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Up To Date’s Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics’ ‘Three to See,’ October 7-9

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Jacob Blickenstaff
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Millions of people will tune their TVs to the second presidential debate this Sunday, but maybe you're looking for something on the big screen instead. If so, check out this weekend's non-political movie recommendations from Up To Date's indie, foreign and documentary film critics. 

Steve Walker

Mia Madre, R

  • During the shoot of her new film, an accomplished Italian film director (Margherita Buy) grapples with an egocentric American actor, played by John Turturro, and her mother's failing health.

Miss Sharon Jones!, Not rated

  • R&B vocalist Sharon Jones entrusts to Oscar winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple a documentary about how cancer sidetracked her career.

Little Men, PG

  • Tensions in an increasingly gentrified Brooklyn play out through the friendship of two middle school boys whose families become adversaries.

Cynthia Haines

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years, Not rated

  • A documentary featuring music, interviews, and stories of the iconic rock band from 1963 until their break up in 1966.

The Dressmaker, R

  • Armed with a sewing machine, a seamstress returns to take vengeance on the town that exiled her as a child in this revenge comedy.

Little Men, PG

  • A tale of two teenaged companions whose friendship is beset by an undertone of class warfare between their parents.
Since 1998, Steve Walker has contributed stories and interviews about theater, visual arts, and music as an arts reporter at KCUR. He's also one of Up to Date's regular trio of critics who discuss the latest in art, independent and documentary films playing on area screens.