Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' August 12-14

Aug 12, 2016

The documentary 'Gleason,' which made a splash at this year's Sundance Film Festival, started as a video journal former defensive end Steve Gleason made for his son.
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Some days are harder than others, but a little help from a loved one — or a stranger — can make all the difference. What better way to repay the favor than treating your friend to a film? This week, Up To Date's indie, foreign and documentary film critics have a selection of movies about vulnerable people in a seemingly callous world. 

Cynthia Haines

The Innocents, PG-13

  • As World War II draws to a close, a no-nonsense French Red Cross medic comes to the aid of several very pregnant nuns — victims of Soviet soldiers — sequestered in their convent.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople, PG-13

  • A national manhunt is launched when a defiant city kid, Ricky, goes missing in the woods with his reluctant foster uncle, Hector.

Tallulah, Not rated

  • Ellen Page plays a drifter who enlists her boyfriend's mom to help raise a baby she's kidnapped from its neglectful mother.

Steve Walker

Indignation, R

  • An erudite adaptation of a Philip Roth novel about a Jewish college student circa 1951 encountering anti-Semitism and gender double standards.

Gleason, R

  • A blunt, unsanitized documentary chronicling the devastating toll ALS takes on former NLF player Steve Gleason and his family.

The Innocents, PG-13

  • In this powerful French film set in Poland during World War II, lies, cover-ups, and infanticide permeate a convent found to harbor seven pregnant nuns.