17 Blocks
Using two decades of intimate home video, 17 Blocks tells the story of the Sanford family, whose struggles with addiction and gun violence eventually lead to a journey of love, loss, and acceptance.
After The Wedding
When a woman seeking funds for an Indian orphanage heads to NYC to meet a wealthy benefactor, the past collides with the present.
Alien
Ridley Scott's fabulously frightening grimy spaceship classic.
Amazing Grace
Concert film about the recording of Aretha Franklin's Amazing Grace album.
Apollo 11
A purely archival reconstruction of humanity’s first trip to another world, featuring never-before-seen 70mm footage and never-before-heard audio from the mission.
The Cremator
A family man, with a passion for prostitutes and cleanliness, sees the Nazi party as the salvation of the world.

D

The Dead Don't Die
The peaceful town of Centerville finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves.
Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot
Portrait of cartoonist John Callahan and his battle with alcoholism.
First Blood
Sylvester Stallone in first Rambo movie.
The Fog
A small town on the California coast is swathed in a mysterious fog containing the vengeful ghosts of shipwrecked sailors.
Happy End
A black comedy animation about death with a happy ending.
The Hidden City
Beneath the modern city, there lies a vast labyrinth, which the filmmaker explores.

I

Introduzione all’Oscuro
Cinematic tribute to Hans Hurch, the long-time director of Vienna Film Festival.
In Fabric
Two stories about a cursed dress and its victims.
Jan Palach
A reconstruction of the final months of Palach´s life, describing his path to becoming 'Torch Number One'.
Koko-di Koko-da
As a couple goes on a trip to find their way back to each other, a sideshow artist and his shady entourage emerge from the woods, terrorsing them, luring them deeper and deeper into a maelstrom of psychological terror.
Lara
Lara has just turned 60; it’s a very special day that will culminate in a career-defining piano concert given by her son. Viktor remains elusive, however, and his mother’s repeated attempts to get through to him come to nothing.
Late Night
A late-night talk show host’s world is turned upside down when she hires her only female staff writer. Originally intended to smooth over diversity concerns, her decision has unexpectedly hilarious consequences as the two women separated by culture and generation are united by their love of a biting punchline.
Learning To Drive
Jolted by her husband leaving her, a writer decides to learn to drive.
Let There Be Light
A Slovakian man, who works in Germany, returns home for Christmas to discover some brutal truths about his eldest son.

M

Marie's Story
Biopic about a woman who was born deaf and blind.
The Matrix
Visually dazzling sci-fi thriller. Re-released in 4K restoration.
Memory: The Origins of Alien
The untold origin story behind Ridley Scott’s Alien – rooted in Greek and Egyptian mythologies, underground comics, the art of Francis Bacon, and the dark visions of Dan O’Bannon and HR Giger.
Mid90s
The story of a teenager and his life between domestic violence and the newfound recognition from a group of local skaterboarders.
Monos
On a faraway mountaintop, eight kids with guns watch over a hostage and a conscripted milk cow.
Oleg
A migrant to Belgium loses his job and finds himself in trouble thanks to his non-citizen status.
Paths Of Glory
A soldier tries to stop the court martial of three of his men after a military advance goes awry.

R

Rojo
Violence is sparked on the eve of Argentina's dictatorship.
Sick Sick Sick
A teenager becomes fascinated with a new kid in class who is a haemophiliac. When tragedy strikes, she finds a new obsession.
The Unknown Saint
Moments before his capture by police, a thief digs a grave to hide a bag of money. Released from prison years later he returns to retrieve the bag, only to find a shrine to an Unknown Saint build directly over his loot, and a brand new village constructed all around it.

V

Varda by Agnès
A masterclass from the French filmmaker.
Wonderstruck
Ben and Rose are children from two different eras who secretly wish their lives were different. Both set out on quests.
Yesterday
Musical comedy sees a singer-songwriter wake after a global blackout to discover a world where The Beatles never existed.
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Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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