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Clouds

Following his feature directorial debut Five Feet Apart, actor-turned-director Justin Baldoni brings another triumph of the human heart to the screen. In 2013, when teenage musician Zach Sobiech appeared on the documentary series My Last Days, which profiles people living with terminal illnesses, Baldoni knew he needed to turn the Minnesota teen’s story into a feature film. With a sensitive and magnetic performance by actor and singer Fin Argus at the center, this Disney+ original movie lovingly portrays the inspiring and all-too-brief life of a courageous, gifted teen who discovers both his soul mate and his talent for music and songwriting after a rare bone cancer diagnosis. Capturing the hearts and attention of the world, Zach became an overnight YouTube sensation with his band A Firm Handshake’s sentimental hit single “Clouds.” Adapted from Zach’s mother Laura Sobiech’s book Fly a Little Higher, Clouds also stars Neve Campbell and Tom Everett Scott as Za
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The Comeback Trail

From the writer of Midnight Run comes the ultimate, retro Drive-In movie! When you put a bunch of A-list actors into an irreverent romp that both lionizes and satirizes old-school Hollywood, you’re in for a fun ride. It’s 1974, and as his latest schlock-pic tanks, Max Barber (Robert De Niro) is deep in debt to the mob—specifically, Reggie Fontaine (Morgan Freeman) who has a certain flair that’s very ‘70s. He even uses movie references (think: Tony Perkins in Psycho) as threats. Barber devises a scheme to save himself and partner Walter Creason (Zach Braff) from ruin: they’ll make a picture where they set up their aging star in an insurance scam so they can save themselves. The star? Duke Montana (the indisputably great Tommy Lee Jones). If you’re up for a flick that flips stereotypes and tramples taboos, drive on over, tune in, and enjoy the ride. With De Niro, Freeman, Braff, and Tommy Lee Jones on board, isn’t that just what you need?
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The Evening Hour (Drive-In)

The autumnal mountains of southern Appalachia fill cinematographer Declan Quinn’s (Sylvie’s Love, MVFF43) frames with haunting power; they too set an evocative backdrop to Braden King’s (Here) beautiful adaptation of Carter Sickels’ compassionate novel The Evening Hour. Cole Freeman, empathetically portrayed by rising newcomer Philip Ettinger (First Reformed), struggles to reconcile a life built on serving the elderly members of his rural community, while also exploiting their excess wealth of prescription drugs to supply the rampant addiction that holds their bucolic town in a stranglehold. Complicating this delicate balance are relationships with two local love interests (Nymphomaniac’s Stacy Martin and Argo’s Kerry Bishé), a desperate childhood friend (Cosmo Jarvis, Lady Macbeth) eager to profit from Cole’s side hustle himself, and his estranged mother (a luminous Lili Taylor) in the wake of their family patriarch’s passing.
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The Evening Hour

The autumnal mountains of southern Appalachia fill cinematographer Declan Quinn’s (Sylvie’s Love, MVFF43) frames with haunting power; they too set an evocative backdrop to Braden King’s (Here) beautiful adaptation of Carter Sickels’ compassionate novel The Evening Hour. Cole Freeman, empathetically portrayed by rising newcomer Philip Ettinger (First Reformed), struggles to reconcile a life built on serving the elderly members of his rural community, while also exploiting their excess wealth of prescription drugs to supply the rampant addiction that holds their bucolic town in a stranglehold. Complicating this delicate balance are relationships with two local love interests (Nymphomaniac’s Stacy Martin and Argo’s Kerry Bishé), a desperate childhood friend (Cosmo Jarvis, Lady Macbeth) eager to profit from Cole’s side hustle himself, and his estranged mother (a luminous Lili Taylor) in the wake of their family patriarch’s passing.
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Farewell Amor

Seventeen years ago, Walter (Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Treme) fled war-torn Angola for America, vowing to bring his family over when he could. Now, finally reunited with his wife Esther (Zainab Jah, Dinner Rush) and teenage daughter Sylvia (newcomer Jayme Lawson), each of the family members has trouble adjusting to their new life together in Brooklyn. Walter can’t let go of his feelings for a woman he met during his time alone. The extremely religious Esther can’t understand why God hasn’t miraculously repaired her marriage. And Sylvia is juggling homesickness, the assimilation blues, and a yearning to express herself through dance. From its beautiful opening image of a family reunion, Tanzanian American filmmaker Ekwa Msangi’s debut feature brims with an extraordinary humanity, warmth, and tenderness throughout, featuring three pitch-perfect performances. It’s an immigrants’ story and an American story, which reveals how the agonies and ecstasies of
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Freeland

Deep in the majestic woods of Humboldt County, there is much more “green” than what’s on the trees. Devi, an aging, free-spirited pot farmer, lives a tranquil life in a remote house adorned with wind chimes, cassette tapes, and memories. Devi’s land has sustained her ability to artfully cultivate legendary cannabis strains with love, and to create an idyllic community with the young harvesters who count on her for employment, advice, and friendship. But with the legalization of marijuana comes corporatization, permits, and bureaucracy. Running out of options—and customers—Devi must come to terms with the potential loss of her livelihood in an industry that is rapidly leaving her behind. Written and directed by Mario Furloni and Kate McLean (Pot Country, MVFF34), this naturalistic, emotional thriller features a stellar performance from Krisha Fairchild (from Trey Edward Shults’ acclaimed Krisha) as the quietly desperate Devi, longing for a time to which she can never go ba
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I Carry You with Me

In this double prizewinner at Sundance, a single, knowing glance between two men in Puebla City, Mexico sets off an epic romance that spans multiple decades and thousands of miles. Leading decidedly different lifestyles, Iván (Armando Espitia, Our Mothers), an aspiring chef balancing thankless jobs with spending time with his young son, and Gerardo (Christian Vazquez, Trade), a handsome, out-and-proud teacher, find themselves at a fateful crossroads when Iván decides to risk everything by relocating to New York City, imploring Gerardo to leave his comfortable life behind for a chance at a new beginning together. Oscar®-nominated director Heidi Ewing (Jesus Camp; One of Us, MVFF41) makes her first venture into narrative cinema, while expertly weaving documentary footage of the real-life Iván and Gerardo who inspired the film. Chronicling the lives of these two remarkable men from childhood to the present day, this visually stunning mosaic is a heartfelt testa
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Lapsis

Ex-hustler Ray (a charismatic Dean Imperial in his screen debut) can’t catch a break. Struggling to raise enough cash to get his brother the medical help he needs, he decides to join the “cabler” workforce: a job that enables him to gain a lot of money quickly by dragging cable over miles of rough terrain. Meeting an eclectic group of fellow workers along the way, including mysterious Anna (cleverly played by Madeline Wise, Crashing), Ray discovers that what began as a simple get-rich-quick scheme is not quite the easy money he expected. In his impressive narrative feature debut, director Noah Hutton unpacks corporate greed, exploring the paradoxes of the gig economy and raising timely questions about how automation intersects with the role of human labor in society. Featuring an outstanding ensemble cast, this low-key yet prescient satire will stay with you long after the credits roll.
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Mainstream

Bored with her life both online and in the real world of Los Angeles, twentysomething Frankie (Stranger Things’ Maya Hawke) finds a new spark in life after a chance meeting in a mall with the strange and magnetic Link (a larger-than-life Andrew Garfield). Secretly filming Link deliver a public, anti-capitalist tirade (while wearing the bottom half of a mouse costume) and uploading it to the internet, Frankie turns her new uninhibited friend into a viral sensation. But as the two become closer and Link’s fame surges, Frankie starts to question whether she’s discovered a social media prophet for the ages or given a platform and an audience to a fraud. Following her exceptional 2013 debut Palo Alto, Gia Coppola’s sophomore feature is a vibrant and timely satire of celebrity in the influencer age, accentuating the significant imbalance between viable human connections and social media follower counts.
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Nomadland

Following the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, Fern (Academy Award® winner Frances McDormand) packs her van and sets off on the road exploring a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad. The third feature film from director Chloé Zhao (The Rider) and winner of the Golden Lion at this year’s Venice Film Festival, Nomadland features real nomads Linda May, Swankie, and Bob Wells as Fern’s mentors and comrades in her exploration through the vast landscape of the American West.
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One Night in Miami

CENTERPIECE SPOTLIGHT ON REGINA KING: On one incredible night in 1964, four icons of sports, music, and activism gather to celebrate one of the biggest upsets in boxing history. When underdog Cassius Clay, soon to be called Muhammad Ali (Eli Goree), defeats heavy weight champion Sonny Liston at the Miami Convention Hall, Clay memorialized the event with three of his friends: Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Adir), Sam Cooke (Leslie Odom, Jr.), and Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge). Based on the award-winning play of the same name, One Night in Miami is a fictional account inspired by the historic night these four formidable figures spent together. It looks at the struggles these men faced and the vital role they each played in the civil rights movement and cultural upheaval of the 1960s.
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The Outside Story

Newly-single and decidedly-introverted editor Charles Young is having one of those days. Hungry, heartbroken, and on deadline to release a video tribute to a famous actor knocking on death’s door, Charles accidentally locks himself out of the house while paying the food delivery guy and finds himself standing on the stoop in his polka-dot socks, with a phone battery that’s on its last leg. In between sourcing possible spare keys and dodging calls from his boss, on a shoeless adventure climbing fire escapes and jumping rooftops, Charles is thrown into the New York City block life he’d previously ignored. Whether it’s the precocious kid upstairs, a power-tripping cop, or some wise Scandinavian swingers, Charles finds that the self-discovery he desperately needs can be found in his community. This heartfelt and funny romp around a NYC block is made all the more endearing by a phenomenal Brian Tyree Henry (If Beale Street Could Talk, MVFF41) as Charles.
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Shithouse

College freshman Alex (played by writer-director Cooper Raiff) is deeply homesick and floundering without the comfort of his Dallas home and the safety of his codependent mother’s (Amy Landecker, Transparent) watchful eye. The closest things he has to friends are his arrogant, never-sober roommate and a stuffed animal from childhood. In a last-ditch effort to start “crushing college,” Alex arrives at the regular campus party haven, Shithouse, where an encounter with Maggie (Dylan Gelula, Support the Girls), a sophomore RA in his dorm, may just turn his shitty night (and year) around. Through a series of midnight adventures and wine-fueled deep conversations, Alex and Maggie form an intimate connection, but the next day, Alex wakes up to discover he and Maggie aren’t exactly on the same page. Brimming with humor and sincerity and featuring beautifully honest performances by Gelula and Raiff, this year’s Grand Jury Award winner at SXSW presents an exciting new voice in the
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Sound of Metal

It starts with a ringing in the ears—that piercing noise that heavy metal drummer Ruben (Riz Ahmed, Nightcrawler, MVFF37) hears right before a gig which only seems to be getting worse. Once he goes to a doctor, he’s told that he’d better act fast to stave off total deafness. His bandmate/girlfriend Lou (Olivia Cooke, Katie Says Goodbye, MVFF39) is worried that Ruben is going to backslide from years of his hard-earned sobriety. He’s concerned that life as he knows it is irrevocably over. The narrative debut of writer-director Darius Marder (co-writer of The Place Beyond the Pines), Sound of Metal completely immerses you in Ruben’s perspective, painting a humanistic portrait of the deaf and hard of hearing community where this musician learns to navigate a brave new noiseless world.
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Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Come celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back at the Drive In—as it was meant to be seen! “It is a dark time for the Rebellion.” Four decades later, these words still ring with delicious, ominous anticipation, promising exactly what they did when we first read them: the best sequel of all time to the most revolutionary sci-fi film in history, George Lucas’s Star Wars. Han and Leia kiss! Luke and Leia kiss! Yoda trains Luke! R2 fixes the hyperdrive! Luke discovers that Darth Vader—wait! Everyone raise your still-attached hand: Who hasn’t seen it? Okay, okay, no spoilers. Indeed, this 40th-anniversary Empire event is meant for the whole family. Come train your children in the ways of the Force.
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Sweet Thing

OPENING NIGHT ONLINE: Stunningly rendered as simultaneously nostalgic and timeless, this gorgeous lo-fi black-and-white ode to the magical resilience of childhood from veteran American indie director Alexandre Rockwell (In the Soup, MVFF15) is a beautifully bittersweet meditation on coming-of-age amid paucity, dysfunction, and hope. Scrappy young siblings Nico and Billie are bonded through their dreams and profound love for each other, even as they exist in an unstable world of parental neglect and alcoholism. Exhausted from shouldering the burden of their parents’ misery, these puckish outlaws take up with fellow renegade Malik, similarly abandoned by absent parents, reclaiming a wild and windswept world of discarded spaces, juxtaposed between fairy tale and real life. With intimate cinematography, lovely, lived-in performances, and an abundance of throwback charm
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Sylvie's Love

It's the summer of 1957 in New York City, and love is in the air! As the music swells and hearts swoon, gifted saxophonist Robert spies restless Sylvie as she works the register at her father's record store. Sylvie's engaged, but Robert's already smitten... And thus begins their love story, igniting a passion that is tested in many ways (most acutely by time), but never falters. Writer-director Eugene Ashe's sophomore feature is a sweeping romantic story, calling to mind Hollywood's Golden Age but with one key difference: the leads are Black. Starring Tessa Thompson (Sorry to Bother You; Little Woods, MVFF41) as Sylvie and Nnamdi Asomugha (Crown Heights) as Robert, Sylvie's Love opens up the timeless tales of love and success to new voices. With its fantastic soundtrack and stunning costumes, the film creates a world easy to disappear into, so easy that you may not ever want to leave.
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Teddy, Out of Tune

A remarkable hybrid of narrative and documentary, Teddy, Out of Tune is a poignant portrait of a charismatic but troubled wayward street musician. After the passing of his mother, Teddy decides to drive from Arizona to Canada to spread her ashes and give her a proper goodbye. With little more than the piano tethered to his truck, Teddy's solitary journey quickly becomes one of camaraderie and healing as he encounters various friends and characters along the way. Teddy, Out of Tune is a bold and arresting debut feature, deftly filmed in gorgeous kaleidoscopic cinema vérité-style by director Daniel Freeman. Freeman co-wrote the film with actor Drew Connick, whose raw performance as Teddy is the film’s dynamic life force. With Connick seamlessly and effortlessly embodying Teddy through compelling, unexpected interactions with real people along his trip, Teddy, Out of Tune is a gripping mix of fiction and non-fiction, full of keen observations about loss, stability, an
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