3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets
Documentary about the trial of Michael Dunn, who shot an unarmed teenager and claimed a 'stand your ground' defence.
'71
A young British soldier is accidentally left behind by his unit on the deadly streets of Belfast in 1971.
99 Homes
A man struggles to get back the home that his family was evicted from by working for the greedy real-estate broker who's the source of his frustration.
Advantageous
In a near-future city, a mother faces a stark choice about her future.
Aloft
A son goes in search of his estranged mother.
The Amina Profile
The story of a love affair that turned into a mystery after a Syrian blogger was kidnapped.
Being Evel
An candid portrait of American icon Robert "Evel" Knievel and his legacy.
Best Of Enemies
A behind-the-scenes account of the explosive 1968 televised debates between the liberal Gore Vidal and the conservative William F Buckley Jr, and their rancorous disagreements about politics, God, and sex.
The Black Panthers: Vanguard Of The Revolution
Story of the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party.
The Bronze
A bitter former gymnast takes up a coaching role on the promise of cash.
Brooklyn
1950s Ireland: Eilis must confront a terrible dilemma — a heartbreaking choice between two men and two countries.
Cartel Land
Vigilantes on both sides of the Mexican Border with the US take on the drug cartels.
Chorus
A marriage torn apart by the disappearance of a child is reconnected as events offer closure, resurrecting emotions and a kind of hope
Christmas, Again
A heartbroken Christmas tree salesman returns to New York, hoping to put the past year behind him.
Chuck Norris Vs Communism
The true story of how Romanians discovered the world through bootleg VHS.
Cop Car
Two 10-year-old boys steal an abandoned police car.
Cronies
Old friendship is tested by a day out with a new buddy.

D

Dope
Self confessed teen geek from the wrong side of the tracks in Inglewood, Cal, with aspirations to go to Harvard, is compromised by a stash of drugs and threats from gangster crews.
Dreamcatcher
Documentary, showing how a former teenage prostitute is helping other women to find a better life.
Eden
Paul is taking his first steps as a DJ in the world of French house music.
The End Of The Tour
The story of a five-day interview between a Rolling Stone journalist and David Foster Wallace.
Entertainment
En route to meeting with his estranged daughter, a broken, ageing comedian plays a string of dead-end shows in the Mojave Desert.
Experimenter
A drama about the life of Stanley Milgram and his famous experiments on obedience.
Finders Keepers
A documentary about the conflict that ensued after one man unwittingly purchased another man's amputated leg in an auction.
The Forbidden Room
A submarine crew, a feared pack of forest bandits, a famous surgeon, and a battalion of child soldiers all get more than they bargained for as they wend their way toward progressive ideas on life and love.
Girlhood
Oppressed by her family setting, dead-end school prospects and the boys law in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of free-spirited girls.
Glassland
A young cab driver tries to save his mum from alcoholism.
Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief
Exploration of the history and methods of the Church of Scientology, recounted by former members.
Grandma
A woman tries to help her granddaughter raise funds for an abortion.
The Hallow
When a visiting conservationist accidentally trespasses in an ancient wood, its denizens set their sights on his family.
Hellions
A young pregnant woman is threatened by malignant children.
The Hunting Ground
Investigation of rape on US university campuses - and the institutional cover-ups.

I

It Follows
A teenager finds herself having strange visions and becomes convinced that something dangerous is following her.
I Am Michael
The controversial true story of a gay activist who rejects his homosexuality and becomes a Christian pastor.
I Smile Back
All is not right in suburbia. Laney Brooks, a wife and mother on the edge, has stopped taking her meds, substituting recreational drugs and the wrong men. With the destruction of her family looming, Laney makes a last, desperate attempt at redemption.
James White
A young New Yorker struggles to take control of his reckless, self-destructive behaviour in the face of momentous family challenges.
Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck
Portrait of the Nirvana frontman, featuring home video footage.
Last Days In The Desert
An imagined chapter at the end of Jesus's fasting in the desert.
Listen To Me Marlon
Documentary uses first-person tapes to explore the life and career of Brando.

M

Meru
A documentary about the ascent of an unconquered mountain.
Me And Earl And The Dying Girl
How to be a teenager without losing your life and why helping a friend who is sick need not be an exercise in sentimental wishwash
Mississippi Grind
On the road with gambling addicts who live high and lose loads.
Mistress America
Two young women have unpredictable adventures in New York City and beyond.
Nasty Baby
A gay couple try to have a baby with the help of their best friend... but trouble lies ahead.
The Nightmare
A documentary about the experiences of eight people who suffer from sleep paralysis.
The Overnight
Young couple, new to L.A, are seduced by cool couple who enjoy sexual experimentation
Partisan
A boy grows up in a commune, trained to become an assassin, and begins to doubt its leader.
Prophet's Prey
A look at the mega- lomaniacal leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

R

Racing Extinction
Documentary charts the problems of mass extinction.
Reckless
A high flying lawyer develops a habit of using escort services, putting his marriage and career in danger.
Results
Two mismatched personal trainers' lives are upended by the actions of a new, wealthy client.
The Royal Road
Cinematic essay considering the history of California and the personal desires of the director.
The Second Mother
When the daughter of a maid arrives to visit her mother at her employers after a 13-year separation, the scene is set for fireworks.
Shaun The Sheep Movie
When Shaun the Sheep takes a day off to have fun, things quickly go awry, forcing him to lead his friends on an urgent rescue mission to the city.
Sleeping With Other People
A couple who lost their virginity to each other meet 12 years later and try to help one another find a lasting relationship.
Slow West
A Scotsman heads to the american West in search of his lost love.
Songs My Brothers Taught Me
Life for siblings on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Strangerland
When two teenage children go missing in the desert, their parents' lives begin to unravel.
Take Me To The River
A teenager pressured into keeping his homosexuality a secret at a family gathering finds himself accused of assaulting a young girl.
Tangerine
A working girl tears through Tinseltown on Christmas Eve searching for the pimp who broke her heart.
(T)error
The first film to document on camera a covert counterterrorism sting as it unfolds.
The Tribe
A deaf teenager runs into gang trouble at a boarding school.
True Story
A disgraced reporter gets involved in a cat and mouse game with an accused killer.
Turbo Kid
In a post-Apocalyptic wasteland, a scavenger trades scraps for food and comics, until a new friendship and a new weapon change his life.

V

A Walk In The Woods
A travel writer and a friend he hasn't seen for years embark on the Appalachian Trail.
Welcome To Leith
A white supremacist attempts to take over a small town in North Dakota.
What Happened, Miss Simone?
The life of Nina Simone, mostly told through her own words.
Wild Tales
Vulnerable before a reality that can suddenly be modified and become unpredictable, the characters of Wild Tales cross the thin line that divides civilization from brutality.
The Witch
A family of New England settlers find their faith tested when their son disappears... possibly snatched by something evil in the woods.
The Wolfpack
Story of a band of brothers who grew up in social isolation.
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