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Marighella

Brazil | 2019 | 155 minutes | Wagner Moura

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A searing and energized portrait of the legendary Carlos Marighella (played by actor/musician Seu Jorge), one of Brazil’s most divisive historical figures, Afro-Brazilian poet, and politicians.

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A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

Sweden | 2014 | 101 min. | Roy Andersson

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Swedish master Roy Andersson’s 2014 masterpiece—an absurdist, surrealistic and shocking pitch-black comedy, which moves freely from nightmare to fantasy to hilariously deadpan humour as it muses on man’s perpetual inhumanity to man.

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About Endlessness

Sweden | 2019 | 76 minutes | Roy Andersson

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Famed Swedish director Roy Andersson won Best Director at the Venice Film Festival for this series of uproarious and existential vignettes about the futility, vulnerability, and hilarity of life.

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Downstream to Kinshasa

Democratic Republic of Congo | 2020 | 90 minutes | Dieudo Hamadi

Now Playing - May 13, 2021

A stark, honest, and empathetic portrait of disabled survivors of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Six-Day War traveling to the capital city of Kinshasa seeking reparations after 20 years of dehumanizing bureaucratic delays.

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Oscar Shorts 2021: Animated

2021 | 99 min.

Now Playing - May 13, 2021

A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of Oscar-nominated animated short films.

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Oscar Shorts 2021: Documentary

2021 | 99 min.

Now Playing - May 13, 2021

A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of Oscar-nominated documentary short films.

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Oscar Shorts 2021: Live Action

2021 | 99 min.

Now Playing - May 13, 2021

A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of Oscar-nominated live action short films.

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There Is No Evil

Germany | 2020 | 150 minutes | Mohammad Rasoulof

Opens May 14, 2021

Filmed in secret and banned in its home country, Mohammad Rasoulof’s Golden Bear-winning film is an anthology of four short stories, each focused on a person affected by the capital punishment system in a country that commits more executions per capita than anywhere else on Earth.

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Us Kids

USA | 2020 | 98 min. | Kim A. Snyder

Opens May 14, 2021

The teenage survivors of Parkland, Florida catalyze a powerful, unprecedented youth movement that spreads with lightning speed across the country, as a generation of mobilized youth take back democracy in this powerful coming-of-age story.

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