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Steve James
Renowned documentarian Steve James (Hoop Dreams, Life Itself) chronicles the legal struggles of Abacus, a small, family-run Manhattan bank that … 
CastThomas Sung, Yiu Wah Wong, Raymond Tam, Cyru…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Brian McGinn, Rod Blackhurs…
This gripping, atmospheric documentary recounts the infamous trial, conviction and eventual acquittal of Seattle native Amanda Knox for the 2007… 
CastAmanda Knox
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA / Denmark
DOC$14A

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André Øvredal
Cox and Hirsch play father and son coroners who receive a mysterious homicide victim with no apparent cause of death. As they attempt to identif… 
CastBrian Cox, Emile Hirsch, Ophelia Lovibond
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
MM$14A

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Errol Morris
Errol Morris (The Fog of War) profiles legendary photographer Elsa Dorfman, whose subjects have included such friends as Allen Ginsberg, Bob Dyl… 
CastElsa Dorfman
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$18

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Ana Lily Amirpour
A savage dystopian cannibal fairy tale set in a Texas wasteland where society's rejects are just trying to make ends meat. Ana Lily Amirpour’s … 
CastSuki Waterhouse, Jason Momoa, Giovanni Ribis…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
VAN$18A

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Gillo Pontecorvo
Gillo Pontecorvo's gritty, stirring, and unabashedly anti-colonialist account of the urban war between battle-hardened French paratroopers and A… 
CastSaadi Yacef, Brahim Haggiag, Jean Martin
LanguageFrench, Arabic   CountryAlgeria, Italy
CTQFreePG

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María José Cuevas
A captivating group portrait of iconic showgirls who enthralled thousands during the disco-era heyday of Mexico’s burlesque culture. 
CastOlga Breeskin, Lyn May, Rossy Mendoza, Wanda…
LanguageSpanish   CountryMexico
DOC$14A

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Fisher Stevens
Leonardo DiCaprio features in this documentary that chronicles his campaign to raise global awareness about the dangers of climate change in his… 
CastLeonardo DiCaprio
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Greg McLean
A group of 83 American expatriates who work in a building in Sao Paulo, Brazil, find themselves trapped in their workplace; a voice emits over t… 
CastJohn Gallagher Jr, Tony Goldwyn, Adria Arjon…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MM$18

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Alex Pitstra
Filmmaker Alex Pitstra investigates his own roots as the love child of a holiday romance in Tunisia, part of a wider phenomenon in the 1970s whe… 
CastAlex Pitstra, Jasmin Ameera, Mohsen Ben Hass…
LanguageEnglish   CountryTunisia / Netherland…
DOC$14A

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Adam Wingard
After discovering a video showing what he believes to be his sister's experiences in the demonic woods of the Blair Witch, James and a group of … 
CastValorie Curry, Corbin Reid, Brandon Scott, W…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MM$14A

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Joyce A. Nashawati
During a scorching Greek summer, a stranded foreigner finds himself in a bureaucratic purgatory as he tries to retrieve his residence permit, wh… 
CastZiad Bakri, Mimi Denissi, Louis-Do de Lencqu…
LanguageGreek   CountryGreece
VAN$14A

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Sarah Adina Smith
An eccentric mountain man (Mr. Robot’s Rami Malek) on the run from the local sheriff recalls the mysterious events that brought him to his prese… 
CastRami Malek, DJ Qualls, Kate Lyn Sheil
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
VAN$14A

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John Scheinfeld
Veteran documentarian John Scheinfeld (The U.S. vs. John Lennon) explores the life and work of jazz legend John Coltrane, with commentary and ap… 
CastAntonia Andrews, Bill Clinton, Michelle Colt…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Shirley Abraham, Amit Madhe…
This lyrical documentary chronicles the vanishing tradition of the mobile "tent cinemas" that bring films to far-flung towns and villa… 
CastUnknown
LanguageHindi | Marathi   CountryIndia
DOC$PG

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Matt Tyrnauer
This timely and inspirational documentary chronicles legendary writer and urban activist Jane Jacobs’ battle to save historic NYC neighbourhoods… 
CastJane Jacobs
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$G

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Nacho Vigalondo
A going-nowhere party girl (Anne Hathaway) discovers a mysterious connection between herself and a giant monster wreaking havoc on the other sid… 
CastAnne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Dan Stevens, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
VAN$$14A

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Julie Dash
A landmark in the history of American independent cinema, Julie Dash's masterpiece was the first American feature directed by an African America… 
CastAdisa Anderson, Barbara-O , Cheryl Lynn Bruc…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
CTQFreePG

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Paul Schrader
Carved from a lifetime of experience that runs the gamut from incarceration to liberation, Dog Eat Dog is the story of three men who are all out… 
CastNicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe, Louisa Krause
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MM$18A

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Maya Zinshtein
Filmmaker Maya Zinshtein embeds herself inside the locker room of Jerusalem’s Beitar football club, which became a flashpoint for controversy in… 
CastZaur Sadayev, Dzhabrail Kadiyev, Eli Tabib
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael
DOC$14A

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Ben Wheatley
Set in Boston in 1978, a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shootout and a game of survival. [Midnight Madness Open… 
CastBrie Larson, Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy, S…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
MM$$18A

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Philip Gnadt, Mickey Yamine
This handsome and heartfelt documentary takes us into the world of the Gaza Strip’s surfing enthusiasts, and reveals a formidable resilience pul… 
CastSabah Abu Ghanem, Mohammed Abu Jayab, Ibrahi…
LanguageArabic   CountryPalestine
DOC$PG

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Pere Portabella
The great filmmaker Pere Portabella’s monumental 1976 documentary recounts the dawn of democracy in Spain following the death of dictator Franci… 
CastNazario Aguado, Montserrat Caballé, Amancio …
LanguageSpanish | Catalan | …   CountrySpain
CTQFreePG

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Jim Jarmusch
Jim Jarmusch recounts the hard-rocking history of Iggy Pop and The Stooges, who burst out of Michigan in the late ’60s with a savage and endless… 
CastIggy Pop, Ron Asheton, Scott Asheton, James …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$18

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Erin Heidenreich
An intimate portrait of Maria Toorpakai, who defies threats to herself and her family from Islamic fundamentalists in order to represent Pakista… 
CastMaria Toorpakai Wazir, Shamsul Qayyum Wazir,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryPakistan / Canada
DOC$18

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Colm McCarthy
A scientist and a teacher living in a dystopian future embark on a journey of survival with a special young girl named Melanie. 
CastGemma Arterton, Glenn Close, Paddy Considine…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
MM$14A

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Mong-Hong CHUNG
A Taiwanese drug mule has his foolproof smuggling method thrown out of whack when he catches a ride with the wrong cab driver, in this highly en… 
CastMichael HUI, Na DOW, Leon DAI, TOU Chung-Hua…
LanguageMandarin   CountryTaiwan
VAN$18A

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Kimo Stamboel, Timo Tjahjant…
Uwais plays a young man who washes ashore, an amnesiac with a serious head injury whose past comes back to haunt him shortly after being nursed … 
CastJulie Estelle, David Hendrawan, Chelsea Isla…
LanguageIndonesian   CountryIndonesia
MM$18A

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Tian Zhuangzhuang
One of the greatest achievements of Fifth Generation Chinese cinema, Tian Zhuangzhuang's ravishingly beautiful epic set in the vastness of r… 
CastTseshang Rigzin, Dan Jiji, Jayang Jamco
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
CTQFreePG

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Raoul Peck
Working from the text of James Baldwin’s unfinished final novel, director Raoul Peck (Moloch Tropical, Murder in Pacot) creates a stunning medit… 
CastSamuel L. Jackson
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Osgood Perkins
A naïve young nurse caring for an aging, reclusive horror novelist begins to believe that her patient’s new novel contains ominous clues about h… 
CastRuth Wilson, Paula Prentiss, Lucy Boynton, B…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada / USA
VAN$14A

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Kasper Collin
Part jazz history, part true-crime tale, Kasper Collin’s new documentary employs extensive archival footage and new interviews to tell the tragi… 
CastLee Morgan, Helen Morgan, Wayne Shorter, Pau…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Tin Win Naing
Burmese filmmaker Tin Win Naing documents the plight of migrants who have fled the civil war in Myanmar for refuge in Thailand, and now toil as … 
CastUnknown
LanguageBurmese   CountryMyanmar
DOC$18

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Richie Mehta
Directed by Richie Mehta, executive produced by Ridley Scott and powered by Google, <em>India in a Day</em> is a new form of non-fiction filmmak… 
CastUnknown
LanguageHindi / English   CountryIndia / United Kingd…
DOC$G

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Khushboo Ranka, Vinay Shukl…
Filmmakers Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla follow Arvind Kejriwal, "the Bernie Sanders of India," as he shakes up the complacent and c… 
CastArvind Kejriwal, Yogendra Yadav, Santosh Kol…
LanguageHindi   CountryIndia
DOC$PG

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Dain Iskandar Said
A shell-shocked forensics photographer is drawn into a supernatural murder mystery that reveals Kuala Lampur’s underworld of ancient magic and s… 
CastShaheizy Sam , Nicholas Saputra, Prisia Nasu…
LanguageMalay   CountryMalaysia
VAN$18A

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Werner Herzog, Clive Oppenh…
The great Werner Herzog teams up with volcanologist Clive Oppenheimer for this globe-trotting tour of some of the world’s most dangerous volcano… 
CastClive Oppenheimer
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom / Aus…
DOC$18

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Olivier Assayas
Hong Kong megastar Maggie Cheung is divine in the lead of Olivier Assayas’ brilliant behind-the-screen satire, about a beleaguered Parisian film… 
CastMaggie Cheung, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Nathalie R…
LanguageEnglish, French   CountryFrance
CTQFree14A

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Kief Davidson, Richard Ladk…
Wildlife activists and investigators put their lives on the line to battle the illegal African ivory trade, in this suspenseful on-the-ground do… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish, Swahili   CountryAustria / USA
DOC$PG

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Petra Epperlein, Michael Tu…
Petra Epperlein and Michael Tucker (Gunner Palace, The Prisoner or: How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair) take a powerfully personal journey through… 
CastUnknown
LanguageGerman   CountryUSA / Germany
DOC$PG

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Thierry Frémaux
Lumière! Reintroduces some of cinema's foundational moments through gorgeous restored prints of the work of the Lumière Brothers. 
CastUnknown
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CTQFreeG

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Lutz Gregor
Director Lutz Gregor follows rising world music star Fatoumata Diawara as she prepares for her first-ever concert performance in her home countr… 
CastFatoumata Diawara, Ahmed Ag Kaedi, Bassekou …
LanguageFrench   CountryMali / Germany
DOC$18

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Fabrice Du Welz
Chadwick Boseman, Teresa Palmer and Luke Evans star in this atmospheric revenge thriller from director Fabrice du Welz (Vinyan, Alléluia), about… 
CastChadwick Boseman, Teresa Palmer, Luke Evans,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom / Fra…
VAN$14A

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Dash Shaw
The title tells the tale in this inventive, beautiful and bizarre animated feature from acclaimed graphic novelist Dash Shaw, featuring the voic… 
CastJohn Cameron Mitchell, Reggie Watts, Jason S…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
VAN$14A

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Agnès Varda
Agnès Varda’s 1977 masterwork is simultaneously a musical, a protest film, a portrait of a generation and, most importantly, a tender and insigh… 
CastValérie Mairesse, Thérèse Liotard, Robert Da…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CTQFree14A

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Marlon Brando
Beautifully restored thanks to the efforts of Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg, Marlon Brando’s only film as director is a brilliant and idi… 
CastMarlon Brando, Karl Malden, Pina Pellicer, K…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
CTQFreePG

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Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro’s darkly beautiful fairy tale about a young girl who discovers a magical underworld of both beauty and horror in the aftermat… 
CastIvana Baquero, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú, A…
LanguageSpanish   CountryMexico / Spain
CTQFree14A

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Fernando León de Aranoa
A fascinating behind-the-scenes documentary about the rise of Podemos, the insurgent Spanish political party founded on the basis of a nationwid… 
CastCarolina Bescansa, Ada Colau, Xavier Domènec…
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain
DOC$G

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Alice Lowe
Alice Lowe (Sightseers) is a triple threat as the writer, director and star of this pitch-black comedy about a pregnant woman whose unborn child… 
CastAlice Lowe, Gemma Whelan, Kate Dickie, Jo Ha…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
VAN$14A

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Morgan Spurlock
The film will feature exterminators, sanitation workers, mobsters, activists, Nobel scientists and historians explaining where rats came from an… 
CastMorgan Spurlock
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MM$14A

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Julia Ducournau
When a young vegetarian undergoes a carnivorous hazing ritual at vet school, an unbidden taste for meat begins to grow in her. 
CastGarance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Ou…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance/Belgium
MM$18A

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Vitaly Mansky
Vitaly Mansky’s intimate and insightful new documentary finds him crisscrossing the Ukraine in the wake of the Maidan uprising, which has left h… 
CastUnknown
LanguageUkrainian, Russian   CountryUkraine, Latvia, Est…
DOC$PG

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Kôji Shiraishi
The vengeful spirits of the Ring and Grudge series face off. After viewing a legendary cursed videotape, Natsumi discovers she has only two day… 
CastMizuki Yamamoto, Tina Tamashiro, Aimi Satsuk…
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
MM$14A

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Tony Guma, John Rose
Liverpool concert promoter and rock 'n' roll true believer Sam Leach offers a rollicking account of his role in raising the profile of T… 
CastSam Leach
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA / United Kingdom…
DOC$PG

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Jonathan Demme
Jonathan Demme joins us for this 30th-anniversary screening of his anarchic cult classic, about an irrepressible free spirit (Melanie Griffith) … 
CastMelanie Griffith, Jeff Daniels, Ray Liotta
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
CTQFreeR

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Amat Escalante
Cannes prize-winning director Amat Escalante (Heli) combines family drama and social commentary with science fiction and horror in this hypnotic… 
CastRuth Ramos, Simone Bucio, Jesús Meza, Edén V…
LanguageSpanish   CountryMexico
VAN$R

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Andreas Dalsgaard, Obaidah …
A Syrian radio DJ documents the experiences of herself and her friends as their dreams of hope and liberation in the wake of the 2011 Arab Sprin… 
CastUnknown
LanguageArabic   CountrySyria
DOC$18A

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Fariborz Kamkari
A galaxy of cinema luminaries pay tribute to the great Italian cinematographer Carlo di Palma, in this loving documentary that chronicles di Pal… 
CastCarlo di Palma, Ken Loach, Ettore Scola, Wim…
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
DOC$PG

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Lorcan Finnegan
Land surveyor Eric, alienated from urban existence and those who love him, travels to a remote and unnamed Irish woodland to assess its suitabil… 
CastAlan McKenna, Niamh Algar, James Browne
LanguageEnglish   CountryIreland
VAN$14A