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‘The Rescue’ is unforgettable life and death drama

This is a Passionate Spectator alert — Advance notice of an exceptional experience for discerning fans of movies, theater, art and festivals.

I know, I know, there’s a splashy and long-delayed James Bond thriller opening in movie theaters this week. But there’s also a real-life thriller, The Rescue, opening October 8 that packs an emotional wallop you’ll remember long after 007’s exploits fade. 

The Rescue is a prime opportunity to get back in a theater with your friends and peers to enjoy a great film.   It was People’s Choice winner at the Toronto Film Festival, and will be the most talked-about documentary of 2021.

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Eagerly anticipated Fall movies

Belfast movie Judi Dench, Jude Hill and Ciaran Hinds

Vive la reopening! More than 95% of movie theaters have survived the pandemic, according to industry sources, and a promising Fall season is underway. Most films are opening first in the newly health-conscious theaters, like the old days, then appearing on streaming platforms after a few weeks. Here are a dozen films Poor Stuart is eagerly awaiting, including the thrilling documentary The Rescue and new work by Jane Campion (The Power of the Dog), Joel Coen (The Tragedy of Macbeth), Pedro Almodovar (Parallel Mothers) and Kenneth Branagh (Belfast).

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