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Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' September 4

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'Jimmy's Hall' is on Bob Butler's list this week.

From a beautiful but treacherous mountaintop to post-World War II Germany to a contemporary senior home, Up to Date's indie, foreign and documentary film critics' choices will take you far and wide on your holiday weekend.

Cynthia Haines

Meru, R

  • It is visually stunning. It is incredibly intense, suspenseful— it’s got everything going for it. I would put Meru on the top of any list that has to do with mountaineering.

Phoenix, PG-13

  • It’s very Hitchcockian in a way. It reminds me of Vertigo.

End of the Tour, R

  • A very interesting insight into the impact fame has on a sensitive, creative individual

Steve Walker

Phoenix, PG-13

  • After gunshots suffered in a concentration camp necessitate facial reconstruction surgery, a woman tries to reconnect with her husband.

7 Chinese Brothers, not rated

  • Unassuming but witty comedy with Jason Schwartzman as a floundering job hopper

Meru, R 

  • Breathtaking documentary about the perilous relationship between three men and a mountain

Bob Butler

Jimmy's Hall, PG-13

  • For 25 years, British filmmaker Ken Loach has been making films of unbelievable quality. He’s a guy who puts his money where his heart is.

End of Tour, R

  • The film is basically a love letter to (David Foster Wallace).

Digging for Fire,

  • I really kind of like this movie a lot. This is about a married couple…the reference here is looking for the fire in their relationship, which they’ve kind of lost. It’s about passion.