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Varsity World Film Week

Why do we need animals to remind us of how to be human? Bad Lucky Goat, filmed on one of Colombia’s Caribbean islands and directed by Samir Oliveros, and Pop-Aye, filmed in Bangkok and rural Loei Province, Thailand, and written and directed by Kirsten Tan, revolve around their title animals

Sunset. Check. Horse. Check. Cowboy hat. Check. iPad on a monopod. Huh? By turns riveting, frustrating, and troubling, No Man’s Land goes deep behind the scenes of the six-gun spectacle that attended the standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in the winter of 2016. Luckily for us, filmmaker David Byars’ experience following the

In war torn Syria, one mother fights to stay in her home, another aims to flee. Both become entangled with one another’s struggles. From the onset, after a sniper’s bullet rips down the hopes of young mother and wife, Halima, played by Diamand Abou Abboud, the story races through several

They say that true lifelong friends are the ones who can appear after years of distance or silence, and greet you as if they had never left. Cesc Gay’s film Truman gives us a look at one such friendship. Our protagonists: Julian, who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, and

Our actions define us. They shape how the rest of the world perceives us, the possibilities open to us, and our relationships with those around us. The motivations behind our more wayward actions, if not carefully controlled, can drive us to destroy ourselves, and one another. And when these actions

One of the deep-seated ironies of the ballet is that a respectfully helping of the men who dance are gay, yet the bulk of ballets are, not to sound too stiff and academic, not gender-confirming: You know, the prince seeking his princesses kind of stuff. But for the past four