Beth Barrett's Picks

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Beth Barrett

Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace

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.

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Eighth Grade

Eighth Grade

Elsie Fisher in a star-making role as Kayla, enduring the last week of eighth grade. By turns sweet, hilarious, and completely cringeworthy as only being thirteen can be.

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Amateurs

Amateurs

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.

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Chedeng & Apple

Chedeng & Apple

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...

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Wild Night With Emily

Wild Nights With Emily

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.

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The Greenaway Alphabet

The Greenaway Alphabet

A letter-by-letter investigation of the mind of Peter Greenaway, interviewed by his teenage daughter and made by his wife.

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Dead Pigs

Dead Pigs

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.

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The Miseducation of Cameron Post

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

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.

Hot Mess

Hot Mess

Never has being so messy in your 20s been so funny in this Aussie comedy starring the irrepressible Sarah Gaul.

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