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September 20, 2019

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by Luke Gorham Film

The Fever | Maya Da-Rin

“They woke up something that was asleep inside of us. They made us see what we didn’t know.” The imprecision of this statement — spoken by Justino (Regis Myrupu), an indigenous Desana man who lives and works in the industrialized port city of Manaus,…

September 20, 2019
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by Sam Thomas-Redfern Film

143 Sahara Street | Hassen Ferhani

Somewhere in the Algerian portion of the Sahara desert lives Malika, the sole proprietor of a lonely café situated by the side of a road that stretches in both directions to the horizon. Hassen Ferhani’s documentary, 143 Sahara Street, takes this space as its subject,…

September 20, 2019
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by Evan Morgan Film

Seven Years in May | Affonso Uchôa

The instinct to gather ’round a fire and share stories is as ancient as human urges get. The impulse to make movies in which the primary action unfolds via long-winded speeches delivered to offscreen flames—preferably in long, unremarkable fixed takes—is a more recent anthropological…

September 20, 2019
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by Lawrence Garcia Film

Endless Night | Eloy Enciso

Endless Night falls into a recent spate of art cinema that foreground its political engagement at the expense of both aesthetics (usually patchwork, derivative) and narrative (always treated with mistrust). In an interview, Galician filmmaker Eloy Enciso highlights his suspicion of “the occupational habit…

September 20, 2019
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