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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…

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…

SHORTS: TRUTHS (AND SPOOFS) FROM THE YOUTHS

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Total program 91 min This year’s collection of peer-reviewed, youth-produced short films showcases an international cohort of storytellers working in animation, documentary, comedy, horror, and drama. It’s an inspiring display of emerging…

SHORTS: ANIMATION FOR ALL

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Total program 70 min Puppies, babies, and bears, oh my! We’ve once again scoured the globe for the best collection of animated short films for audiences of every age to enjoy. Funny characters and curious kids mingle with gentle lessons about…

RODEO

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TRAILBLAZERS | MIND THE GAP | WORLD France 2022, 105 min, Director: Lola Quivoron Lola Quivoron kicks up major cinematic dust with her riveting feature debut. Julia, a young woman in love with motorbikes and addicted to speed and dangerous…

RETURN TO DUST

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HEART | WORLD China 2022, 131 min, Director: Ruijun Li A film that created a stir at this year’s Berlinale competition, Ruijun Li’s Return to Dust is an unusually tender love story of middle-aged strangers pushed into marriage by their…

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 PUPILS (LE PUPILLE)

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LAUGH | MIND THE GAP | SHORTS Italy 2022, 37 min, Director: Alice Rohrwacher From the very first frames of Alice Rohrwacher’s The Pupils, “a film clumsily and freely based on a letter the writer Elsa Morante sent to her friend Goffredo…

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…