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Waves - Trey Edward Shults Cover Art

Waves

Waves

Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, and featuring an astonishing ensemble of award-winning actors and breakouts alike, ‘Waves’ traces the epic emotional journey of a suburban African-American family, led by a well-intentioned but domineering father, as they navigate love, forgiveness and coming together in the aftermath of a loss. From acclaimed director Trey Edward Shults, ‘Waves’ is a heartrending story about the universal capacity for compassion and growth even in the darkest of times.

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I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your Negro

Master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, Remember This House. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.

© 2016 VELVET FILM, INC. - VELVET FILM S.A.S. - ARTÉMIS PRODUCTIONS - CLOSE UP FILMS - ARTE FRANCE - RTS - RTBF

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Inheritance - Vaughn Stein Cover Art

Inheritance

Inheritance

A patriarch of a powerful family suddenly dies, leaving his wife and daughter with a secret inheritance that threatens to destroy their lives.

© 2019 White Comet Productions, Inc.

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Capone - Josh Trank Cover Art

Capone

Capone

Al “Fonzo” Capone (Tom Hardy) is a ruthless businessman and bootlegger who once ruled Chicago with an iron fist. In an effort to retain his fortune, he hides away millions of dollars in a place that only he knows and everyone else is dying to uncover. In this harrowing and true untold story of his life, Capone will stop at nothing to protect himself, his family and his money.

© 2020 FONZO, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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Call Me By Your Name - Luca Guadagnino Cover Art

Call Me By Your Name

Call Me By Your Name

It’s the summer of 1983 in Italy, and Elio (Chalamet), a precocious 17-year-old, spends his days in his family’s villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading and flirting with his friend Marzia. One day, Oliver (Hammer), a charming American scholar arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio’s father, an eminent professor. Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.

© 2017 Frenesy Film Company S.R.L. and La Cinefacture SARL. All Rights Reserved.

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Apocalypto

Apocalypto

From Academy Award winning filmmaker Mel Gibson, comes Apocalypto: a heart stopping mythic action-adventure set against the turbulent end times of the once great Mayan civilization. When his idyllic existence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, a man is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate and spurred by the power of his love for his woman and his family he will make a desperate break to return home and to ultimately save his way of life.

© 2006 Icon Distribution. Inc

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Blood and Money - John Barr Cover Art

Blood and Money

Blood and Money

A retired veteran (Tom Berenger) hunting in the Allagash backcountry discovers a dead woman with a duffle bag full of money. He soon finds himself in a web of deceit and murder.

© 2019 ALLAGASH LLC.

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The Grand Budapest Hotel - Wes Anderson Cover Art

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of legendary concierge Gustave H. and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft of a priceless painting; a raging battle for an enormous family fortune; and a desperate chase on motorcycles, trains, sleds, and skis - all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.

© 2014 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

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I Still Believe

I Still Believe

From the creators of I Can Only Imagine comes the uplifting true-life story of music star Jeremy Camp. This inspiring tale follows Jeremy's search for his artistic voice, leading him to his wildest professional dreams, as well as the love of his life. But Jeremy's hope and faith are put to the test when tragedy strikes. I Still Believe is an incredible story of musical stardom, the heights of love, the depths of loss, and the healing power of the human spirit. Starring K.J. Apa, Britt Robertson, Shania Twain, and Gary Sinise.

© 2019 I Still Believe, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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Military Wives

Military Wives

MILITARY WIVES centers on a group of women from different backgrounds whose partners are away serving in combat. Faced with their loved ones’ absences, they come together to form the very first military wives choir, helping each other through some of life’s most difficult moments, and quickly find themselves on an international stage. Peter Cattaneo (THE FULL MONTY) directs Kristin Scott Thomas and Sharon Horgan in this feel-good crowd-pleaser inspired by true events.

© 2020 Military Wives Choir Film Ltd

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12 Years a Slave - Steve McQueen Cover Art

12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave

2014 Oscar® Award Winner for Best Picture

From director Steve McQueen and based on Solomon Northup’s astonishing true story comes this powerful winner of three 2013 Academy Awards®, including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong’o). In 1841, Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free citizen, is kidnapped, stripped of his identity and sold into slavery. Now, he must find the strength to survive in this unflinching story of hope.

© 2013 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

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Robert the Bruce - Richard Gray Cover Art

Robert the Bruce

Robert the Bruce

Eight years after the Battle of Falkirk and the fall of William Wallace, Robert the Bruce crowns himself King of Scotland and takes the cause of Scotland’s freedom as his own. But he cannot overcome England’s power. Defeated again and again, his army scatters, and The King of England places a bounty on his head. He finds himself alone, wounded and hunted by the very soldiers he once led. When he is discovered by a young boy whose father died fighting alongside The Bruce, both his life and Scotland’s history are changed forever. This boy, his mother, and two orphans save the King's life and nurse him back to health. He becomes a part of their unique family – and they become the first soldiers in his new army – as he sets out to claim the long-awaited freedom of Scotland.

© 2019 A Mighty Hand LLC

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And Then We Danced - Levan Akin Cover Art

And Then We Danced

And Then We Danced

A passionate tale of love and liberation set within the conservative modern society of the Republic of Georgia, AND THEN WE DANCED follows Merab, a devoted young dancer who, with his partner Mary, has been tirelessly training to land a spot in the National Georgian Ensemble. The arrival of Irakli—a confident and gifted male dancer with the perfect form and rebellious streak Merab lacks—at once sparks both an intense competitive rivalry and a burgeoning romantic desire that threatens Merab's security, family relationships and his future in dance.

© 2020 Southport Music Box Corporation d/b/a Music Box Films

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Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears

Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears

Glamorous lady detective Phryne Fisher returns in a cinematic sequel to the wildly popular television series Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. With her trademark wit, impeccable style, and trusty pearl-handled revolver, Phryne fights injustice on an international scale in this globe-trotting adventure. In 1929 Jerusalem, Phryne rescues a young Bedouin girl held captive after a village massacre and reunites her with her uncle at a stately English manor. But then a man claiming to have information for the girl is shot, leaving behind a mysterious pendant. Vowing to find the truth, Phryne enlists the help of handsome detective Jack Robinson to uncover priceless treasures, wartime secrets, and an ancient tomb bearing a terrible curse.

© 2019 Every Cloud Productions Pty Ltd and Screen Australia

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The Panama Papers

The Panama Papers

An explosive, global story with immediate and ongoing consequences that strikes at the heart of the biggest themes of our times; income inequality, whistleblowers, and corrupt power-brokers manipulating world governments and big business.

© 2018 Six Temple Productions Limited, All Rights Reserved

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Portrait of a Lady on Fire - Céline Sciamma Cover Art

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

France, 1760. Marianne is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young woman who has just left the convent. Because she is a reluctant bride-to-be, Marianne arrives under the guise of companionship, observing Héloïse by day and secretly painting her by firelight at night. As the two women orbit one another, intimacy and attraction grow as they share Héloïse’s first moments of freedom. Héloïse's portrait soon becomes a collaborative act of and testament to their love.

© 2019 Lilies Films / Hold-Up Films & Productions / Arte France Cinema

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A Kid From Coney Island

A Kid From Coney Island

Coney Island, New York is famous for a few things: Nathan's Hot Dogs, Spike Lee's He Got Game, and a kid from the housing projects named Stephon Marbury. A boy, who at the ripe age of 5, was told that he was going to the NBA. He had the weight of the world on his shoulders given that his three older brothers (who were elite basketball players in college) never made pro. For Stephon, there was no choice, but to redeem his family name and build a global legacy in the sport of basketball, but not without its downfalls. From Executive Producer, Kevin Durant, A Kid From Coney Island is a fascinating and honest portrayal of the turbulent, yet inspiring career of Stephon Marbury.

© 2019 Coney Island, LLC

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Uncut Gems

Uncut Gems

From acclaimed filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie comes an electrifying crime thriller about Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler), a charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score. When he makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime, Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides, in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win.

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Straight Up

Straight Up

Todd is a hyper-articulate, obsessive compulsive gay twentysomething whose fear of dying alone leads him to a baffling conclusion: he might not be gay after all. When he meets Rory, a whip-smart struggling actress with her own set of insecurities, the two forge a relationship that’s all talk and no sex. Writer-Director-Star James Sweeney delivers a razor sharp rom-com that’s equal parts Classical Hollywood and distinctly 21st century, exploring just how elastic our definitions of love and sexuality can get.

© 2019 Straight Up Productions LLC

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Abe

Abe

Twelve-year-old Abe is an aspiring chef, but his family—half-Israeli, half-Palestinian—have never eaten together without a fight. But when Abe ditches camp to spend time with street chef Chico, his mentor’s fusion cuisine inspires him to unite his family through food. Abe wants to cook a meal that will bring everyone to the table, but he’s about to learn that the kitchen can’t heal some divides.

© 2019 Spray Filmes S.A. and Gullane Entretenimento S.A.

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Vivarium

Vivarium

Tom and Gemma (Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots) are looking for the perfect home. When a strange real-estate agent takes them to Yonder, a mysterious suburban neighborhood of identical houses, Tom and Gemma can’t leave quick enough. But when they try to exit the labyrinth-like housing development, each road takes them back to where they started. Soon, they realize their search for a dream home has plunged them into a terrifying nightmare, in this taut thriller filled with white-knuckle suspense.

© 2019 Fantastic Films Limited- Frakas Productions SPRL – PingPong Film APS. All Rights Reserved.

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What We Do In the Shadows

What We Do In the Shadows

Housemates Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are three vampires who are trying to get by in modern society; from paying rent and doing housework to trying to get invited into nightclubs, they’re just like anyone else - except they’re immortal and must feast on human blood. When their 8000 year-old roommate Petyr, turns 20-something human hipster Nick, into a vampire, the guys must guide him through his newfound eternal life. In return, they are forced to learn a thing or two about modern society, fashion, technology, and the internet. But it’s the introduction of Nick’s human friend, Stu, that really changes the vampires’ lives and attitudes towards the world around them. When Stu’s life is threatened, the vampires discover that humans are worth fighting for, and that even though a heart may be cold and dead, it can still have feelings.

© 2014 Shadow Pictures Ltd

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Debt Collectors

Debt Collectors

Debt collectors French and Sue get to work doing what they do best – cracking skulls and breaking bones - as they chase down the various lowlifes who owe money to their boss, Tommy. They're summoned to Las Vegas to collect from a dirty casino owner, who happens to be a vicious ex-lover of Sue's. Meanwhile, a notorious drug kingpin is on the warpath to kill French and Sue to avenge his brother’s death. Facing danger from all angles, the pair will have no other choice but to fight their way out of an explosively dangerous situation.

© 2020 Bleiberg Entertainment, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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Dark Was the Night - Jack Heller Cover Art

Dark Was the Night

Dark Was the Night

Maiden Woods is a remote and quiet town of decent hard-working people, but something stirs in the dark woods surrounding this isolated community. After a logging company decimates an area of the forest, a rash of increasingly violent and unexplainable events transpires. Sheriff Paul Shields (Kevin Durand) and his deputy (Lukas Haas), struggle to confront their own personal demons while facing down a new breed of raw terror that is possibly older than humanity itself… And much, much hungrier.

© 2014 Maiden Woods Films, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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International Falls

International Falls

Dee is a middle-aged wife and mom stuck in a boring job and a broken marriage in International Falls, Minnesota. A comedy nerd with a secret dream of getting on stage, her only escape comes in the form of no-name touring comics performing in the hotel where she works. This weekend brings Tim, a burned-out headliner who is all too aware of his status as a low-level nobody. When Dee invites herself to Tim’s room her walls begin to crumble as she’s forced to face the realities of a life that she’s become adept at ignoring: a husband who’s been cheating for years, and a dream she’s never had the guts to pursue. Their one night stand stretches into the next day as each acknowledge that they’re using the other for momentary comfort. Tim confesses that he’s going through a divorce, has lost custody of his son and that the show that night will be his last as a comedian. The line between comedy and tragedy is blurred as Dee is forced to ask the inevitable question that all must face: Now what?

© 2019 Copyright Outskirt Media LLC

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The Queen's Corgi

The Queen's Corgi

Rex is the Queen's Top Dog - a spoilt little corgi who lives a life of luxury in Buckingham Palace. But when Rex winds up in a London Dog's Home, surrounded by tough strays, he must learn that to become a true Top Dog, you have to earn it!

© 2019 The Queen's Corgi

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God's Own Country - Francis Lee Cover Art

God's Own Country

God's Own Country

Johnny Saxby works long hours in brutal isolation on his family’s remote farm in the north of England. He numbs the daily frustration of his lonely existence with nightly binge-drinking at the local pub and casual sex. When a handsome Romanian migrant worker arrives to take up temporary work on the family farm, Johnny suddenly finds himself having to deal with emotions he has never felt before. An intense relationship forms between the two which could change Johnny’s life forever.

© 2017 Dales Productions Ltd / The British Film Institute

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Midsommar

Midsommar

Dani and Christian are a young American couple with a relationship on the brink of falling apart. But after a family tragedy keeps them together, a grieving Dani invites herself to join Christian and his friends on a trip to a once-in-a-lifetime midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village. What begins as a carefree summer holiday in a land of eternal sunlight takes a sinister turn when the insular villagers invite their guests to partake in festivities that render the pastoral paradise increasingly unnerving and viscerally disturbing. From the visionary mind of Ari Aster comes a dread-soaked cinematic fairytale where a world of darkness unfolds in broad daylight.

© 2019 A24 Films, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind: Contact Has Begun - Michael Mazzola Cover Art

Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind: Contact Has Begun

Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind: Contact Has Begun

As UFO’s suddenly grace the covers of the NY Times and Washington Post in the age of “fake news” and #conspiracy memes, how can we make sense of these revelations without losing our grip on reality? “Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind” is a feature documentary presented by Dr. Steven Greer, the global authority on extraterrestrials who created the worldwide disclosure movement and routinely briefs presidents and heads of state on the ET phenomenon. His previous works, Sirius and Unacknowledged, broke crowdfunding records and ignited a grassroots movement. In this film, Dr. Greer presents the most dangerous information that the architects of secrecy don’t want you to know: how forgotten spiritual knowledge holds the key to humans initiating contact with advanced ET civilizations. The film features groundbreaking video and photographic evidence and supporting interviews from prominent figures such as Adam Curry of Princeton’s PEAR Lab; legendary civil rights attorney Daniel Sheehan; and Dr. Russell Targ, who headed the CIA’s top secret remote viewing program. Their message: For thousands of people, contact has begun. This is their story.

© 2019 Star Contact, LLC

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Lady Bird

Lady Bird

In Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both the humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter. Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird's father (Tracy Letts) loses his job. Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home.

© 2017 InterActiveCorp Films, LLC All Rights Reserved

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Sea Fever (2019) - Neasa Hardiman Cover Art

Sea Fever (2019)

Sea Fever (2019)

Solitary marine biology student Siobhán endures a week on a ragged fishing trawler, where she’s miserably at odds with the close-knit crew. But out in the deep Atlantic, an unfathomable life form ensnares the boat. When members of the crew start succumbing to a strange infection, Siobhán must overcome her alienation and win the crew’s trust, before everyone is lost.

© 2019 Fantastic Films / Bright Pictures / Frakas Productions / Makar Productions

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Moonlight

Moonlight

2017 Oscar® Award Winner for Best Picture

A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, MOONLIGHT chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. At once a vital portrait of contemporary African American life and an intensely personal and poetic meditation on identity, family, friendship, and love, MOONLIGHT is a groundbreaking piece of cinema that reverberates with deep compassion and universal truths. Anchored by extraordinary performances from a tremendous ensemble cast, Jenkins’s staggering, singular vision is profoundly moving in its portrayal of the moments, people, and unknowable forces that shape our lives and make us who we are.

© 2016 A24 Distribution, LLC

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End of Sentence

End of Sentence

After being widowed, Frank Fogle reluctantly embarks on a journey to honor his wife's last wish of spreading her ashes in a remote lake in her native Ireland and a promise of taking his estranged son, Sean, along for the trip. Between a disconcerting Irish wake, the surfacing of an old flame, the pick up of a pretty hitchhiker and plenty of unresolved issues, the journey becomes a little more than father and son had bargained for.

© 2019 Berserk Films

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Last Moment of Clarity

Last Moment of Clarity

After his girlfriend Georgia (Samara Weaving, READY OR NOT) is murdered by European mobsters, Sam (Zach Avery, FURY) flees to Paris to hide out. Years later, he sees a woman in a Hollywood film who he's certain is Georgia. In L.A. to investigate, he encounters enigmatic Kat (Carly Chaikin, "Mr. Robot"), who impulsively decides to help him on his quest. But as Sam meets the mystery actress face to face, his life spins out of control. Also starring Golden Globe® winner Brian Cox ("Succession") and Udo Kier, this twisty Hitchcockian thriller will keep you guessing until the final frame.

© 2019 LMOC, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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Napoleon Dynamite

Napoleon Dynamite

From the rural town of Preston, Idaho, comes Napoleon Dynamite (Jon Heder). With a red 'fro, his moon boots, and illegal government ninja moves, he is a new kind of hero. His family consists of fragile brother Kip (Aaron Ruell), who's seeking his soulmate in online chat rooms; Uncle Rico (Jon Gries), who is stuck in his "glory" days of high school football; and Grandma (Sandy Martin), who enjoys going out to the dunes on her quad-runner. Napoleon spends his days drawing magical beasts, working on his computer hacking skills to impress the chicks, and begrudgingly feeding his Grandma's pet llama. When his friend Pedro (Efren Ramirez) decides to run for class president, it is Napoleon to the rescue to help him triumph over adversity.

© 2004 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and Paramount Pictures Corporation.

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Official Secrets

Official Secrets

Based on world-shaking true events, Keira Knightley stars in the untold story of British intelligence specialist Katharine Gun. One day in 2003, and the lead up to the Iraq War, Gun receives a memo with a shocking directive: collect blackmail worthy information on UN council members to force the vote for the invasion of Iraq. Unable to stand by and watch the world be rushed into an illegal war, Gun makes the gut-wrenching decision to defy her government and leak the memo to the press. So begins an explosive chain of events that will ignite an international firestorm, expose a vast political conspiracy, and put Gun and her family directly in harm’s way.

© 2018 OFFICIAL SECRETS HOLDINGS, LLC

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Mid90s

Mid90s

Written and directed by Jonah Hill, Mid90s is a funny, moving look at Stevie, a thirteen-year-old in '90s-era L.A. who meets a new group of friends at a local skate shop. They introduce him to an exciting world hidden in the parks and streets of the city — and offer a distraction from his turbulent home life. A film about the friendships that define us, Mid90s shows that sometimes we find our true family in the most unlikely of places.

© 2018 MOTORSKATEBOARDS, LLC

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Bluebird

Bluebird

From its inception, The Bluebird Cafe has been anything but ordinary. It’s where megastars like Garth Brooks, Faith Hill and Taylor Swift got their break, and where emerging singer-songwriters continue to flock for a chance to perform original material. But this unassuming venue, nestled in a suburban Nashville strip-mall, faces an uncertain future. Featuring unforgettable performances by Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks, Maren Morris, Vince Gill, Jason Isbell and many more, we'll explore the past and present of the unassuming landmark that has altered the course of music history.

© 2019 Cleopatra Entertainment, LLC

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I See You

I See You

Helen Hunt stars in the mind-twisting psychological thriller I See You. When a 12 year-old boy goes missing, lead investigator Greg Harper (Jon Tenney) struggles to balance the pressure of the investigation and troubles with his wife, Jackie (Hunt). Facing a recent affair, great strain is put on the family and slowly gnaws away at Jackie's grip on reality. But after a malicious presence manifests itself in their home and puts their son, Connor (Judah Lewis), in mortal danger, the cold, hard truth about evil in the Harper household is finally uncovered.

© ISY Holdings, LLC 2019

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Snowpiercer

Snowpiercer

A post-apocalyptic ice age forces humanity’s last survivors aboard a globe-spanning super train. One man (Chris Evans) will risk everything to lead a revolt for control of the engine and the future of the world.

© 2013 Snowpiercer Ltd. Co.

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The Fittest

The Fittest

In 2019 the fittest athletes on earth took on the unknown and unknowable during four intense days of competition at the CrossFit Games. "The Fittest " captures all the drama as chiseled athletes descend on Madison, Wisconsin, to face a series of trials. On top of the physical challenges, this year the sport grew from 40 men and women, to over 100 of each. But with this new format came cuts of the field, so for the final half of the weekend, only 10 men and 10 women move on to determine who is the fittest. The best among them enter the pantheon of CrossFit giants and earn the right to call themselves the "Fittest on Earth."

© 2019 All Butter Inc.

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Kalani: Gift from Heaven

Kalani: Gift from Heaven

For the past 3 years, filmmaker Nuno Dias has been busy capturing the life of one of the most enigmatic phenomenons of the Big wave Scene, Kalani Lattanzi. Filmed in Nazaré and Rio de Janeiro, this documentary portrays Brazilian waterman Kalani Lattanzi's route, all the way from his origins and first contact with the ocean in Brazil, to Nazaré in Portugal, where ultimately, with only with his body and a pair of fins, no vests, no boards or jets, he faces the biggest waves in the world, in the most pure form of wave riding: bodysurf.The film counts with the participation and testimonies of some of the biggest names in the big wave scene, including names like Garrett McNamara, Andrew Cotton, Ross Clarke- Jones, Maya Gabeira, Lucas Chumbo.Featuring unreleased big wave imagery of Nazaré, including historic footage of the biggest waves ever attempted by a bodysurfer. The result is enriched by a variety of different angles in what is a particularly difficult sport to capture on camera.

© 2020 Nuno Dias

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Hot Summer Nights

Hot Summer Nights

Set in Cape Cod over one scorching summer, this fun and stylized thriller follows Daniel (Timothée Chalamet), a teenager who gets in over his head dealing drugs with the neighborhood rebel while pursuing his new partner's enigmatic sister.

© 2017 Imperative Distribution, LLC. All rights reserved.

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At War With the Dinosaurs

At War With the Dinosaurs

A riveting look at the climate change solution no one is talking about: hydrogen. The universe’s most abundant element, hydrogen is the answer to sustainable clean energy that can power vehicles, homes, factories and entire cities. Yet the renewable community’s narrative continues to revolve around batteries in spite of its limitations. Director John Michael Parkan explores the potential of a hydrogen fuel cell future, from the early days of the Clinton administration to the money, power and politics that have shielded public knowledge from the promise of civilization reaching the next century and beyond by asking a simple question: Why aren’t we doing this?

© 2020 Providence Entertainment LLC

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Spawn

Spawn

An assassin, betrayed and murdered by his boss, receives the chance to return from Hell--if he helps Satan conquer the world as the Spawn. Based on the comic book by Todd McFarlane, this action thriller tells the story of the burnt, scarred, Hellspawn, who keeps performing heroic deeds despite the best efforts of his demon guide and the unattainable temptation to return to his former life.

© TM & 1997 New Line Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Giant Little Ones

Giant Little Ones

Franky Winter (Josh Wiggins) and Ballas Kohl (Darren Mann) have been best friends since childhood. They are high school royalty: handsome, stars of the swim team and popular with girls. They live a perfect teenage life – until the night of Franky's epic 17th birthday party, when Franky and Ballas are involved in an unexpected incident that changes their lives forever.

© 2018 Giant Little Ones Film Inc.

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Hereditary

Hereditary

When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited. Making his feature debut, writer-director Ari Aster unleashes a nightmare vision of a domestic breakdown that exhibits the craft and precision of a nascent auteur, transforming a familial tragedy into something ominous and deeply disquieting, and pushing the horror movie into chilling new terrain with its shattering portrait of heritage gone to hell.

© 2018 Hereditary Film Productions, LLC and A24 Distribution, LLC

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The Price of Desire

The Price of Desire

The brilliant designer and architect Eileen Gray was a leading light in the modernist movement. This compelling portrayal focuses on the love triangle between the bisexual Gray and her lovers Jean Badovici and Marisa Damia in her long-running feud with the Father of Modernism, Le Corbusier — the man who controversially 'vandalized' her beloved and iconic Villa 'E1027' in the South of France.

© 2020 EG Film Productions Limited

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Summer of 84

Summer of 84

It’s the summer of 1984, the perfect time to be 15 years old and free. But when neighborhood conspiracy theorist Davey Armstrong begins to suspect his police officer neighbor might be the serial killer all over the local news, he and his three best friends begin an investigation that soon turns dangerous.

© 2017 Gunpowder & Sky, LLC

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Odd Thomas

Odd Thomas

Odd Thomas is an ordinary guy with a paranormal secret: he sees dead people. When a stranger shows up with an entourage of ghostly predators, Odd must fight in an epic battle of good vs evil. Based on the best-selling novel by Dean Koontz, Odd Thomas is a supernatural action thrill-ride from the acclaimed director of The Mummy and G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra.

© 2012 Two out of Ten Productions. All Rights Reserved.

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