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Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' June 12-14

'About Elly' explores the story of a teacher who vanishes.

The mysterious disappearance of an Iranian teacher intrigued Up to Date's indie, foreign and documentary film critics this week, and just as a new Thomas Hardy adaptation has delighted them. To see what drew them to theater, try one of their picks for yourself. 

Cynthia Haines

About Elly, not rated

  • A mysterious young Iranian teacher disappears during a weekend by the sea.

Far From the Madding Crowd, PG-13

  • Three suitors pursue an independent Victorian woman.

The Wrecking Crew, PG

  • Documentary about legendary studio musicians

Steve Walker

About Elly, not rated

  • Gripping drama from "A Separation" director Asghar Farhadi about the mysterious disappearance of a young woman on a weekend seashore getaway 

Far from the Madding Crowd, PG-13

  • As a headstrong landowner, Carey Mulligan shines in a lush adaptation of the Thomas Hardy novel.

Iris, PG-13

  • Think about the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The current exhibit they have at the Costume Institute is about China. They did an exhibit just about this woman and her sense of style.