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HUSTLERS

Directed By: Lorene Scafaria
Studio: STXfilms

Official Synopsis: Inspired by the viral New York Magazine article, Hustlers follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.

Starring: Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart, Lizzo, and Cardi B

Genre: Comedy | Crime | Drama | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for pervasive sexual material, drug content, language and nudity)
Runtime: 110 minutes

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THE GOLDFINCH

Directed By: John Crowley
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures

Official Synopsis: “The Goldfinch” is the film adaptation of Donna Tartt’s globally acclaimed bestseller of the same name, which won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and spent more than 30 weeks on The New York Times Best Sellers list. Theodore “Theo” Decker (Ansel Elgort) was 13 years old when his mother was killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The tragedy changes the course of his life, sending him on a stirring odyssey of grief and guilt, reinvention and redemption, and even love. Through it all, he holds on to one tangible piece of hope from that terrible day…a painting of a tiny bird chained to its perch. The Goldfinch.

Starring: Ansel Elgort, Oakes Fegley, Aneurin Barnard, Finn Wolfhard, Sarah Paulson, Luke Wilson, Jeffrey Wright, and Nicole Kidman

Genre: Drama
Country: USA (English, Ukrainian, German, & French)
Rating: R (for drug use and language)
Runtime: 149 minutes

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CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET?

Directed By: Elise Duran
Studio: Vertical Entertainment

Official Synopsis: Based on the best-selling novel by Sophie Kinsella, CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET? tells the story of New York City marketing manager Emma (Alexandra Daddario), who is stuck in a rut in her professional and romantic life. On her flight home from a botched client meeting, the plane hits turbulence and Emma confesses all of her secrets to the stranger sitting next to her… at least she thought he was a stranger, until she later meets Jack (Tyler Hoechlin), her company’s handsome CEO, who now knows every humiliating detail about her. Suddenly, Emma’s life is hilariously and embarrassingly turned upside down as she navigates whether telling the truth is the answer to finding love.

Starring: Alexandra Daddario, Tyler Hoechlin, Kimiko Glenn, Laverne Cox, Sunita Mani, Judah Friedlander, and Sam Asghari

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

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FREAKS

Directed By: Adam Stein & Zach Lipovsky
Studio: Well Go USA Entertainment

Official Synopsis: Kept locked inside the house by her father, 7-year-old Chloe lives in fear and fascination of the outside world, where Abnormals create a constant threat – or so she believes. When a mysterious stranger offers her a glimpse of what’s really happening outside, Chloe soon finds that while the truth isn’t so simple, the danger is very real.

Starring: Emile Hirsch, Bruce Dern, Grace Park, Amanda Crew, and Lexy Kolker

Genre: Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Country: Canada | USA (English)
Rating: R (for violence and some language)
Runtime: 104 minutes

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CHAINED FOR LIFE

Directed By: Aaron Schimberg
Studio: Kino Lorber

Official Synopsis: A beautiful actress struggles to connect with her disfigured co-star on the set of a European auteur’s English-language debut. Through pitch-black satire, Chained for Life examines the treatment of disability on screen and on set.

Starring: Jess Weixler, Adam Pearson, Stephen Plunkett, Charlie Korsmo, Sari Lennick, Joanna Arnow, Cosmo Bjorkenheim, and Will Blomker

Genre: Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 91 minutes

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THE WEEKEND

Directed By: Stella Meghie
Studio: Lionsgate

Official Synopsis: Stand-up comedian Zadie (Sasheer Zamata) is still reeling from her last breakup three years ago, but is trying to stay friends with her ex-boyfriend Bradford (Tone Bell). She invites him on a weekend trip to her judgmental mother Karen’s (Kym Whitley) country B&B and he brings his new girlfriend Margo (DeWanda Wise) along with them. Their awkward love triangle gets complicated by the arrival of handsome and newly single guest Aubrey (Y’lan Noel).

Starring: Sasheer Zamata, Tone Bell, DeWanda Wise, Y’lan Noel, and Kym Whitley

Genre: Comedy
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for some language)
Runtime: 87 minutes

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DEPRAVED

Directed By: Larry Fessenden
Studio: IFC Midnight

Official Synopsis: The legend of Frankenstein gets a provocative modern update in the stylishly disturbing new film from indie horror master Larry Fessenden. Suffering from PTSD following his stint as an army medic, Henry (David Call) now works feverishly in his Brooklyn laboratory to forget the death he witnessed overseas by creating life in the form of a man cobbled together from body parts. After procuring a brain from an unwitting victim, his creation–Adam (Alex Breaux)–is born. But it soon seems that giving life to Adam was the easy part; teaching him how to live in a dark and troubled world may be perilous. A complex, emotionally shattering tale about what it means to be human, Depraved brings Mary Shelley’s immortal fable fully into the 21st century.

Starring: David Call, Joshua Leonard, Alex Breaux, Ana Kayne, Maria Dizzia, Chloë Levine, Owen Campbell, and Addison Timlin

Genre: Drama | Horror | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 114 minutes

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THE HARVESTERS

Directed By: Etienne Kallos
Studio: Altered Innocence

Official Synopsis: South Africa, Free State region, isolated stronghold to the Afrikaans white ethnic minority culture. In this conservative farming territory obsessed with strength and masculinity, Janno is different, secretive, emotionally frail. One day his mother, fiercely religious, brings home Pieter, a hardened street orphan she wants to save, and asks Janno to makes this stranger into his brother. The two boys start a fight for power, heritage and parental love. An official selection of Cannes Un Certain Regard, Etienne Kallos’ debut feature film explores teenage angst and family dynamics set against a harsh yet stunning South African backdrop.

Starring: Brent Vermeulen, Alex van Dyk, Juliana Venter, Morné Visser, Erica Wessels, Benré Labuschagne, and Danny Keogh

Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa | France | Greece | Poland (Afrikaans & English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 102 minutes

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RIOT GIRLS

Directed By: Jovanka Vuckovic
Studio: Cranked Up Films

Official Synopsis: After all the adults are wiped out from a mysterious disease, the surviving kids split into two groups: the have not Eastsiders vs. the tyrannical Westside Titans. When one of their own is captured by the Titans, it’s up to punk rockers and best friends Nat and Scratch to lead the East side teens on a deadly, high-octane mission that forever alters the future of Potter’s Bluff.

Starring: Madison Iseman, Jenny Raven, Paloma Kwiatkowski, Jake Sim, Munro Chambers, Atticus Mitchell, Carson MacCormac, Jordana Blake, and Evan Marsh

Genre: Action | Sci-Fi
Country: Canada (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 81 minutes

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MONOS

Directed By: Alejandro Landes
Studio: Neon

Official Synopsis: MONOS, Alejandro Landes’ third feature, is a survivalist saga set on a remote mountain in Latin America. The film tracks a young group of soldiers and rebels — bearing names like Rambo, Smurf, Bigfoot, Wolf and Boom-Boom — who keep watch over an American hostage, Doctora (Julianne Nicholson). The teenage commandos perform military training exercises by day and indulge in youthful hedonism by night, an unconventional family bound together under a shadowy force know only as The Organization. After an ambush drives the squadron into the jungle, both the mission and the intricate bonds between the group begin to disintegrate. Order descends into chaos and within MONOS the strong begin to prey on the weak in this vivid, cautionary fever-dream.

Starring: Sofia Buenaventura, Moises Arias, Julianne Nicholson, Laura Castrillón, Deiby Rueda, Paul Cubides, and Sneider Castro

Genre: Drama | Thriller
Country: Colombia | Argentina | Netherlands | Germany | Sweden | Uruguay | USA | Switzerland | Denmark (English & Spanish)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 102 minutes

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SCARBOROUGH

Directed By: Barnaby Southcombe
Studio: Level 33 Entertainment

Official Synopsis: In a once glamorous Scarborough hotel, two couples laugh, quarrel, and make love as they come to terms with the impossibility of their forbidden love. At barely 16 years old, two of them are still in school and the others, their teachers. Part love story and probing social commentary, Scarborough explores the impulsive nature of forbidden love and its unpredictable consequences.

Starring: Jessica Barden, Jordan Bolger, Edward Hogg, Jodhi May, Daniel York, and Heather Atkinson

Genre: Drama | Romance
Country: UK (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 87 minutes

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THE SOUND OF SILENCE

Directed By: Michael Tyburski
Studio: Anonymous Content

Official Synopsis: There are a symphony of almost undetectable sounds that make up a moment of silence, and Peter Lucian (Peter Sarsgaard) is determined to catalogue them all. Through his job as a New York City “house tuner,” the hyper-methodical Peter works meticulously to diagnose the discordant ambient noises–produced by everything from wind patterns to humming electrical appliances–adversely affecting his clients’ moods. When he takes on the particularly difficult case of Ellen (Rashida Jones), a lonely woman plagued by chronic exhaustion, Peter finds that the mysteries of the soul may be even greater than the mysteries of sound. A quietly moving portrait of a harmony-obsessed man learning to embrace the dissonances of human emotion, The Sound of Silence invites viewers to hear the world with fresh ears.

Starring: Peter Sarsgaard, Rashida Jones, Tony Revolori, Austin Pendleton, Bruce Altman, Tina Benko, Theodore Bouloukos, and Adit Dileep

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

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LIAM GALLAGHER: AS IT WAS

Directed By: Gavin Fitzgerald & Charlie Lightening
Studio: Screen Media Films

Official Synopsis: LIAM GALLAGHER: AS IT WAS tells the honest and emotional story of how one of the most electrifying rock’n’roll frontmen went from the dizzying heights of his champagne supernova years in Oasis to living on the edge, ostracised and lost in the musical wilderness of booze, notoriety and bitter legal battles. Starting again alone, stripped bare and with nowhere to hide, Liam risks everything to make the greatest comeback of all time.

Starring: Liam Gallagher, David Adcock, Debbie Gwyther, Christian Madden, Drew McConnell, Dan McDougall, Jay Mehler, and Mike Moore

Genre: Documentary | Music
Country: UK (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 85 minutes

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HAUNT (2019)

Directed By: Scott Beck & Bryan Woods
Studio: Momentum Pictures

Official Synopsis: A group of friends look for the thrill of a lifetime when they enter a haunted house that supposedly brings their deepest darkest fears to life. Things get dangerous, however, when they realize that haunted house’s scares may be more than make-believe.

Starring: Katie Stevens, Will Brittain, Lauryn McClain, Andrew Caldwell, Shazi Raja and Schuyler Helford

Genre: Horror | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for horror violence/gore, and language throughout)
Runtime: 92 minutes

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IMPRISONED

Directed By: Paul Kampf
Studio: Cinema Libre Studio

Official Synopsis: In the thriller, IMPRISONED, Dylan Burke (Juan Pablo Raba), attempts to move on from his former life as a criminal, with his true love, Maria (Juana Acosta). He soon realizes that his past will continue to haunt him, when he learns the new local prison warden, Daniel Calvin (Laurence Fishburne), has not forgiven him for an old crime. Calvin does everything in his power to make sure that Burke pays for his past mistakes, even going as far as to frame him for a murder he didn’t commit, landing him back in jail. When the prison erupts into a riot, Burke and Calvin are each forced to make a choice between righteousness and revenge.

Starring: Esai Morales, Laurence Fishburne, Edward James Olmos, John Heard, Juan Pablo Raba, Jon Huertas, Fernanda Urrejola, and Juana Acosta

Genre: Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for violence, disturbing images, some sexuality and language)
Runtime: 104 minutes

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OUT OF LIBERTY

Directed By: Garrett Batty
Studio: Purdie Distribution

Official Synopsis: Winter 1839. LIBERTY, MISSOURI. Local jailer, Samuel Tillery (Jasen Wade) is tasked with watching Missouri’s most wanted men as they await their upcoming hearing. Caught between the local Missourians’ increased drive to remove the prisoners, and the prisoners’ desperate efforts to survive, Tillery is pushed beyond what any lawman can endure. Based on actual recorded accounts, OUT OF LIBERTY is an intense, evocative western, with an outcome you have to see to believe.

Starring: Corbin Allred, Larry Bagby, Casey Elliott, Travis Farris, Danny James, Adam Johnson, and Cherie Julander

Genre: Drama | Western
Country: USA (English)
Rating: PG (for violence and thematic content)
Runtime: 111 minutes

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SUPER SIZE ME 2: HOLY CHICKEN

Directed By: Morgan Spurlock
Studio: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Official Synopsis: In the 13 years since Super Size Me, the fast-food industry has undergone a makeover. Today, chain restaurants tout food that’s “healthy,” “organic,” and “natural.” Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock explores this new reality with an approach even more immersive and subversive than that used for his first film: he sets out to open his own chicken franchise. We follow him every step of the way, from raising poultry and conjuring recipes to designing the brand and scouting a location. Spurlock brings his disarming humor to uncover the truths and lies behind this multibillion-dollar industry.

Starring: Morgan Spurlock and Jonathan Buttram

Genre: Documentary
Country: USA (English)
Rating: PG-13 (for brief strong language)
Runtime: 93 minutes

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ONE CUT OF THE DEAD
(Kamera o tomeru na!)

Directed By: Shin’ichirô Ueda
Studio: Shudder

Official Synopsis: A cast of relative unknowns, a brilliantly disguised low budget and an epic, 37-minute opening single take makes Shin’ichirô Ueda’s feature debut a bright, breezy and laugh-out-loud hilarious zombie comedy. A film crew is shooting a zombie horror flick in an abandoned water filtration plant, allegedly used for human experiments by the military. Just as the director browbeats his actors and demands more special effects blood, a real zombie apocalypse erupts, much to his auteur delight. Packed with meta-movie references as mocking as they are loving, this relentless takedown of the Living Dead genre is a total blast.

Starring: Takayuki Hamatsu, Yuzuki Akiyama, Harumi Shuhama, Kazuaki Nagaya, and Hiroshi Ichihara

Genre: Comedy | Horror | International
Country: Japan (Japanese)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 96 minutes

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NEITHER WOLF NOR DOG

Directed By: Steven Lewis Simpson
Studio: Inyo Entertainment

Official Synopsis: A white author is summoned by a Lakota Elder who asks him to write a book about his perspective. After a blundering false start, he is all but kidnapped and sucked into a road trip through the heart of the contemporary Native American landscape.

Starring: Dave Bald Eagle, Christopher Sweeney, Richard Ray Whitman, Roseanne Supernault, Tatanka Means, Zahn McClarnon, and Sarah Sido

Genre: Drama
Country: UK | USA (English & Sioux)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 110 minutes

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EMPATHY, INC.

Directed By: Yedidya Gorsetman
Studio: Dark Star Pictures

Official Synopsis: Hotshot venture capitalist Joel has a multi-million-dollar deal go up in smoke, and he and his actress wife Jessica are forced to move in with her parents and start from scratch. At the lowest and most desperate moment in his life, Joel meets old friend Nicolaus and his business partner Lester, who are seeking investors in a new technology known as XVR–Xtreme Virtual Reality–from their company Empathy, Inc., which is said to offer the most realistic and moving experiences for users by placing them in the lives of the less fortunate. Joel gets the startup its funds but soon discovers that the tech’s creators have far more sinister uses in store for their creation and that the reality it provides its customers isn’t virtual.

Starring: Zack Robidas, Kathy Searle, Jay Klaitz, Eric Berryman, AJ Cedeno, and Charmaine Reedy

Genre: Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 97 minutes

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MOONLIGHT SONATA: DEAFNESS IN THREE MOVEMENTS

Directed By: Irene Taylor Brodsky
Studio: Abramorama

Official Synopsis: Director Irene Taylor Brodsky once again turns the camera on her deaf parents and, now, her 11-year-old deaf son Jonas, who has cochlear implants and is discovering a profound world of hearing–and music. As Jonas learns the first movement of Beethoven’s iconic sonata on the piano, his grandparents, deaf for nearly 80 years, watch with deepening awe what time and technology have bestowed their grandson. But when Jonas struggles with the sound of his mistakes, Beethoven’s own musical journey comes to life in an animated world of watercolor and haunting soundscapes. As the great composer loses the sense that brought him so much music and fame, Jonas’s grandfather Paul loses his grasp on his mind. Their lives weave a sonata over three centuries, about all we can discover once we push beyond what has been lost.

Genre: Documentary
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 90 minutes

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SEEDS

Directed By: Owen Long
Studio: Dark Star Pictures

Official Synopsis: After a night of debauchery spirals out of control, Marcus retreats to his family home along the New England coast. Solitude is disturbed when his brother asks Marcus to look after his estranged nephew and niece. As days pass, solace escapes him; he feels baited by a dark force. Is he losing his mind or has something terrible burrowed deep within him? Incubating. Waiting until the climate is right. Haunted by his deepest fears, Marcus struggles not to succumb as he fights to protect Lily, his beloved niece from a monster that lies in wait. A classic tale of horror and suspense, Seeds is a contemporary, genre bending film where The Shining meets Lolita in this story of temptation and monsters.

Starring: Trevor Long, Andrea Chen, Kevin Breznahan, Chris McGarry, Michelle Liu Coughlin, Adrian Enscoe, and Shannon Hartman

Genre: Horror | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 90 minutes

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CHASING EINSTEIN

Directed By: Steve Brown & Timothy Wheeler
Studio: Atlas Distribution

Official Synopsis: Nobody has managed to topple Einstein’s theory of relativity, even though it leads to the shocking conclusion that most of the universe must be made of a mysterious form of invisible matter that nobody has observed. Now physics stands at a crossroads. Some of the sharpest brains in physics have dedicated their lives to search for this “dark matter” while others are working on a new theory of gravity. Chasing Einstein follows leading scientists around the world, and to the edge of the universe.

Starring: Elena Aprile, Barry Barish, Laura Baudis, James Beacham, Margot Brouwer, Cree Edwards, and Erik Verlinde

Genre: Documentary
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 82 minutes

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CRACKED UP

Directed By: Michelle Esrick
Studio: Abramorama

Official Synopsis: In Cracked Up we witness through the incredible story of actor, comedian, master impressionist and Saturday Night Live veteran, Darrell Hammond, the impact adverse childhood experiences can have across a lifetime. Behind the scenes Darrell suffered from debilitating flashbacks, self injury, addiction and misdiagnosis, until the right doctor isolated the key to unlocking the memories his brain locked away for over 50 years. Cracked Up, directed by Michelle Esrick, creates an inspiring balance between comedy and tragedy helping us understand the effects of childhood trauma in a new light, breaking down barriers of stigma and replacing shame with compassion and hope.

Starring: Darrell Hammond

Genre: Documentary
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 95 minutes

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DESOLATION CENTER

Directed By: Stuart Swezey
Studio: Matson Films

Official Synopsis: The untold story of Reagan-era guerrilla desert happenings now recognized as the inspirations for Burning Man, Lollapalooza, and Coachella including Sonic Youth, Minutemen, Meat Puppets, Swans, Einstürzende Neubauten, and more.

Starring: Anthony Ausgang, Joe Baiza, Bob Bert, D. Boon, Jack Brewer, Michael Compton, Lisa Derrick, and Janet Housden

Genre: Documentary
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 93 minutes

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FAGARA
(Huajiao zhiwei)

Directed By: Heiward Mak
Studio: China Lion Film Distribution

Official Synopsis: After her father died, a Hong Kong girl discovers she has two hitherto unknown sisters, one in Taiwan and one in China. To settle her father’s debt, she must reunite with them to run the family’s hot pot restaurant. While the androgynous Taiwan sister is plagued by her toxic relationship with her mother, the fashionista sister from China is trying to fend off her grandmother’s pressure to get married. Meanwhile, she is striving to unshackle herself from her ex-boyfriend in order to start a new relationship.

Starring: Kenny Bee, Vicky Chen, Sammi Cheng, Richie Jen, Megan Lai, Andy Lau, Xiaofeng Li, and Linda Jui-Chi Liu

Genre: Drama | International
Country: China (Chinese)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 120 minutes

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SECTION 375

Directed By: Ajay Bahl
Studio: Reliance Entertainment

Official Synopsis: A celebrated Bollywood director Rohan Khurana stands accused by a female member of his crew, Anjali Dangle of having raped her at his residence.

Starring: Akshaye Khanna, Richa Chadha, Meera Chopra, Rahul Bhat, and Kruttika Desai

Genre: Crime | Drama | International
Country: India (Hindi)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 124 minutes

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YOU ARE HERE: A COME FROM AWAY STORY

Directed By: Moze Mossanen
Studio: Fathom Events

Official Synopsis: You Are Here – A Come From Away Story is an intimate feature documentary that goes deep into the community of Gander, Newfoundland where 38 airliners carrying over 6,500 passengers were forced to land after the terrorist attacks on 9/11. The film pulls back the emotional layers surrounding the five days during which the community housed, fed and cared for the dislocated passengers. The documentary, You Are Here, offers first-hand accounts of the great kindnesses and energetic resourcefulness the community showed their unexpected guests. Their emotional story of compassion and generosity, born of a long history of rescuing and welcoming shipwrecked sailors, resonates with a legacy of healing and resolution for the world — especially for the survivors of those murdered on 9/11 and for the first responders who lost their own lives saving others on that day. An intimate talk with passengers and locals whose lives have been turned into a worldwide musical film to follow — September 11 only.

Starring: Beverley Bass, Reg Batson, Beulah Cooper, Diane Davis, Claude Elliot, Amanda Feltham, Jack Feltham, and Derm Flynn

Genre: Documentary
Country: Canada (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 95 minutes

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