Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' May 18-20 | KCUR

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' May 18-20

May 18, 2018

Social media is abuzz with news of this weekend's royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. If, like a lot of us, you're sick of hearing minute details about floral arrangements and napkin rings, you may be looking for a distraction. Lucky for you, Up To Date's indie, foreign, and documentary Film Critics have just the solution: Go see a movie. Here are their top picks, available at local theaters this weekend.

Bob Butler

​"Let the Sunshine In," not rated

  • This French romance starring Juliette Binoche explores the contradictions and frustrations of love through a series of disappointing encounters with underwhelming men.


  • This documentary traces the rise of Ruth Bader Ginsburg from a young law student to Supreme Court Justice, demonstrating her staunch advocacy for women along the way.

"Disobedience," R

  • A photographer shunned by her religious community in London returns upon the death of her father, and she rediscovers a passionate romance with her childhood love interest.

Cynthia Haines


  • In this illuminating documentary, two female filmmakers paint a three-dimensional portrait of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, outlining the discrimination she faced in her early career as well as her rise as a pop cultural icon.

"Let the Sunshine In," not rated

  • Juliette Binoche plays a divorced painter looking in a slew of imperfect men for a life companion. The journey leads her to consider deeper questions about the nature of love.

"Anything," R

  • After a grieving Mississippi widow moves to Los Angeles and befriends a transgender sex worker, the two bond over loneliness, trauma and a shared desire to move beyond their grief.

Steve Walker

"Disobedience," R

  • After being shunned by her orthodox Jewish community in London, Ronit Krushka, played by Rachel Weisz, returns for her father's funeral and rekindles a love affair with the wife of the community's new rabbi.


  • This timely and spirited documentary about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg reveals her to be an outwardly timid avenger, a champion of underdogs and a spry wit.

"Anything," R

  • "American Horror Story" alumni John Carroll Lynch and Matt Bomer play a newly widowed insurance salesman and a transgender sex worker, respectively, who meet in West Hollywood and forge an unlikely relationship.