American Animals
Four young men mistake their lives for a movie and attempt one of the most audacious heists in US history.
Anote's Ark
A documentary looking at the impact of climate change on the island nation of Kiribati.
Assassination Nation
This is a 1000 percent a true story about how the quiet, all-American town of Salem, absolutely lost its mind.
Beast
A teenager finds herself torn between the control of her family and an outsider who is suspected of murder.
Bisbee '17
An old mining town on the Arizona-Mexico border finally reckons with its darkest day: the deportation of 1200 immigrant miners exactly 100 years ago. Locals collaborate to stage recreations of their controversial past.
Blindspotting
A buddy comedy in a world that won't let it be one.
The Burden
The Burden is an animated and animal musical, enacted in a modern marketplace next to a large freeway.
Butterflies
Three estranged siblings travel back to their home village after a call from their father.
The Catcher Was A Spy
The true story of a baseball player recruited as a spy and sent to assassinate the physicist Werner Heisenberg before he can build the Nazis an atomic bomb.
Chef Flynn
A documentary following a talented child chef who is determined to make it to the top of his chosen profession.
Colette
The story of author Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette's rise to fame.

D

Damsel
Several suitors pursue a young woman in the Wild West.
Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot
Portrait of cartoonist John Callahan and his battle with alcoholism.
The Death Of Stalin
After Stalin dies farce and political intrigue (equally hilarious) ensues. Somehow the USSR survives. The rule of fear is superseded by a gang of fools
Eighth Grade
Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school - the end of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year - before she begins high school.
Fauve
Two boys get out of their depth when playing a fun but dangerous game.
First Reformed
Thriller centring on an ex-military chaplain who has lost his son and a member of his church who is grieving for her husband.
Foxtrot
A family's world is rocked when they are told about the death of their son.
The Guilty
After he takes a call from a woman in a desperate situation, an emergency operator feels unable to let go.
Girlhood
Oppressed by her family setting, dead-end school prospects and the boys law in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of free-spirited girls.
Hair Wolf
In a black hair salon in gentrifying Brooklyn, the local residents fend off a strange new monster: white women intent on sucking the lifeblood from black culture.
Hal
Portrait of the director of Harold And Maude.
Hale County This Morning, This Evening
An exploration of coming-of-age in the Black Belt of the American South.
Half The Picture
Successful women directors tell the stories of their art, lives and careers - and the inequalities that have held them back.
The Happy Prince
The last days of Oscar Wilde.
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.
Hereditary
After their reclusive grandmother passes away, the Graham family tries to escape the dark fate they've inherited.
Holiday
The sugar baby of a mob boss flirts with a stranger on the Turkish Riviera.

I

Inventing Tomorrow
A documentary about young people showcasing their inventions at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
I Am Not A Witch
A young girl is accused of being a witch.
I Think We're Alone Now
The apocalypse proves a blessing in disguise for one lucky recluse – until a second survivor arrives with the threat of companionship.
Juliet, Naked
Annie is the long-suffering girlfriend of Duncan, an obsessive fan of obscure rocker Tucker Crowe. When the acoustic demo of a record from 25 years ago surfaces, its release leads to an encounter with the elusive rocker himself.
Kailash
Portrait of Kailash Satyarthi, who has made it his life's work to end child slavery and exploitation.
A Kid Like Jake
Parents struggle to do the right thing after realising that their child is gender nonconforming.
The Kindergarten Teacher
When a kindergarten teacher discovers one of her five-year-olds is a prodigy, she becomes fascinated with the boy, ultimately risking her family and freedom to nurture his talent.
Leave No Trace
A father and daughter find themselves searching for a place to call their own after their off-the-grid lives are discovered by the authorities.
Lizzie
Lays bare the legend of Lizzie Borden to reveal the much more complex, poignant and truly terrifying woman within — and her intimate bond with the family’s young Irish housemaid, Bridget Sullivan.
Loveling
Snapshot of a Brazilian family as their son prepares to leave for Germany.
Lu Over The Wall
A teenage musician attracts the attentions of a mermaid.

M

Madeline's Madeline
A young woman with mental health issues finds herself pushed to the limit by the demands of a theatre group.
Mandy
Pacific Northwest. 1983. Outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their haven is savagely destroyed by a cult, Red is catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey filled with bloody vengeance.
Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.
Drawn from a never before seen cache of personal footage spanning decades, this is an intimate portrait of the Sri Lankan artist and musician who continues to shatter conventions.
Minding The Gap
Three young men bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship.
The Miseducation Of Cameron Post
1993: after being caught having sex with the prom queen, a girl is forced into a gay conversion therapy center.
Monsters And Men
This interwoven narrative explores the aftermath of a police killing of a black man. The film is told through the eyes of the bystander who filmed the act, an African-American police officer and a high-school baseball player.
Morvern Callar
After her boyfriend commits suicide, Samantha Morton runs away to Spain with her best pal.
Nancy
A woman becomes increasingly convinced that she was kidnapped as a child.
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.
Never Goin' Back
Jessie and Angela, high school dropout BFFs, are taking a week off to chill at the beach. Too bad their house got robbed, rent’s due, they’re about to get fired and they’re broke.
Of Fathers And Sons
The director embeds himself with a radical Islamic family in Syria to ask what the future holds for their kids.
On Her Shoulders
A Yazidi genocide and ISIS sexual slavery survivor, 23-year-old Nadia Murad is determined to tell the world her story. As her journey leads down paths of advocacy and fame, she becomes the voice of her people and their best hope to spur the world to action.
Our New President
Collage film showing Russian propaganda surrounding the US presidential election of Donald Trump.
Piercing
A man seeks out an unsuspecting stranger to help him purge the dark torments of his past. His plan goes awry when he encounters a woman with plans of her own. A playful psycho-thriller game of cat-and-mouse.
Pity
The story of a man who feels happy only when he is unhappy: addicted to sadness, with such need for pity, that he’s willing to do everything to evoke it from others. This is the life of a man in a world not cruel enough for him.
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.
The Rider
A young cowboy tries to carve out a new identity.
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.
Skate Kitchen
Camille's life as a lonely suburban teenager changes dramatically when she befriends a group of girl skateboarders. As she journeys deeper into this raw New York City subculture, she begins to understand the true meaning of friendship as well as her inner self.
Sweet Country
Australian frontier drama, told from an Aboriginal perspective.
This is Home
Documentary following Syrian refugees as they try to start new lives in the US.
The Tale
An investigation into one woman's memory as she’s forced to re-examine her first sexual relationship and the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive.
Tarnation
One man's ultra-personal documentary about growing up with a schizophrenic mum.
Three Identical Strangers
The story of the reunion of three triplets, who discover a disturbing secret about why they were separated in the first place.
Tyrel
Tyler spirals out of control when he realises he’s the only black person attending a weekend birthday party in a secluded cabin.

V

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 They Had
Bridget returns home to Chicago at her brother’s urging to deal with her mother’s Alzheimer’s and her father’s reluctance to let go of their life together.
Wildlife
A portrait of a family in crisis.
Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Documentary about the US public TV children's show host who had a lasting influence.
Wren Boys
On the day after Christmas, a Catholic priest from Cork drives his nephew to prison.
You Were Never Really Here
A tormented assassin tries to rescue a girl but trouble lies ahead.
Yardie
Gang wars in Kingston in the Seventies are imported into Hackney in the Eighties affecting the life of a Jamaican boy who seeks vengeance for the murder of his brother
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