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The Salesman

The life of an Iranian middle-class couple is built on a shaky foundation.

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.

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.

Christine

At times, watching Christine is akin to witnessing a disaster unfold in slow motion.

Spa Night

A closeted young Korean American finds a job at a bathhouse and navigates the discreet sex scene.

Hidden Figures

It’s the triumphant historical crowd-pleaser we need right now.

The Founder

Viewers learn what went on behind the scenes at McDonald’s—and then some—in this biopic of businessman Roy Kroc, played by the film’s life force, Michael Keaton.

Paterson

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

Nocturnal Animals

A permeating sense of threat and regret ooze from one twisted (in more ways than one) storyline to another.