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You may have seen movies about musicians, but you’ve never seen one like this. You may have seen movies about Ireland, but you’ve never seen one like this. “Shot in black-and-white and mostly in the Irish language, this is a soulful, austere piece of auteur filmmaking which shirks narrative convention for a story told through haunting sound and fleeting impressions. Layering the life… Continued

MIFF 2017 Opening Night Film “A different language is a different vision of life”—Federico Fellini. Spectacularly shot on Monhegan Island off Midcoast Maine, The Sounding is a film that speaks to all of us as it tells its haunting story of a woman who chooses to speak only in her own way. Raised on a remote Maine island by her grandfather Lionel, Liv… Continued

Oscar winner Holly Hunter gets behind the wheel in this absorbing story of a woman looking to make her life right. Written and directed by Katherine Dieckmann (Motherhood), Strange Weather draws you into its sultry Southern milieu and takes you on a back-roads trek you won’t soon forget. Darcy Baylor is an academic administrator at a Georgia college, but another round of budget… Continued

The breakout discovery of the recent 2017 Berlinale, where it was named Best First Feature, Carla Simón’s autobiographical jewel is one of the most evocative and affecting depictions of childhood in years. In the summer of 1993, following the death of her parents, six-year-old Frida is forced from busy Barcelona to the quiet Catalan provinces to live with her aunt and uncle, her… Continued

To celebrate her 50th birthday, filmmaker and MIFF vet Lynne Sachs gathers together other people, men and women who have lived through precisely the same years but come from places like Iran or Cuba or Australia or the Lower East Side— not Memphis, Tennessee where Sachs grew up. She invites 12 fellow New Yorkers – born across several continents in the 1960s –… Continued

After jaunts through northern England and Italy in The Trip and The Trip to Italy, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on another deliciously deadpan culinary road trip. This time around, the guys head to Spain to sample the best of the country’s gastronomic offerings in between rounds of their hilariously off-the-cuff banter. Over plates of pintxos and paella, the pair exchange barbs… Continued

North American Festival Premiere! Welcome to the Men’s Group is a new indie American comedy-drama that takes us inside the dynamic of an all-male support group when they gather one morning for a ritual breakfast and their unique form of male bonding. One Sunday each month, these eight men refrain from beer and football to sit in a circle where they share their… Continued