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Some Kind of Heaven

By Aimee Knight

This poignant documentary throws open the pearly gates of Florida’s largest retirement village.

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Cowboys

By Cheyenne Bunsie

Steve Zahn brings his usual laid-back charm to this homespun drama about a father and his trans son.

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I Blame Society

By Josh Slater-Williams

A filmmaker turns serial killer in this lively meta mockumentary from writer/director Gillian Wallace Horvat.

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Henry Glassie: Field Work

By David Jenkins

An ASMR-powered documentary portrait of the famed and eloquent ethnographer and folklorist.

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Sequin in a Blue Room

By David Jenkins

There’s a touch of Gregg Araki about this formally ambitious LGBT+ drama about sex in the digital age.

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Undine

By David Jenkins

Paula Beer plays a woman with a supernatural secret in this unconventional modern-day fairy tale.

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Minari

By Kambole Campbell

This gorgeous semi-memoir filters the ragged glory of the American Dream through a family of South Korean immigrant farmers.

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Malmkrog

By David Jenkins

Cristi Puiu takes viewers on an intellectual odyssey with this stripped-back period drama set in a Transylvanian mansion.

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Ammonite

By Jourdain Searles

A reclusive fossil collector has her quiet life interrupted in Francis Lee’s atmospheric coastal drama.

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Stray

By Josh Slater-Williams

Istanbul’s semi-feral dog population is the focus of this thought-provoking ethnographic documentary.

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Better Days

By Weiting Liu

Derek Tsang Kwok-cheung’s cause célèbre-turned-success story combines hard-hitting drama with woozy romance.

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Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time

By Elena Lazic

With her second feature, Hungarian writer/director Lili Horvát delivers a suspenseful elliptical thriller.

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Sound of Metal

By Hannah Strong

Riz Ahmed plays a drummer who loses his hearing in Darius Marder’s bold and brilliant debut.

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The Columnist

By Anton Bitel

This blood-lashed black comedy takes aim at rightist trolls as it explores the limits of free speech.

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The Inheritance

By Madeleine Seidel

This creative riff on Jean-Luc Godard’s La Chinoise explores the power of Black activism and community.

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Notturno

By Trevor Johnston

This captivating docu-reverie from Gianfranco Rosi reveals the aftereffects of war on people in the Middle East.

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Nomadland

By Hannah Strong

Chloé Zhao goes three for three with this extraordinary chronicle of life on the fringes of American society.

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