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Festivals

League of Exotique Dancers

“You can’t go home again” isn’t true for a group of former burlesque dancers from the 1960s and ’70s returning to the stage.

The Erlprince | Slamdance Film Festival

A battle of wills between a physics prodigy and an ultra-controlling mother. When maternal love is conditional, reality changes.

Cotillard, Huppert, and Co. | Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2017

The annual festival brings a de rigueur selection of art-house favorite filmmakers, but actresses are really front and center.

Strad Style | Slamdance 2017

A movie about passion and perseverance—with strings attached—and winner of the Documentary Feature Grand Jury Prize at the Slamdance Film Festival.

Dim the Fluorescents | Slamdance 2017

The winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature at the recent Slamdance Film Festival.

The Year of First-Time Female Filmmakers | Slamdance 2017

This year’s lineup of independent and low-budget films includes no less than eight first-time female directors competing in the festival’s narrative and documentary programs.

Death by a Thousand Cuts

A compelling documentary that shines a light on tensions on the island of Hispaniola.

Fight for Space/The University | DOC NYC

There’s room for space at this year’s Doc NYC, with two nonfiction films featuring NASA.

Sour Grapes | DOC NYC

A look back at a time when wine was as much for speculation and criminal activity as for drinking.