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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…

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…

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 QUIET EPIDEMIC

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ACTIVE CINEMA | MIND THE GAP | DOCS US 2022, 101 min, Director: Lindsay Keys, Winslow Crane-Murdoch While true to its title in tone, directors Lindsay Keys and Winslow Crane-Murdoch’s documentary probe into the medical establishment’s…

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…

THE LOST KING

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WORLD UK 2022, 108 min, Director: Stephen Frears In 2004, Philippa Langley (Sally Hawkins, Spencer, MVFF44) takes her son to see a production of Richard III. She becomes intrigued by the story of the malformed king who, per Shakespeare’s play,…

THE GRAB

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GROW | DOCS US 2022, 104 min, Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite This gripping, of-the-moment documentary connects some of the dots in humanity’s oldest struggle: the fight over resources. With an elegant, eye-opening throughline, filmmaker…

THE BLUE CAFTAN

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HEART | WORLD Morocco 2022, 124 min, Director: Maryam Touzani In Salé, Morocco, Halim (Saleh Bakri, Costa Brava, Lebanon) and his ailing wife, Mina (Lubna Azabal, Adam), own and operate a made-to-measure dress shop. Halim handcrafts caftans…

THE ART OF EATING: THE LIFE OF M.F.K. FISHER

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CREATE | DOCS US 2022, 85 min, Director: Gregory Bezat “I don’t know how to do anything else,” M.F.K. Fisher once said of her writing, in a feat of understatement. San Francisco director Gregory Bezat’s well-balanced documentary…