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June 2017

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Film still: The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki

The Happiest Day in the
Life of Olli Mäki

WINNER
Un Certain Regard Award
Cannes Film Fest
Critics' Pick " A charming testament"   —New York Times
 
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Film still: Icaros: A Vision

Icaros: A Vision

"A visual imagination of rare specificity and fury"   —New Yorker
"This trippy work maps the intersections of West and East, body and spirit, faith and terror with beguiling grace"   —Chicago Tribune
 
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Film still: The Murder of Fred Hampton

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Who Polices the Police?
The Murder of
Fred Hampton

with Bill Cottle, Billy "Che" Brooks, and Gretchen Helfrich

 
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Film still: Mimosas

 

Mimosas

WINNER
Critics Week Grand Prize
Cannes Film Fest
 
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Maurizio Cattelan:
Be Right Back

"Uproarious and thought-provoking"   —New York Times
"For those not bothered by being pranked themselves, it's a hoot"   —Hollywood Reporter
 
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Film still: Gurumbe: Afro-Andalusian Memories

The 15th Annual
African Diaspora International Film Festival—Chicago

"As diverse and porous as the diaspora itself"   —TimeOut Chicago
 
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Film still: Down By Law

 

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Down By Law

5 stars "Deliciously deadpan... Jarmusch proved DIY film could be heartfelt, charming, wise and silly all at the same time"   —TimeOut London
 
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Film still: By the Time It Gets Dark

By the Time It Gets Dark

"A magical, melancholic ode to the intellectual's struggle against the forces of history... A demanding but ultimately rewarding piece"   —Hollywood Reporter
" A film, a rather gorgeous one, of glances and ephemera and delicate metaphors"   —Village Voice
 
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Film still: Tomorrow

Tomorrow

WINNER
Best Documentary
César Awards
Critics' Pick   —New York Times
 
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Film still: L'America

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What Does Immigration Mean?
L'America
with Aleksandar Hemon

Recommended "Masterful and extremely moving"   —Chicago Reader
 
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Film still: Last Men in Aleppo

Last Men in Aleppo

WINNER
Grand Jury Prize—Documentary
Sundance Film Fest
"An essential film"   —New York Times
 
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Film still: Paint It Black

Paint It Black

"A staggeringly impressive feature directing debut for actress Amber Tamblyn... the film's hallucinatory brilliance is undeniable"   —Rolling Stone
"A piercing dissection of grief, beautifully acted"   —Hollywood Reporter
 
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Film still: Radio Dreams

Radio Dreams

Critics' Pick   —New York Times
"[A] quietly satisfying gem"   —Variety
"Darkly funny, often absurdist"   —Los Angeles Times
 
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Film still: Mali Blues

 

Mali Blues

"Nuanced meditations on the limbo of the diaspora and celebrations of Mali's ethnic plurality colour the fabric of this film, which vibrates with urgency and life"   —Cinema Scope
 
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