Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench

What it is

Guy is a trumpeter; Madeline is a waitress. They break up and try to forget each other, though fate has other plans—including impromptu song-and-dance numbers and some of the most swoonworthy romantic interludes ever captured in 16mm black and white.

Why we're psyched

Critics have praised Damien Chazelle's debut as a brilliant combo of Cassavetes grit and the Comden-Green musicals of the '50s; we'll add that his Beantown-to-Gotham version of A Woman Is a Woman is the don't-miss movie of this year's fest.

Apr 23 at 7:15pm; Apr 24 at 5pm; Apr 26 at 11pm