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“Saint Frances,” a beguiling portrait of millennial ambivalence, is one of the best films of 2020. It just became a little easier to watch.

“Saint Frances,” a beguiling portrait of millennial ambivalence, is one of the best films of 2020, just the kind of indie gem that provides sweet relief in the midst of an otherwise forgettable season at the movies.

But no sooner had “Saint Frances” opened at Washington, D.C.’s Avalon Theatre last Friday than it became impossible to see: Like countless other cultural venues, the Avalon was forced to close due to coronavirus concerns, leading programming director Andrew Mencher to consider how best to keep his community of loyal filmgoers engaged, and keep his theater afloat.

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