All About Nina
A woman wrestles with difficult issues in her personal life as she strives to become a successful comedian.
Blowin' Up
In a courtroom in Queens, women facing prostitution charges may earn a chance at redemption thanks to an experimental programme. Documentary.
Braid
Two drug dealers on the lam seek refuge inside their mentally unstable friend’s mansion. But in order to stay, they have to participate in her elaborate, and increasingly dangerous, game of permanent make-believe.
The Captor
In 1973, an unhinged American outlaw walked into a bank in Sweden demanding millions in cash in exchange for his hostages. The events that followed would capture the attention of the world and ultimately give a name to a new psychological phenomenon: Stockholm syndrome.

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The Dark
Undead and hating it, young flesh-eater Mina haunts the woods surrounding her childhood home. When she befriends a physically abused boy, she must figure out why, for once, she isn’t feeling homicidal.
Daughter Of Mine
Vittoria is growing up in a remote Sardinian village. One day she meets the wildly independent Angelica who is so very different to her own caring mother Tina. The young girl has no knowledge of the secret that connects these two women.
Diane
Diane is a devoted friend and caretaker, particularly to her drug-addicted son. But as those around her begin to drift away in the last quarter of her life, she is left to reckon with past choices.
Disobedience
After the death of her estranged rabbi father, a New York photographer returns to the Orthodox Jewish community in north London where she grew up and, in doing so, reignites long-dormant passions and controversies.
The Elephant And The Butterfly
When her babysitter doesn’t show, a single mother is forced to leave her precocious five-year-old daughter with the girl’s estranged father for a long weekend.
Every Act Of Life
A portrait of four-time Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally’s ground-breaking, six-decade career in the theatre, fight for LGBTQ rights, and triumph over addiction.
The Feeling Of Being Watched
Journalist Assia Boundaoui sets out to investigate long-brewing rumors that her quiet, predominantly Arab-American neighborhood was being monitored by the FBI — and in the process, she exposes a surveillance program on a scale no one could have imagined.
The Gospel According To André
Portrait of André Leon Talley.

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Island Of The Hungry Ghosts
Documentary looking at the impact of an asylum seeker detention centre on Christmas Island.
Jellyfish
A teenager tries to find an outlet for the anger generated by her chaotic home life.
Jonathan
Jonathan is a young man with a strange condition that only his brother understands. But when he begins to yearn for a different life, their unique bond becomes increasingly tested.
Little Woods
Two estranged sisters are driven to extremes when their mother dies, leaving them with one week to pay back her mortgage.

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Mary Shelley
The story of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin’s whirlwind romance with the tempestuous poet Percy Shelley, which would lead her to write Frankenstein.
McQueen
Fashion designer Alexander McQueen’s rags to riches story.
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.
Motherhood
Two couples and a surrogate lay bare the complications, contradictions, heartbreak, and absurdities implicit in how we think about motherhood.
Netizens
Three women talk about cyber-stalking and online abuse and the ways in which they have fought back.
Nico, 1988
Biopic of the German singer, who sang with the Velvet Underground
The Night Eats The World
Following one hell of a party, Sam wakes up to the worst-ever morning after — blood-stained walls, an empty apartment building, and Parisian streets filled with the living dead. Even worse, he’s all alone.
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.
The Proposal
When artist-turned-filmmaker Jill Magid learns that the archives of Mexico's most famous architect are being held in a private collection, she devises a radical plan to return his legacy to the public.

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The Seagull
A love triangle unfolds between the legendary diva Irina, her lover Boris, and the ingénue Nina.
Serengeti Rules
A band of young scientists discover a radical new theory of the natural world — one that could help confront some of the biggest environmental challenges of our time.
Songwriter
Ed Sheeran up close, far away from raving fans and the stage. This personal portrait of the British singer-songwriter, filmed by his cousin Murray Cummings, follows this modest performer’s creative process as he writes a new song from scratch.
To Dust
Trying to come to terms with the death of his wife, a Hasidic cantor seeks answers on how her body will decay.

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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.
When Lambs Become Lions
In the Kenyan bush, a crackdown on ivory poaching forces a silver-tongued second-generation poacher to seek out an unlikely ally in this fly-on-the-wall look at both sides of the conservation divide.
Yellow Is Forbidden
Documentary about Chinese designer Guo Pei and her struggle to become part of the world of haute couture.
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A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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