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…

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…

TILL

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CENTERPIECEMIND THE GAP AWARD • CREATIVITY & TRUTH   MIND THE GAP | US CINEMA US 2022, 130 min, Director: Chinonye Chukwu Visually striking and moving, Till centers the story of Emmett Till through the experience of his mother, Mamie…

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…

NANNY

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SPOTLIGHT ON NIKYATU JUSU MIND THE GAP | US CINEMA US 2022, 97 min, Director: Nikyatu Jusu Nikyatu Jusu’s evocative debut feature is an immersive encounter with the duality of the immigrant experience. Anna Diop plays Aisha, a recent Senegalese…

BARDO, FALSE CHRONICLE OF A HANDFUL OF TRUTHS

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SPOTLIGHT ON DANIEL GIMÉNEZ CACHO SCREENING + PRESENTATION OF THE MVFF AWARD FOR ACTING ¡VIVA EL CINE!  |  WORLD Mexico, 2022, 161 min, Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu Named for the Buddhist concept of a transitional state between…

ARMAGEDDON TIME

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TRIBUTE TO JAMES GRAY  US CINEMA US 2022, 115 min, Director: James Gray Acclaimed writer-director James Gray fashions his own family memories into a wistful, exquisitely performed character study, taking on race, class, and the American…