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  • Oh Lucy!

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    Bored Tokyo office lady Setsuko (Shinobu Terajima) breaks free of her monotonous life, when her niece, Mika (Shioli Kutsuna), convinces her to enroll in an unorthodox English class. There, she adopts a blonde-haired alter ego named “Lucy” and develops romantic feelings for her American instructor...

  • The Third Wife
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    The Third Wife

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    In late 19th century Vietnam, fourteen-year-old May becomes the third wife to a wealthy landowner. She quickly learns that she can gain status and security if she gives birth to a male child, but her burgeoning attraction to Xuan, the second wife, puts her fragile standing in jeopardy. As May obs...

  • Queen of Hearts: Audrey Flack

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    At 88 years old, Audrey Flack holds a unique place in the history of contemporary art in America. Feminist, rebel, mother, painter, sculptor and teacher, Audrey’s often controversial 40-year career evolved from abstract expressionism in the 1950s to photorealism in the 1970s. One of the first wom...

  • An Art That Nature Makes

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    Finding unexpected beauty in the discarded and decayed, contemporary photographer Rosamond Purcell has developed a body of work that has garnered international acclaim. This in-depth portrait details Purcell’s fascination with the natural world – from a mastodon tooth to a hydrocephalic skull – o...

  • Burn Burn Burn

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    Dan (Jack Farthing) is dead. He was only 29. Alex (Chloe Pirrie) and Seph (Laura Carmichael) loved him like a sibling. And now he’s left them his ashes to scatter across the UK, along with elaborate video instructions for doing so that will take them on an unforgettable road trip from London to G...

  • Godless

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    In a remote Bulgarian town, Gana (Irena Ivanova) is a morphine-addicted nurse who steals the ID cards of her dementia patients so they can be trafficked on the black market. Detached and lacking empathy, Gana only begins to find her dormant conscience after Yoan, an elderly choir director, comes ...

  • The White King
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    The White King

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    Based on the award-winning, international best-selling novel by György Dragomán Djata is a care-free twelve-year-old growing up in a brutal dictatorship shut off from the outside world. When the government imprisons his father, and Djata and his mother are labeled traitors, the boy will not rest ...

  • Once Upon a River

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    Based on the best-selling novel by Bonnie Jo Campbell, Once Upon A River is the story of Native American teenager Margo Crane in 1970s rural Michigan. After enduring a series of traumas and tragedies, Margo (newcomer Kenadi DelaCerna) sets out on an odyssey on the Stark River in search of her est...

  • My King
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    My King

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    From director & actress Maïwenn (THE FIFTH ELEMENT) comes a gut-wrench tale of falling out of love. Admitted to a rehabilitation center after a serious ski accident, Tony (Emmanuelle Bercot) becomes dependent on the medical staff and pain relievers while looking back on a turbulent relationship s...

  • Amour Fou
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    Amour Fou

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    Inspired by the actual suicide of Heinrich von Kleist (author of THE MARQUISE OF O...) and Henrietta Vogel, AMOUR FOU is a Cannes Film Festival-nominated wry period dramedy, which went on to win 2 prizes at the Austrian Film Awards. Forever under-appreciated and melancholy, Heinrich is a young po...

  • Summer Survivors

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    Indre, an ambitious research psychologist, reluctantly agrees to transport two patients to a seaside psychiatric unit in exchange for research privileges at her clinic. Outgoing Paulius is a young man whose manic bipolar disorder symptoms contrast with the introvert Juste, whose wounds are hidden...

  • The Sower

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    In 1851, France’s autocratic President Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte has ordered the arrest of all the men of a remote mountain farming village following a Republican uprising. The women who have been left in isolation take an oath: if a man comes, they will share him as a lover. But when a mysterious...

  • Electric Shadows

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    Maverick female director Xiao Jiang tells the charming tale of a small-town cinema and the lifelong influence it has on a young boy and girl. Years later the two meet by chance under unusual circumstances in Beijing, an encounter that sparks both nostalgia and romance. ELECTRIC SHADOWS was praise...

  • Coffee with Cinnamon

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    Violeta lives in a tight-knit community in Bahia, Brazil. She is far from the only one struggling with grief and loss: there is also a grandmother entirely dependent on care, a woman desperately searching for love and a young doctor who – after 20 years – is left by his great love, a much older m...

  • Song Without a Name
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    Song Without a Name

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    Based on harrowing true events, SONG WITHOUT A NAME tells the story of Georgina, an indigenous Andean woman whose newborn baby is whisked away moments after its birth in a downtown Lima clinic – and never returned. Stonewalled by a byzantine and indifferent legal system, Georgina approaches journ...

  • Ever After (Endzeit)

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    Post-apocalypse Europe, two years after zombies have overrun Earth, only two citadels of civilization remain in the East German towns of Weimar and Jena. In Weimar, newly infected zombies are shot on site without mercy. The Jena authorities take a more compassionate approach by trying to find a c...

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream

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    From the mind of award-winning director Julie Taymor (The Lion King on Broadway, Frida, Titus) comes a Shakespeare adaptation like none other. Rich with Taymor's trademark creativity, this immersive and darkly poetic cinematic experience brings the play's iconic fairies, spells and hallucinatory ...

  • Within the Whirlwind

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    Based on a true story. In 1937, Russian writer and literature professor Eugenia Ginzburg (Emily Watson) was arrested on false charges during Joseph Stalin's Great Purge. Sentenced to ten years of hard labor in a Siberian Gulag, Ginzburg eventually found the will to survive through her relationshi...

  • Between Shadow and Soul

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    When fourteen-year-old May becomes the third wife of a wealthy landowner, she finds herself navigating treacherous waters of family politics and her own budding desires. Entrapped in a cocoon of traditions, May soon realizes that flying free can only come at the steepest price.

    With Between Shad...

  • Twin Flower
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    Twin Flower

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    Sixteen-year-old Anna is on the run, escaping from a violent event that has not only traumatized her but left her voiceless. On the road she is rescued by Basim, a teenage illegal immigrant from Ivory Coast. Together they embark on a perilous journey through the deserted lands, woods, villages an...

  • Arranged

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    Rochel (Zoe Lister-Jones), an Orthodox Jew, and Nasira (Francis Benhamou), a devout Muslim, are new teachers at a Brooklyn public school. They are both also going through the process of arranged marriages according to their respective cultural traditions. Feeling crushing pressure from their re...

  • The Forest for the Trees

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    The debut feature by TONI ERDMANN director Maren Ade and Winner of the 2005 Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize for World Cinema. Bursting with idealism, Melanie Pröschle, a young teacher from the countryside, starts her first job at a high school in the city. Desperate to fulfill her hope...

  • Angry Inuk

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    Seal meat is a staple food for the Inuit people, and many of the pelts are sold to offset the extraordinary cost of hunting. Inuit are spread across extensive lands and waters, and their tiny population is faced with a disproportionate responsibility for protecting the environment. They are pushi...

  • Cassandro, the Exotico!

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    Famed as much for his flamboyant drag and sky-high pompadour as for his show-stopping kicks and flips, Cassandro’s trailblazing ascent as one the industry’s first openly gay wrestlers has resonated internationally for a quarter century. Marie Losier captures the moving, humorous, and always color...