Review: Strider

Written and directed by Mark Lewis, Jody, a lonely teenage girl, joins forces with Hannah, a disgraced track coach. Together, they spend a summer training for ‘The Pinnacle Games’, the biggest track and field competition on the East Coast. Starring: Yelena Friedman, Maggie Alexander, Scott Lewis, Josiah Schneider, Amanda Kristin Nichols, Tobin Cleary and Landan Cleary.

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Review: Black Bear

Written and directed by Lawrence Michael Levine, a filmmaker at a creative impasse seeks solace from her tumultuous past at a rural retreat, only to find that the woods summon her inner demons in intense and surprising ways. Starring: Aubrey Plaza, Christopher Abbott, Sarah Gadon, Paola Lázaro, Grantham Coleman, Lindsay Burdge, Lou Gonzalez, Shannon O’Neill, Alexander Koch and Jennifer Kim.

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Review: Hope in the Holy Land

Directed by Jesse Schluntz, an American Christian (Todd Morehead) with a deep love for Israel sets off on a journey across the Holy Land to confront his indifference toward the Palestinians and to search for the deeper truths behind one of the most perplexing and debated conflicts in the world. Along the way, he discovers the painful struggles of Jews, Muslims and Christians on both sides of the conflict.

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Review: Witness Infection

Directed by Andy Palmer and written by Carlos Alazraqui and Jill-Michele Melean, two rival mob families are transferred from the Witness Protection Agency by mistake to same city, Temecula, CA. Starring: Robert Belushi, Jill-Michele Melean, Vince Donvito, Erinn Hayes, Bret Ernst, Monique Coleman, Tara Strong, Carlos Alazraqui, Maurice LaMarche, Joseph D. Reitman and Gary Anthony Williams.

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Review: Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché

Written and directed by Celeste Bell and Paul Sng, co-written by Zoe Howe, the death of a punk icon and X-Ray Spex front-woman Poly Styrene sends her daughter on a journey through her mother’s archives. Featuring the voices of: Ruth Negga, Jonathan Ross, Kathleen Hanna, Don Letts, Neneh Cherry, Thurston Moore, Pauline Black, Vivienne Westwood and many more.

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