One of the most affecting, Saint Judy, tells the true story about a lawyer who fought an immigration battle on behalf of a woman seeking asylum in the US to escape persecution in her home country of Afghanistan.
As the Trump administration tries to restrict the number of people who are allowed to enter the country, the story of attorney Judy Wood and her battles on behalf of a Muslim woman takes on special urgency.
The film, directed by Sean Hanish, sometimes turns didactic, but benefits from the efforts of an exceptional cast; their work deserves to be seen. Wood is played by Michelle Monaghan, and her performance is the chief reason to watch the movie.
She is cast as an imperfect, beleaguered but always intrepid single mother and tireless advocate for marginalised members of society.