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What's Showing In Independent, Foreign & Documentary Film

In ‘The Fencer’ Endel Nelis (Märt Avandi) flees Russia and becomes a fencing instructor in Estonia. He must eventually decide whether to accompany his students to a competition in Leningrad, risking his safety, or deny them the opportunity of taking part.";s:3

If you’re planning a movie night but find yourself underwhelmed by plastic blocks or cannibal clowns, take heart! There are other cinematic options this fall: A man flees Leningrad and the Soviet secret police, a doctor wrestles with guilt and mystery, and more. Today, Up To Date's Film Critics review the latest indie, foreign, and documentary movies now showing, including Different Flowers, Battle of the Sexes, The Unknown Girl, Polina, The Fencer, Stronger, Rebel in the Rye, Brad’s Status, Viceroy’s House and Neither Wolf Nor Dog.

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