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