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Rust and Bone

“Not again,” you may be saying to yourself when confronted by the standard description of this new French film. “Not another movie about a brute who comes to the rescue of a fine soul confined to a wheelchair. Not another movie about the sex life of a disabled person.”

Adda: Calcutta, Kolkata

The urban India on screen in Surjo Deb’s Adda: Calcutta, Kolkata isn’t the one seen in flamboyant Bollywood movies or such Western features as Slumdog Millionaire and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. The latter movie went to some length to place its saccharine story line in the vibrantly dense city of Jahpur. Deb’s impressionistic documentary offers repeated glimpses of India’s third largest city, as he points his camera at sites pulsing with human and vehicular traffic, especially the seemingly ubiquitous yellow taxis and pedicabs.

Hendrix 70: Live at Woodstock

The Amherst Theatre is bringing back midnight concert movies, starting this Saturday with a new rockumentary that displays almost the entirety of Jimi Hendrix’s show-closing performance at the Woodstock Music and Art Fair in August 1969. The pioneering rock guitarist would have been 70 this year.

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