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…

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…

THE UNKNOWN COUNTRY

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SPIRIT | MIND THE GAP | US CINEMA US 2022, 85 min, Morrisa Maltz October 10 - CAFILM FREE MEMBER SCREENING Morrisa Maltz’s staggering second feature is a thousand things at once. It’s an ode to the mysteries of the American Midwest, a joyous…

THE PASSENGERS OF THE NIGHT

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SPIRIT | WORLD France 2022, 111 min, Director: Mikhaël Hers The dissolution of a marriage is always difficult, and it’s even more so for Elisabeth (the iconic Charlotte Gainsbourg, radiant), in early 1980s Paris. She’s never been in a…

PLAN 75

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SPIRIT | WORLD Japan 2022, 112 min, Director: Chie Hayakawa Chie Hayakawa’s feature debut, which premiered at Cannes, puts our ageist society under a microscope. This dystopian drama may provoke comparisons to 1970s-era classics Logan’s…

OUR BROTHERS (NOS FRANGINS)

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SPIRIT | WORLD France, Algeria 2022, 92 min, Director: Rachid Bouchareb Police brutality receives considerable media attention during our current Black Lives Matter moment, but French director Rachid Bouchareb’s (Days of Glory, MVFF29) drama…

DESCENDANT

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SPIRIT | DOCS US 2022, 108 min, Director: Margaret Brown Margaret Brown’s important and thought-provoking documentary may prompt a reevaluation of everything you’ve been taught about slavery and the Jim Crow era. In 2018, marine archaeologists…