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Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' August 18-20

Music Box Films

If preparations for Monday's total solar eclipse kept you from planning for the perfect weekend, don't fret! Up to Date's indie, foreign and documentary film critics have you covered. While the movies they recommend might not be as dramatic as watching the moon blot out the sun for minutes at a time, they're still worth watching.

Steve Walker

The Midwife, Not rated

  • The grande dame of French cinema, Catherine Deneuve, is magnificent as a poker-playing hedonist, whose diagnosis of a brain tumor compels her to reunite after 35 years with the daughter of the man with whom she'd had a long affair.

Wind River, R

  • Taylor Sheridan, the gifted screenwriter of Sicario and Hell or High Water, penned and directed this suspenseful, bloody tale of a hunter-for-hire (Jeremy Renner) and FBI agent (Elizabeth Olsen) partnered to solve the murder of a teenage girl on Native American land in frigid Wyoming.

Whose Streets?, R

  • This documentary about the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, gives a visceral, intimate look at the anger and sorrow that unfolded in the immediate aftermath and the months that followed.

Cynthia Haines

The Midwife, Not rated

  • When a woman is contacted by her father's longtime ex-mistress, the two embark on an unlikely journey of healing and self-worth. 

Whose Streets?, R

  • This documentary brings to light the search for justice following the tragic shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

Step, PG

  • Following members of a dance team in their senior year of high school, this documentary balances a narrative of personal struggle with societal unrest.
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.