Three Faces

Jafar Panahi (The White Balloon, The Mirror, The Circle), who defies a filmmaking ban from the Iranian government each time he makes a new film, is always a director worth checking out. And how lucky we are for his tenacity… Full of metaphor, insight, and gentle humor, this remarkable film features some of his best filmmaking.
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Monrovia, Indiana

While shrinking in population, 46 million people still live in rural Mid-American towns, making them important formative centers for politics and values. In the aftermath of the 2016 election, journalists had to reckon with being out of touch with some of these red-state areas. In his own way, Wiseman helps fill that void with his latest film by immersing us in a corner of the Midwest seldom depicted on film.
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Border

Academy Award Nominee – Best Makeup and Hair Design
Based on a short story by Let the Right One In author John Ajvide Lindqvist, Border seamlessly fuses social commentary, fantasy, and psychological insight to tell the story of Tina (Eva Melander) — a woman born with a facial “disfiguration,” a strange scar on her tailbone, and the ability to sense or smell how people feel.Read More

Free Solo

Academy Award Nominee – Best Documentary Feature
You don’t need to be a climbing enthusiast to marvel at Free Solo. With its extraordinary cinematography, nothing can match the wonders of humans and nature, and the sheer movie-going suspense, captured in this acclaimed documentary by filmmakers Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin (Meru).
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Jane

Brett (The Kid Stays in the Picture, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck) Morgen’s latest, a terrific time travel film about primate researcher Jane Goodall who lived in the wild with chimpanzees, is drawn from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that had been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over 50 years.
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The Florida Project

1 Academy Award Nomination – Best Actor
In his follow-up to the award-winning Tangerine, Sean Baker dives deep into a community living on the margins of Floridian society. In the process, he gives us some of the most unforgettable characters in the cinema this year: 22-year-old Halley (Bria Vinaite) and her six-year-old daughter, Moonee (Brooklyn Prince).
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