Set in the rural American South during World War II, Dee Rees' Mudbound is an epic story of two families pitted against one another by a ruthless social hierarchy, yet bound together by the shared farmland of the Mississippi Delta.

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Oliver, a 24-year-old research assistant (Armie Hammer), joins the Perlmans for six weeks of study before returning to his position at Columbia. 17-year old Elio (Timothée Chalamet) is immediately infatuated. They begin a tense series of furtive glances and curt conversations, both enchanted but unwilling to meet the other halfway.

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Doc Shorts: Water/Ways

October 18, 2017

Four films commissioned by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities exploring the myriad ways water affects our lives.  

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Dolores

October 17, 2017

The greatest political organizer you’ve never heard of is a Mexican-American divorcée with eleven children, a close friend of Bobby Kennedy and Gloria Steinem, and a co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association with César Chavéz.

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Océanerosemarie is brimming over with life, friends, and, above all, ex-girlfriends. But she has just met Cécile, the "this-time-it's-for-real" woman of her dreams! Although she hasn't really asked Cécile what she wants... It is time for Océanerosemarie to grow up a little, if she wants to win Cécile over. But will she actually be capable of it?

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After the historic August 2016 floods in Baton Rouge, the Davis family now all lives together in one small apartment owned by the family matriarch.

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Last Flag Flying

October 17, 2017

Thirty years after they served together in Vietnam, a former Navy Corpsman Larry "Doc" Shepherd (Steve Carell) reunites with his old military buddies, Sal Nealon (Bryan Cranston) and Reverend Richard Mueller (Laurence Fishburne), to bury his son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War.

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Marshall

October 12, 2017

As the nation teeters on the brink of WWII, a nearly bankrupt NAACP sends Thurgood Marshall (Chadwick Boseman) to conservative Connecticut to defend a black chauffeur against his wealthy socialite employer in a sexual assault and attempted murder trial that quickly became tabloid fodder.

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Jim Cummings is most recognized for his Sundance Jury Prize-winning short, “Thunder Road,” which was shot in one take and was lauded as one of “the best short films ever made” by Indiewire. Continuing his exploration of long take cinema, Cummings returns with a comedy series composed of single takes. These different episodes feature different protagonists as they experience the most pivotal moments of their lives.

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Combining archival footage and interviews with female activists, scientists and scholars in the US and Africa, Nothing Without Us: The Women who Will End AIDS reveals how women not only shaped grassroots groups like ACT-UP in the U.S., but have also played essential roles in HIV prevention and the treatment access movement throughout sub-Saharan Africa. 

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On Our Watch

October 17, 2017

Louisiana is facing a coastal land loss crisis. If nothing is done, Louisiana’s wetlands, industries, people and culture are in danger of being washed away forever.

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Our 100 Days Created through a collaboration between Firelight Media and Field of Vision, this collection of seven short films explores threats to U.S. democracy and the stories of its most vulnerable communities in the current highly polarized political climate. Magnifying Glass Made by Louisiana-based filmmakers and funded by Artless Media, these three rapid-response short docs speak to social injustices within the communities of the filmmakers who made them.

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Filmed with vérité intimacy for almost a decade, Quest is the moving portrait of an American family in North Philadelphia. Beginning at the dawn of the Obama presidency, parents Christopher "Quest" Rainey, and his wife, Christine'a "Ma Quest" Rainey raise a family while navigating the poverty and strife that grips their neighborhood.

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Father Joseph is called to action after a little girl is murdered on his church’s steps. Tortured by his past, he exacts vigilante justice on those who wreak havoc on his community.

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Sick to Death!

October 14 and 18

After drinking radioactive iodine to kill her overactive thyroid, filmmaker Maggie Hadleigh-West catapults into illness only to run smack into the medical corruption that is shredding the fabric of millions of lives all over the world.

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Small Town Rage: Fighting Back in the Deep South examines the work and influence of the AIDS activist group, ACT UP Shreveport, and the challenges that come with advocating for people living with AIDS in the conservative Deep South.

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Tell Them We Are Rising

October 16, 2017

A haven for Black intellectuals, artists and revolutionaries-and path of promise toward the American dream, Black colleges and universities have educated the architects of freedom movements and cultivated leaders in every field. They have been unapologetically Black for 150 years. For the first time ever, their story is told.

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The Darkest Hour

October 15, 2017

A thrilling and inspiring true story begins on the eve of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty, and freedom of a nation.

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The Upside

October 16, 2017

Based on a true story, this remake of the critically acclaimed French film Les Intouchables chronicles the unexpected friendship between Phillip Lacasse (Bryan Cranston), a Park Avenue billionaire left paralyzed after a hang-gliding accident, and ex-con Dell Scott (Kevin Hart), in need of a job and a fresh start.

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Woke

October 17, 2017

College students Brandon and Maisha try to maintain their relationship as he struggles to deal with the residual effects of his past, and with different ideas about their future. Their involvement in a justice movement puts Brandon at odds with his parents and eventually puts them at odds with each other.

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