3/4
The lives of a father and his two children.
Anna And The Apocalypse
When the zombie apocalypse hits the sleepy town of Little Haven - at Christmas - teenager Anna and her high school friends have to fight, sing and dance to survive, with the undead horde all around them.
An Elephant Sitting Still
The lives of four people cross over the course of a day in China.
The Apparition
A journalist investigates a woman's claims to have seen the Virgin Mary.
Bao
A Chinese-Canadian woman suffering from an empty nest gets a second shot at motherhood when one of her handmade dumplings comes alive.
Beautiful Things
A symphony of consumerism and waste, built while detailing the lives of four men.
Becoming Animal
Audiovisual essay considering the spaces where humans and animals meet.
Big
A 13-year-old boy makes a wish at a fairground and becomes a man overnight.
Blood Fest
Fans flock to a festival celebrating the most iconic horror movies, only to discover that the charismatic showman behind the event has a diabolical agenda.
The Butterfly Tree
A man and his son compete for the affections of the same woman.
La Belle Et La Bete
Timeless classic that lives up to the label.
Casablanca
A reunion between former lovers forces a bar owner to make an impossible choice amid the incivility of war.
Calibre
A weekend hunting trip goes badly awry.
C'est La Vie!
A night of surprises unfolds at a wedding party in a chateau.

D

Day Of The Dead
Trouble flares in a small military base where some of the last survivors of a zombie apocalypse are holding out as scientists search for a solution.
Dead In A Week (Or Your Money Back)
An ageing hitman offers to help a young man who keeps failing at suicide.
Dirt Road To Lafayette
A teenager and his dad travel from Scotland to Alabama to visit relatives after a family death.
Eaten By Lions
Two half-brothers head to Blackpool in search of lost family.
The Emperor
The tale of a quest to free Napoleon Bonaparte from exile on the island of St Helena.
The Eyes Of Orson Welles
A journey through the pictorial world of Orson Welles, his drawings, paintings and works of youth, seen for the first time on screen thanks to his daughter Beatrice Welles.
Fake Tattoos
A young punk couple's one-night stand develops into something more meaningful.
Flammable Children (Swinging Safari)
Story of teens in a Seventies beach resort that hits the headlines when a whale washes ashore, and their eccentric parents.
G-aaah
Amy Johnson worked as a typist for a firm of solicitors before her record- breaking solo flight from Croydon to Australia in 1930. This film has been created with an Underwood 315 typewriter as a celebration of her journey.
Ghostbusters
Who ya gonna call?
The Gospel According To André
Portrait of André Leon Talley.
The Greatest Showman
Musical celebration of PT Barnum's life as salesman, circus promoter, freak show entrepreneur, producer and show biz risk taker in 19th century America
Hal
Portrait of the director of Harold And Maude.
Hearts Beat Loud
In Red Hook, Brooklyn, a father and daughter become an unlikely songwriting duo in the last summer before she leaves for college.
The Heiresses
When Chiquita is sent to prison for debt, her introverted girlfriend Chela is left to her own devices. Chela offers rich women a taxi service in her old car. As she explores the outside world she also starts to focus on her own desires.
Hochelaga, Land Of Souls
An interconnected series of encounters between Native peoples and European settlers in and around modern-day Montreal.
The Howling
After a bizarre and near fatal encounter with a serial killer, a television newswoman is sent to a remote mountain resort whose residents may not be what they seem.

I

Ideal Home
A bickering gay couple find their lives turn upside down when a young boy arrives on their doorstep saying he is the grandson of one of them.
Incredibles 2
The animated super family take on a new villain - The Screenslaver.
Island Of The Hungry Ghosts
Documentary looking at the impact of an asylum seeker detention centre on Christmas Island.
The Incredibles
The family life of superheroes, living incognito in the 'burbs, while saving the city from destruction.
Jason And The Argonauts
The young hero Jason takes a crew of Greece's most impressive warriors in pursuit of the legendary golden fleece.
Jaws
A small seaside community dependent on tourism is terrorised by a great white shark with a hunger for human flesh.
Jellyfish
A teenager tries to find an outlet for the anger generated by her chaotic home life.
Kayak To Klemtu
A First Nations teenager sets off on a journey, determined to kayak the Inside Passage in British Colombia.
Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story
An intimate look at the make-up artist.
Life After Flash
A look at the life of Sam J Jones, who played Flash Gordon in the 1980 version of the fantasy classic.
Light Years
A documentary portrait of Lucrecia Martel during the shooting of Zama.
Loveling
Snapshot of a Brazilian family as their son prepares to leave for Germany.
Luk'Luk'I
A group of marginalised Vancouverites try to tackle their troubled lives.

M

M
A group of vigilantes sets out to bring a child murderer to justice.
Man Of Iron
At the height of the Solidarity movement, a Polish TV journalist is assigned by the government to undermine an independent trade union leader.
Mary Shelley
The story of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin’s whirlwind romance with the tempestuous poet Percy Shelley, which would lead her to write Frankenstein.
Metamorphosis
The impact of humanity on our planet.
The Most Assassinated Woman In The World
A young journalist becomes convinced the Grand Guinol theatre is linked to a series of murders
Mug
Jacek enjoys his existence as a cool misfit in his Polish backwater. After a terrible accident on the site where the world’s largest statue of Jesus is being constructed, he is celebrated as a national hero and martyr.
Moulin Rouge!
Modern romantic musical based around the mythology of a famous Parisian nightclub in 1900. On re-release.
A Nightmare On Elm Street
A child molester killed by vigilantes seeks revenge on their children through their dreams.
The Negotiator
A US diplomat flees Lebanon in 1972 after a tragic incident at his home. Ten years later, he is called back to war-torn Beirut by CIA operatives to negotiate for the life of a friend he left behind.
Network
An ageing news anchor is fired by his network and when an on-air rant boosts ratings, the channel sees an opportunity.
Nocturno: Ghosts Of The Sea In Port
Sailors on a Spanish fishing ship fight a silent battle during their long, empty hours in the port of Montevideo.
Obey
In the midst of the 2011 London riots, Leon grapples with the stark reality of his life and his relationship with his alcoholic mother while falling in love for the first time.
Old Boys
Reworking of Cyrano De Bergerac set in an English all-boys boarding school
Paddington
A small bear from darkest Peru tries to adjust to life in London.
Paddington 2
Paddington gets into a scrape over his Aunt Lucy's birthday present.
Poltergeist
Story of spooks in suburbia gets a silver anniversary DVD release.
Papillon
Adaptation of the classic novel about prisoners in a French penal colony.
Paris Is Burning
Documentary about drag nights in New York.
The Parting Glass
A family delve into memories as they try to piece together a portrait of the woman they have lost.
Possum
A disgraced children's puppeteer is forced to face up to his wicked stepfather.
A Punk Daydream
A look inside Indonesian Muslim punk culture.
Puzzle
Agnes, taken for granted as a suburban mother, discovers a passion for solving jigsaw puzzles which unexpectedly draws her into a new world – where her life unfolds in ways she could never have imagined.

R

RBG
An intimate portrait of an unlikely rock star: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Solaris
A psychologist is sent to a space station to find out what has become of the occupants.
Salt And Sauce
Stuck in a post high-school limbo, Tammy works long days in the family chip shop.
Saving Brinton
When an eccentric collector discovers the showreels of the man who brought moving pictures to the Heartland, he begins a journey to restore the legacy of America’s greatest barnstorming movieman.
Science Fair
Nine high school students from around the globe navigate rivalries, setbacks, and of course, hormones, on their journey to compete at the international science fair.
Searching
After his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a desperate father breaks into her laptop to look for clues to find her. A thriller that unfolds entirely on computer screens.
The Secret Of Marrowbone
A young man and his four younger siblings, who have kept secret the death of their beloved mother in order to remain together, are plagued by a sinister presence.
The Seventh Seal
Bergman classic about a knight who plays chess with death. Out on re-release.
Solis
An astronaut finds himself trapped in an escape pod heading towards the sun.
Supa Modo
A young girl escapes real life through a superhero fantasy world.
Swimming With Men
An accountant suffering from a mid-life crisis joins an all-male synchronised swimming team.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Having taken her first steps into the Jedi world, Rey joins Luke Skywalker on an adventure with Leia, Finn and Poe that unlocks mysteries of the Force and secrets of the past.
Take Rabbit
A man tries to transport a fox, rabbit and cabbage across a river without getting into trouble.
Thick Lashes Of Lauri Mantyvaara
Two Finnish best friends head into a hormone storm.
Thor: Ragnarok
Imprisoned, Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally.
Time Trial
A documentary following David Millar in his final season in the saddle.
Top Gun
A trainee fighter pilot romances his instructor.

V

Vitello
A young boy goes in search of his dad.
The Witches
New laws against witchcraft trouble three fishwives from North Berwick in 1590.
Wonder Woman
An Amazon princess ventures into the outside world to try and end a war.
Wall
Animated film essay capturing Hare's perspective on the history of the Israeli separation barrier and Middle East conflict.
Waru
Omnibus film about the loss of a young boy in a small town.
We The Animals
Manny, Joel and Jonah tear their way through childhood and push against the volatile love of their parents as Jonah embraces a world of imagination.
What Will People Say
Sixteen-year-old Nisha lives a double life.
White Chamber
A woman wakes in an interrogation room in a future Britain.
Whitney
The sad life and stupendous success of a singing superstar.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
When a cartoon rabbit is accused of murder, his only hope is an animation-loathing gumshoe.
Woman Up!
An ambitious woman treads a dangerous path as she attempts to crash the corporate boys’ club.
Zagros
A Kurdish shepherd is consumed by jealousy after he follows his wife to Belgium.
Zombillenium
An inspector unexpectedly joins the ranks of the undead at a theme park - can he save the day and reconnect with his daughter?
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