2 Days In New York
Trouble brews for a New York couple when French relatives come to stay.
5 Broken Cameras
A Palestinian journalist chronicles his village’s resistance to a separation barrier being erected on their land and in the process captures his young son’s lens on the world.
About Face: Supermodels Then And Now
An exploration of ageing and beauty in the company of the original supermodels.
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
Renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei has garnered international attention as much for his ambitious artwork as his political provocations and increasingly public clashes with the Chinese government.
The Ambassador
What happens when a very white European man buys his way into being a diplomat in one of Central Africa's most failed nations?
Arbitrage
A hedge-fund magnate is in over his head, desperately trying to complete the sale of his trading empire before the depths of his fraud are revealed. An unexpected, bloody error forces him to turn to the most unlikely corner for help.
Bachelorette
An imminent marriage opens old wounds for a group of friends.
Beasts Of The Southern Wild
Waters gonna rise up, wild animals gonna return from the grave, and everything south of the levee is goin’ under, in this tale of a six-year-old named Hushpuppy, who lives with her daddy at the edge of the world.
Big Boys Gone Bananas!*
The story of how Dole food corporation tried to suppress a documentary about them.
Bestiaire
Documentary meditation on man's relationship with animals.
Black Rock
Three women camping on a remote island find themselves under threat from three crazed soldiers.
California Solo
An ageing, faded Britpop star is forced to confront his past if he wants to avoid deportation from the US.
Compliance
A drama based on the real life case of fast food restaurant employees who abused vulnerable young people on the orders of a stranger on the phone who claimed to be investigating shoplifting.
Corpo Celeste
A young girl struggles to cope with a family move, while preparing for her confirmation ceremony.
Celeste And Jesse Forever
Two best friends struggle to come to terms with sharing the perfect divorce.
Chasing Ice
Time-lapse photography of glaciers over several years providing tangible visual evidence of climate change.

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Ethel
Documentary about the director's mother, Ethel Kennedy.
Excision
A disturbed and delusional high school student with aspirations of a career in medicine goes to extremes to earn the approval of her controlling mother.
Filly Brown
A Latino girl counts the cost of becoming a rising hip-hop star.
For A Good Time, Call...
Odd couple flatmates get into the phone sex business in a cheerfully smutty comedy.
For Ellen
A rock musician in the middle of an acrimonious divorce tries to gain access to his six-year-old daughter.
Finding North
Documentary examining the hunger crisis threatening America.
Grabbers
A small island community is terrorised by monsters from the sea.
How To Survive A Plague
The story of Act Up and the ordinary people who transformed the tratment of AIDS.
The House I Live In
Does the War on Drugs do more harm than good?

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The Imposter
In 1994 a 13-year-old boy disappears from his home in San Antonio, Texas, but three and a half years later he is found alive thousands of miles away in Spain with a shocking story of kidnap and torture... but all is not what it seems in this tale that is truly stranger than fiction.
The Invisible War
Probe into rape in the US military.
John Dies At The End
Two friends use a drug that enables them to warp space time in an attempt to save the world.
Keep The Lights On
An autobiographically inspired story of a passionate long-term relationship between two men driven by addiction and secrets but bound by love and hopefulness.
Kid-Thing
A rebellious girl whose existence is devoid of parental guidance, hears a woman calling from a mysterious hole in the ground, asking for help.
Lay The Favourite
An young woman gets involved with a group of geeky older men who have found a way to work the sportsbook system in Las Vegas to their advantage.
Liberal Arts
When 30-something Jesse is invited back to his alma mater, he falls for a 19-year-old college student and is faced with the powerful attraction that springs up between them.
LUV
An 11-year-old boy has a sharp coming-of-age as he spends a day in the company of his uncle.

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Marina Abramović The Artist Is Present
Marina Abramović prepares for a major retrospective of her work at The Museum of Modern Art in New York hoping to finally silence four decades of skeptics who proclaim: 'But why is this art?'
Middle Of Nowhere
A devoted wife finds her life is on hold whilst her husband is in prison.
Monsieur Lazhar
An Algerian teacher helps the class of a Montreal grade school cope with the aftermath of a tragedy.
My Brother The Devil
A pair of British Arab brothers trying to get by in gangland London learn the extraordinary courage it takes to be yourself.
The Orator
A Samoan farmer defends his land and family while coming to terms with himself.
Oslo, August 31st
A day in the life of a young man at the end of a drug rehab programme.
The Other Dream Team
The 1992 Lithuanian National Basketball Team went from the clutches of Communism to the Summer Olympics in Barcelona – a testament to the powerful role of sports as a catalyst for cultural identity.
The Pact
A visit to a half remembered childhood home reveals a terrifying secret.
Payback
Consideration of debt based on the essays of Margaret Atwood.
Putin's Kiss
A leading light of Russia's nationalist youth movement, begins to question what they really stand for.
The Queen Of Versailles
Snapshot of the effect of the mortgage crisis on billionnaire 'Timeshare King' David Siegel and his family.

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The Raid
An elite SWAT team try to clear out an apartment complex controlled by a drug dealer, but nothing goes to plan.
Red Lights
Psychic debunkers target a clairvoyant who is determined to prove his talents are for real.
Robot And Frank
A curmudgeonly OAP's kids install a robot as his caretaker.
Room 237
Wander down the corridors of the Overlook Hotel in this exploration of theories surrounding Stanley Kubrick's The Shining.
Simon Killer
A recent college graduate goes to Paris after breaking up with his girlfriend of five years. Once there, he falls in love with a young prostitute and their fateful journey begins.
Sleepwalk With Me
A stand-up comedian with a serious sleep disorder reassesses his life.
Safety Not Guaranteed
A trio of magazine employees investigate a classified ad seeking a partner for time travel.
Searching For Sugar Man
The true story of a brilliant yet forgotten musician and the revolutionaries he inspired on another continent.
The Sessions
A man in an iron lung hires a sex surrogate to help him lose his virginity.
Shadow Dancer
A woman caught up in the Troubles is forced to become a informant for MI5.
This Must Be The Place
An oddball retired rock star takes a roadtrip across America inspired by his dead father.
Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie
After two guys are given a billion dollars to make a movie, their Hollywood dreams run off course and they decide to rehabilitate a run-down shopping mall in an attempt to make the money back.

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V/H/S
A horror anthology based around the theft of an old video tape.
Violeta Went To Heaven
A biopic of the Chilean folk singer, composer, ethnomusicologist and painter Violeta Parra.
West Of Memphis
A documentary team sets out to challenge the conviction of three teenagers, labelled Satanists, for the murder of three boys.
Where Do We Go Now?
A group of Lebanese women try to ease religious tensions between Christians and Muslims in their village.
Wish You Were Here
Four friends embark on a carefree holiday, but only three return home. Who knows what happened on that fateful night?
Wuthering Heights
An adaptation of Emily Brontë's famous tale about an isolated family, a trouble outsider, and their destructive passions.
Your Sister's Sister
A tightly focused comedy drama exploring the bonds between siblings, best friends and lovers.
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