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“The Wobblies” opens at the Metrograph
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Why hasn’t Hollywood ever made an epic film about the history of the Wobblies, the radical labor union (the I.W.W. or International Workers of the World) that ...

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“Stanleyville” opens at the Metrograph
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Maxwell McCabe-Lokos’ “Stanleyville,” which opens today (April 22) at the Metrograph in Manhattan, is a satire with elements of stunt/dare challenge TV shows, ...

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“Hit the Road” opens at the Film Forum
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“Hit the Road” is a riotously funny family comedy tinged with the sadness of the political oppression endured by the people of Iran. Four people and a ...

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“New Directors/New Films Festival 2022 at Film at Lincoln Center & MOMA”
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The 51st edition of the New Directors/New Films festival begins April 20 and runs until May 1. The festival has a long track record for identifying first-time ...

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“The Girl And The Spider” opens at Metrograph & Film at Lincoln Center
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(above: Liliane Amuat and Henriette Confurius in Ramon & Silvan Zürcher's THE GIRL AND THE SPIDER) In 2013 Swiss film director Ramon Zürcher had a ...

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Four by Valentyn Vasyanovych at MOMI
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“If we don’t resist the Russian invasion,” Valentyn Vasyanovych told Leonardo Goi, “Ukraine will disappear as an independent state, and the countries of the ...

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MOMI First Look Highlights
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The Museum of the Moving Image’s eleventh First Look Festival, devoted to “innovative new international cinema” takes place Wednesday, March 16 to Sunday, ...

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Yujiro Harumoto “A Balance”
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Yujiro Harumoto’s “A Balance” is both a sensitive Japanese family drama and a powerful indictment of the myth of balanced investigatory journalism and its ...

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“Algren,” “La Dénonciation” streaming on OVID
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In Nelson Algren’s 1956 novel “A Walk on the Wild Side”, an old-timer tells the protagonist three rules for living: “Never play cards with a man called Doc. ...

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“The Olive Trees of Justice” (James Blue) 1963
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American filmmaker James Blue, though he died in 1980 at age 49, had a long and interesting career that is ripe for rediscovery. You can be part of that ...

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Streaming Films: January & February 2022
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Welcome to the first edition of our long scrolling monthly streaming showcase, in which I alert readers to the best films to check out on the various ...

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Miklós Jancsó Retrospective at Metrograph Theater
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In 2020 six of Jancsó’s films were restored by the Hungarian National Film Archive and they begin a theatrical run at New York City’s Metrograph theater ...

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