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KNIVES OUT

Directed By: Rian Johnson
Studio: Lionsgate

Official Synopsis: Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in KNIVES OUT, a fun, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect. When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death. With an all-star ensemble cast including Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford and Jaeden Martell, KNIVES OUT is a witty and stylish whodunit guaranteed to keep audiences guessing until the very end.

Starring: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, and Christopher Plummer

Genre: Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: PG-13 (for thematic elements including brief violence, some strong language, sexual references, and drug material)
Runtime: 130 minutes

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QUEEN & SLIM

Directed By: Melina Matsoukas
Studio: Universal Pictures

Official Synopsis: While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, a black man (Get Out’s Daniel Kaluuya) and a black woman (Jodie Turner-Smith, in her first starring feature-film role), are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates, with sudden and tragic results, when the man kills the police officer in self-defense. Terrified and in fear for their lives, the man, a retail employee, and the woman, a criminal defense lawyer, are forced to go on the run. But the incident is captured on video and goes viral, and the couple unwittingly become a symbol of trauma, terror, grief and pain for people across the country.

Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith, Chloë Sevigny, Flea, Bokeem Woodbine, and Indya Moore

Genre: Drama
Country: USA | Canada (English)
Rating: R (for violence, some strong sexuality, nudity, pervasive language, and brief drug use)
Runtime: 131 minutes

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THE TWO POPES

Directed By: Fernando Meirelles
Studio: Netflix

Official Synopsis: Frustrated with the direction of the church, Cardinal Bergoglio (Jonathan Pryce) requests permission to retire in 2012 from Pope Benedict (Anthony Hopkins). Instead, facing scandal and self-doubt, the introspective Pope Benedict summons his harshest critic and future successor to Rome to reveal a secret that would shake the foundations of the Catholic Church. Behind Vatican walls, a struggle commences between both tradition and progress, guilt and forgiveness, as these two very different men confront their pasts in order to find common ground and forge a future for a billion followers around the world.

Starring: Jonathan Pryce, Anthony Hopkins, Juan Minujín, Sidney Cole, Thomas D Williams, Federico Torre, and Pablo Trimarchi

Genre: Biography | Comedy | Drama
Country: USA | UK | Italy | Argentina (English, Latin, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, & German)
Rating: PG-13 (for thematic content and some disturbing violent images)
Runtime: 125 minutes

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63 UP

Directed By: Michael Apted
Studio: BritBox

Official Synopsis: The latest instalment of the groundbreaking, award-winning documentary series from director Michael Apted (Gorky Park, Gorillas in the Mist) returns to visit the people whose lives have been followed since they were seven. Featuring more of the original line-up than ever before, we discover what has happened to the group over the last seven years and what life has thrown at them in their sixties.

Starring: Lynn Johnson, Nicholas Hitchon, Charles Furneaux, Bruce Balden, Suzanne Dewey, Peter Davies, Tony Walker, Jacqueline Bassett, Susan Sullivan, and Andrew Brackfield

Genre: Documentary | International
Country: UK (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 138 minutes

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ALMOST HOME

Directed By: Jessica Blank & Erik Jensen
Studio: Vertical Entertainment

Official Synopsis: A teenage girl flees abuse at home to join a strong but troubled young woman that’s been living on the streets. She joins a de facto family of other homeless youth struggling to survive on the streets of Los Angeles.

Starring: David Alan Basche, Kevin Breznahan, Max Burkholder, Javier Chavarin, Victoria De Mare, Sam Dillon, Mike G., and Malina Germanova

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

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TEMBLORES
(TREMORS)

Directed By: Jayro Bustamante
Studio: Film Movement

Official Synopsis: Pablo is a 40-year-old married father of 2 wonderful children. A role model and a practicing evangelical Christian, his perfect traditional life begins to crack when he falls in love with a man. Pablo finds his feelings in conflict with beliefs. And his life becomes a hell of repressive intolerance when his family and his church decide to do whatever it takes to “cure him”, forcing Pablo to suppress his urges through therapy.

Starring: Juan Pablo Olyslager, Diane Bathen, Mauricio Armas Zebadúa, Rui Frati, Sabrina De La Hoz, Magnolia Morales, Sergio Luna, Pablo Arenales, and Mara Martinez

Genre: Drama | International
Country: Guatemala | France | Luxembourg (Spanish)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 107 minutes

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MELODY MAKERS

Directed By: Leslie Ann Coles
Studio: Cleopatra Entertainment

Official Synopsis: Melody Maker Magazine’s Chief Contributing Photographer (1965-1975), Barrie Wentzell tells the story of the rise and fall of the magazine, which marked the end to a style of rock n’ roll journalism that no longer exists today.

Starring: Eric Burdon, Ian Anderson, Steve Howe, Chris Squire, Alan White, Dave Cousins, Barrie Wentzell, and Steve Abbott

Genre: Documentary | Biography | History | Music
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 90 minutes

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AWAY

Directed By: Gints Zilbalodis
Studio: Bilibaba

Official Synopsis: After a mysterious crash landing, a young boy travels across an exotic island on a motorcycle, trying to escape a dark spirit and return home.

Genre: Animation | Adventure | Fantasy | International
Country: Latvia
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 75 minutes

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MY FRIEND THE POLISH GIRL

Directed By: Ewa Banaszkiewicz & Mateusz Dymek
Studio: Subliminal FIlms

Official Synopsis: MY FRIEND THE POLISH GIRL borrows from cinéma vérité and video bloggers to create a rare naturalism in style and performance. The fiction film watches as an experimental documentary told through the eyes (and lens) of amateur filmmaker Katie: an American rich kid following Alicja, an erratic unemployed Polish actress. Set in a post-Brexit-vote London, Katie’s colonizing, disruptive presence in Alicja’s life mirrors the treatment of migrants in the UK: Welcomed, used, then discarded. A raw, sexual, and visually brash fiction documentary exploring the abusive power and control over someone’s intimacy.

Starring: Aneta Piotrowska, Emma Friedman-Cohen, Daniel Barry, Max Davis, and Darren Rose

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

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THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE WORLD BROKE OPEN

Directed By: Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers & Kathleen Hepburn
Studio: Array Releasing

Official Synopsis: Two Indigenous women from vastly different backgrounds find their worlds colliding on an East Vancouver, B.C. sidewalk when brutality and fear drives one of them out from her home and into the cold rain. As this intimate yet challenging encounter develops, what began as violent and terrifying tentatively expands as the women’s shared imagery and cultural experience weave a fragile bond between them. Both women now must face their own unique struggle as they navigate the complexities of motherhood, class, race, and the ongoing legacy of colonialism.

Starring: Violet Nelson, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Charlie Hannah, Barbara Eve Harris, Sonny Surowiec, Jay Cardinal Villeneuve, Tony Massil, Aidan Dee, James Angus Cowan, and Anthony Bolognese

Genre: Drama | International
Country: Canada | Norway (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 105 minutes

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LOCUSTS

Directed By: Heath Davis
Studio: Closereef Productions

Official Synopsis: When estranged tech entrepreneur Ryan Black returns to his post mining-boom hometown for his father’s funeral, he’s reluctantly reunited with his ex-con brother. But when the pair become entangled in an extortion scam at the hands of desperate small-town criminals, Ryan is forced to resort to extreme measures, exposing the dark underbelly of the sleepy mining town.

Starring: Jessica McNamee, Ben Geurens, Justin Rosniak, Caroline Brazier, Peter Phelps, Andy McPhee, Steve Le Marquand, and Nathaniel Dean

Genre: Crime | International | Thriller
Country: Australia (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 85 minutes

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THE MAN IN THE TRUNK

Directed By: Marc Hampson
Studio: Brotherhood Pictures

Official Synopsis: On an otherwise quiet night there is a startling knock at the door. Andrew Tucker answers the door to find an old friend whom he hasn’t seen in years. The disheveled and absent friend comes to him with one request: “I need you to come with me but, I can’t tell you where we’re going.” Andrew takes a chance but learns that every answer brings more questions. Nothing good ever comes knocking after midnight and Andrew’s nightmare asks how far you would go to help a friend.

Starring: Cassie Self, Jennica Schwartzman, Ace Marrero, Ryan Schwartzman, Vanessa Reynolds, Erik Bogh, and Kait Bradley

Genre: Crime | Drama | Horror | Mystery | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 84 minutes

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AFTER PARKLAND

Directed By: Emily Taguchi & Jake Lefferman
Studio: Kino Lorber

Official Synopsis: AFTER PARKLAND tells the intimate and moving story of families of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School navigating their way through grief, and searching for new meaning in the immediate days, weeks and months after the Parkland shooting that left 17 dead. Filmmakers Emily Taguchi and Jake Lefferman traveled to Parkland, Florida with producer Stephanie Wash and began filming with students who endured gunfire and the parents who lost their children in the crosshairs. Filming throughout the spring, summer and fall, the verité documentary chronicles the private journeys of these families as they navigated the unthinkable and rose to challenge the nation to end gun violence.

Starring: David Hogg, Dillon McCooty, Manuel Oliver, Andrew Pollack, and Samuel Zeif

Genre: Documentary
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 92 minutes

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CAVALE

Directed By: Virginie Gourmel
Studio: Subliminal FIlms

Official Synopsis: After escaping from a psychiatric clinic, three teenage girls hit the road in France, eager to seek out adventure and experience their newfound freedom.

Starring: Lisa Viance, Yamina Zaghouani, Noa Pellizari, Alessandro Mancuso, Guillaume Lemarre, Pierre Nisse, and Jean-Louis Sbille

Genre: Drama | International
Country: Belgium (French)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 95 minutes

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NEVER SURRENDER: A GALAXY QUEST DOCUMENTARY

Directed By: Jack Bennett
Studio: Fathom Events

Official Synopsis: Filmmakers and stars discuss the filming and social effects of Galaxy Quest, a comedic take-off of Star Trek, with brilliant commentary not only on the Star Trek series but on the real-life actors themselves.

Starring: Tim Allen, Greg Berlanti, Elizabeth Cantillon, Enrico Colantoni, Mark Johnson, Damon Lindelof, Alan Rickman, Sigourney Weaver, and Wil Wheaton

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

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