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Fish Tank

Directed by Andrea Arnold

With the arrival of her 2009 sophomore film, Academy Award-winning director Andrea Arnold (Red Road, American Honey) cemented herself as

Within Our Gates

Directed by Oscar Micheaux

Micheaux, the first Black filmmaker to gain prominence in the US, produced over 40 films during a long career working

Blue Velvet

Directed by David Lynch

Lynch’s fascination with small-town America perhaps reaches its artistic heights with Blue Velvet, his coming-of-age tale of Jeffrey Beaumont (Kyle

Artico

Directed by Gabriel Velazquez

In Ärtico, winner of special mention honors at the Berlin Film Festival, Jota and Simón are two “quinquis” (nomads), aged 20,

Giovanni’s Island

Directed by Mizuho Nishikubo

After Japan’s surrender at the end of World War II, the lives of brothers Junpei and Kanta are turned upside-down

Nuoc 2030

Directed by Nghiem-Minh Nguyen-Vo

Nuoc 2030 is set in a near-futuristic Vietnam, where a beautiful coastal region has been flooded as a result of global

Xenia

Directed by Panos H. Koutras

After the death of their Albanian mother, two brothers—the younger Dany, a flamboyantly gay teen, and the elder Ody (short

Horses of God

Directed by Nabil Ayouch

Two young soccer-loving friends, Yachine and Nabil, grow up under the fierce protection of Yachine’s older brother, Hamid. But in

Thy Womb

Directed by Brillante Mendoza

Following the fortunes of a humble Muslim fisherman and his wife, this lyrical tale of love and beauty questions how

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Breathing in Wartime

Directed by Curtis Taylor

When wartime is a perpetual state, life goes on, but is gentrification progress?

By the Time it Gets Dark

Directed by Anocha Suwichakornpong

One of the most thrillingly assured experimental works of the last several years, Anocha Suwichakornpong’s second feature (following 2009’s Mundane

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Footlight Parade

Directed by Lloyd Bacon, Busby Berkeley

Busby Berkeley’s last of three “backstage musicals” made at Warner Bros. in 1933 is the delightful, somewhat overshadowed Footlight Parade,