20 Feet From Stardom
Backing singers tell their stories.
A pair of lifelong friends fall for one another's sons.
Ain't Them Bodies Saints
Love story about an escaped outlaw and the wife who waits for him.
Afternoon Delight
A lost LA housewife puts her idyllic hipster life in jeopardy when she tries to rescue a stripper by taking her in as a live-in nanny.
After Tiller
A look at the work of late term abortion providers in the US.
A Pride & Prejudice obsessive goes on a kill or cure Austen-themed holiday.
Blue Caprice
Psychological drama about the men responsible for the Beltway sniper attacks.
Before Midnight
Jesse and Celine consider their lives together after nine years of living together.
The plight of killer whales in captivity.
Blood Brother
Story of a man's commitment to an orphanage for children with AIDS and HIV.
Breathe In
The arrival of an exchange student reawakens a middle aged man's musical ambitions.
Broken Night
A young woman and her four-year-old daughter find a road trip turns into a nightmare.
Computer Chess
Early nerds congregate at a convention with a surreal twist.
The Curse
Fatine has ventured far from the village to meet her older lover. When a small boy catches her, all she wants to do is go home.
A student takes time out in Oregon and learns some life lessons.
A frustrated woman secretly becomes a lesbian escort.
Crystal Fairy
A callow American goes on a road trip to take mescaline.
Cutie And The Boxer
Two fiercely creative artists continue to spar after 40 years spent head over heels in love.


Dirty Wars
When an Afghan family is attacked by US soldiers, a journalist sets out to investigate.
Don Jon
A porn-obsessed man tries to give up the one-night stands when he meets a woman whose appeal might exceed his fantasies.
The East
A spy who has infiltrated an eco-terrorist group, finds her loyalties tested.
Fat Shaker
Story of a man and his abusive father.
Fire In The Blood
A look at the struggle to make anti-retroviral ADS drugs available to infected people worldwide, no matter their financial resources. Read what Dylan Mohan Gray told us about making the film.
Gangs Of Wasseypur Part One
An epic tale of rivalries between and within the families vying for control of a small town.
The Gatekeepers
Six former heads of Israel’s internal security agency, the Shin Bet, discuss their nation’s past, present and future.
God Loves Uganda
Documentary exploration of the agenda of right-wing US evangelicals.
History Of The Eagles Part One
Story of the rock band from inception to their 1980 split.


Interior. Leather Bar.
An attempt to recreate 40 minutes of gay bdsm-focused footage cut from William Friedkin's 1980 crime thriller Cruising.
In A World...
An underachieving vocal coach is motivated by her father, the king of movie-trailer voice overs, to pursue her aspirations of becoming a voice-over star.
In Fear
A couple get lost in the countryside and as night falls they realise they may not be alone.
Kill Your Darlings
A murder brings together the young writers of the beat generation.
The Kings Of Summer
Three teenagers decide to build a fort and live wild.
The Look Of Love
Biopic of porn king Paul Raymond.
The story of Deep Throat star Linda Lovelace.


Magic Magic
A young American starts to unravel on a trip to Chile.
Metro Manila
The trials of a family who move to Manila in search of a better life.
The Moo Man
The year in a life of a dairy stockman and his herd.
Two teenagers try to reunite a fugitive with his long-term love.
Mother Of George
A husband and wife find their marraige threatened by an inability to conceive.
Gael Garcia Bernal stars as a Chilean adman trying to organize a campaign to unseat Pinochet in Pablo Larraín’s smart, engrossing political thriller.
Peaches Does Herself
Onstage shenanigans and rock opera mayhem with the eponymous rockstar.
Prince Avalanche
Odd couple comedy about two road workers in the backwaters of Texas.
Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer
A documentary telling the story of both a band and a message, of a court case and in effect the trial of the entire Russian nation.


The Rambler
An ex-con's impulsive cross country journey leads to the unravelling of strange mysteries.
The story of a woman shut away by her family for 25 years, who became a published poet, politician and activist.
Sleepwalk With Me
A stand-up comedian with a serious sleep disorder reassesses his life.
Soldate Jeannette
The language of fashion reveals disconnection in an improvised examination of modern life.
The Square
Examination of the revolution in Egypt, from the perspective of a group of activists.
A young couple on a caravan holiday find themselves going on a killing spree.
A bereaved girl's charismatic uncle spells trouble when he comes to stay.
Stories We Tell
Sarah Polley investigates secrets in her own family.
The Summit
Documentary exploration of a deadly attempt to ascend K2.
A Teacher
A teacher has an affair with one of her pupils.
This is Martin Bonner
Two men embark on an unlikely friendship.
Upstream Color
A man and woman are drawn together as they try to reassemble their wrecked lives.


An anthology of short found footage horror films using inventive visual perspectives.
We Are What We Are
A cannibal family faces an uncertain future following a bereavement.
We Steal Secrets: The Story Of WikiLeaks
A profile of the Wikileaks organisation and the various people who contributed to its success.
Which Way Is The Front Line from Here? The Life And Time Of Tim Hetherington
Tribute to the photojournalist and documentarian who was killed in Libya in 2011.
Who Is Dayani Cristal?
An anonymous body in the Arizona desert sparks the beginning of a real-life human drama.
The Way, Way Back
An introverted teenager finds friends and confidence over the course of a summer holiday.

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