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HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD

Directed By: Dean DeBlois
Studio: Universal Pictures

Official Synopsis: Now chief and ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, Hiccup has created a gloriously chaotic dragon utopia. When the sudden appearance of female Light Fury coincides with the darkest threat their village has ever faced, Hiccup and Toothless must leave the only home they’ve known and journey to a hidden world thought only to exist in myth. As their true destines are revealed, dragon and rider will fight together-to the very ends of the Earth-to protect everything they’ve grown to treasure.

Starring: Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Cate Blanchett, Craig Ferguson, and F. Murray Abraham

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THE CHANGEOVER

Directed By: Stuart McKenzie & Miranda Harcourt
Studio: Vertical Entertainment

Official Synopsis: Sixteen year-old Laura Chant (Erana James) lives with her mother and four-year-old brother Jacko (Benji Purchase) in a poor new suburb on the edge of a partially demolished Christchurch, New Zealand. Laura is drawn into a supernatural battle with an ancient spirit who attacks Jacko and slowly drains the life out of him as the spirit becomes ever younger. Laura discovers her true identity and the supernatural ability within her, and must harness it to save her brother’s life.

Starring: Timothy Spall, Melanie Lynskey, Lucy Lawless, Nicholas Galitzine, Erana James, and Kate Harcourt

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THE IRON ORCHARD

Directed By: Ty Roberts
Studio: Santa Rita Films

Official Synopsis: THE IRON ORCHARD is the story of Jim McNeely (Lane Garrison), a young man thrust into the vibrant and brutal West Texas oilfields in 1939. In a state gushing with oil and filled with ambition, McNeely settles into a small-town community that is slowly overcoming the trauma of the Great Depression. The formidable path before him is riddled with obstacles — overbearing bosses who try to keep him down, powerful oilmen who are reluctant to invest in a fresh face, and women who see salvation in his charms — but he finds a glimmer of hope with his first loves: new wife Lee Montgomery (Ali Cobrin) and drilling for oil. With everything falling into place to ascend to the top of the oil chain, McNeely stumbles upwards through his success and in turn jeopardizes his desperate longing to conquer this brave new world of influence and wealth. What will define his legacy in building the rich oil tradition of West Texas?

Starring: Lane Garrison, Ali Cobrin, Austin Nichols, Lew Temple, Allan Mcleod, and Temple Baker

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RUN THE RACE

Directed By: Chris Dowling
Studio: Roadside Attractions

Official Synopsis: In RUN THE RACE, two desperate brothers sacrifice today for a better tomorrow. Reeling from his mother’s death and his father’s abandonment, Zach, an All-State athlete, finds glory on the football field, working to earn a college scholarship and the brothers’ ticket out of town. When a devastating injury puts Zach-and his dreams-on the sidelines, David laces up his track cleats to salvage their future and point Zach toward hope.

Starring: Tanner Stine, Kristoffer Polaha, Evan Hofer, Kelsey Reinhardt, Mario Van Peebles, and Mykelti Williamson

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WRESTLE

Directed By: Suzannah Herbert & Lauren Belfer
Studio: Oscilloscope Laboratories

Official Synopsis: HOOP DREAMS goes to the mat in this intimate, coming-of-age documentary about four members of a high-school wrestling team at Huntsville’s J.O. Johnson High School, a longstanding entry on Alabama’s list of failing schools. Coached by teacher Chris Scribner, teammates Jailen, Jamario, Teague, and Jaquan each face challenges far beyond a shot at the State Championship: splintered family lives, drug use, teenage pregnancy, mental health struggles, and run-ins with the law threaten to derail their success on the mat and lock any doors that could otherwise open. Tough-love coach Scribner isn’t off the hook, either; he must come to terms with his own past conflicts while unwittingly wading into the complexities of race, class and privilege in the South. Director Suzannah Herbert and Co-Director Lauren Belfer captured over 650 hours of footage during the course of the team’s final season to create this closely observed, deeply affecting depiction of growing up disadvantaged in America today.

Starring: Jailen Young, Jaquan Rhodes, Teague Berres, Jamario Rowe, and Chris Scribner

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2050

Directed By: Princeton Holt
Studio: Hewes Pictures

Official Synopsis: A married video game developer discovers a warehouse that customizes androids for human companionship.

Starring: Dean Cain, David Vaughn, Irina Abraham, Devin Fuller, Stefanie Bloom, and Stormi Maya

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CHESLEY BONESTELL: A BRUSH WITH THE FUTURE

Directed By: Douglass M. Stewart Jr.
Studio: DMS Production Services

Official Synopsis: Long before satellites would journey to planets and deep-space telescopes would photograph distant galaxies, there was an artist whose dazzling visions of planets and stars would capture the imagination of all who beheld them. Before that, he was an architect working on projects like the Chrysler Building and the Golden Gate Bridge. He would later become a matte painter in Hollywood working on films like “Citizen Kane” and “Destination Moon”. Who was this remarkable man? His name was Chesley Bonestell.

Starring: Chesley Bonestell

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1ST SUMMONING

Directed By: Raymond Wood
Studio: Gravitas Ventures

Official Synopsis: In 2016, four filmmakers head to Harrison, Arkansas to document the history of the mysterious, abandoned Millbrook Factory. The warehouse was the rumored site of Satanic rituals that led a man to sacrifice his three children in exchange for the healing of his wife. When the filmmakers attempt to reenact the ritual, they find themselves face to face with unexpected evils.

Starring: Hayley Lovitt, Jason MacDonald, Teddy Cole, Brook Todd, and Ace Harney

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ALONE/TOGETHER

Directed By: Antoinette Jadaone
Studio: Black Sheep

Official Synopsis: College sweethearts Christine (Liza Soberano) and Raf (Enrique Gil) meet again for the first time, eight years after their breakup. Christine, who once was an over-achieving art student, has become a failure while Raf, a guy nobody thought would be a great man, is now an esteemed doctor to the barrios. As both now live a life different from each other, their reunion takes them back to their youth and the dreams they shared back in the day. From then on, familiar feelings start to resurface and they find themselves falling in love with each other again. Will they both be willing to risk what they currently have just to feel the bliss of being young again?

Starring: Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil

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MY STRETCH OF TEXAS GROUND

Directed By: Erich Kemp
Studio: Indie Rights

Official Synopsis: Terrorists descend on the charming little town of Arlettsville, Texas, bent on assassinating a visiting Texas Senator, but the town’s very capable sheriff, Joe Haladin, proves to be a greater adversary than expected.

Starring: Jeff Weber, Junes Zahdi, Mike Gassaway, Hailley Lauren, Caleb Duane, and Deja Soufka

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WRONGED

Directed By: Nicholas Holland
Studio: Indican Pictures

Official Synopsis: After suffering through the death of their child by a madman, David and Andrea’s lives are in a downward spiral. When their marriage counselor suggests a weekend getaway, neither has any idea of the nightmare awaiting. Upon their arrival they are stalked and savagely attacked by a group of murderous mercenaries in the woods. Trying to flee, they find themselves surrounded by unforgiving nature as their weekend getaway turns into a fight for survival that will leave no one unbloodied.

Starring: Grover McCants, Wayne E. Brown, and Dan Davies

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PROSECUTING EVIL: THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD OF BEN FERENCZ

Directed By: Barry Avrich
Studio: Vertical Entertainment

Official Synopsis: Barry Avrich’s gripping new documentary tells the fascinating story of Ben Ferencz — the last surviving Nuremberg prosecutor and lifelong advocate of “law not war.” After witnessing Nazi concentration camps shortly after liberation, Ferencz became lead prosecutor in the Einsatzgruppen case at Nuremberg, which has been called the biggest murder trial in history. He was27 years old and it was his first trial. All 22 Nazi officials tried for murdering over a million peoplewere convicted. Ferencz went on to advocate for restitution for Jewish victims of the Holocaust and later for the establishment of the International Criminal Court. His fight for justice for victims of atrocity crimes continues today.

Starring: Rosalie Abella, Fatou Bensouda, Wesley Clark, Alan M. Dershowitz, Benjamin Ferencz, Don Ferencz, and David Scheffer

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