie, then reveals near the end that they're all mourning a shared trauma. more...
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    20 Weeks (NR)

    A young bohemian in LA discovers that she's pregnant and marries her devoted boyfriend, but a sonogram at 20 weeks brings news that the baby could be at risk of various genetic abnormalities. more...