Independent & Foreign Films

Dark Money (Unrated) Eye-opening expose’ examining the influence of money on American elections since the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Citizen United allowing unlimited corporate contributions to political causes.

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot (R for sexuality, nudity, alcohol abuse and pervasive profanity) Gus Van Zant (Milk) directed this adaptation of John Callahan’s (Joaquin Phoenix) bittersweet memoir of the same name about his adjustment to living in a wheelchair in the wake of a catastrophic car accident. Cast includes Rooney Mara, Jack Black and Jonah Hill.

Eighth Grade (R for profanity and sexuality) Coming-of-age comedy chronicling a tormented 13 year-old’s (Elsie Fisher) disastrous last week of middle school. With Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson and Missy Yager.

Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti (Unrated) Romance drama, set in 1891, recounting French painter Paul Gauguin’s (Vincent Cassel) abandoning his wife (Pernille Bergendorff) and five kids for a nubile native girl (Tuhei Adams) he met while finding himself on an exotic island. With Malik Zidi, Marc Barbe and Paul Jeanson. (In French and Polynesian with subtitles)

Milford Graves: Full Mantis (Unrated) Reverential retrospective chronicling the career of avant-garde jazz drummer/percussionist Milford Graves.

Over the course of an enduring six-decade career, Graves has led his own band and also played in star-studded groups.

Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (Unrated) Intimate post mortem painting a revealing portrait of the late comedian via archival footage and interviews with some of his closest colleagues and confidantes. Featuring commentary by Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Steve Martin and David Letterman.

Shock and Awe (R for profanity and sexual references) Fact-based drama recounting five Knight-Ridder reporters’ skepticism about the Bush Administration’s claim that Saddam Hussein was in possession of weapons of mass destruction during the buildup to the War in Iraq.

Soorma (PG-13 for mature themes including a bloody image) Inspirational biopic chronicling the comeback of Sandeep Singh (Diljit Dosanjh), a field hockey star left paralyzed by a gunshot wound recovered and led India to the 2012 Olympics. With Tapsee Pannu, Angad Bedi and Danish Husain. (In Hindi with subtitles)

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