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Festivals

Transgender Lives | DOC NYC

Four varied stories of transgender people screening at the annual documentary film festival.

Bang! The Bert Berns Story | DOC NYC

The tunesmith and record producer’s crowded, busy life and underappreciated 1960s musical legacy form the subject of this tribute.

Aquarius | NYFF 2016

Writer/director Kleber Mendonça Filho’s highly observant film follows Sonia Braga in a tour de force performance.

Karl Marx City | NYFF 2016

An absorbing and fascinating historical tour of the not-so-distant past that also doubles as a candid personal exploration.

13th | NYFF 2016

With clarity and focus, Ava DuVernay traces a history of inequality that has resulted in the United States having the highest incarceration rate in the world.

Julieta | NYFF 2016

Is this a new direction for Pedro Almodóvar, who has made excess the hallmark of his long career?

Neruda | NYFF 2016

Chilean director Pablo Larraín turns a standard biopic inside out in this stylish thriller with a literary bent.

The Kids Are All Right (If They’re Alive) | NYFF 2016

Two films to discover at the 54th New York Film Festival: The Rehearsal, with one of the best ensembles in the program, and the animated teen meltdown My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea.

Highlights | Toronto 2016

Some films to look forward to in the next few months, as well as impressions from the Toronto International Film Festival.