Venice Film Fest 2020: Hot Indies Up for Grabs

Hot Indies Up for Grabs

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  • ‘One Night in Miami’

    'One Night in Miami'
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    ‘One Night in Miami’

    Set in 1964, One Night in Miami, Regina King’s directorial debut, adapted from Kemp Powers’ play, offers a fictionalized account of a pivotal meeting between four Black American icons: Muhammad Ali (then Cassius Clay), Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown.

    ‘Run Hide Fight’

    'Run Hide Fight'
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    ‘Run Hide Fight’

    In Run Hide Fight, Kyle Rankin (The Witch Files) directs Isabel May as 17-year-old Zoe Hull, who has to fight for her life — while trying to save her classmates — when a group of live-streaming shooters storm their school.

    ‘Mainstream’

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    After Palo Alto, her 2013 directorial debut, Gia Coppola returns to the subject of struggling youth with a cautionary tale of three outsiders in Mainstream.  Maya Hawke, Nat Wolff and Andrew Garfield play youngsters who get caught up in the world of social media celebrity.

    ‘The Duke’

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    ‘The Duke’

    The the true-life heist tale, The Duke, Jim Broadbent playing taxi driver Kempton Bunton, who, in 1961 at age 60, stole a Goya from London’s National Gallery and offered to give it back if the government would invest more in care for the elderly.

    ‘The Man Who Sold His Skin’

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    ‘The Man Who Sold His Skin’

    The Man Who Sold His Skin, the latest from Tunisian director Kaouther Ben Hania (Beauty and the Dogs) follows a Syrian man, undocumented and fleeing civil war, who becomes a work of art — and a valuable commodity — after an American artist turns his back into a tattooed canvas.