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  • Côté Coeur

    Côté Coeur

    ★★★★★

    Wrapped up my 12 hour #DirectedbyWomen #FilmFeast with Côté cœur directed by Héloïse Pelloquet. Appreciating the opportunity to see this accomplished short film on Festival Scope Pro.

  • Letters from Baghdad

    Letters from Baghdad

    ★★★★★

    Continued today's 12 hour #DirectedbyWomen #FilmFeast (following a dinner break) w/ Letters from Baghdad. Have you explored Sabine Krayenbühl & Zeva Oelbaum's documentary about Gertrude Bell? lettersfrombaghdad.com/ Borrowed disc from @mcplindiana #library, but it is also streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

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  • One Way or Another

    One Way or Another

    ★★★★★

    Inspired by Alessandra Müller's documentary ¿Dónde está Sara Gómez? I dove in to watch Cuban filmmaker Sara Gómez's posthumously completed 1977 film De cierta manera | One Way or Another (her only feature length film). Are you familiar with Gómez's work? In De cierta manera she weaves a cinema verite documentary style in with direct address, musical performances and intimate dramatic scenes to create a compelling look at marginalized communities struggling with societal changes.

  • This Is Martin Bonner

    This Is Martin Bonner

    ★★★★★

    Watched this film tonight. It's up for a John Cassavetes Award (best feature made for under $500,000) at Independent Spirit Awards this year. That's not one of the categories I get to vote on, but I am looking to see how many of the nominated films I can watch before awards night. It's out on disc. I borrowed it from the library.

    SO glad I did. It's a gem of a film. Subtle. Beautifully acted. Lovely script. Thanks for making this film.

    Day 217 of A Yearlong Film Viewing Balancing Act.