Garth JenningsMere seconds before the earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, journeyman Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."
Tom KalinThe true story of gay lovers, Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold Jr. who kidnapped and murdered a child in the early 1920s for kicks. The plot covers the months before the crime, the investigation, trial and final fate of the two men.
Sara DriverMarty is a down-and-out jazz musician with colourful dreams of making it big, but right now he's living on the edge and making small money by giving music lessons to people who don't seem to want them. His sometimes girlfriend, Sheila, is a barmaid at the Rose of Sharon, a local pub owned by the hot-tempered Frank. One day Sheila takes an old rocking chair out of the pub's storage and gives it to Marty; he then discovers that the chair is haunted by two ghosts, a middle-aged woman named Lilly and a precocious little girl named Ruthie.
Alexandre MorattoAfter his mother's sudden death, Socrates, a 15-year-old living on the margins of São Paulo's coast, must survive on his own. As he faces isolation because of his sexuality, his search for a decent, worthy life reaches a breaking point. Produced by Ramin Bahrani ('99 Homes') 'Socrates' is the debut feature film from Brazilian-American director Alexandre Moratto. It is the first feature produced by the Querô Institute in Brazil where it was co-written, produced, and acted by at-risk teenagers from local low-income communities, with the support of UNICEF.
UnknownThe vow: The King of Navarre, and his three friends, Berowne, Longaville and Dumaine, all swear themselves to three years of study, abstaining from all distractions, particularly of the female kind. Meanwhile, the Princess of France and her three ladies, Rosaline, Maria, and Katharine, attended by Boyet, are on an embassy to Navarre’s court. Love and letters: The ladies arrive, and the King and his lords fall in love with them. The vow is broken: The four lords enter one by one, each despairing about his love for his particular woman. They disguise themselves as Russians, but Boyet informs the ladies beforehand, and the ladies exchange identities.
Jim JarmuschSet against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangier, an underground musician, deeply depressed by the direction of human activities, reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover. Their love story has already endured several centuries at least, but their debauched idyll is soon disrupted by her wild and uncontrollable younger sister. Can these wise but fragile outsiders continue to survive as the modern world collapses around them? With an all star cast including Tilda Swinton (The Grand Budapest Hotel, We Need to Talk About Kevin), Tom Hiddleston (Avengers Assemble, Thor), Mia Wasikowska (Stoker, Lawless) Anton Yelchin (Star Trek Into Darkness), and John Hurt (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy). From acclaimed director Jim Jarmusch (Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai), oozing cool and dry wit, Only Lovers Left Alive also features an original soundtrack with music by Jozef Van Wissem, SQÜRL and more.
Tom NoonanJack (Tom Noonan) and Rita (Julie Hagerty) are husband-and-wife therapists, trapped in a fragile marriage and sharing a practice out of their remote Vermont farmhouse. One night, a patient, Cosmo (Wallace Shawn), unexpectedly drops by for dinner with his outrageously candid wife, Arlie (Karen Young), who wants to know what secrets her husband is sharing with Jack and Rita. What follows is a delirious evening of shattering revelations, as each couple is forced to confront the fault lines in their own relationships.
UnknownDue to the overwhelming response towards the original two TV specials investigating the alleged Alien Autopsy tape Johnathan Frakes and the Fact or Fiction? team delve deeper than ever before in the desperate search for answers in this extraterrestrial mystery. This 2nd Encore Edition was only ever aired once but now the investigation is reopened and it needs your help!
John Kent HarrisonThe story of Irena Sendler, a social worker who was part of the Polish underground during World War II and was arrested by the Nazi's for saving the lives of nearly 2,500 Jewish children by smuggling them out of the Warsaw ghetto.
Christophe EspenanFew films have left an impression like John Sturges’ classic THE GREAT ESCAPE. The documentary, The Coolest Guy Movie Ever is the ultimate tribute to the film that takes us back to the time at which it was made – revealing some little known facts about the timeless classic starring The King of Cool Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson, James Coburn and many more. THE COOLEST GUY MOVIE EVER is the definitive look at the making of the 1963 classic.
Chris CrowSurrounded only by the Irish Sea, two men posted to Smalls Island Lighthouse in 1801 are left to ‘keep the light’ 25 miles from the land. But when a freak storm hits, the men are stranded for months before any relief can be sent to them. They gradually succumb to their tiny living quarters, spending their time drinking and arguing, pushing each other’s psyche to the limit.
Ali AbbasiFrom the writer of 'Let the Right One In' comes a mesmerising and genre-defying dark fairytale set in modern-day Sweden. Tina is a customs agent with a nose for trouble. She can literally smell human emotions, which is a handy talent for sniffing out suspicious border crossers. But when a mysterious male traveller’s odour confounds her, she’s faced with hugely disturbing insights about who she is and what she wants. Academy Award nominated and winner of Un Certain Regard at Cannes 2018, 'Border' is like nothing you’ve ever seen before.
Michael WinterbottomThomas Lang is a film director who is offered the chance to adapt a book by American journalist Simone Ford, which recounts the controversial trial of American student Jessica Fuller for the murder of her flatmate Elizabeth Pryce. To help with his research, Simone takes Thomas to Siena, where he is disturbed by the media frenzy that has developed around the case.
Inspired by the killing of British student Meredith Kercher in Italy, Michael Winterbottom's film looks beyond the salacious headlines to explore both the media and the public's obsession with violent stories, whether fictional or real.
Starring Daniel Brühl, Kate Beckinsale and Cara Delevingne.
Etienne FaureMaurice is a French teenager who escaped France and begins working at a hype club in Brooklyn called BIZARRE. He quickly becomes a sort of 'mascot' of this incredible club. The owner and the artists that perform there love him, but Maurice can't love...because of the past...and his secrets.
Léa PoolMary (Mischa Barton, The O.C., St.Trinian's) discovers that her roommates Tori (Jessica Paré, Mad Men) and Paulie (Piper Perabo, Coyote Ugly) are deeply in love with one another, yet when Tori's younger sister finds out, and threatens to break the secret to her friends and family, Tori breaks off the relationship. Unable to deal with losing the other half to her whole, Paulie will do anything to get her ex-girlfriend back, even if it means risking her life. A highly acclaimed follow-up to the award-winning 'Emporte-Moi', Léa Pool's 'Lost and Delirious' features a trio of young and talented actresses burning up the screen years before they went on to break Hollywood.
Steven SoderberghChelsea (Grey) is an ultra high-end Manhattan call girl
who thinks she has her life totally under control. She runs
her own business her own way, makes $2000 an hour,
and has a devoted boyfriend who accepts her lifestyle.
But when she meets a new client from LA, she discovers
that not everything is perfect and that some rules are
meant to be broken.
Kelly ReichardtWendy is driving to Ketchikan, Alaska, in hope of a summer of lucrative work at the Northwestern Fish cannery, and the start of a new life with her dog, Lucy. When her car breaks down in Oregon, however, the thin fabric of her financial situation comes apart, and she confronts a series of increasingly dire economic decisions. In stark, luminous terms, Wendy and Lucy addresses issues of sympathy and generosity at the edges of American life, revealing the limits and depths of people's duty to each other in tough times.
UnknownMa Vie presents the unique point of view of Etienne, a would-be ice skating champion living in provincial Rouen who is obsessed with filming his daily life with a digital camera. Told from his subjective perspective, the focus of Etienne's video diary subtly takes shape as he records his single mother, his best friend Ludovic, and his handsome male geography teacher Laurent.
Olivier Ducastel & Jacques MartineauIn a high-rise apartment, a woman and four men gather to share their experiences of a man that they have all been involved with, to their cost. In the main room, they talk, drink, dance, while one by one, each goes next door for a private moment of truth.
Noah BaumbachFrom writer-director Noah Baumbach comes this witty comedy starring Greta Gerwig and Lola Kirke. Tracy (Kirke) is a lonely college freshman who longs for confidence, a guy and membership in a snobby writers’ group. But when she meets her free-spirited future stepsister Brooke (Gerwig), the two have a wild New York adventure that gives Tracy a new outlook on dreams, friendship and cat ownership.
Claire DenisIn deep space, Monte and his daughter Willow live together aboard a spacecraft, in complete isolation. A man whose strict self-discipline is a shield against desire, Monte fathered her against his will. His sperm was used to inseminate the young woman who gave birth to her. They were members of a crew of prisoners – death row inmates. Guinea pigs sent on a mission. Through his daughter, he experiences the birth of an all-powerful love. Together, father and daughter approach their destination – the black hole in which time and space cease to exist. Starring Robert Pattinson and Juliette Binoche.
Alexi Pappas & Jeremy TeicherPlumb Marigold is a famous but lonely distance runner preparing for the biggest race of her life: The Olympic Trials. But when an injury forces her to take an unexpected day off, Plumb wanders into a bakery where the aimless boy behind the counter catches her eye. In this story that captures the experience of a young Olympic hopeful, many of the actors are actual Olympic athletes -- including co-writer/director and lead actor Alexi Pappas.
Michael MayerCapturing not only a raw, tender intimacy but also the growing claustrophobia and danger of a life in the shadows, this powerful, award-winning feature debut by LA-based Israeli director Michael Mayer is a compelling portrayal of love between barriers, and of a man facing insurmountable odds on his journey to experience it. Palestinian student Nimr's dreams of a better life abroad come into sharp focus when he meets Roy, an Israeli lawyer, and the two men fall in love. As the relationship deepens, Nimr is confronted with the harsh realities of a Palestinian society that refuses to accept him for his sexual identity, and an Israeli society that rejects him for his nationality. When a close friend is brutally murdered as a suspected collaborator, Nimr finds himself forced to choose between the life he thought he wanted, and his love for Roy.
Kleber Mendonça Filho & Juliano Dornelles'Bacurau' is a wild, genre-blending siege thriller from Kleber Mendonça Filho ('Aquarius', 'Neighbouring Sounds') and Juliano Dornelles. Set in the remote backcountry of Brazil, it follows a tight-knit village community’s bloody and brutal fight for its own survival. With unforgettable turns from Udo Kier and Sonia Braga, this is an audacious, original and spectacularly violent blend of neo-Western, revenge thriller and political allegory. Winner of the Cannes Jury Prize in 2019.
Laura PoitrasCITIZENFOUR is a real life thriller, unfolding by the minute, giving unprecedented access to Edward Snowden as he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass incriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the NSA.
Dan HartleyWhen Tom Proctor's dad dies his world falls apart; his brother joins the army, his mum is threatened with eviction and Tom gets into trouble with the police. Tom's life is turned around however when he's paired up with park ranger Al Thorpe in this enchanting coming-of-age story set in the stunning Yorkshire Dales.
Bong Joon HoKi-Taek's family of four is close, but fully unemployed, with a bleak future ahead of them. The son Ki-Woo is recommended by his friend, a student at a prestigious university, for a well-paid tutoring job, spawning hopes of a regular income. Carrying the expectations of all his family, Ki-Woo heads to the Park family home for an interview. Arriving at the house of Mr. Park, the owner of a global IT firm, Ki-Woo meets Yeon-Kyo, the beautiful young lady of the house. But following this first meeting between the two families, an unstoppable string of mishaps lies in wait.
UnknownDecked in Hamas’ banners, a ‘martyr’ proudly records his final message. “It’s a great honour to kill these people. It’s a great honor.” This could be any one of countless martyr videos. Except the man, Asif Hanif, is speaking in English, with a strong Northern accent. Shortly afterwards, Asif and his friend Omar Sharif, also from England, walked into the packed Israeli bar, Mike’s Place, and detonated their explosives. When Israeli police found two British passports at the scene of the bombing, they didn’t believe they were genuine. “It seemed impossible that someone born in England would come here to carry out a terrorist attack”, stakes Maj, Genm Yosef Sedbon. In Britain, the victims of Mike’s Place were soon forgotten. But Britain’s first suicide bombing was also an inspiration to fellow Jihadis. Eighteen months later, Omar’s friend, Mohammed Sidique Khan, recorded his own farewell message to the world.
Romed WyderPalestine in 1947, during the British mandate period. The Zionists are fighting for the establishment of a Jewish state. A member of the armed Jewish underground has been sentenced to death by the British authorities. In return, the resistance has kidnapped a British officer, trying to redeem their friend. The insurgents spend the night together, waiting for the outcome of the negotiation. If the British hang their friend at dawn, one of them will shoot the British officer held as a hostage.
Adapted from the novel of the same name by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel.
Lawrence Schiller & L.M. Kit CarsonTHE AMERICAN DREAMER examines Dennis Hopper at his wildest and most creative period: in the wake of his famed directorial debut, Easy Rider and completing his follow-up opus The Last Movie. Surrounded by a cohort of friends, babes and drugs, Hopper attempts to edit his soon-to-be shunned film as his consciousness expands at an alarming speed.