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Mr. Long

SIFF 2017: week three highlights

A deeply moving feature about a hitman who makes noodles, a documentary about a bumbling made-for-TV president, and a quietly effective supernatural tale are among your can’t-miss options during the final days (thru 6/11) of SIFF 2017. DON’T MISS: A Dragon Arrives! {6/3 12:30p Uptown} A tough film to summarize, but an easy one to […]

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Without Name

SIFF Review: Without Name {May 28, June 2, June 4}

I’ve never heard of “hallucinogenic eco-terror” before, but it’s definitely the perfect way to describe Without Name. Surveyor Eric {Alan McKenna. He has such a nice face! I really like his face} heads out into the middle of an Irish forest to escape his falling-apart marriage and try to save his business. The forest is […]

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Activist Dolores Huerta speaking into a megaphone

Recommended SIFF: Dolores {May 29, June 3}

“You can’t make change if you’re not willing to give something up.” –Dolores Huerta Profoundly inspirational. Profoundly. Dolores is a moving and fascinating documentary chronicling a seminal and currently all-too-relevant time in our country’s history through the story of one of its principle architects, the should-be-but-isn’t-legendary activist and mother of 11, Dolores Huerta. In the […]

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SIFF TAKE: Dean {May 27}

Demetri Martin makes his directorial debut with Dean, a spiritual descendent of Wes Anderson and mumblecore rom-coms that sways gamely between tentative and confident before ultimately settling on a sort of quirky but lovely sincerity. Kevin Klein and Mary Steenburgen burnish their reputations as national treasures, giving it with both barrels apiece, and Briga Heelan […]

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Władysław Strzemiński, played by Boguslaw Linda

SIFF REVIEW: AFTERIMAGE {May 26)

Legendary Polish director Andrzej Vajda passed away late last year, just after the release of what turned out to be his last film, a beautiful and humane picture called Afterimage. It tells the story of Władysław Strzemiński (Boguslaw Linda), who is still one of the most renowned Polish painters of the 20th Century, as his […]

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Person to Person

SIFF 2017: week two highlights

Week two approaches! Among SIFF’s must-sees on tap through June 1: a gorgeous animated fairytale about a handless girl, a refreshingly old-school New York indie, and a gut-punch of a documentary about a citizens’ resistance in Syria. DON’T MISS: City of Ghosts {5/26 6:30p Uptown; 5/27 2:30p Uptown} Members of the Syrian citizen journalist collective […]

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