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AN­TON CHEKHOV’S THE DUEL Soviet-born Is­raeli Dover Koshashvili has adapted Chekhov’s novella into a some­times slow-mov­ing but ul­ti­mately sat­is­fy­ing film fea­tur­ing an ex­cel­lent cast of mostly Ir­ish ac­tors, shot in English but with an au­then­ti­cally Rus­sian feel (beau­ti­fully filmed on the Croa­t­ian coast). It’s set at the turn of the last cen­tury, amid at­ti­tudes and times that are a-chang­ing. Not rated. 95 min­utes.

The Screen, Santa Fe. ( Jonathan Richards) THE ART OF THE STEAL Don Ar­gott’s en­gross­ing doc­u­men­tary ex­am­ines the strug­gle to con­trol the Barnes Foun­da­tion and its peer­less paint­ings, val­ued in the bil­lions. Among the play­ers are the can­tan­ker­ous ty­coon who built the col­lec­tion, ques­tion­able phi­lan­thropists who want to con­trol it, and lo­cal politi­cians who use it as a step­ping-stone. This film tells only one side of the story, but it tells it in spell­bind­ing fashion and leaves view­ers pon­der­ing big is­sues about art, greed, and legacy. Satur­day and Sun­day, June 26 and 27, only. Not rated. 101 min­utes.

The Screen, Santa Fe. ( James M. Keller)

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