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Art of the Real

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We are excited to again collaborate with New York’s Film Society of Lincoln Center to exclusively bring you highlights from this year’s Art of the Real festival, which offers a survey of the most vital and innovative voices in nonfiction and hybrid filmmaking from across the globe.

The Dazzling Light of Sunset

Salomé Jashi Georgia, 2016

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We’re excited to again collaborate with the Film Society of Lincoln Center to exclusively show gems directly from the Art of the Real, which surveys the most vital voices in nonfiction and hybrid filmmaking from across the globe. We begin with Salomé Jashi’s dive into local Georgian news reporting.

Another Year

Shengze Zhu China, 2016

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Next from the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Art of the Real comes Shengze Zhu’s paradoxically epic immersion into the quotidian. An expansive yet intimate documentary of family gatherings, Zhu reveals a bounty of domestic details, class observations, inter-personal dynamics, pains and joys.

The Winds Know That I'm Coming Back Home

José Luis Torres Leiva Chile, 2016

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We continue our series on Art of the Real, a festival that investigates cinema’s relationship with reality, with José Luis Torres Leiva’s clever nonfiction on film scouting in Chile. A calm, enveloping portrait of place and community, it is an erudite immersion into the complexities of island life.

The Modern Jungle

Charles Fairbanks, Saul Kak United States, 2016

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Our final film from the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Art of the Real shows the ethical complexities of nonfiction filmmaking. What is the relationship between cameraman and camera subject? What is owed, what is transacted? This film is a daring project of local documentation and uneasy exchange.

Life is too short for bad films

Every day we hand-pick a beautiful new film and you have a whole month to watch it, so there’s always 30 perfectly curated films to discover.