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Cinematheque’s extra special spring 2020 lineup includes a rare screening of the 7 ½ hour “Sátántangó” about the fall of communism in Hungary, and a 3-D look at legendary choreographer Merce Cunningham. Read more

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With a talented crew and very little money, local filmmakers are creating a short sci fi movie using a salvaged set and practical special effects. Read more

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With strong performances by some of Hollywood’s finest actors and a wise, sparkling adaptation by Greta Gerwig, “Little Women” is a classic with loads of relevance for right now. Read more

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This year, Catherine Capellaro sought out movies that cultivate empathy and showed people making a difference in the world. Read more

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If you know anything about Lena Waithe, you shouldn’t be surprised that “Queen & Slim” is an astonishing work of social commentary — and a breathtaking romance. Read more

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Determined to keep the store open, Four Star Video Cooperative’s Lewis Peterson has been training volunteers to help run the store at a new, smaller location. Read more

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Here, kitty! Isthmus staff and freelancers share their favorite onscreen cat characters. Read more

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Stoughton natives Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett return to their stomping grounds with the 15th annual Found Footage Festival, a celebration of good intentions that go bad. Read more

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“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” is not just an uncynical movie. It directly confronts the cynicism and despair of today’s world by bringing the essence of Fred Rogers back to the big screen. Read more

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“The Pollinators” is a new film that documents the work of commercial beekeepers, showing the devastating impact of modern agricultural practices on our insect collaborators. Read more

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Both entertaining and wickedly satirical, Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite” demonstrates the South Korean director is at the top of his game. Read more

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Sharing the stories of working people has defined the remarkable 50-year career of documentarian Julia Reichert. She’s at Cinematheque on Nov. 16 with “Seeing Red: Stories of American Communists.” Read more

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Director Kasi Lemmons provides an important historical corrective with “Harriet,” the origin story of the original badass American hero, Harriet Tubman. It stars a towering Cynthia Erivo. Read more

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The supernatural elements of “The Lighthouse” are less successful than the dramatic conflict between two seafaring characters played by Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe. Read more

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Film critic MaryAnn Johanson revisits the critically maligned “The Current War.” A new director’s cut is in theaters now. Read more

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Zia Anger’s first film was labeled “abandoned.” Find out what really happened at “My First Film,” the director’s groundbreaking multimedia presentation at MMoCA on Oct. 23. Read more

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Punk rock lives, and it’s captured in a new independent documentary, “Punk the Capital,” screening at Communication on Oct. 12. Bonus: It’s touring with Jeff Nelson, former drummer of Minor Threat and Teen Idles. Read more

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Glenn Silber, one of the directors of the groundbreaking “The War at Home,” visits Madison for a special screening of the restored documentary Oct. 13 at the Orpheum Theater. Read more

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With Gallery Night coming right up, it’s just the beginning of an exciting fall for arts and culture in our fair city. Read more

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“Anthropocene: The Human Epoch,” showing at Union South Marquee on Sept. 25, is a chilling look at humans’ impact on the planet — and a call to action. Read more

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