HOME IS SOMEWHERE ELSE

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CREATE | ¡VIVA EL CINE! | DOCS Mexico, US 2022, 87 mins, Directors: Carlos Hagerman, Jorge Villalobos Set against the perennial immigration debate in the United States, this animated documentary goes beyond rhetoric to give voice to those…

GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY

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OPENING NIGHT US CINEMA US 2022, 139 min, Director: Rian Johnson Let’s just say that Rian Johnson has outdone himself in his wonderful new Knives Out (MVFF42) romp, bringing together a to-die-for ensemble of actors who portray…

FINDING HER BEAT

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CREATE | MIND THE GAP | DOCS US 2022, 88 min, Directors: Dawn Mikkelson, Keri Pickett Right before pandemic lockdown 2020, eighteen leading Japanese and North American women taiko drummers realize their shared dream with the groundbreaking…

FANTASTIC NEGRITO: HAVE YOU LOST YOUR MIND YET?

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TRAILBLAZERS | DOCS US 2022, 93 min, Director: Yvan Iturriaga, Francisco Núñez Capriles This locally made doc packs a lot of life into 90 minutes — specifically, the super-sized life of Xavier Dephrepaulezz, better known as Grammy-winning…

ERIN’S GUIDE TO KISSING GIRLS

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CREATE | MIND THE GAP | FAMILY Canada 2022, 89 min, Julianna Notten More than anything, Erin’s Guide to Kissing Girls is a tender, insightful, and refreshingly witty ode to Gen Z. This feature debut from queer writer-director Julianna Notten…

ELEMENTAL: REIMAGINING OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH WILDFIRE

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ACTIVE CINEMA | DOCS US 2022, 79 min, Director: Trip Jennings Narrated by award-winning actor David Oyelowo, Elemental is equal parts frightening in its imagery and compelling in its thesis. As conceived by director Trip Jennings, this engrossing…