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May 25, 2017
Hermia & Helena
NYT Critic’s Pick | Comedy, Drama | Directed by Matías Piñeiro
Matías Piñeiro’s follows the trials, tribulations and romances inspired by two of the playwright’s heroines from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
By GLENN KENNY

May 25, 2017
The Women's Balcony
NYT Critic’s Pick | Comedy, Drama | Directed by Emil Ben-Shimon
The power and resourcefulness of women are on display in this small-scale comedy, which manages to speak to a broader political movement.
By NICOLE HERRINGTON

May 25, 2017
Long Strange Trip
NYT Critic’s Pick | R | Documentary | Directed by Amir Bar-Lev
Amir Bar-Lev’s four-hour documentary chronicles the band’s deeply musical journey while placing it at the joyous center of the counterculture.
By DANIEL M. GOLD

May 25, 2017
Buena Vista Social Club: Adios
NYT Critic’s Pick | PG Documentary | Directed by Lucy Walker
This vital, informative companion piece to Wim Wenders’s 1999 documentary chronicles the late-life careers, and deaths, of the “Buena Vista” stars.
By GLENN KENNY

May 24, 2017
Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan
NYT Critic’s Pick | Documentary | Directed by Linda Saffire, Adam Schlesinger
A documentary captures this ballerina at a critical moment in 2013, when she was both trying for a comeback and coming to terms with aging.
By BRIAN SEIBERT

May 23, 2017
The Woman Who Left
NYT Critic’s Pick | Drama | Directed by Lav Diaz
From the modern Philippines, Lav Diaz’s haunting and pessimistic take on a Tolstoy story.
By A. O. SCOTT

May 18, 2017
Icaros: A Vision
NYT Critic’s Pick | Drama | Directed by Leonor Caraballo, Matteo Norzi
In Peru, a woman confronts her illness and fears with help from medicinal plants.
By NEIL GENZLINGER

May 18, 2017
Afterimage
NYT Critic’s Pick | Biography, Drama, History | Directed by Andrzej Wajda
This passionate political movie tells the story of Wladyslaw Strzeminski, a real-life artist who suffered under Soviet rule.
By GLENN KENNY

May 17, 2017
The Survivalist
NYT Critic’s Pick | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller | Directed by Stephen Fingleton
Stephen Fingleton wrote and directed this impressively lean story, centering on a man coping amid the fallout of an unexplained catastrophe.
By JEANNETTE CATSOULIS

May 17, 2017
The Wedding Plan
NYT Critic’s Pick | PG | Comedy, Romance | Directed by Rama Burshtein
Rama Burshtein received acclaim for her debut feature, “Fill the Void.” Now she’s back with another biting, multilayered romantic comedy.
By BEN KENIGSBERG

May 11, 2017
Urban Hymn
NYT Critic’s Pick | Crime, Drama | Directed by Michael Caton-Jones
A social worker tries to connect with a troubled 17-year-old through music, but the girl’s street-tough best friend stands in the way.
By NEIL GENZLINGER

May 10, 2017
Manifesto
NYT Critic’s Pick | Drama | Directed by Julian Rosefeldt
Julian Rosefeldt’s art installation is now a film, with this chameleonic actress morphing into multiple characters.
By GLENN KENNY
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