High­light REEL

Four of our top picks for flicks show­ing at this year’s fes­ti­val

Milwaukee Magazine - - HOME & DESIGN -

Sci­ence Fair

If you see only one film at the fes­ti­val this year, make it this open­ing-night doc­u­men­tary about high school sci­ence prodi­gies. Di­rec­tor and Mil­wau­kee na­tive Cristina Costan­tini wowed au­di­ences at

Sun­dance ear­lier this year.

The Lit­tle Woods

Set in a frack­ing boom­town in South Dakota, this har­row­ing drama by first-time film­maker Nia DaCosta fol­lows the story of two down-and-out sis­ters strug­gling to save their mother’s home

from fore­clo­sure.

Per­sonal State­ment

The three teenage sub­jects of this doc­u­men­tary are com­mit­ted to coach­ing ev­ery mem­ber of their Brook­lyn high school class through

the col­lege ap­pli­ca­tion process.

Tran­sit

Ger­man au­teur Chris­tian Pet­zold’s

film about the hor­rors of the Holo­caust is so shock­ing be­cause it’s set in con­tem­po­rary Europe, draw­ing easy par­al­lels be­tween past and present hu­man

rights atroc­i­ties.

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