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Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' June 9-11

Joss Barratt
Entone Group

If you're tired of all the politics on television this week, you may want to try watching something on a different, slightly bigger screen. Up To Date's indie, foreign, and documentary film critics are here with a new batch of weekend suggestions. They're sure to get you off that mind-suppressing couch and into an enthralling local independent theater. 

Steve Walker

I, Daniel Blake, R

  • In the best movie this critic has seen all year, an unemployed carpenter and a single mom bond over the indignity of being unemployed and hungry in today’s England. Ken Loach’s humane yet devastating film won top honors at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

I Love You Both, Not rated

  • In an astute comedy written by Kristin and Doug Archibald, the real-life siblings play twins whose lifelong bond gets complicated when a bisexual bohemian splits his affections between the both of them.

The Wedding Plan, PG

  • Jilted by her fiancé, the owner of a mobile petting zoo in Jerusalem vows to find a replacement groom for her pre-planned ceremony that's less than a month away.

Cynthia Haines

A Quiet Passion, PG-13

  • This telling biopic about Emily Dickinson paints a portrait of a poetic genius ahead of her time, whose life was woven with intelligence and wit.

I, Daniel Blake, R

  • A widower woodworker and single mother of two work together to challenge England's failing welfare system in this heartfelt drama.

Norman, R

  • Small-time wheeler-dealer Norman Oppenheimer's life in New York  is transformed when a close friendship with a foreign dignitary called Eshel falls by the wayside after Eshel becomes prime minister of Israel.
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.