Cave of Forgotten Dreams + Animals are Beautiful People

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Double feature: This is a pairing of two documentaries that diverge in tone but share a surprisingly similar ambition: to illuminate the thoughts of those whose minds might be unfathomable to us.

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What Maisie Knew + About a Boy

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Double feature: “What Maisie Knew” and “About a Boy” are two low-key literary adaptations examining what, and how, two only children understand and absorb upheaval in their domestic lives. (Seasonally appropriate bonus points to “About a Boy” for easing viewers into the holiday season.)

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Buddenbrooks + The Godfather

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Double feature: Goodness knows, “The Godfather” doesn’t need anything else written about it. And, of course, the natural, undeniable impulse is to follow any viewing of it with its own sequel/prequel. But for something less conventional and equally evocative, try double-featuring it with the 1970’s German TV production of Thomas Mann’s “Buddenbrooks” – another multi-generational saga with literary roots.

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