THE YOUNG VOTE

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TRAILBLAZERS | ACTIVE CINEMA | MIND THE GAP | DOCS US 2022, 67 min, Director: Diane Robinson As the United States teeters toward theocracy, it is painfully clear that the stakes in the upcoming midterm elections are nothing short of the life,…

Workshop: In Our Own Words: Poetry on Film

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Inspired by the bold slam poetry and narration of José Eduardo Aguilar, "El Deportee" in the animated documentary Home Is Somewhere Else, this workshop combines the art of the written word and non-fiction film narration. Participants will…

WOMEN TALKING

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SPOTLIGHT | MIND THE GAP ENSEMBLE AWARD MIND THE GAP | US CINEMA US 2022, 104 min, Director: Sarah Polley Powerful, committed performances by an extraordinary ensemble—including Frances McDormand, Judith Ivey, Rooney Mara, Claire Foy,…

WHITE NOISE

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SPOTLIGHT ON NOAH BAUMBACH SCREENING + PRESENTATION OF THE MVFF AWARD FOR SCREENWRITING GROW | US CINEMA US 2022, 136 min, Director: Noah Baumbach Writer-director-producer Noah Baumbach dazzles in his first film since his acclaimed Marriage…

THE WHALE

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TRIBUTE TO BRENDAN FRASER SPIRIT | US CINEMA US 2022, 117 min, Director: Darren Aronofsky Hinging on a career-defining performance from Brendan Fraser, The Whale is an emotionally resonant tour de force, by turns funny and devastating. Fraser…

WE DREAM OF ROBOTS (SOÑAR ROBOTS)

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TRAILBLAZERS | ¡VIVA EL CINE! | FAMILY Uruguay 2021, 84 min, Pablo Casacuberta A determined group of teenagers from the Uruguayan countryside tackles math, science, and the physics of friendship as they conquer the world of robotics. We Dream…

VARIETY’S 10 SCREENWRITERS TO WATCH

Variety has honored “10 Screenwriters to Watch” for more than a decade, spotlighting the brightest and most promising writers of the year. We’re thrilled for the occasion to discuss their work in an intimate setting—a great opportunity…

TUKDAM – BETWEEN WORLDS

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SPIRIT | DOCS Finland, Ireland, Estonia 2022, 91 min, Director: Donagh Coleman Is it possible to die in a consciously controlled way? The Tibetan Buddhist tradition of “tukdam,” a practice of meditating at the deepest level of consciousness…

TRIPLE TROUBLE

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US CINEMA US 2022, 84 min, Homer Flynn and The Residents The Residents have existed over half a century now as one of the singular cultural enigmas of our times: An unclassifiable arts collective-slash-rock band who’ve racked approximately…

TOWN DESTROYER

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MIND THE GAP | DOCS US 2022, 55 min, Director: Alan Snitow, Deborah Kaufman Is art’s role to provoke or placate? What happens when it no longer reflects current societal views? These questions and many more were the subject of hot debate…