Directors: Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck; Cast: Algenis Perez Soto, Rayniel Rufino, Andre Holland
Released early in the year to mild arthouse-circuit fanfare, Boden and Fleck’s follow-up to “Half Nelson” never received the level of attention it deserved. “Sugar” follows a minor league baseball player from the Dominican Republic eager to strike it rich in America. Not everyone can be so lucky. A detailed and compassionate study of one man’s chance at the American Dream, and what it really means to feel at home.