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07 April 2020

Agatha And The Truth Of Murder
In 1926, with her personal life in tatters and her writing in crisis, a young Agatha Christie decides to solve a real-life murder.
Inner City Rats
Black market gun deals, petty scams, convenience store stick-ups and drug-fuelled parties reveal glimpses into the lives of young misfits and low level criminals across New York City.
What You Gonna Do When The World's On Fire?
The story of a community of black people in the American South during the summer 2017, when a string of brutal killings of black men sent shockwaves throughout the country.

06 April 2020

Acceleration
A gangster holds a child hostage to force the child's mother to run dangerous errands, killing or stealing from his rivals.
Just Mercy
The true story of a social justice lawyer's fight to prove the innocence of an African-American on Death Row.

03 April 2020

Four Kids And It
Adaptation of the children's classic.
Clover
Two brothers who owe money to the mob go on the run with a teenage girl, hunted by assassins.
The Whalebone Box
The pilgrimage of a box.
James Vs His Future Self
Hyperactive nerd James is obsessed with making time-travel a reality. Then some old dude pops up urging him to ditch that dream and embrace a normal life.
Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Faced with an unintended pregnancy and a lack of local support, Autumn and her cousin Skylar embark on a brave, fraught journey across state lines to New York City.

31 March 2020

Celebration
Documentary about the two years leading to Yves Saint Laurent's final fashion collection.

30 March 2020

Knives Out
A detective is called into investigate the mysterious death of a renowned crime writer.
Motherless Brooklyn
A lonely private detective with Tourette's attempts to solve his friend's murder.
Standing Up, Falling Down
An unlikely, multigenerational friendship between a failed comedian and a charming, alcoholic dermatologist helps both confront long-simmering regrets in this warm-hearted buddy comedy.
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
This artful and intimate meditation on the legendary storyteller examines her life, her works and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career. Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, history, America and the human condition.

27 March 2020

Resistance
The story of Marcel Marceau, who before he became a world famous mime worked with the French Resistance which saved the lives of ten thousand orphans during the Second World War.
Military Wives
Comedy drama about singing spouses on a military base.
The Perfect Candidate
A young female Saudi doctor decides to run for election.
Vivarium
In search of a starter home, a young couple follow a mysterious estate agent and get trapped in a strange housing development.
System Crasher
Nine-year-old Benni radically defies every rule. But this feared ‘system crasher’s’ only desire is to stop living in a residential home and go back to her mother.

23 March 2020

The Street
Documentary charting the gentrification of a street in London's Hoxton, where locals face being priced out.

20 March 2020

Human Capital
The lives of two different families collide when their children begin a relationship that leads to a tragic accident.
Dosed
After years of prescription medications failed her a suicidal woman, Adrianne, turns to underground healers to try and overcome her depression, anxiety, and opioid addiction with illegal psychedelic medicine like magic mushrooms and iboga.
Union
What begins as a disguise becomes an identity that changes everything for a cross-dressing soldier in the American Civil War.
Human Nature
A consideration of gene-editing technology.
The Truth
A reunion between a French cinema star and her daughter descends into confrontation.
Dogs Don't Wear Pants
A widower is struggling years after his wife drowned... meeting Mona, a dominatrix, changes everything.
Fire Will Come
A convicted arsonist returns to his rural home.
The Dog Doc
Called a maverick, a miracle-worker, and a quack, Dr Marty Goldstein is a pioneer of integrative veterinary medicine. By holistically treating animals after other vets have given up, Goldstein provides a last hope for pet owners with nothing left to lose.
Swallow
Hunter, a newly pregnant housewife, finds herself increasingly compelled to consume dangerous objects. As her husband and his family tighten their control over her life, she must confront the dark secret behind her new obsession.
Shooting The Mafia
Profile of Sicilian photographer Letizia Battaglia.
Be Natural: The Untold Story Of Alice Guy-Blaché
Documentary about the first woman director, producer and director of a studio in the history of cinema.

13 March 2020

Cunningham
Profile of choreographer Merce Cunningham.
And Then We Danced
A dancer falls in love with his fiercest rival.

06 March 2020

Onward
Two teenage elf brothers rediscover a bit of magic as they go on a quest to spend a last day with their dad.
Escape From Pretoria
In 1979 apartheid-era South Africa, two men imprisoned in Pretoria Prison plot to escape.
Sea Without Shore
A journey through the subconscious in the aftermath of a bereavement.

28 February 2020

The Invisible Man
When a woman who has escaped from an abusive relationship is told her ex-committed suicide, she finds it hard to believe.
True History Of The Kelly Gang
Born into a family of poor Irish immigrants, Ned grows into an angry young man, constantly at odds with colonial authority. Ruthless bush ranger Harry Power becomes a father figure/mentor as Kelly embraces his destiny as gang leader, folk hero and legend.
Dark Waters
A corporate defence attorney takes on an environmental lawsuit against a chemical company that exposes a lengthy history of pollution.
Wendy
Lost on a mysterious island where ageing and time have come unglued, Wendy must fight to save her family, her freedom, and the joyous spirit of youth from the deadly peril of growing up. The classic story of Peter Pan is wildly reimagined in this ragtag epic.
Push
An international look at the global housing crisis in our cities.
Portrait Of A Lady On Fire
On an isolated island in Bretagne at the end of the 18th century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.

21 February 2020

Little Joe
A genetically engineered plant scatters its seeds and seems to cause uncanny changes on living creatures. The afflicted appear strange, as if they were replaced - especially for those, who are close to them. Or is it all just imagination?
Midnight Family
In Mexico City's wealthiest neighborhoods, the Ochoa family runs a for-profit ambulance, competing with other unlicensed EMTs for patients in need of urgent care. In this cutthroat industry, they struggle to keep their financial needs from compromising the people in their care.

17 February 2020

Come To Daddy
After receiving a cryptic letter from his estranged father, Norval travels to his dad’s oceanfront home for what he hopes will be a positive experience. If only he’d known the dark truth about his old man beforehand.

14 February 2020

Eminent Monsters
‘Do no harm’ is an abiding principal of psychiatry. It is abandoned time after time in this exploration of the profession’s collusion with state sponsored torture over the past 70 years.
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.

07 February 2020

Parasite
All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.
Plus One
In order to survive a summer of wedding fever, long-time single friends Ben and Alice agree to be each other's plus one at every wedding they’re invited to.
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