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This Weekend's Indies: 'Men, Women & Children,' 'The Blue Room' and 'Keep On Keepin' On'

Opening this week: digital communication strains relationships across generations, a sexy mystery transpires in a hotel room, a jazz legend mentors a blind prodigy.

Men, Women & Children: In the latest from Jason Reitman (Up in the Air, Young Adult) stars an ensemble cast featuring Ansel Elgort, Jennifer Garner, Emma Thompson, Adam Sandler and many more as a small community trying to navigate life, communication, and relationships in the digital age.

The Blue Room: This Cannes selection is enigmatic to say the least. Based on George Simenon's thriller mystery novella, this French-language film from Mathieu Amalric is quiet, psychological, chilling. As investigators piece together the events that took place in the vacated hotel room to solve the reported crime, an couple's adulterous affair is revealed.

Keep on Keepin' On: TFF 2014 Audience Award winner Keep on Keepin' On opened earlier this week and tells the story of trumpteer legend Clark Terry, who has mentored the likes of Quincy Jones and Miles Davis. This documentary catches up with Terry as he takes on his latest mentee, a blind piano prodigy.


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