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In ‘Kind Hearted Woman,’ a dark, resilient family portrait

David Sutherland’s critically acclaimed documentaries are known for their depth of intimacy and long-form commitment to the filmmaking process, often taking three years or more to capture their subjects’ daily lives, and battles, in revealing detail.

Even by those standards, though, Sutherland’s latest film, “Kind Hearted Woman,” represents a milestone achievement in what he calls “cinematic portraiture.”

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