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Program Notes: Persepolis (2007)

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Persepolis, an animated feature based on Marjane Satrapi's graphic novels about her youth in revolutionary Iran, is a human story with the depth of great literature. Its minimalist style allows us to zero in on emotions without distractions.

Program Notes: Incendies (2010)

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Incendies is about war and peace, about family and forgiveness. It overflows with horror and emotional beauty, yet it delivers its potent payload with a minimum of sentimentality and filmic melodrama.

Program Notes: Lemon Tree (2008)

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Lemon Tree, a movie about the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, provides a deeply human experience that transcends ideology, led by a remarkable performance from Hiam Abbass.

10 Facts about The Bride of Frankenstein

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The Bride of Frankenstein is a curious blend of horror and outlandish humor and widely regarded as one of the greatest horror films of all time. Many viewers are shocked to discover that it treats Boris Karloff’s “creature” with sympathy.

Program Notes: Heartland (1979)

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Heartland is the best movie about pioneer life ever made, a blend of emotional resonance and visual poetry, the intimate yet epic story of men and women struggling to survive on the frontier of America.

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