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THE POSSESSION OF HANNAH GRACE

Directed By: Diederik Van Rooijen
Studio: Screen Gems

Official Synopsis: A shocking exorcism spirals out of control, claiming the life of a young woman. Months later, Megan Reed (Shay Mitchell) is working the graveyard shift in the morgue when she takes delivery of a disfigured cadaver. Locked alone inside the basement corridors, Megan begins to experience horrifying visions and starts to suspect that the body may be possessed by a ruthless demonic force.

Starring: Shay Mitchell, Kirby Johnson, Stana Katic, Grey Damon and Nick Thune

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MOWGLI: LEGEND OF THE JUNGLE

Directed By: Andy Serkis
Studio: Netflix

Official Synopsis: Acclaimed actor and director Andy Serkis reinvents Rudyard Kipling’s beloved masterpiece, in which a boy torn between two worlds accepts his destiny and becomes a legend. Mowgli (Rohan Chand) has never truly belonged in either the wilds of the jungle or the civilized world of man. Now he must navigate the inherent dangers of each on a journey to discover where he truly belongs.

Starring: Rohan Chand, Matthew Rhys, Freida Pinto, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Naomie Harris, and Andy Serkis

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ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE

Directed By: John McPhail
Studio: Orion Pictures

Official Synopsis: A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven — at Christmas — forcing Anna and her friends to fight, slash and sing their way to survival, facing the undead in a desperate race to reach their loved ones. But they soon discover that no one is safe in this new world, and with civilization falling apart around them, the only people they can truly rely on are each other…

Starring: Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming, Ben Wiggins, Sarah Swire, Christopher Leveaux, and Marli Siu

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HEAD FULL OF HONEY

Directed By: Til Schweiger
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures

Official Synopsis: Academy-Award (R) nominee Nick Nolte stars in the poignant drama HEAD FULL OF HONEY, Til Schweiger’s English language remake of his hit German film. Matilda (Lane Nolte) tries to help her grandfather, Amadeus (Nolte), who is suffering from Alzheimer’s, navigate his increasing forgetfulness, and ends up going on a remarkable adventure with him.

Starring: Nick Nolte, Matt Dillon, Emily Mortimer, Sophie Lane Nolte, Eric Roberts, and Claire Forlani

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SICILIAN GHOST STORY

Directed By: Fabio Grassadonia & Antonio Piazza
Studio: Strand Releasing

Official Synopsis: In a little Sicilian village at the edge of a forest, Giuseppe, a boy of 13, vanishes. Luna, his classmate who loves him, refuses to accept his mysterious disappearance. She rebels against the code of silence and collusion that surrounds her, and to find him she descends into the dark world which has swallowed him up and which has a lake as its mysterious entrance. Only their indestructible love will be able to bring her back along.

Starring: Julia Jedlikowska, Gaetano Fernandez, Corinne Musallari, Andrea Falzone, Federico Finocchiaro, and Lorenzo Curcio

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BLOOD BROTHER

Directed By: John Pogue
Studio: Codeblack Entertainment

Official Synopsis: Blood Brother takes place on the mean streets of a city in decay, where a recently released convict begins to take murderous revenge against his childhood friends, whom he believes let him take the fall for a crime they collectively committed. As the bodies start piling up, one of the friends, now a cop, will stop at nothing to put an end to the murderous rampage and to right the many wrongs of their tragically violent past.

Starring: Trey Songz, Jack Kesy, China Anne McClain, Lindsay Musil, Chelle Ramos, and Hassan Johnson

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DEAD IN A WEEK (OR YOUR MONEY BACK)

Directed By: Tom Edmunds
Studio: levelFILM

Official Synopsis: After seven unsuccessful suicide attempts, William (Aneurin Barnard) outsources the task to Leslie (Tom Wilkinson), an aging hitman on the brink of retirement. But with the contract signed and death assured within a week (or his money back) William finally discovers a reason to live. However, as far as Leslie is concerned, the contract is binding…

Starring: Tom Wilkinson, Aneurin Barnard, Freya Mavor, Marion Bailey, and Christopher Eccleston

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ELLIOT THE LITTLEST REINDEER

Directed By: Jennifer Westcott
Studio: Screen Media

Official Synopsis: When one of Santa’s reindeer suddenly announces his retirement, he needs to find a replacement and fast! Against all odds, Elliot and his best friend Hazel set out to prove that he is the horse for the job. As Elliot and Hazel take on the North Pole reindeer try-outs, Hazel learns that Christmas as we know it may be headed for disaster. Meanwhile, back at the farm a potential new owner has plans that threaten the lives of their friends. Elliot is faced with the biggest decision of his life: save his friends, or follow his dreams and save Christmas. Maybe he doesn’t have to choose; after all, big dreamers dream big!

Starring: Josh Hutcherson, Samantha Bee, Martin Short, Morena Baccarin, Jeff Dunham, and John Cleese

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DEFAULT

Directed By: Choi Kook-hee
Studio: CJ Entertainment America

Official Synopsis: A week away from South Korea’s sovereign default, people prepare countermeasures against the crisis. Shi-hyeon (KIM Hye-soo), a senior financial analyst at Bank of Korea, forecasts Korea’s financial crisis and tries to prevent this financial disaster from happening. Meanwhile, Jung-hak (YOO Ah-in), a financial investor, takes advantage of the crisis and bets against the country and a middle-class factory owner Gab-soo (HEO Joon-ho) struggles to protect his business and family

Starring: Kim Hye-soo, Yoo Ah-in, Heo Joon-ho, Jo Woo-jin, and Vincent Cassel

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DRIVERX

Directed By: Henry Barrial
Studio: Sundance Selects

Official Synopsis: Unemployed husband and father Leonard (Better Call Saul’s Patrick Fabian) is an unapologetically old school guy living in a tech-addled world. In order to make ends meet, he plunges headfirst into the brave new world of the gig economy as a driver for DriverX, a popular rideshare service. Roaming the streets of Los Angeles by dark, Leonard finds himself drawn into a sex, alcohol, and Tinder-fueled night world where the next person to get in your car could be anyone: your new best friend, your worst nightmare, or even your next lover. Cuttingly funny and perceptive, DriverX is a timely, all-too-real look at finding your footing in the age of digital disruption.

Starring: Patrick Fabian, Tanya Clarke, Desmin Borges, Travis Schuldt, Melissa Fumero, and Oscar Nunez

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PENDULAR

Directed By: Julia Murat
Studio: Big World Pictures

Official Synopsis: A young couple settles down in a large abandoned industrial warehouse. An orange strip, glued to the floor, partitions the area in two equal portions: to the right, his sculpture atelier; to the left, her dance studio. Pendular takes place in this setting, where art, performances and intimacy mingle together; and where the characters slowly lose their capacity of distinguishing between their artistic projects, their past and their romantic relationship.

Starring: Raquel Karro, Rodrigo Bolzan, Valeria Barretta, Renato Linhares, and Neto Machado

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TIGER

Directed By: Alister Grierson
Studio: R3M Productions

Official Synopsis: Tiger is inspired by the true story of Pardeep Nagra, a practicing Sikh man who was banned from the sport of boxing due to his religious beliefs. Tiger follows Pardeep’s journey as he, with the support of his coach and mentor (Mickey Rourke), does what any strong American would do, fight back! The backlash is a result of racial profiling, stereotypical threats, and the daily pressure to change, even from his loved ones who are caught in the midst of the cross fire. Consequently, his legacy will be forever tied to his two biggest battles; one in the courtroom, the other in the ring.

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Janel Parrish, Prem Singh, Michael Pugliese, Jacob Grodnik, and Marshall Manesh

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NEVER LOOK AWAY

Directed By: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics

Official Synopsis: A sweeping romantic historical drama, NEVER LOOK AWAY follows thirty years in the life of a great artist – loosely based on Gerhard Richter, one of the 20th century’s most admired visual artists – played by Tom Schilling (Woman in Gold, Generation War). The film goes from a childhood witnessing Nazi Germany, to post-war East Berlin, where he falls in love with a young woman (Paula Beer, Frantz, The Dark Valley, Transit) whose father is an ex-Nazi murderer in hiding (Sebastian Koch, The Lives of Others, Homeland, Blackbook), to escaping to the West at the time of the Berlin Wall, and ultimately being part of the exciting new movement in contemporary art.

Starring: Tom Schilling, Sebastian Koch, Paula Beer, Saskia Rosendahl, Oliver Masucci, and Ina Weisse

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MIRAI

Directed By: Mamoru Hosoda
Studio: GKIDS

Official Synopsis: A young boy encounters a magical garden which enables him to travel through time and meet his relatives from different eras, with guidance by his younger sister from the future.

Starring: Moka Kamishiraishi, Haru Kuroki, Gen Hoshino, Kumiko Aso, Mitsuo Yoshihara, Yoshiko Miyazaki, Koji Yakusho and Masaharu Fukuyama

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BATHTUBS OVER BROADWAY

Directed By: Dava Whisenant
Studio: Focus Features

Official Synopsis: When he started as a comedy writer for the LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, Steve Young had few interests outside of his day job. But while gathering material for a segment on the show, Steve stumbled onto a few vintage record albums that would change his life forever. Bizarre cast recordings — marked “internal use only” — revealed full-throated Broadway-style musical shows about some of the most recognizable corporations in America: General Electric, McDonald’s, Ford, DuPont, Xerox. Steve didn’t know much about musical theater, but these recordings delighted him in a way that nothing ever had. While tracking down rare albums, unseen footage, composers and performers, Steve forms unlikely friendships and discovers that this discarded musical genre starring tractors and bathtubs was bigger than Broadway.

Starring: Ziad Abaza, Janine Birkett, Julian Lewis Jones, Karine Myriam Lapouble, and Nathan Dean Williams

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MEOW WOLF: ORIGIN STORY

Directed By: Morgan Capps & Jilann Spitzmiller
Studio: Meow Wolf Entertainment

Official Synopsis: In one of the highest adrenaline, most unlikely success stories you’ll ever see, Meow Wolf: Origin Story takes us through the meteoric rise of a penniless, anarchic art collective as it attracts the support of George R.R. Martin (Game of Thrones) and morphs into a multi-million dollar corporation in just a few short years. With the opening of its instantly successful exhibition, House of Eternal Return, the group sets its sights on new exhibits around the world. How does a team of ragtag millennial artists become one of the most compelling new startups of this generation, and what will they do next? Origin Story follows the seven eclectic founding members and hundreds of volunteers as they struggle with fracture, loss, success, and failure over a decade – while constantly redefining themselves and what art can really be. The film is an artistic explosion in and of itself, throwing down a kaleidoscope of color, sound, and music that brings this crazy, highly inspiring ride to life.

Starring: Vince Kadlubek, Benji Geary, Emily Montoya, George R.R. Martin, Sean Di Ianni, and Corvas K. Brinkerhoff II

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PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF DESIRE

Directed By: Hao Wu
Studio: Tripod Media

Official Synopsis: In a real-life Black Mirror story, two live streamers seek fame, fortune and human connection in China’s digital idol-making universe, ultimately finding the same promises and perils online as in their real lives.

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GHOSTBOX COWBOY

Directed By: John Maringouin
Studio: Dark Star Pictures

Official Synopsis: John Maringouin’s brilliant, darkly comedic morality tale examines a wildly ambitious Westerner who tries to get in on China’s tech boom and finds that he may not be up to the task. Texan Jimmy Van Horn is a cowboy huckster who arrives in the booming city of Shenzhen with a couple of bitcoins and huge ambitions of parlaying them into economic success. Lucky for Jimmy, he’s got a friend holding open the back door to this “accidental Shangri-La” – Bob Grainger – who’s gotten new teeth, a blonde wig and looks twenty years younger. He promises to do the same for Jimmy in 6 weeks. Maringouin develops a startling visual language in this excitingly fresh, complex perspective on China’s economic growth – and the gold rush mentality it inspires.

Starring: David Zellner, Robert Longstreet, J.R. Cazet, Vincent Xie, and Carrie Gege Zhang

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THE MAN WHO MENDS WOMEN

Directed By: Thierry Michel
Studio: ArtMattan Films

Official Synopsis: The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Mukwege is internationally known as the gynecologist who ”repairs” thousands of women raped during the 20-year conflict in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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DARK WAS THE NIGHT

Directed By: Joshua Leonard
Studio: SP Releasing

Official Synopsis: There’s an unwritten rule in families, that no two people can go crazy at the same time. So, when Margaret, who’s always been in control of her life, falls apart after the unexpected loss of her husband, her teenage son, Marcus, is forced to stomach his own grief and become the man of the house. After hitting bottom, Margaret scrambles to find the strength to be a mother again, following Marcus into the deep woods where he has gone to seek solace. Out of their comfort zone, in the middle of nowhere, mother and son begin to find a way forward.

Starring: Charlie Plummer, Emily Robinson, Marisa Tomei, Mireille Enos, and Timothy Olyphant

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NO SHADE

Directed By: Clare Anyiam-Osigwe
Studio: ArtMattan Films

Official Synopsis: Adele Oni stars as Jade, a successful freelance photographer who is hopelessly in love with her best friend of 10 years, bar manager Danny (played by Kadeem Pearse). She discovers through several challenging encounters both personally and professionally that the one thing keeping them from happy ever after is her inherent beauty – her complexion and skin tone. Her shade.

Starring: Adele Oni, Kadeem Pearse, Clare Anyiam-Osigwe, Algie Salmon-Fattahian, Jade Asha, and Zephryn Taitte

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UNSTOPPABLE

Directed By: Min-ho Kim
Studio: Showbox

Official Synopsis: Dong-Chul (Don Lee) and Ji-Soo (Song Ji-Hyo) are a happily married couple. One day, Dong-Chul comes home to find his house in disarray and his wife is missing.

Starring: Ji-hyo Song, Don Lee, Ma Dong-seok, Song Ji-hyo, Kim Min-jae, and Kim Sung-oh

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SONG OF BACK AND NECK

Directed By: Paul Lieberstein
Studio: The Orchard

Official Synopsis: Sad-sack paralegal Fred works at his father’s law firm and suffers from crippling back pain. He seeks relief from a Chinese acupuncturist, who is able to literally make his back and neck “sing” as his body strangely releases sound along with the tension.

Starring: Paul Lieberstein, Rosemarie DeWitt, Clark Duke, Paul Feig, and Robert Pine

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ULAM: MAIN DISH

Directed By: Alexandra Cuerdo
Studio: Gunpowder & Sky

Official Synopsis: In this delicious new documentary, Filipino-American filmmaker Alexandra Cuerdo follows the rise of Filipino food via the award-winning chefs crossing over to the center of the American table. ULAM: Main Dish stages this new culinary movement as not only a remarkable achievement for American restaurateurs, but also as a validation of Filipino culture. The film confronts issues inherent in representing both Filipino and American identity, and challenges from both the Filipino community and the world at large. Ultimately, ULAM is a celebration – and confirmation – that Filipino food, and Filipinos, are here to stay.

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