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SIGNING OUT

Directed by Dana Brawer (The Red Card) and written by Adriana Leonard and Jenna Michno, Signing Out is a poignant short outlining the heartbreak that comes with falling in and out of love. Boasting an almost exclusively female-led cast and crew, Signing Out succeeds in creating a strong emotional arc in a short amount of time.… read more.

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THINGS TO COME

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The daughter of her mother and the mother of her daughter, Nathalie examines herself anew at the cusp of middle age. What has she settled for? What would she change if she could? What does she want to do with the rest of her life?

Profound meditation on the seasons of a woman’s life written and directed by Mia Hansen-Løve, and depicted on screen by Isabelle Huppert (one of the best actresses on the contemporary scene).

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ON THE MAP

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Dani Menkin’s On the Map has all the drama and emotion of the classic sports movie, with the added benefit of the real life accounts of Maccabi Tel Aviv’s struggle to achieve basketball greatness in winning the 1977 European Cup. (EML: 4.5/5)

Review by FF2 Associate Eliana M. Levenson

A ball dribbling. The skid of sneakers.

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ALWAYS SHINE

images-4Takals’s film Always Shine successfully utilizes the best elements of several genres, excellent sound design, to produce a final product that is all at once horrifying and beautiful. The story is simple: two young actresses whose friendship has been tainted by one woman’s success and the other’s lack of success.… read more.

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THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN

Written and directed by Kelly Fremon Craig, The Edge of Seventeen is being called an “instant teen classic,” compared to the likes of Clueless, Mean Girls and Juno. What was promoted as a comedic, heartwarming depiction of teen angst feels more like a missed opportunity. The relatable message of The Edge of Seventeen unfortunately gets lost in its length and editing.… read more.

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Michael Moore in Trumpland (2016)

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In his new film Michael Moore in Trumpland the cinematic gadfly asks himself a really important question: “Since Hillary Clinton has always supported MY work, why have I done so little (so far) to support HER as a Presidential candidate?” Great Question, MM!!!

The film ends with an exhilarating imagining of all the genuinely Progressive things a President Hillary Clinton will if she wins on 11/8/16.… read more.

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