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Top 5 New Directors/New Films Festival Films

The New Directors/New Films Festival, which previewed Raising Victor Vargas and My Architect last year, returns.

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Borough Precedent: Jim McKay's Everyday People is set in a Brooklyn diner.  

1. Everyday People
Jim McKay’s idiosyncratic, intimate feature—a hit at Sundance—tracks the regulars at a Brooklyn restaurant as its owner contemplates cashing out.

2. Fuse
In this Bosnian satire, small-town residents scramble to turn their village squeaky-clean in time for a visit by Bubba Clinton.

3. Control Room
Jehane Noujaim’s up-close documentary about the Al-Jazeera news network examines perceptions of the Iraq war.

4. Seducing Doctor Lewis
A box-office hit in its native Quebec and winner of an audience award at Sundance, Jean-François Pouliot’s rambunctious comedy tracks a small Quebec town’s efforts to recruit a big-city physician.

5. The Middle of the World
Vicente Amorim’s smart, moving film tracks a family of seven that bikes from the north of Brazil to Rio in search of decent work and a better life.

The Details
Film Society of Lincoln Center, 65 W. 65th St., plaza level (212-875-5600); filmlinc.com; $9
• March 24 - April 4


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