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From Nowhere

An unparalleled dramatization of one of the most relevant plights in America today—the life of undocumented teenagers.

Chapter & Verse

A clear-eyed, unsentimental yet hopeful story of redemption in today’s America.

Dim the Fluorescents | Slamdance 2017

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

Off the Rails

Telling a story both tragic and unusual, the documentary successfully persuades viewers to empathize with a man mocked with glee by the local tabloids.

Paterson

The things that happen to a bus driver named Paterson in Paterson, New Jersey.

Fences

A classic family drama for the ages

Best of 2016

It was a very good year, so much so that there were numerous ways to come up with a credible best-of list featuring a wide range of movies.

O.J.: Made in America

A thorough look at O.J. Simpson the man rather than the defendant, and what emerges isn’t an over-the-top chronicle of the so-called trial of the century but the trajectory of a seminal American figure.

Tower

As an example of using art to bring the past to life as a way of honoring and understanding it, Tower is one of the year’s most unique and powerful films.