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STUBER

Directed By: Michael Dowse
Studio: 20th Century Fox

Official Synopsis: When a mild-mannered Uber driver named Stu (Kumail Nanjiani) picks up a passenger (Dave Bautista) who turns out to be a cop hot on the trail of a brutal killer, he’s thrust into a harrowing ordeal where he desperately tries to hold onto his wits, his life and his five-star rating.

Starring: Kumail Nanjiani, Dave Bautista, Iko Uwais, Natalie Morales, Betty Gilpin, Jimmy Tatro, Mira Sorvino, and Karen Gillan

Genre: Action | Comedy | Crime | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for violence and language throughout, some sexual references and brief graphic nudity)
Runtime: 93 minutes

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CRAWL

Directed By: Alexandre Aja
Studio: Paramount Pictures

Official Synopsis: When a massive hurricane hits her Florida hometown, Haley (Kaya Scodelario) ignores evacuation orders to search for her missing father (Barry Pepper). Finding him gravely injured in the crawl space of their family home, the two become trapped by quickly encroaching floodwaters. As time runs out to escape the strengthening storm, Haley and her father discover that the rising water level is the least of their fears.

Starring: Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper, Ross Anderson, Anson Boon, and Jose Palma

Genre: Action | Adventure | Horror | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for bloody creature violence, and brief language)
Runtime: 87 minutes

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THE FAREWELL

Directed By: Lulu Wang
Studio: A24

Official Synopsis: The film follows a Chinese family who, when they discover their beloved Grandmother has only a short while left to live, decide to keep her in the dark and schedule an impromptu wedding to gather before she passes. Billi, feeling like a fish out of water in her home country, struggles with the family’s decision to hide the truth from her grandmother.

Starring: Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, Zhao Shuzhen, Lu Hong, and Jiang Yongbo

Genre: Comedy | Drama
Country: USA (English & Mandarin)
Rating: PG (for thematic material, brief language and some smoking)
Runtime: 98 minutes

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THE ART OF SELF-DEFENSE

Directed By: Riley Stearns
Studio: Bleeker Street

Official Synopsis: After he’s attacked on the street at night by a roving motorcycle gang, timid bookkeeper Casey (Jesse Eisenberg) joins a neighborhood karate studio to learn how to protect himself. Under the watchful eye of a charismatic instructor, Sensei (Alessandro Nivola), and hardcore brown belt Anna (Imogen Poots), Casey gains a newfound sense of confidence for the first time in his life. But when he attends Sensei’s mysterious night classes, he discovers a sinister world of fraternity, brutality and hyper-masculinity, presenting a journey that places him squarely in the sights of his enigmatic new mentor. Audacious and offbeat, The Art of Self-Defense is an original dark comedy that takes toxic masculinity to absurd extremes.

Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Alessandro Nivola, Imogen Poots, and David Zellner

Genre: Action | Comedy | Drama | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for violence, sexual content, graphic nudity and language)
Runtime: 104 minutes

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FIRECRACKERS

Directed By: Jasmin Mozaffari
Studio: Good Deed Entertainment

Official Synopsis: Lou and her best friend Chantal plan to get out of their isolated, run-down town and move to a city far, far away. When Chantal’s unstable and possessive ex violates her during a night of partying, the girls decide to exact their revenge on him through a night of vandalism and debauchery. The consequences of their actions are devastating, threatening the girls’ chances of ever leaving. The more Lou fights tooth-and-nail to save her friendship and hold onto her dreams, the more she spins out of control as she begins to realize that freedom will come at a high cost.

Starring: Michaela Kurimsky, Karena Evans, Callum Thompson, Tamara LeClair, and David Kingston

Genre: Drama
Country: Canada (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 93 minutes

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BETHANY HAMILTON: UNSTOPPABLE

Directed By: Aaron Lieber
Studio: Entertainment Studios

Official Synopsis: Bethany Hamilton is rewriting the rules on being a fearless athlete. This is the untold story of the heart of a champion and her resilience against all odds to become one of the leading professional surfers of our time.

Starring: Bethany Hamilton

Genre: Documentary
Country: USA (English)
Rating: PG (for some thematic elements)
Runtime: 98 minutes

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SEA OF SHADOWS

Directed By: Richard Ladkani
Studio: National Geographic

Official Synopsis: A looming disaster in one of the most spectacular environments on Earth sparks a rescue mission unlike any other in SEA OF SHADOWS, a riveting new documentary with the intensity of a Hollywood thriller from National Geographic Documentary Films and winner of the Sundance audience award. When Mexican drug cartels and Chinese traffickers join forces to poach the rare totoaba fish in the Sea of Cortez, their deadly methods threaten virtually all marine life in the region, including the most elusive and endangered whale species on Earth, the vaquita porpoise. SEA OF SHADOWS follows a team of dedicated scientists, high-tech conservationists, investigative journalists and courageous undercover agents as well as the Mexican Navy as they put their lives on the line to save the last remaining vaquitas and bring the vicious international crime syndicate to justice.

Starring: Andrea Crosta and Carlos Loret de Mola

Genre: Documentary | Crime | History
Country: Austria (English & Spanish)
Rating: PG-13 (for thematic material, language and some violence)
Runtime: 104 minutes

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I GOT THE HOOK-UP 2

Directed By: Corey Grant
Studio: RLJE Films

Official Synopsis: Black and Blue’s restaurant gets shut down and they’re left in financial trouble. Blue’s son Fatboy then suggests selling stolen phones in order to make some of the money back. The stolen phones unfortunately had the Colombian cartel’s stash of illegal drugs putting him in an even worse situation than before.

Starring: John Witherspoon, KJ Smith, Tommy “Tiny” Lister, Farrah Laurel Abraham, Clifton Powell, Percy Romeo Miller, Kyle Orlando Massey, and Luenell

Genre: Comedy
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 107 minutes

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MISS ARIZONA

Directed By: Autumn McAlpin
Studio: Cinedigm

Official Synopsis: Rose Raynes (Johanna Braddy) was crowned Miss Arizona – 15 years ago. Now a bored housewife trapped in a less-than-ideal marriage, Rose accepts an invitation to teach a life skills class at a women’s shelter. Digging out the relics of her pageant queen past, Rose attempts to share her platform speech with a room of four disinterested women dodging abusive exes. But when trouble shows up at the shelter, what the women really need is for Rose’s shiny SUV to get them out of dodge. The five embark on a wild all-night adventure through L.A.’s darkest streets and wildest drag club as the women fight to survive, and in so doing, discover what they need most. This one’s an anthem for any woman who’s ever been told to sit still and look pretty. This one’s for the marginalized. This one’s for the girls.

Starring: Johanna Braddy, Robyn Lively, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Otmara Marrero, Shoniqua Shandai, Steve Guttenberg, Missi Pyle, Kyle Howard, and Kevin Heffernan

Genre: Comedy | Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 94 minutes

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ARMSTRONG

Directed By: David Fairehead
Studio: Gravitas Ventures

Official Synopsis: ARMSTRONG is a dramatic and emotional documentary that features never-before-seen family home-movie footage, along with still and moving images that chronicle Neil Armstrong’s incredible life. With the support of the Armstrong family, including his two sons Rick and Mark, the film details his near-death experiences as a fighter pilot in Korea, his test pilot days, the drama and excitement of the Gemini 8 and Apollo 11 missions, and the challenges that followed his extraordinary fame. The film will launch into theaters and on demand July 12th to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the first moon landings.

Starring: Harrison Ford

Genre: Documentary
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 100 minutes

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SAVING ZOË

Directed By: Jeffrey G. Hunt
Studio: Blue Fox Entertainment

Official Synopsis: After the murder of her sister Zoë, Echo’s world is at a stand still. Her mother avoids emotions with pills, her father spends all hours of the day at his job, and her classmates treat her with fragility;however, Echo is anything but fragile. She knows that there is more to Zoë’s murder than meets the eye and is determined to uncover what led to her sister’s untimely demise. Through the unexpected discovery of Zoë’s diary, Echo begins a quest for the truth. With the turning of each diary page, Zoë’s words essentially guide her sister from beyond the grave. The more Echo discovers about Zoë’s past, the more the girls’ two worlds begin to conflate. Soon Echo finds herself sucked into the surprising darkness of her sister’s world and uncovers how one small decision can lead to tragic consequences. By the end of her journey, Echo finds more than just the truth about Zoë’s death. She finds a strength within herself- a strength that finally allows her to grieve the sister she always loved but never really knew.

Starring: Laura Marano, Vanessa Marano, Giorgia Whigham, Ken Jeong, Chris Tavarez, Nathaniel Buzolic, and Michael Provost

Genre: Crime | Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for disturbing violence/rape, nudity, language, drug use, drinking, and brief sexuality – all involving teens)
Runtime: 95 minutes

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LYING AND STEALING

Directed By: Matt Aselton
Studio: Vertical Entertainment

Official Synopsis: LYING AND STEALING is set in Los Angeles, a city where perception is often more important than reality. This is the world that IVAN lives in — the poseurs and the social climbers, the wannabes and the rich who flaunt their wealth because they too want to remake themselves. But Ivan is not a wannabe. Ivan is an art thief. He inherited his father’s life of crime, but unlike most thieves, Ivan loves the art as much as the art of the steal. More than that, he longs to break free from the criminal world. Ivan’s problem is that he’s in so deep he may never get out of the devil’s bargain he made with a vain and sadistic crime boss. That is until he meets Elyse, an actress and a con-woman with her own chaotic past she wants to escape from. Together, they team up to pull off the ultimate con/heist which won’t make them rich, but will hopefully set them free.

Starring: Theo James, Emily Ratajkowski, Fred Melamed, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Isiah Whitlock Jr. and Evan Handler

Genre: Crime | Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for language, some sexual content/nudity, violence and drug use)
Runtime: 100 minutes

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21 BRIDGES

Directed By: Brian Kirk
Studio: STX Entertainment

Official Synopsis: 21 BRIDGES follows an embattled NYPD detective (Chadwick Boseman), who is thrust into a citywide manhunt for a pair of cop killers after uncovering a massive and unexpected conspiracy. As the night unfolds, lines become blurred on who he is pursuing, and who is in pursuit of him. When the search intensifies, extreme measures are taken to prevent the killers from escaping Manhattan as the authorities close all 21 BRIDGES to prevent any entry or exit from the iconic island.

Starring: Chadwick Boseman, J. K. Simmons, Sienna Miller, Taylor Kitsch, Stephan James, and Keith David

Genre: Crime | Drama | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: — minutes

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SWORD OF TRUST

Directed By: Lynn Shelton
Studio: IFC Films

Official Synopsis: When Cynthia & Mary (Jillian Bell & Michaela Watkins) show up to collect Cynthia’s inheritance from her deceased grandfather, the only item she’s received is an antique sword that was believed by her grandfather to be proof that the South won the Civil War. The two attempt to unload the object to a curmudgeonly pawnshop owner (Marc Maron) & his man-child sidekick Nathaniel (Jon Bass). When Mel and Nathaniel discover there’s a black market for the relic, the two pairs reluctantly join forces to sell this rarefied ‘prover item’ to the highest bidder. The adventure that ensues takes the four of them on a wild journey into the depths of conspiracy theory and Southern disillusionment.

Starring: Marc Maron, Jon Bass, Michaela Watkins, Tim Paul, Whitmer Thomas, Toby Huss, Dan Bakkedahl and Jillian Bell

Genre: Comedy | Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for language throughout)
Runtime: 88 minutes

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ROJO

Directed By: Benjamín Naishtat
Studio: DistriB Films

Official Synopsis: In the mid-seventies, a strange man arrives in a quiet provincial city. In a restaurant, without any apparent reason, he starts insulting Claudio, a renowned lawyer. The community supports the lawyer and the stranger is humiliated and thrown out of the place. Later that night the stranger, who is determined to wreak a terrible vengeance, intercepts Claudio and his wife Susana. The lawyer then takes a path of no return involving death, secrets and silences.

Starring: Darío Grandinetti, Andrea Frigerio, Alfredo Castro, and Diego Cremonesi

Genre: Drama | International | Mystery | Thriller
Country: Argentina | Brazil | France | Netherlands | Germany | Belgium | Switzerland (Spanish)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 109 minutes

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DARLIN’

Directed By: Pollyanna McIntosh
Studio: Dark Sky Films

Official Synopsis: Found at a Catholic hospital filthy and ferocious, feral teenager Darlin’ is whisked off to a care home run by The Bishop and his obedient nuns where she is to be tamed into a “good girl” as an example of the miracle of the church. However, Darlin’ holds a secret darker than the “sins” she is threatened with, and she is not traveling alone. The Woman, equally fierce and feral, who raised her is ever present and is determined to come for her no matter who tries to step in her way.

Starring: Cooper Andrews, Bryan Batt, Sabrina Gennarino, Mackenzie Graham, Eugenie Bondurant, Lauryn Canny, Peyton Wich, and Charlie Talbert

Genre: Horror
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 100 minutes

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TRESPASSERS

Directed By: Orson Oblowitz
Studio: IFC Midnight

Official Synopsis: Two couples, each working through relationship issues, rent a gorgeous house in the desert for a sex- and drug-fueled escape from reality. Sarah (Angela Trimbur) and Estelle (Janel Parrish) are longtime best friends looking forward to reconnecting after a period apart; their boyfriends, Joseph (Zach Avery) and Victor (Jonathan Howard), however, are immediately wary of one another. As tensions escalate over the course of a debaucherous night, things take an unexpected turn when a woman (Fairuza Balk) claiming to be a neighbor with car trouble shows up at the door. She seems harmless enough… or so they think. As the twists and turns pile up so does the body count in this stylish, blood- and neon-soaked thriller which hits with the furious force of a machete to the skull.

Starring: Angela Trimbur, Janel Parrish, Fairuza Balk, Jonathan Howard, Zach Avery, Carlo Rota, Sebastian Sozzi, and Joey Abril

Genre: Horror
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 88 minutes

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ONE BEDROOM

Directed By: Darien Sills-Evans
Studio: Breaking Glass Pictures

Official Synopsis: In One Bedroom, writer-director Darien Sills-Evans combines humor and drama to create a portrait of a relationship at the end of its journey. Set in a gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood, the whirlwind tale of Melissa and Nate’s courtship is told through vivid flashbacks. Melissa and Nate have been through a lot together, but sometimes Black Love gets broken. One Bedroom: Love Means Never Having To Give Up Your Apartment.

Starring: Stephen Hill, Darien Sills-Evans, DeAriesha Mack, Jade Johnson, Chester A. Sims II, Jon Laster, and Devin Nelson

Genre: Comedy
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 83 minutes

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AMERICAN HERETICS: THE POLITICS OF THE GOSPEL

Directed By: Jeanine Butler & Catherine Butler
Studio: Abramorama

Official Synopsis: American Heretics: The Politics of the Gospel offers a poignant glimpse into the deeply-entwined, polarizing, and often misunderstood history of religion, race and politics as seen through the p.o.v. of a courageous group of Oklahomans working to bridge the divide within their communities. Leading historical, religious and constitutional experts also bring compelling perspective on how the conservative Christian agenda emerged over the last 30 years to become a powerful and divisive force in today’s political landscape.

Starring: Robin Meyers, Carlton Pearson, Robin Lavanhar, Lori Walke, Bernard Brandon Scott, Nehemiah D. Frank, and Robert Jones

Genre: Documentary
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 85 minutes

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THE SWEET REQUIEM
(Kyoyang ngarmo)

Directed By: Ritu Sarin & Tenzing Sonam
Studio: Juno Films

Official Synopsis: Dolkar (Tenzin Dolker) is a Tibetan exile living in a refugee community in Delhi, who escaped with her father through a dangerous passage through the Himalayas resulting in tragic consequences. Now 18 years later, feelings of revenge and closure resurface once more when she unexpectedly encounters the guide who abandoned them during that fateful journey. Directed by Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam, and stars Tenzin Dolker and Jampa Kalsang.

Starring: Tenzin Dolker, Jampa Kalsang Tamang, Tashi Choedon, Tenzin Dechen, Nyima Dhondup, Tsetun Dolma, and Shavo Dorjee

Genre: Drama | International
Country: India | USA (Tibetan)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 91 minutes

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BETTER THAN LOVE

Directed By: Ted Carney
Studio: Indie Rights

Official Synopsis: A compassionate teenager born on the wrong side of the tracks reluctantly deals drugs in order to escape the suburban ghetto. A severe accident and an ignorant OxyContin prescription flips his role from dealer to customer. Based on a true story.

Starring: Andrew Lawrence, Alexandra Rodriguez, Matthew Lawrence, DeRon Brigdon, Lily Berlina, Tony Doupe, and Devielle Johnson

Genre: Drama | Romance
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 95 minutes

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LOQUEESHA

Directed By: Jeremy Saville
Studio: Indie Rights

Official Synopsis: From Writer/Director Jeremy Saville, LOQUEESHA is the story of Joe, an astute and underachieving Detroit bartender who values truth above everything. When Joe finds out he needs to pay for his gifted son’s private school education, he submits an audition to a local radio station for his own talk therapy show. After he’s rejected, he invents a larger-than-life black female personality named Loqueesha, who is hired sight unseen by the unwitting radio station owners. As Loqueesha’s star rises, Joe is increasingly challenged with keeping her identity a secret, maintaining his own sense of self and grappling with the often bizarre perceptions of an audience who have absolutely no idea who they’re talking, or listening, to.

Starring: Jeremy Saville, Susan Diol, Tiara Parker, Albie Selznick, Mara Hall, Dwayne Perkins, Brad Banacka, Savannah Williams, Jay Costelo, and Alveraz Ricardez

Genre: Comedy
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 98 minutes

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SUMMER NIGHT

Directed By: Joseph Cross
Studio: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Official Synopsis: It’s the last days of summer. Best friends Seth and Jameson are getting ready to perform-and party-at local rock venue The Alamo. But before the night begins, both young men come face- to-face with serious reality checks: Seth receives life-changing news from his girlfriend Mel, and Jameson has to choose between his on-again-off-again girlfriend Corin and a new girl he’s just met, the outspoken Harmony. At the show, Seth and Jameson’s friends are too caught up in their own lives to be much help: young rocker Taylor romances his new crush Dana, and awkward Jack “Rabbit” avoids his childhood friend Lexi after learning what she did at her sister’s wedding. These intertwining friend-dramas, fueled by a lot of drinking, unfold against a backdrop of live music performed by the best bands in town. By the end of the night, these young men and women are confronted with a series of fast- approaching life decisions that will either leave them stuck in the comfort of adolescence, or catapult them into adulthood.

Starring: Analeigh Tipton, Lana Condor, Victoria Justice, Justin Chatwin, Callan McAuliffe, Elena Kampouris, and Ellar Coltrane

Genre: Comedy | Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 98 minutes

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