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It’s hard to keep still and quiet while watching “Say Amen, Somebody,” a documentary that shines a spotlight on U.S. gospel pioneers. Read more

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In “Neither Wolf Nor Dog” a white writer is kidnapped (sort of) by two Native American men who take him on a journey through Indian Country to impart lessons of spirituality and history. Read more

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“American Factory” takes a close, personal look at the workforce in Dayton, Ohio, after the Chinese-owned Fuyao Group reopens a shuttered GM plant, offering non-union jobs to former auto workers. Read more

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“Give Me Liberty,” a film made in Milwaukee, has already gained acclaim at Sundance and Cannes. It has its Madison premiere at Cinematheque Aug. 29. Read more

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There are few facilities like this anywhere in the country, and even fewer that never charge admission. So why don’t more people take advantage of the films shown by Cinematheque? Read more

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“Brian Banks” is based on the true story of a promising football player who was exonerated after being imprisoned for six years for a crime he didn’t commit. It features a great performance from Aldis Hodge. Read more

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Quentin Tarantino has lovingly reconstructed the LA of his childhood in “Once Upon a Time in … Hollywood. It’s still Tarantino, but covers fresh territory. Read more

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George Miller’s bonkers “Mad Max” saga is back where it belongs: on the big screen. You can still catch three of the four dystopian masterpieces for free at UW Cinematheque. Read more

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“Knock Down the House” is a powerful documentary available on Netflix that shows the power of community organizing as it tracks the longshot candidacies of four women Congressional candidates in 2018. We’re all familiar with one of them: AOC Read more

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Director Jim Jarmusch has assembled (and disassembled) an all-star cast for “The Dead Don’t Die.” It’s a pleasurable and languid take on the classic George Romero film. Read more

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Film critic MaryAnn Johanson is not a fan of rom-coms. But she makes an exception for the exceptional “Always Be My Maybe.” Read more

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Isthmus critic Alex Claiborne says “Booksmart” gets Type-A high schoolers right. She should know: She was one. Read more

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MMoCA’s Rooftop Cinema is back on Friday nights in June with films from off the beaten path. The series kicks off June 7 with three films from Ho-Chunk Nation filmmaker Sky Hopinka. Read more

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Retired mental health professional Martin Saunders picks up a camera to document the creative life and work of local artist Christopher X Burant. The resulting film premieres at Union South on June 1. Read more

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The new biopic “Tolkien” is perfect for people who love behind-the-scenes extras — a very literal look at the visionary behind “The Lord of the Rings.” Read more

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Everything is better with a dog. That’s the main message behind “A Dog’s Journey,” a sequel to 2017’s mega-hit, “A Dog’s Purpose.” It’s basically the same movie, but does that matter? Read more

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Rataj Berard

Although the current owners are looking to move on, Four Star Video Cooperative is surviving, despite the odds. Read more

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With excellent chemistry from stars Seth Rogan and Charlize Theron, “Long Shot” is a much better movie than the marketing campaign would have you believe. It’s a sexy, savvy political romance for troubled times. Read more

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In 1972, a camera crew led by Sydney Pollack captured a live recording of Aretha Franklin’s gospel album at a Los Angeles Baptist Church. The result is “Amazing Grace,” one of the greatest concert films ever made. Read more

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Podcaster Kulap Vilaysack journeys to Minnesota and Laos to confront her past and explore her identity in “Origin Story.” The film screens at Cinematheque on UW-Madison campus on April 25. Read more

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