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FilmScene announces programming for Science on Screen collaboration

FilmScene has been selected as one of 36 non-profit theaters across the U.S. to receive a Science on Screen grant for 2018. Science on Screen, a program of the Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, has been encouraging the exploration of science through film since 2005. […]

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Vino Vérité presents a grittier sort of foodie documentary

Fans of chef-focused, “food porn” documentaries like Chef’s Table or Anthony Bourdain’s The Mind of a Chef will enjoy 42 Grams, a somewhat gritty documentary following a Chicago chef’s journey from underground food to a critically acclaimed restaurant. […]

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‘Loving Vincent’ transports viewers to the world as van Gogh envisioned it

Painted entirely in oils, Loving Vincent is art set in motion. Although it’s worth seeing just to sit back and admire the swirling brushstrokes, it doesn’t rely on the novelty or gimmick of its production. The movie delves into Vincent van Gogh’s last days before his suicide and the mystery surrounding his death — bringing up questions about mental illness, artistic genius and the cost of following one’s own path. […]

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Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or winner ‘The Square’ rewards extreme patience

At some point, Christian’s life must have gone very right. Well-heeled, well-groomed, well-respected, he’s the chief curator at the X-Royal Museum in Stockholm. He’s been moving easily through life, having mastered the ability to fake both sincerity and spontaneity. But The Square is not about things going right for Christian (played by Claes Bang). The movie follows him as his life slips out of his control. […]

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Award-winning documentary ‘For Ahkeem’ to be screened at FilmScene

In the course of two years, teenager Daje Shelton is placed in an alternative high school, attends the funerals of friends shot in the streets of North St. Louis, falls in love, becomes pregnant, struggles towards her uncertain graduation, watches the Ferguson protests — just four miles away — on television and gives birth to a boy, grappling with the reality that her son may fall into the cycle of violence and incarceration in which black men in Missouri have been trapped for decades. […]

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