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Loving Vincent

Loving Vincent

There’s a glorious tension in Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings, the thick paint holding each of the artist’s gestures like an insect in amber, and the long-hardened material still appearing to shiver and pulse. Animators Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman free that contained movement.

The Congress

The Congress

In the strangest case of actors playing a version of themselves since Being John Malkovich, Robin Wright mines her cinematic history for The Congress. Part Hollywood satire, part trippy animation (inspired by Stanislaw Lem’s The Futurological Congress), Ari Folman’s head-spinning rumination questions the hidden cost

Room on the Broom

Room on the Broom

The ever-so-slightly fractured fairy tale Room on the Broom is pure delight, like the bubbly laugh of the witch who collects a menagerie of unlikely traveling companions. With a dash of drollery, Simon Pegg crisply narrates the text of Julia Donaldson’s picture book.

I Heart Shakey

I Heart Shakey

When widower J.T. O’Neil (Steve Lemme) moves 10-year-old daughter Chandler (Rylie Jo Behr) and their dog Shakey from Toledo to Chicago, they go from congenial Mud Hens country to a status-obsessed city with two MLB teams. J.T. is also joining the big leagues, preparing cuisine

Howl

Howl

A mash-up of docudrama, animation, and literature, Howl is a bold attempt to explore the impact of a seminal poem and the writer who burst forth from its creation. In their first non-documentary film, the team of Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman create a mixed