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IMBER'S LEFT HAND
"This beautiful film...takes the wind out of you."
- The Boston Globe
"A masterpiece...the eulogizing of the creative force and artistic life of one of America's leading painters- in his own vibrant voice."
- Daniel Kany, Maine Sunday Telegram
"It's heartbreaking watching Imber's condition deteriorate but he finds so much joy in his creations, particularly a series of more than 100 portraits of friends and family. To the credit of director Richard Kane, the movie remains clear-eyed about both Imber and his courageous wife, painter Jill Hoy, even as it celebrates Imber's determination to remain vital until his final days."
- Amy Longsdorf, Courier-Post
"...this film is beautiful in its dappled-sunshine light, and powerful in the story of transformation that it tells. And Rivoire, a deaf French student who had never acted before, makes Marie both fierce and achingly vulnerable. Toward the end, we see her outside as snow gently falls; she reaches out, touching the flakes, rejoicing in something she somehow knows is joy."
- Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times
"Marie's Story is lovely and sweet, sad and uplifting.... it satisfies them nicely with vivid performances, beautiful imagery, and compassionate direction."
- Sean Axmaker, Seattle Weekly
"An assured, emotionally satisfying French offering. Carré...plays her determined character with moving obstinacy and grace."
- Peter Debruge, Variety
SCHNEIDER VS. BAX
"Putting the "dead" back in deadpan, the ninth feature of van Warmerdam is his most Coen brothers-like film yet, a western in the Dutch wetlands that's as unpredictable as it is darkly funny."
- Body van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter
"...the more absurd the circumstances, the more entertaining the movie gets."
- Peter Debruge, Variety
"Van Warmerdam unfolds his rapidly escalating comedy of errors here with remarkable precision and craft."
- Todd Brown, Twitch Film
THE AUTOMATIC HATE
"Nothing short of brilliant."
- Alexander Lowe, We Got This Covered
" [One of] the 10 best films I saw at SXSW 2015... [with] the most explosively uncomfortable dinner party scene ever."
- Ryan Lattanzio, Indiewire
"An unconventional love story that also crosses boundaries into a family drama, psychological thriller, mystery and morality play... [it] is fascinating, and creates a film that is both challenging and entertaining."
- Ain't It Cool News
"Never in a million years would someone be able to watch this film for the first time and guess that it's a debut feature. So assured is the direction, so purposeful is the camera."
- Nikola Grazdanovic, The Playlist
"...crisp, starkly beautiful compositions, contrasting claustrophobic human activity with the ocean's vastness."
- Maggie Lee, Variety
"While the film is expertly made, all its visual thrills are present to serve the characters and their complexly interwoven moral trajectories... "
- Pierce Conran, Twitch Film
"Fantastic portrait of a band and its leader that works on so many different levels. What I love about the film is that what starts out with a look at a band changes into a look at what it takes to be in a band and how the relationships outside of the band are forced to change because of the dynamics of the band."
- Steve Kopian, Unseen Films
"10 Must-See Documentaries at DOC NYC."
"The members of Peelander-Z unmask themselves for revealing new doc MAD TIGER... For close to two decades fans have known the band with their personas held firmly in place, their colorful costumes seldom removed, but the opportunity to meet Peelander-Z has finally arrived, and the line between artist and person is blurring."
- Silvas Valentino, Village Voice
"...thrilling and packed with illuminating details and striking personalities..."
- The New York Times
"The competition itself provides considerable suspense as well as dazzling performances..."
EAST JERUSALEM WEST JERUSALEM
"While collaborations like this aren't unprecedented, the timing and scope of this project has far-reaching effects. The album is good; the making-of documentary is extraordinary."
- Jordan Hoffman, Vanity Fair
"At a time when Israel and Palestine seem as hopelessly divided as ever, the documentary shows how artistry can wrestle with heavy societal themes to inspire personal, soul-stirring music."
- Zach Sharf, IndieWire
"...Israeli filmmakers Erez Miller and Henrique Cymerman manage to inject a sense of optimism into a conflict that often seems desperate and without solution."
- Andrea R. Vaucher, The Wrap
"A classic adventure film of the best kind, and one that's rarely seen these days!"
- Jay Weissberg, Variety
"THEEB is a jewel! Hail to the power of cinema."
- E. Nina Rothe, Huffington Post
"Theeb deals with is nothing less grand than survival; survival on an individual level for the protagonist but also the survival of a culture and a way of life."
- Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter
"Knockout performances, almost flawless drama."
- Leslie Felperin, The Guardian
"Its melancholic beauty is elicited from the decisively enthralling cinematography and two utterly intense performances."
- Carlos Aguilar , Indiewire
"Before anyone has even said anything, the economy of Barrett as a storyteller is abundantly clear."
- Hollywood Reporter
THEORY OF OBSCURITY
"There's plenty of eye and ear-catching stimulation in this survey of the Residents' 40-year career."
- Dennis Harvey, Variety
"While hundreds of bands will be struggling to emerge from the obscurity at SXSW 2015, one set of oddballs will be celebrating a 40-year home there...the film delves deep into the apocrypha and mystery of the one-of-a-kind, dissonance-crazed band. "
- Christopher R. Weingarten, Rolling Stone
"Fans will appreciate this loving probe into the determinedly anonymous history of S.F.'s superstar art weirdos, now closing in on 50 years of seemingly bottomless inspiration."
- Adrian Mack, Straight.com