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Kamwendo, Mosco

Comrade President Comrade President

An inspiring portrait of Mozambique’s founding president, Comrade President traces the life and legacy of revolutionary leader Samora Moisés Machel. At the forefront of a popular uprising, Machel helped establish a fledgling government and continued fighting for justice until his suspicious death in 1986. With candid interviews from those who knew Machel best - including his opponents - this documentary examines the indelible legacy of a revolutionary hero.

Portuguese with English Subtitles, 90

Karasawa, Chiemi

Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me

A ferocious, funny, and poignant portrait of the one-of-a-kind Broadway legend still belting out Sondheim numbers at age 87, this documentary tribute showcases the brash, uncompromising Tony and Emmy winner both onstage and off. The film captures her immeasurable charm, acerbic wit, and impressive accomplishments with candid footage and interviews with friends and collaborators, including Sondheim, Tina Fey, and Nathan Lane. Sparkling with Stritch’s delightful character, this film is an inspiring portrait of an American treasure.

81

Karekezi, Joel

Imbabazi: The Pardon Imbabazi: The Pardon

Best friends Manzi and Karemera find themselves on opposing sides in Rwanda’s ethnic civil war, with Tutsi Karemera’s family paying a horrific price for Manzi’s allegiance to his Hutu heritage. When Manzi is released from prison fifteen years later, his return re-opens old wounds. Filmmaker Joel Karekezi draws from his own experience as a survivor of Rwanda’s violence in creating this moving account of two former friends who must contend with the unimaginable horrors in their past.

73

Katz, E.L.

Cheap Thrills Cheap Thrills

When down-on-their-luck buddies Craig and Vince are propositioned by insouciant wealthy couple Colin and Violet to perform increasingly risky dares, the cash strapped duo agrees. Craig and Vince soon find themselves in the strangers’ living room, progressively degrading and debasing themselves and each other as the stakes get higher and higher. This twisted, darkly funny game of cat and mouse was the winner of the 2013 SXSW Audience Choice Award.

85

Kechiche, Abdellatif

Blue Is The Warmest Color Blue Is The Warmest Color

Teenager Adèle’s life is turned upside down the night she meets blue-haired Emma. Adèle’s passionate sexual awakening and the couple’s ensuing relationship are depicted in searing, intimate detail over the course of several years. With breathtaking performances from lead actresses Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos and sharp, controlled direction from acclaimed director Abdellatif Kechiche (The Secret of the Grain), this groundbreaking erotic epic took the top prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

French with English Subtitles, 179

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