An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.
20th Century Women
The story of three women in 1979 southern California.
Abacus: Small Enough To Jail
Chronicle of the legal battle between the Manhattan DA’s Office and Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown, the only bank that was actually prosecuted in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis.
A retired music critic is the last resident of a building targeted by developers - she becomes engaged in a cold war of sorts with the company.
The Battle of Algiers
A vivid recreation of the events leading up to Algerian independence.
Certain Women
Triptych of stories about women in small-town America.
The Cinema Travellers
A documentary about travelling cinemas in India.


A successful video game boss aims to track down her attacker after a home invasion.
Fire At Sea
A documentary looking at the inhabitants of Lampedusa and the desperate attempts made by refugees to reach the island.
Gimme Danger
The story of The Stooges.
Story of a small town doctor who is faced with a stark choice after his daughter is assaulted.


I, Daniel Blake
A carpenter suffering from ill health and a young single mum find themselves facing a wall of welfare bureacracy.
I Am Not Your Negro
Essay film based on James Baldwin's writing about the story of race in modern America.
Journey Through French Cinema
A personal look at French cinema, the films, directors and composers.
A mother and daughter struggle to come to terms with grief.
The Lost City Of Z
The story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, whose search for a lost city in the Amazon grew into an obsession.


Faust meets Arabic myth in the Moroccan desert.
Manchester By The Sea
A man returns to his hometown following the death of his brother.
Three-part narrative about the life of a gay African-American.
Story of the Nobel prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his homeland.
The Ornithologist
An ornithologist searching for black storks is swept away by rapids and awakens in a mysterious, dark forest.
A community outraged by a murder focuses on a misfit loner.
Personal Shopper
Ghost story set against the backdrop of the Paris fashion world.
A Quiet Passion
The story of American poet Emily Dickinson.


The Settlers
A comprehensive examination of the settlement movement in the West Bank.
Staying Vertical
A man is seduced by a free-spirited shepherdess and finds himself left holding the baby.
Things To Come
A philosophy teacher soldiers through her life being turned upside down on all fronts.
Toni Erdmann
A father drops in on his daughter and poses as a stranger to her friends.

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