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The Brazilian film “Aquarius” is often understood in political terms, but its portrayal of an older woman’s romantic life is more compelling than its commentary on capitalism. more

Feb 23, 2017 5:00 AM Movies

UW-Cinematheque screens a revival of 1991’s “Daughters of the Dust,” the first feature film by an African American woman to receive wide distribution. It was inspired by filmmaker Julie Dash’s Gullah ancestors. more

Feb 16, 2017 5:00 AM Movies

“I Am Not Your Negro” is a masterful documentary that brings to life the words and ideas of James Baldwin, one of the nation’s greatest essayists and public intellectuals. more

Feb 16, 2017 5:00 AM Movies

Mehrdad Oskouei’s “Starless Dreams” takes the audience inside an Iranian juvenile detention center. The result is an intimate portrait of troubled and transgressive young women. more

Feb 9, 2017 5:00 AM Movies

Adam Driver is a wonder in Jim Jarmusch’s quiet, contemplative “Paterson,” which shows the poetry that emerges from a New Jersey bus driver’s daily routines. more

Feb 8, 2017 4:12 PM Movies

In “Mimosas,” a Cannes prize-winner showing at UW-Cinematheque Feb. 3, two characters on very different spiritual journeys travel through the mountains of Morocco. more

Feb 2, 2017 5:00 AM Movies

Annette Bening and Greta Gerwig deliver their career bests in Mike Mills’ delicate and autobiographical “20th Century Women.” The film depicts a family and a culture on the verge of change. more

Feb 2, 2017 5:00 AM Movies

“The Emissary,” is the result of five years of hard work from a science-minded Door County couple, Holly and Tim Erskine. They custom-built an animation studio in their home to make the film, which they are hoping to tour at film festivals. more

Jan 26, 2017 5:00 AM Movies

No 3-D movie experience is quite like Werner Herzog’s magnificent “Cave of Forgotten Dreams.” The documentary on France’s Chauvet Cave screens as part of UW Cinematheque’s 3-D series Jan. 28. more

Jan 26, 2017 5:00 AM Movies

UW-Cinematheque rolls out its first-ever 3-D film series, with a thrilling lineup including everything from Hitchcock and Herzog to “Gravity” and “Star Wars.” more

Jan 19, 2017 5:00 AM Movies

Isabelle Huppert is a daring, complicated character in Paul Verhoeven’s new psychological thriller “Elle.” It’s one of the best films of the year, writes Marjorie Baumgarten. more

Jan 12, 2017 5:00 AM Movies

A black lesbian couple from the South Side of Chicago moved to Madison in search of a better life — and a family. Their struggle to have a baby is the subject of an upcoming documentary from former Madison hip-hop musician F. Stokes. more

Jan 12, 2017 5:00 AM Movies 1 Comments