From the Film Vault

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Program Notes: Where Do We Go Now? (2011)

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Where Do We Go Now?, a charming, goofily funny fable with a keen sense of the absurd from Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki, is a clever updating on the eternal battle of the sexes.

Program Notes: The Color of Paradise (1999)

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The Color of Paradise can reduce even the most jaded filmgoer to open-mouthed astonishment. Simultaneously a religious parable and a socially conscious drama, it's utterly realistic, achingly poetic – and unforgettable.

Movies That Matter: Breathless (1960)

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“There was before Breathless, and there was after Breathless,” one critic has observed. It's both “a pop artifact and a daring work of art” and is “still cool, still new, still – after all this time! – a bulletin from the future of movies.”

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.