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Indie Focus: Crossing boundaries with 'Carol,' 'Mustang' and 'Entertainment'

Indie Focus: Crossing boundaries with 'Carol,' 'Mustang' and 'Entertainment'

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Hello! I’m Mark Olsen, and welcome to your weekly field guide to a world of Only Good Movies.

We’re quickly moving toward the end of the year in the world of movies, which means a final few Oscar-hungry prestige titles are still to be unveiled and then the table will be pretty much set for awards season and such. I myself have already written my first year-end piece. (See below.)

Last week we had two terrific screening events. On Tuesday, after a screening of “Flowers,” the first Basque-language film chosen by Spain as...