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The Unknown Girl

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Superb … A deft, meticulous moral drama that has plenty on its mind while telling a taut, stripped-down story.” –Paste

The searing saga of guilt and redemption from acclaimed directors the Dardenne brothers (TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT) begins as a young doctor (Cesar-winning actress Adèle Haenel) allows the door buzzer at the small clinic where she works to go unanswered. It’s only later that she learns that the person ringing was an unidentified African woman found dead shortly after by the side of a road. Consumed by the thought that she is to blame, Jenny embarks on an obsessive crusade to discover the identity of the woman. Shot through with the directors’ low-key suspense and heart-stopping realism, this a both gripping mystery and a profoundly human moral tale. (Belgium, 2017, 113m, IFC Films)

Starts September 22

Farms, Films, Food - Bugs

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Invigorating … a thought-provoking doc for adventurous foodies and environmentalists alike” –Hollywood Reporter

Will eating insects save our Earth? Since the UN recommended edible insects as a resource to combat world hunger, they have been heralded for their taste by cooks and gastronomes, for their low ecological impact by environmentalists, and for their nutritional content by public health scientists. It would seem that insects are the new superfood that will fix all our problems of global food security. This documentary follows a project launched by Noma, considered the greatest restaurant on earth, to explore insect cuisine. (Sweden, 2016, 78m)

6:45p Wednesday September 27

Farms, Films, Food - The Economics of Happiness

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Many people believe globalization causes more problems than it solves.  Vandana Shiva, Bill McKibben, David Korten and Zac Goldsmith are among the many scholars and activists interviewed in this documentary, which suggests that corporations and global banking are the cause of increased fundamentalism, climate change, species extinction, financial instability and personal stress. At the same time, people around the world are coming together in the hopes of building more human scale, local economies. Shown in conjunction with the Economics of Happiness Conference, taking place October 12-14 in Santa Fe. Visit https://www.localfutures.org/.

7:00p Wednesday September 27

EX LIBRIS: THE NY PUBLIC LIBRARY

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A mind-expanding look behind the bookshelves … a political statement as well as an exciting adventure of the mind … After 50 years on the job, Wiseman is a beloved, reliable observer of American society and democracy. Never talking down to his audience, he rather pulls them up to an intellectual level where other filmmakers fear to go.” –Hollywood Reporter

The legendary Frederick Wiseman takes the audience behind the scenes of one of the greatest knowledge institutions of the world, a place open to everyone and exemplifying the deeply rooted American belief in the individual's right to know and be informed. It’s a long-overdue love letter to that most democratic of American institutions, and the one that most inspires learning, advances knowledge and strengthens communities:: the library. (U.S., 2017, 197m, Zipporah Films)

Starts September 29

Gook

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Exceptional … a passionate and affecting allegory of Korean-black relations, as well as a heartrending family saga full of sly humor and the weight of responsibility … full of impressive craft and insight.” –The Wrap

In 1992, two Korean-American brothers and director running a shoe store in South Central Los Angeles share a friendship with an 11-year-old black girl who likes hanging out with them. As news of the verdict in the beating case filters down during the day, their livelihood is upended when riots break out and everything they've built in the community is threatened by violence and looting. (U.S., 2017, 94m)

Starts September 29