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SPOTLIGHT's Film Curation Archives

Spotlight: No Man's Land

In honor of Veterans Day, we offer this selection of films about war and the toll it takes on soldiers and civilians alike. These 12 films address conflicts around the world, from those that ended over a century ago to those playing out in the present day.

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Spotlight: Cuffing Season

Cuffing season, the time of year when people are more likely to start new romantic relationships, is upon us! Whether you’ve found someone to cuddle up to as the weather gets colder or are remaining single and uncuffed, we offer these films about the early stages of courtship.

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Spotlight: Film from Turkey

From a country with a long filmmaking history comes a remarkable crop of recent films. Despite challenging political and economic conditions, these directors tell powerful personal stories that interrogate larger social issues including gendered violence and discrimination, corruption, immigration, and more.

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Spotlight: Horror without Borders

As Halloween approaches, we present this selection of recent scary movies from around the world, ranging from the unsettling to the downright terrifying, from ghost stories to body horror, about haunted houses, deadly diseases, ruthless revenge, and so much more…

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Spotlight: No Place Like Home

Home is where the heart is and this week’s Spotlight features films with homes, and the idea of home, at their emotional center. More than simple sets, these homes offer insight into the innermost lives of their inhabitants as they confront questions of isolation and togetherness, exclusion and belonging.

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Spotlight: Autumn Tales

With the fall equinox well behind us, we head deep into autumn with the films in this week’s Spotlight. From pensive family dramas to stories of rebellion and revolution, these 12 films share warm color palettes, images of falling leaves and crisp autumn skies, and themes of transformation.

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Spotlight: World Teachers' Day

With school back in session and in celebration of World Teachers' Day (October 5th), we present this Spotlight on films about those entrusted with the responsibility of education, the powerful impact they can have, and the struggles and rewards involved in their work.

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Spotlight: Short Films: Lasting Impact

These films may be small, but their influence and legacy are undeniable. Often under-watched and overlooked in favor of feature-length films, many short films have a powerful impact. Let’s take a look at some fantastic short films that address social issues like war, sexuality, and feminism head-on.

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Spotlight: San Sebastián International Film Festival

As the San Sebastián Film Festival begins, and coincides with the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month in the US, it seems like an opportune moment to celebrate some of the festival’s prize winning films from Spain, Argentina, Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, and Peru.

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