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Another Day of Life
Poland 2018 85 min.

Mixing documentary footage and animation to startling effect, this account of late Polish journalist Ryszard Kapuscinski’s days on the front lines of the Angolan civil war in the 1970s is as enlightening with respect to a conflict few Americans today understand as it is heart-poundingly engrossing.

Aurora Borealis
Hungary 2017 105 min.

In this thought-provoking drama from Hungary, Mária hovers between life and death when her daughter Olga discovers that her mother has a secret—a secret that takes them all the way back to the war. And we discover that—for families and nations alike—the future depends on our reckoning with the past.

The Butler
Poland 2018 150 min.

In this romantic epic from Polish director Filip Bajon, the shifting fortunes and steadfast passions of the von Krauss family unfold against a backdrop of world wars spanning five decades.

Cold War
Poland 2018 90 min.

Wiktor and Zula meet amid the post-war ruins of Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia, and Paris in this lush romantic drama filmed entirely in black and white. Complicated by politics, their own character flaws, and tragic twists of fate, theirs is an impossible love story for impossible times.

Jan Palach
Czech Republic 2018 124 min.

On January 16, 1969, in Prague’s Wenceslas Square, student activist Jan Palach set himself on fire to protest the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. This trenchant biopic covers the months of tumult leading up to his final, revolutionary cri de coeur.

Of Fathers and Sons
Germany 2017 99 min.

This remarkable documentary offers a chilling glimpse into the lives of a radical Islamist family at a universal turning point: adolescence. At their father’s bidding, brothers Osama, 13, and Ayman, 12, are being trained as Jihadi fighters. But how does that square with their dreams for the future?

Oh! What A Lovely War
United Kingdom 1969 144 min.

Richard Attenborough’s 1969 screen adaptation of playwright Charles Chilton’s 1963 World War I musical satire stars a who’s who of British thespians, including Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith, John Gielgud, Vanessa Redgrave, Susannah York, and Dirk Bogarde.

Our Song to War
Belgium 2018 14 min.

Crocodile men, a mystic river, some kids who like fishing, and a war share the same Colombian land: Bojaya. In this place, villagers have strange beliefs and celebrate the Novenario death ritual.

A Private War
USA 2018 106 min.

Based on the true story of Marie Colvin, this electrifying drama stars Rosamund Pike as a passionate, (almost) death-defying war correspondent whose career took her to battlegrounds around the world—while taking a profound toll on her personal life. Jamie Dornan and Stanley Tucci co-star.

We Are Not Done Yet
USA 2018 40 min.

In this cathartic documentary by filmmaker Sareen Hairabedian, 10 U.S. military vets scarred by PTSD put their faith in the healing power of art as they prepare to stage a courageous live performance of collaborative poetry under the direction of renowned actor Jeffrey Wright.

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