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This Weekend's Indies: 'Zero Motivation,' 'She's Beautiful When She's Angry' 'Life Partners' and more

Opening this weekend, two Israeli women spend their mandatory military service in administrative jobs, a look back at feminism in the late 60s, a best-friendship is tested, a cosmic love story.

Zero Motivation: Two female IDF soldiers mete out the days of their mandatory service in administrative positions very much unlike what they had imagined serving their country would have been like. As charming as this comedy gets about female friendships in a unique workplace, Zero Motivation takes time tell a darkly honest, bleak story about life as a woman in the armed forces. 

Comet: Justin Long and Emmy Rossum star in this modern love story centered around a meteor shower in Paris, told in an assemblage of fractured moments that skips around their timeline. The starry-eyed couple navigate all the tricky obstacles involved in the process of building a healthy, sustainable relationship, failing often but finding each other again. 

Life Partners: Late-adolescent best friends, Sasha and Paige, find their bond tested when one of them gets engaged to someone who throws off the girls' dynamic. The relationship gets complicated as the two try to parse out the friendship feelings from the romantic feelings while trying to perserve their support system. 

She's Beautiful When She's Angry: Mary Dore's documentary about feminism from 1966 - 1971 is certainly thorough in its historical look back at the movement's roots, identifying key players and organizations - remember W.I.T.C.H (Women's International Terrorist Conspiracy from Hell?) Accurate, sure, but the documentary is astute also in capturing the invigorating chaotic spirit of the time. 


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