Film Reviews

A Love Song A simple, sensitive film about love, loss, and the nourishment provided by music. Yearning
Mr. Malcolm's List A comedy of manners about the sting of gossip. Shadow
I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing A Canadian drama about a quirky woman's creativity and passion. Imagination
Drive My Car A slow-moving meditation on alienation and connection. Connections
Parallel Mothers An excavation of history, trauma, truth, and the connections that can heal. Connections
West Side Story A dazzling version of the classic story of race conflict and undaunted love. Love
Writing with Fire A motivating documentary about a group of fearless women journalists in India. Justice
The First 54 Years: An Abbreviated Manuel for Milita… A sobering documentary about the effects on all sides of Israel's oppression of the Palestinian people during its military occupation. Compassion
The Woman Who Ran The uses of conversation revealed in three visits to old friends. You
Guest House A moving visit to a community of women determined to rebuild their lives. Justice
Mountaintop A documentary about the recording of the Colorado album by Neil Young with the band Crazy Horse. Connections
The Deported Stories of four immigrants and their families facing the heartbreak of deportation. Compassion
Sides of a Horn A powerful short film that explains the conflict between poachers and rangers over rhinos in Africa. Reverence
The Lavender Scare Another shocking and horrific expose of American hatred and ignorance. Justice
Pig (Khook) A pitch-black comedic skewering of modern culture and artistic ego. Shadow
Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf An enchanting tour led by the world's most famous garden designer and avid plant lover. Imagination
The Peacemaker Fascinating documentary on a Don Quixote peacemaker trying to bring healing to a war-torn world. Peace
A Better Man A documentary in which a couple with a history of domestic violence try to heal the wounds. Meaning
Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry A spiritually abundant documentary on the life and work of a humble rural seer. Meaning
Nowhere to Hide A laser-sharp documentary on the impact on civilians of five years of war and destruction in Iraq. Shadow
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