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Breath: Step into Liquid, by Rita Cannon

Based on an acclaimed novel by Tim Winton, the poignant coming-of-age story Breath is the feature directing debut from actor Simon Baker. Set in 1970s Australia, it follows the close friendship of two teenage boys: Pikelet (Samson Coulter), an earnest...

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Rita’s Top Ten of 2017

10. The Big Sick The Big Sick is famously based on the real relationship of its married writers, Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, and the authentic complexity of an actual intimate relationship can be felt in every frame. Nanjiani and...

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In the Fade: What Remains, by Rita Cannon

Fatih Akin’s revenge drama In The Fade was inspired by real-life attacks committed by neo-Nazis against Turkish immigrants living in Germany. The increased visibility in the United States of far-right figures like Richard Spencer and events like this year’s alt-right...