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AMERICAN FACTORY
2019, Netflix, 115 min, USA, Dir: Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert

Eight years after a Dayton, Ohio, auto plant shut down, it was revived by its new owner - Chinese billionaire Cao Dewang. Though hopes are high among local workers as the new Fuyao auto-glass factory opens, a culture clash threatens to shatter an American dream. This Oscar-nominated documentary is the first film from Barack and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions. “The feature-length story [Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert] tell here is complex, stirring, timely and beautifully shaped, spanning continents as it surveys the past, present and possible future of American labor.” - Manohla Dargis, The New York Times.


VARDA BY AGNÈS
2019, Janus Films, 120 min, France, Dir: Agnès Varda

The final film from the late, beloved Agnès Varda is a characteristically playful, profound and personal summation of the director’s own brilliant career. At once impish and wise, she acts as our spirit guide on a free-associative tour through her six-decade artistic journey, shedding new light on her films, photography and recent installation works while offering her one-of-a-kind reflections on everything from filmmaking to feminism to aging. Suffused with the people, places and things she loved - Jacques Demy, cats, colors, beaches, heart-shaped potatoes - this wonderfully idiosyncratic work of imaginative autobiography is a warmly human, touchingly bittersweet parting gift from one of cinema’s most luminous talents. “A perfect starting point for anyone who wants to understand what movies can be.” - A.O. Scott, The New York Times.


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KAILASH
2019, Participant Media, 92 min, USA, Dir: Derek Doneen

152 million children are victims of child labor - making the stuff you buy and use every day. Kailash Satyarthi has been a tireless advocate of children's rights for almost four decades; he and his team have rescued more than 88,000 children and built a global movement to end child labor. This new documentary is a thrilling look at the Nobel Peace Prize winner’s inspiring efforts to free every child from slavery. The film won the 2018 U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.


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