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Looking for a great film to see the weekend of April 5-7, 2013?

Up to Date's indie, documentary and foreign film critics share their three favorites showing on area screens.

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Made three years ago but only now seeing the light of day - though there’s nary a shaft of light in it 6 Souls is from the Swedish directing team Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein. At times preposterous and blatantly derivative of films like Paranormal Activity and The Exorcist, it’s an effectively creepy psychological thriller that knows how to twist its plot threads around viewers’ necks, and it draws you in in spite of itself.

What's Showing In Independent, Foreign & Documentary Film

Apr 4, 2013

A group of Aboriginal singers get their big break—but it means traveling into the midst of the Vietnam War.

Looking for a great film to see the weekend of March 29-31, 2013?

Up to Date's indie, documentary and foreign film critics share their three favorites showing on area screens.

Looking for a great film to see the weekend of March 22-24, 2013?

Up to Date's indie, documentary and foreign film critics share their three favorites showing on area screens.

Studio Babelsberg

Being happy is relative and subjective, meaning different things for different people in different parts of the world. And that's certainly the case for the resilient villagers profiled in Werner Herzog's and Dmitry Vasyukov's documentary Happy People: A Year in the Taiga, which tracks all four seasons among a scrappy group who live where few could.

Looking for a great film to see the weekend of March 15-17, 2013?

Up to Date's indie, documentary and foreign film critics share their three favorites showing on area screens.

Courtesy Magnolia Pictures

A young Philadelphia mother of two takes pains to make her food stamps stretch to that barren fourth month, when even cans of ravioli are scarce.

Looking for a great film to see the weekend of March 8-10, 2013?

Up to Date's indie, documentary and foreign film critics share their three favorites showing on area screens.

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True/False Film Fest celebrated its tenth year, February 28 - March 3, 2013, presenting forty-two full-length documentaries and sixteen short films from around the globe. In addition to the films, the Columbia, Mo. festival hosts musicians, art installations, and events.

KBIA interviewed filmmakers whose work screened at this year's True/False. Read or listen to the interviews here.

If one thing stood out in 2012 filmmaking, it was the documentary.

Looking for a great film to see the weekend of March 1-3, 2013?

Up to Date's indie, documentary and foreign film critics share their three favorites showing on area screens.

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The Tivoli in Westport will be a Francophile’s dream for the next  ten days with its annual showcase Rendez-Vous with French Cinema. Nine different films will be screened before its conclusion.

Indonesian gang culture. The hunt for Osama bin Laden. Sunbathers, barbecuers and swimmers at a national park in Israel. Life in a Karachi orphanage. These are just some of the subjects explored in the nearly 40 films scheduled for this year's True/False Film Fest.

Looking for a great film to see the weekend of February 22-24, 2013?

Up to Date's indie, documentary and foreign film critics share their three favorites showing on area screens.

Looking for a great film to see the weekend of February 15-17, 2013?

Up to Date's indie, documentary and foreign film critics share their three favorites showing on area screens.

Looking for a great film to see the weekend of February 8-10, 2013?

Up to Date's indie, documentary and foreign film critics share their three favorites showing on area screens.

Courtesy Film Forum

Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke may be the most divisive director of the last decade.  But his latest film, Amour, which recently received four Oscar nominations including both Best Foreign Film and Best Picture, leaves audiences floored. It's a great movie that no one suspected the devilish, at times sadistic, Haneke would or could ever make.

A group of aging criminals try to recapture their youth, an anti-anxiety medicine turns people homicidal and a couple deals with a tragic accident.

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  The movie critics take a look at recent releases from Tinseltown.  Together Russ Simmons, Fox 4; John Tibbots, professor of film at KU, and Eric Melin, Scene Stealers explore the depiction of torture in Zero Dark Thirty the craft of horror in Mama and interesting surprises from Warm Bodies.


Looking for a great film to see the weekend of January 25 to 27, 2013?

Up to Date's indie, documentary and foreign film critics share their three favorites showing on area screens.

Courtesy of Adopt Films

In Christian Petzold’s moody and beautifully shot Barbara, audiences are given a peek into what life might have been like in 1980 for smart and talented people stuck on the wrong side of the Berlin Wall.

Looking for a great film to see the weekend of January 18 to 20, 2013?

Up to Date's indie, documentary and foreign film critics share their three favorites showing on area screens.

Watching the teenage experience

In 2008, High School Confidentiala documentary-type show that followed 12 high school girls at Blue Valley Northwest High School in Overland Park through their four years of high school, aired on WE tv. Sharon Liese is the filmmaker who created this show, and conceived the idea to create a documentary about the high school experience when her own daughter was going through high school.

 

The 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards was recently held at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. Calif., and was broadcast live by the CW. Up to Date film critic Cynthia Haines attended and chatted with various nominees.

Looking for a great film to see the weekend of January 11 to 13, 2013?

Up to Date's indie, documentary and foreign film critics share their three favorites showing on area screens.

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We may never know the whole truth of what led to the killing of Osama bin Laden on May 2, 2011, but the chronology and intricate plotting on display in Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty - as controversial as they have proven to be -  make for riveting cinema.  It's a movie whose heart pulses at a rapid rate that, in certain scenes, will match your own.

Visit a small town, ripe for fracking exploitation, and zip down Central Park West with FDR. Feel the pain of a gay couple in the 1970s as they fight to care for an abandoned, mentally ill teenager.

Looking for a great independent, foreign, or documentary film to see the week of January 4-6, 2013?

Looking for a great independent, foreign, or documentary film to see the week of December 28-30, 2012?

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