2017, Cohen Media Group, 107 min, France/Myanmar/Italy, Dir: Michel Hazanavicius

Director Michel Hazanavicius (THE ARTIST) helms this adaptation of Anne Wiazemsky’s autobiography, focusing on the actress’s marriage to iconoclastic filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard. As performer (Stacy Martin) and director (Louis Garrel), the two collaborate on LA CHINOISE - but then the revolutionary chaos of 1968 puts their relationship to the test. “The surprise of REDOUTABLE, which turns out to be a lightly audacious and fascinating movie (if not exactly one to warm your heart), is that though it is, in fact, structured around Godard’s marriage to Wiazemsky, its real subject is his life as an artist — in particular, the way his relationship to filmmaking got turned on its head.” - Owen Gleiberman, Variety.

2017, Gravitas Ventures, 84 min, Canada, Dir: Grayson Moore, Aidan Shipley

When Valerie Walker (I’VE HEARD THE MERMAIDS SINGING’s Sheila McCarthy, in a towering performance) returns from prison after serving time for killing her neighbor in an apparent drunk-driving accident, she wants nothing more than to move on, reconnect with her daughters and reconstruct her life. When the victim’s son shows up at her door, however, it becomes clear that the past will not easily be forgotten. An austere and tautly constructed psychological drama, as well as a thoughtful exploration of the challenges of living with the after-effects of trauma, CARDINALS is an assured directorial debut for Moore and Shipley.

2017, Samuel Goldwyn Pictures, 91 min, Canada, Dir: Cory Bowles

An explosive examination of race relations in Canada, Nova Scotia director Cory Bowles’ incendiary feature debut follows an African-Canadian cop who is racially profiled (by his own police force) while off-duty in his home city of Halifax. His growing frustration and indignation with Canadian society’s racial divide soon leads him to take justice into his own hands. Bowles’ film combines a gritty street realism with more stylish passages filled with a startling poetry of anguish and anger, and features a powerful lead performance by Ronnie Rowe Jr. A multiple award winner (Best Film, Best Director at the 2017 Atlantic Film Festival; Best Canadian Feature, 2017 Vancouver International Film Festival), BLACK COP announces the arrival of a potent, provocative new voice in contemporary Canadian cinema.

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