Beth Barrett's Picks
Debra Granik and Anne Rosselini (Winter’s Bone) return with a pitch perfect tale of a father and daughter who exist outside of society, and the changes they go through when that changes. Sweet, haunting, and tender, this story will stick with you.
A true gem of a film, set in a Swedish town competing for a German big-box store with dueling videos. A surprisingly insightful take on immigration, coming of age, and a rapidly diversifying society.
Two 60-something best friends set out to find a never-forgotten love in this hilarious Thelma & Louise-style road trip romp from the Philippines-with an unforgettable Louis Vuitton bag...
Madeleine Olnek (Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same) returns with a slightly revisionist history of the lesbian loves of Emily Dickinson-starring the always amazing Molly Shannon.
Chinese comedic drama starring Vivian Wu as a woman unwilling to leave her family home, even as the developers tear down everything around her, and the pigs are mysteriously dying. An acerbically funny take on the rapid pace of modernization in China.
Desiree Akhavan wins here with a story of forced gay conversion, friendship, and what it really means to find your people. Sidestepping the obvious clichés, there is an honesty and depth impressive for a second feature.