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Up To Date’s Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics’ ‘Three to See,’ November 18-20

Moho Film and Yong Film

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Whether you're looking for a break from grocery shopping, baking, or ornery relatives, Up To Date has the solution; our indie, foreign and documentary film critics are back with movie recommendations for the weekend. Check them out while they're still showing on area screens.

Cynthia Haines

Moonlight, R

  • The story of a young black man struggling to find and accept himself while growing up in a rough neighborhood in Miami. 

The Handmaiden, Not rated

  • A Korean film noir detailing the story of the handmaiden secretly involved in a plot to defraud her Japanese heiress.

Loving, PG-13

  • The story behind an interracial couple, whose arrest would lead to the landmark Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia, which  outlawed restrictions on mixed-race marriages.

Steve Walker

The Handmaiden, Not rated

  • In both Japanese and Korean, Chan-Wook's intricately plotted and gorgeously shot combination of film noir and melodrama riffs on a domestic worker's aspirational dream to marry into money.

Christine, R

  • A harrowing biopic about Christine Chubbuck, the Sarasota, Florida, TV news reporter whose depressive spiral led to her live suicide on the air in 1974. 

Moonlight, R

  • After surviving vicious bullying in school and neglect from a drug-addict mother, a black boy in the Miami projects grows into manhood struggling with sexuality and intimacy.
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.