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Risk Directed by Laura Poitras Opens May 5 The first thing Julian Assange does in Risk is attempt to speak with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the phone. “You’re not important enough,” his assistant tells him after unsuccessfully lobbying her assistants to hand her phone. Assange’s reason for calling is noble—he wants to warn her about a trove of State department documents containing classified information that are soon going to be published by a different source—but...
Bitter Money Directed by Wang Bing February 23, 6:30pm at Film Comment Selects Dramatizing the plight of the masses is a tough trick. A lack of discernible individuals bores audiences and threatens to turn victims into statistics, but too much focus on individuals means they fail to convincingly and effectively stand for more than themselves. It’s a shame, then, that one of the few directors able to consistently strike the balance is so rarely screened in the...
  Jacqueline (Argentine) Directed by Bernardo Britto Opens October 21 on VOD and at Syndicated What does it mean when “anyone can make a movie” is a truism and “so bad it’s good” is regarded as a worthwhile notion? That’s the question at the heart of Bernando Britto’s mockumentary Jacqueline (Argentine), in which a filmmaker is contacted by a low-level member of a French intelligence agency taking refuge in Argentina, who claims to have information regarding a...
Mimosas plays October 5 and 6 as part of the Explorations sidebar within the 54th New York Film Festival. The film will be released theatrically by Grasshopper Film at a date to be determined. Follow our coverage of NYFF 2016 here. A western viewer might be forgiven for wondering if the opening scenes of Mimosas take place simultaneously or across separate timelines. We are introduced to a caravan transporting a dying sheikh across the Atlas...

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