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Poland 2017 108 min.

In this graphic Polish crime thriller based on real-life events, writer Krystian Bala publishes a grisly novel that appears to contain details about an unsolved murder. Is he a psychopath, a mere celebrity hound or both? The detective with whom he's playing cat and mouse aims to find out.

And Then I Go
USA 2017 99 min.

In this taut, sensitive portrayal of teenage alienation, bullied eighth-grader Edwin is pressured by his only friend into a plot for revenge. Hope rises when an empathetic teacher recognizes his drawing skills—but as the stresses he faces continue to mount, catastrophe seems inevitable.

Beauty and the Dogs
Tunisia 2017 100 min.

When Mariam, a young Tunisian woman, is raped by police officers after leaving a party, she is put in the harrowing position of fighting for her rights against tormentors who just so happen to have the law on their side in this starkly emotional drama based on a true story.

Cold Hell
Germany 2017 92 min.

In this heart-pounding pulp thriller from Oscar-winning Austrian director Stefan Ruzowitzky, Ozge is a Turkish-Austrian taxi driver and kickboxer who comes home after a long shift to find her neighbor murdered. When the killer sees her, he sets out to eliminate her too—but he may have met his match.

Corniche Kennedy
France 2016 94 min.

Marseilles makes a fittingly edgy backdrop for this French drama of first love careening toward danger. When a shy girl starts hanging out with the cool kids down by the shore, she delights in discovering lives so different from her own. Then the harsh realities of race and class begin to intrude.

DFF 40 Matinee: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
USA 2017 115 min.

In this dark comedic drama from acclaimed Irish-British writer-director Martin McDonagh, Frances McDormand stars as the mother of a murder victim. With the case unsolved, she commissions three billboards that send a message to the revered local police chief (Woody Harrelson). And so a furious battle

Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?
USA 2017 90 min.

In this brave documentary, filmmaker Travis Wilkerson returns to his Alabama home to turn the camera on his own family's darkest secrets. Decades ago, his great-grandfather killed an African-American man but was never charged, due not least to a culture of racism that persists today.

USA 2017 81 min.

Troubled drifter Alex returns home to find that his childhood abuser, the cause of his pain, is still alive. Armed with this knowledge, Alex plots revenge while navigating the landscape of small-town America—fraught with danger and desperation—in Travis Mathews's examination of masculine fragility.

Do No Harm
New Zealand 2017 15 min.

Save the patient. Nothing else.

Final Four
USA 2016 20 min.

An assassin with a near-perfect NCAA basketball-playoffs bracket deals with the burdens of her job and the distractions of being a sports fanatic.

Fry Day
USA 2016 16 min.

An adolescent girl comes of age against the backdrop of Ted Bundy's execution in 1989.

Taiwan 2016 111 min.

In this hybrid buddy comedy–gangster flick from Taiwan, Na Dow is hired by mob boss Ah Bao as a drug mule. On one fateful trip by taxi with Old Xu—a cabbie who won't stop talking about the meaning of life—the job takes a turn for the worse, and the mismatched duo must rely on each other to survive.

Have a Nice Day
China 2017 77 min.

Sardonic, unhurried and quietly absurdist, this animated neo-noir set in southern China doubles as a critique of contemporary consumer culture. Director Liu Jian creates a darkly beautiful backdrop for a mob caper that evokes Blade Runner, The Godfather and the works of Tarantino by turns.

I'm a Killer
Poland 2016 117 min.

Based on real-life events in 1970s Poland, this absorbing psychological drama follows Janusz, a politically vulnerable detective who fears he has arrested the wrong man for the deadly crimes of the "Vampire of Zaglebie.” As the career pressures build, will he have the courage to do the right thing?

In the Fade
Germany 2017 106 min.

After her husband and child are killed in a bomb attack, Katja's mourning process is made all the harder by the trial of the two neo-Nazi suspects: though she teeters on the edge of sanity, she wants justice. Diane Kruger won Best Actress at Cannes this year for her role in this raw, gripping drama.

The Incident
Lebanon 2017 22 min.

At a bus stop near Beirut, a veiled Muslim woman and a migrant Syrian worker get in a scuffle and are arrested. They must argue their innocence in the face of the only witnesses: a bus full of women on their way to the mosque, each with her own version of the truth.

Intent to Destroy
USA 2017 117 min.

The Armenian genocide took place more than a century ago, but the Turkish government still denies it. Oscar-nominated documentarian Joe Berlinger movingly sheds light on the atrocity, interviewing historians and filmmakers who have been censored for examining this tragic chapter of history.

JonBenet's Tricycle
USA 2017 88 min.

Denverite Andrew Novick, an obsessive collector, reveals some of his strangest acquisitions—including JonBenet Ramsey's tricycle—in this quirky documentary, which investigates the human urge to possess what we value and the impact that pop culture and the media have on our experience of tragedy.

The Last Animals
USA 2017 92 min.

This haunting documentary from war photographer–turned–director Kate Brooks follows the conservationists, scientists and activists on the front lines of the battle against poachers and traffickers to save elephants and rhinos from the edge of extinction.

Let the Corpses Tan
France 2017 90 min.

In this stylishly lurid neo-Western set on the sun-drenched Mediterranean by cult directors Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani (The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears), a trunkload of stolen gold serves as the catalyst for a showdown between thieves, cops and anyone caught in the crossfire.

Los Olvidados
Mexico 1950 85 min.

This 1950 classic from famed Spanish Surrealist Luis Buñuel—screening as part of a three-film retrospective of great Mexican cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa—tells the story of a gang of slum kids who become delinquents as a defense against poverty and the cruelty of life on the city streets.

Lullaby Killer
Poland 2017 96 min.

Based on real-life events in the 1950s, this Polish murder mystery plays out as a game of cat and mouse between a serial killer and a young cop, whose investigation leads him into a world of political corruption—where he comes to discover that he’s more like his target than he cares to admit.

DFF 40 Big Night Presentation: Molly's Game
USA 2017 140 min.

Written and directed with pizzazz by the inimitable Aaron Sorkin, this drama is based on the true story of Molly Bloom, a Colorado-bred Olympic-class skier who ran a high-stakes poker game for the rich and famous until the FBI caught up with her. To join the Wish of a Lifetime after party pur

Rumble Fish
USA 1983 94 min.

Francis Ford Coppola's self-styled 1983 "art film for teenagers" is an intimate tale of estrangement and reconciliation between two rebellious brothers set in a dreamlike, timeless Tulsa, Oklahoma, and distinguished by haunting black-and-white visuals. Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke and Diane Lane star.

Sollers Point
USA 2017 101 min.

This gritty drama follows small-time drug dealer Keith from the confines of house arrest back onto the tense streets of Baltimore. Although he wants to make a new start, the allure of criminal life in his depressed neighborhood may be impossible to withstand.

The Suitcase
USA 2017 21 min.

The ordinary life of a Boston-bred baggage handler is turned upside down when he steals a suitcase that contains terrorist plans.

Ten Days in the Valley
USA 2017 43 min.

Kyra Sedgwick stars in ABC’s new thriller as Jane Sadler, the overworked producer of a controversial TV show and a single mother in the middle of a contentious separation. Her world is turned upside down when her daughter goes missing in the middle of the night.

Reel Social Club Presents: Thoroughbreds
USA 2017 90 min.

Olivia Cooke and Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) co-star as troubled teens who hire the late Anton Yelchin to take care of their problems in this blackly comic thriller from first-time feature filmmaker Cory Finley, which Indiewire calls "American Psycho meets Heathers."

True Conviction
USA 2017 84 min.

Jamie Meltzer's now-inspiring, now-devastating documentary follows three wrongfully convicted exonerees as they form a detective agency that investigates the cases of fellow prisoners—all while grappling with their own experiences of injustice and trying to rebuild their personal lives.

Vigilante: The Incredible True Story of Curtis Sliwa and The Guardian Angels
USA 2016 88 min.

In this forceful tribute to community self-defense, Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa vividly narrates his remarkable escapades as a vigilante in the crime-ridden New York City of the '70s and '80s, touching on everything from the crack epidemic to his own attempted assassination.

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