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    Waiting for a Miracle

    An unhappily married couple make a pilgrimage to the holy city of Mashhad with their young daughter, who has mysteriously stopped walking and talking, but the trip only reinforces the mother and father's dislike for each other. more...
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    Wajib

    Annemarie Jacir's crowd-pleasing Palestinian drama stars real-life father Mohammad Bakri (Since You've Been Gone, HBO's The Night Of) and son Saleh Bakri (The Band's Visit) as a Palestinian patriarch and his expatriate son, a hipster architect who reluctantly leaves his home and girlfriend in Italy to return to Nazareth for his sister's marriage. more...
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  • War of the Buttons (PG-13)

    This is the fifth screen version of Louis Pergaud's 1912 novel, about a children's game that gets out of hand, and as far as I can tell it's the first to transplant his story to the French occupation. more...
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    Ward No. 6 (NR)

    Chekhov's short story about a depressive doctor who winds up joining his own mental patients gets an offbeat millennial update from veteran Russian director Karen Shakhnazarov (Vanished Empire, The Rider Named Death). more...
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    Wasteland Utopias (NR)

    As flaky as a croissant, and nearly as enjoyable, this meandering experimental doc draws myriad discursive connections between the lives and legacies of two forgotten figures from the Cold War era: real-estate mogul Del Webb, whose Sun City development in Arizona initiated the unsustainable urbanization of the Sonoran desert, and Wilhelm Reich, the ex-Freudian heretic who preached sexual freedom and imagined he could reclaim the Sonoran for mankind by bombarding the sky with invisible life-force quanta he called “orgone radiation.” I have no idea whether director David Sherman really believes in Roswell UFOs and an Eisenhower-era “Weather Control Act,” but he sure knows how to have fun messing around with stock footage, old newsreels, lo-fi video reconstructions, and crank ideologies. more...
  • Watermark
  • Watermark (PG)

    Filmmaker Jennifer Baichwall and photographer Edward Burtynsky, who collaborated on the striking environmental documentary Manufactured Landscapes (2005), reunite as codirectors of this companion piece, which considers man’s troubled relationship with the sea just as the earlier film did with the land. more...
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    Weather House

    This English-language German art movie is an absurdist drama in the Samuel Beckett tradition, featuring sparse dialogue and settings and a tone at once wry and apocalyptic. more...
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  • The Wedding Song

    During the Nazi occupation of Tunisia, two young women find their friendship stretched to its limits by the desires of men and the demands of war, which can be hard to differentiate. more...
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    Wedlock

    In this 2012 Iranian chamber drama, a conservative, upper-middle-class couple receive an extended visit from the wife's niece and her husband, who ascribe to more progressive views. more...
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  • Whitney: Can I Be Me
  • Whitney: Can I Be Me

    On its surface Whitney: Can I Be Me, which screens this weekend at the Siskel Center as part of the Black Harvest Film Festival, is a documentary about pop star Whitney Houston, the phenomenally talented singer whose career was cut short at age 48 when, under the influence of a variety of drugs, she accidentally drowned in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 11, 2012. more...