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Spotlight: Nuevo Cine Mexicano

In this spotlight, we're highlighting the New Mexican Cinema movement, also known as Nuevo Cine Mexicano, that began in the 1990s and resulted in renewed critical success for Mexican films that depicted and investigated issues of sex, politics, drugs, violence, and other issues affecting the country.

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Spotlight: Hard Core: Punk Rock on Film

This week, we’re spotlighting kick-ass films that showcase the rebellious spirit of punk rock music. Whether a conduit for self-discovery or a platform for political protest, this music unites people of all backgrounds through its exhilarating focus on freedom and cultural subversion.

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Spotlight: Slow Cinema

In this Spotlight, we’re exploring Slow Cinema, a globe-spanning canon of art house films from a diverse group of filmmakers whose works prioritize long takes, naturalistic sound design, minimal dialogue, and an invitation to introspection.

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Spotlight: Palm Springs International Film Festival Microsite!

Introducing the Palm Springs International Film Festival Microsite on Telescope! Featuring the Academy Award submissions for Best International Feature that have been programmed in the festival over the past five years. This week we present a few of our favorites, but click here for many more.

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Spotlight: Ukraine

This week we present films from and about Ukraine including documentaries and narrative features about key moments in the nation’s recent past and in its relationship to Russia. Servant of the People is a series created by and starring the country’s current president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, a former comedian.

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Spotlight: International Women Filmmakers Day

In celebration of International Women's Day, we're going to inaugurate International Women Filmmakers' Day here at Telescope: an opportunity to highlight some of our favorite films by women from the past year.

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Spotlight: Le Mois de la Francophonie!

Nearly 300 million people speak French worldwide, and French is an official language of 29 countries across five continents. This fact, in combination with the outside role that France has played in the history of cinema, has given rise to sizeable and diverse francophone cinema. Vive la Francophonie!

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Spotlight: The Heist Film

The heist film's simple premise of a team coming together for a robbery has allowed filmmakers to use the allure of a clever caper – this isn’t your usual smash and grab -- in many different stylistic and cultural contexts. In this Spotlight, we highlight the essential classics and modern reworkings of the genre.

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Spotlight: Best International Feature Oscar Submissions Part Two

In part two to our Oscars Spotlight series, we bring you twelve more great films submitted to the 94th Academy Awards for consideration for the Best International Feature Film Award. Moving tales of athletic prowess, gorgeous and unusual documentaries, gripping moral quandaries, fraught family dynamics transfigured by the pandemic—there’s something for everyone in this year’s batch of Oscars hopefuls.

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