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Something Better to Come (True/False @ the Moxie)

  • Director: Hanna Polak
  • Genre(s): Biography, Documentary
  • Rating: NR
  • Running Time: 98 min.

This film is part of our True/Fale film serie @ the Moxie. A $25 “passport” gets you into all five movies in the series.

Every year at the True/False Film Festival ( we see more great documentaries than we know we have time and space to show…well this year we finally got tired of that and decided to throw a mini-fest showcasing our favorites from the 2015 festival that otherwise weren’t going to get a run.

With the gracious assistance of the good folks at T/F, we hope to create a little semblance of the magic they specialize in so on a few of the Monday night screenings we’ll have Q&As with some directors (via Skype) and have local buskers perform before a few screenings. Many of these screenings. If you just want to see the movie, check out he Sunday screenings.

Summary: 11-year-old Yula lives in one of the most desolate places on Earth: the Svalka, the biggest junkyard in Europe, 20 km outside the center of Moscow. Surrounded by barbed wire and guards, the area is closely monitored to keep intruders out. But in the junkyard lives a group of people in a small, lawless society. These people make up Yula’s closest family; here she lives her life, and from here her future springs.

True/False @ the Moxie Series

Oct. 4 & 5: Finders Keepers

Oct. 11 & 12: How To Change the World

Oct. 18 & 19: Something Better to Come

Oct. 25 & 26: Cartel Land

Nov. 1 & 2: The Look of Silence

"Filmmaker Hanna Polak, working over 14 years, has created a chronicle not easily forgotten. Beyond her tenacious and intimate reporting, [...] Polak has made a work of powerful images — heart-rending, elegiac, charged with hope."
- Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times
"A bit of community spirit and camaraderie, it seems, can go a very long way, and sequences of spectacularly dystopian-apocalyptic, third-world bleakness are leavened by moments of incongruous beauty, even grace."
- Neil Young, The Hollywood Reporter
"The living conditions of Yula and the others we meet may seem dehumanizing, but Ms. Polak finds humanity nonetheless. "
- Neil Genzlinger, New York Times