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Lucky McKee, Chris Sivertson
Midnight Madness Opening Night Film A rebel girl signs up a group of cheerleaders to help her take down the captain of their high school footba… 
CastCaitlin Stasey, Sianoa Smit-McPhee, Brooke B…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MM$18A

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Alexandre Aja
Blamed for the brutal murder of his longtime girlfriend (Juno Temple), a small-town guy (Daniel Radcliffe) awakens one morning to find a pair of… 
CastDaniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple, Max Minghella…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
VAN$14A

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Jehane Noujaim
What does it mean to risk your life for your ideals? How far will five revolutionaries go in defending their beliefs in the fight for their nati… 
CastKhalid Abdalla, Magdy Ashour, Aida Elkashef
LanguageArabic   CountryEgypt
DOC$14A

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Gia Coppola
Based on James Franco’s first book of short stories, Gia Coppola’s auspicious directorial debut features a knock-out cast (including Franco, Emm… 
CastJames Franco, Emma Roberts, Val Kilmer, Nat …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DISC$14A

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Jim Jarmusch
Set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangier, an underground musician, deeply depressed by the direction of human activities, reun… 
CastTom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton, Mia Wasikowsk…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$14A

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Jason Bateman
A spelling bee loser sets out to exact revenge by finding a loophole and attempting to win as an adult. After discovering a loophole in the rul… 
CastJason Bateman, Allison Janney, Phillip Baker…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$18A

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Simon Hawkins, Zeke Hawkins
First-time feature directors Simon and Zeke Hawkins tip their hat to pulp crime master Jim Thompson in this tight, twisty, Texas-set nouveau noi… 
CastMackenzie Davis, Logan Huffman, Jeremy Allen…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
VAN$14A

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Christoffer Boe
In 1960s Denmark, an alcoholic playboy and a meek tax lawyer join forces to revolutionize the travel industry and alter the country’s political … 
CastNicolas Bro, Pilou Asbæk, Jesper Christensen
LanguageDanish   CountryDenmark
VAN$18A

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Matthew Weiner
Two childhood best friends embark on a road trip back to their hometown after one of them learns he has inherited a large sum of money from his … 
CastOwen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis, Peter Bogdan…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$14A

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Michael Dowse
A story of a young man and woman who struggle to navigate their friendship, which has developed a deep romantic undercurrent. FUBAR and Goon di… 
CastDaniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Megan Park, Ada…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada, Ireland
SP$$14A

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John Ridley
OutKast’s André Benjamin stars as Jimi Hendrix in this biopic of the rock legend. Jimmy James, an unknown backup guitarist, left New York City … 
CastImogen Poots, Hayley Atwell, Andre Benjamin,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$14A

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Ti West
The latest film from indie genre icon Ti West (The House of the Devil, The Innkeepers) sends frequent collaborators AJ Bowen, Amy Seimetz, Joe S… 
CastJoe Swanberg, AJ Bowen, Kentucker Audley, Am…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
VAN$18A

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Christoffer Boe
In 1960s Denmark, an alcoholic playboy and a meek tax lawyer join forces to revolutionize the travel industry and alter the country’s political … 
CastNicolas Bro, Pilou Asbæk, Jesper Christensen
LanguageDanish   CountryDenmark
VAN$18A

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Mark Phinney
Comedian Mark Phinney makes his feature debut with this unflinchingly personal portrait of a life consumed by obesity, featuring a breakout tour… 
CastMel Rodriguez, Ashley Lauren, Jay Dugre, Cha…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DISC$14A

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Jody Shapiro
Director Jody Shapiro (How to Start Your Own Country) ventures into the backwoods of Maine to find the reclusive Burt Shavitz, founder and (bear… 
CastBurt Shavitz
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$G

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Allison Berg, François Kerau…
An astonishing documentary portrait of the late John Wojtowicz, whose attempted robbery of a Brooklyn bank to finance his male lover’s sex-reass… 
CastJohn Wojtowicz, Liz Eden, George Heath, Tere…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$14A

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Alex Gibney
Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side) masterfully explores the fall of the disgraced cycling champion following the… 
CastLance Armstrong, Betsy Andreu, Frankie Andre…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$PG

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Sarah McCarthy
Documentarian Sarah McCarthy (The Sound of Mumbai: A Musical) returns to the Festival with this extraordinary portrait of a Wisconsin family’s s… 
CastMasha Kulabokhova, Claudio Diaz, Cheryl Diaz…
LanguageEnglish, Russian   CountryUnited Kingdom
DOC$14A

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Jeremy Saulnier
When the man who killed his parents is released from prison, a rootless drifter returns to his Virginia hometown to seek revenge, in this stark,… 
CastMacon Blair, Devin Ratray, Amy Hargreaves, K…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
VAN$14A

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Bruce LaBruce
Queering the May-December courtship of Harold and Maude, iconic provocateur Bruce LaBruce (L.A. Zombie) returns with this subversively tender ta… 
CastPier-Gabriel Lajoie, Walter Borden, Katie Bo…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
VAN$14A

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Errol Morris
Former United States Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, discusses his career in Washington D.C. from his days as a congressman in the early … 
CastErrol Morris, Donald Rumsfeld, Kenn Medeiros
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Aron Gaudet, Gita Pullapilly
Trapped in a dead-end industrial town in Maine, two teenage best friends (The Place Beyond the Pines’ Emory Cohen and Callan McAuliffe) take tra… 
CastEmory Cohen, Callan McAuliffe, Aidan Gillen,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DISC$14A

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Jeff Barnaby
Guided by the spirits of her departed mother and brother, an Aboriginal teenager plots revenge against a sadistic Indian Agent this fiercely irr… 
CastKawennahere Devery Jacobs, Glen Gould, Brand…
LanguageEnglish, Mi'gMaq   CountryCanada
DISC$14A

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Lukas Moodysson
Three 12 and 13-year-old girls decide to form a punk band in 1982 Stockholm. Provocative Swedish auteur Lukas Moodysson (Show Me Love, Together… 
CastMira Barkhammar, Mira Grosin, Liv LeMoyne
LanguageSwedish   CountrySweden
SP$14A

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Frank Pavich
This fascinating documentary explores the genesis of one of cinema’s greatest epics that never was: cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky’s (El To… 
CastAlejandro Jodorowsky, Michel Seydoux, H.R. G…
LanguageEnglish, Spanish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Zack Parker
Seeking consolation in a support group after a vicious attack, a young woman gradually comes to realize that nothing in her life is as it appear… 
CastAlexa Havins, Kristina Klebe, Alexia Rasmuss…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
VAN$18A

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Louise Archambault
Quebecois director Louise Archambault follows her smart and refreshing debut feature Familia with this tender drama about a developmentally chal… 
CastGabrielle Marion-Rivard, Alexandre Landry, M…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
SP$14A

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Hany Abu-Assad
Trust and identity are stretched like wire in an impossible West Bank love story. Desires for individual and collective freedom collide. Mere sa… 
CastWaleed F. Zuaiter, Leem Lubany, Adam Bakri, …
LanguageArabic   CountryPalestine
SP$PG

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Kevin Macdonald
An American girl on holiday in the English countryside with her family finds herself in hiding and fighting for her survival as war breaks out. … 
CastSaoirse Ronan, Tom Holland, Anna Chancellor,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$14A

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Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani
The latest from Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani (Amer) is a sensual, blood-soaked homage to the 1970s giallo aesthetic that will keep you guessi… 
CastKlaus Tange, Jean-Michel Vovk, Sylvia Camard…
LanguageFrench/Danish/Flemis…   CountryFrance/Belgium/Luxem…
VAN$18A

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Xavier Dolan
A grieving man meets his lover's family, who were not aware of their son's sexual orientation. This latest work from Canada’s endlessly inventi… 
CastXavier Dolan, Pierre-Yves Cardinal, Lise Roy…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
SP$14A

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Bruce Sweeney
The Dick Knost Show is a character-based satire on sports-talk culture. Dick Knost is a star sports talk host. He's prickly, acerbic and chronic… 
CastGabrielle Rose, Tom Scholte, Paul Skrudland,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Sylvain Chomet
Paul is in his 30s. An orphan since the age of two, he lives with his aunts in a Parisian apartment and leads a reclusive existence as a pianist… 
CastGuillaume Gouix, Anne Le Ny, Bernadette Lafo…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$PG

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Alex van Warmerdam
A vagrant enters the lives of an arrogant upper-class family, turning their lives into a psychological nightmare in the process. This eerie, i… 
CastJan Bijvoet, Hadewych Minis, Jeroen Perceval…
LanguageDutch   CountryNetherlands
VAN$14A

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Johnnie To
Forced to leave service after he was afflicted with blindness, a former detective ekes out his living by solving cold cases for police rewards. … 
CastAndy Lau, Sammi Cheng, Yuanyuan Gao
LanguageCantonese   CountryHong Kong
SP$14A

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Alan Zweig
Insightful and often hilarious, the latest from documentary filmmaker Alan Zweig surveys the history of Jewish comedy, from the early days of Bo… 
CastHowie Mandel, Shelley Berman, Norm Crosby, S…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$14A

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Chris Jordan
Renowned photo-based artist Chris Jordan’s feature debut focuses on the albatrosses who inhabit the remote Midway Atoll island, nesting amidst m… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Jody Shapiro
Director Jody Shapiro (How to Start Your Own Country) ventures into the backwoods of Maine to find the reclusive Burt Shavitz, founder and (bear… 
CastBurt Shavitz
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$G

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Jehane Noujaim
What does it mean to risk your life for your ideals? How far will five revolutionaries go in defending their beliefs in the fight for their nati… 
CastKhalid Abdalla, Magdy Ashour, Aida Elkashef
LanguageArabic   CountryEgypt
DOC$14A

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Gia Coppola
Based on James Franco’s first book of short stories, Gia Coppola’s auspicious directorial debut features a knock-out cast (including Franco, Emm… 
CastJames Franco, Emma Roberts, Val Kilmer, Nat …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DISC$14A

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Sarah Spillane
Christina Ricci stars as an American teacher who takes a troubled inner-city Sydney youth under her wing, in this gritty, unflinching yet inspir… 
CastChristina Ricci, Hunter Page-Lochard
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
DISC$14A

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Ned Benson
James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain and Viola Davis star in this innovative two-part film that relates a love story from two different perspectives. … 
CastJessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Nina Arianda…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$14A

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Lukas Moodysson
Three 12 and 13-year-old girls decide to form a punk band in 1982 Stockholm. Provocative Swedish auteur Lukas Moodysson (Show Me Love, Together… 
CastMira Barkhammar, Mira Grosin, Liv LeMoyne
LanguageSwedish   CountrySweden
SP$14A

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Mike Myers
Mike Myers makes his directorial debut with this star-packed documentary about the fast-lane life of entertainment-industry legend Shep Gordon, … 
CastShep Gordon
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$14A

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Megan Griffiths
A rock journalist is assigned to track down her ex-boyfriend. Lucky Them tells the story of Ellie Klug (Toni Collette), a rock journalist who … 
CastToni Collette, Ryan Eggold, Oliver Platt, Ni…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$14A

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Dexter Fletcher
Sunshine on Leith is based on the sensational stage hit of the same name, featuring music by pop-folk band The Proclaimers. The film follows the… 
CastPeter Mullan, Jane Horrocks, George MacKay, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$PG

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Pawel Pawlikowski
Poland, 1962. Anna is a novice, an orphan brought up by nuns in a convent. Before she takes her vows, she is determined to see Wanda, her only l… 
CastAgata Kulesza, Dawid Ogrodnik, Agata Trzebuc…
LanguagePolish   CountryPoland
SP$PG

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Daniel Schechter
Based on the novel The Switch, by Elmore Leonard, Louis (John Hawkes) and Ordell (yasiin bey, a.k.a. Mos Def) — two common criminals in 1970s De… 
CastJohn Hawkes, Mos Def, Jennifer Aniston, Tim …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$14A

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Ui-seok Jo, Byung-seo Kim
A veteran leader of the Special Crime Department Surveillance Team, and a rookie female detective with gifted powers of reasoning, keep a close … 
CastSeol Kyung-gu, Jung Woo-sung, Han Hyo-joo, L…
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
GALA$$14A

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Richard Ayoade
A comedy centered on a man who is driven insane by the appearance of his doppleganger. Simon is a timid man, scratching out an isolated existen… 
CastJesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Sha…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$14A

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Kelly Reichardt
A drama centered on three environmentalists who plot to blow up a dam. When do legitimate convictions demand illegal behaviors? What happens to… 
CastJesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, Peter Sarsg…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$PG