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USA 2018 12 min.

“Full moon, all the crazies are out.” Four seedy stories transpire over the course of one late-night order at a 24-hour deli.

The Angel
Argentina 2018 119 min.

As unabashedly stylish as its subject purportedly was, this dramatization of the life and crimes of Argentinian robber and serial killer Carlos Robledo Puch (who remains in prison today) examines the perverse sway beauty can hold over our sense of morality. Pedro Almodóvar co-produced.

Birds of Passage
Colombia 2018 125 min.

This epic follow-up to Embrace of the Serpent (DFF38) depicts the origins of the Colombian drug trade. When an indigenous family begins selling marijuana to Americans in the 1970s, greed and passion collide and a fratricidal war breaks out, risking ancestral ways of life, and actual lives.

Blind Mice
USA 2018 9 min.

A con fresh out of prison gets back in the game.

Budapest Noir
Hungary 2017 95 min.

The title says it all in this crime story from Hungary set in 1936, replete with dead ingenues, dead politicans, nefarious politicians, and a cynical reporter forced to navigate the seedy underbelly of the city to find out who’s standing between him and the truth—and why.

Lebanon 2018 123 min.

After struggling to survive on the streets of Beirut, 12-year-old Zain sues his parents for giving birth to him in this blistering drama from Nadine Labaki (Caramel, DFF30), which explores poverty, abuse, and abandonment through the eyes of a distinctly un-childlike child.

Daydreams of Dennis Baker
USA 2018 8 min.

A sheriff recounts a case that tests his constitution.

Italy 2018 102 min.

In this dark crime drama from Matteo Garrone (Gomorrah, DFF31), gentle pet groomer and petty criminal Marcello has the wide, wet eyes of a spaniel, and like a dog, he’s eager for everyone to love him—from his teenage daughter to the local thug Simone. But how far will he go to keep the peace?

Australia 2017 23 min.

People start dying after the arrival of a mysterious stranger in a small Australian town.

False Confessions
Denmark 2018 91 min.

Would you plead guilty to a crime you didn’t commit? Innocent people do it all the time—but one defense attorney is determined to fight unjust interrogation methods that elicit anything but the truth. This gutsy documentary follows her to examine the all-too-real consequences of false confessions.

Friday's Child
USA 2018 93 min.

Tye Sheridan delivers a strong performance as an 18-year-old orphan who emerges from a group home ill-prepared for the world. Living in a dump and working nights in a construction yard, he stumbles on plenty of trouble—and a little love—in this gritty drama from writer/director A.J. Edwards.

Hungary 2018 120 min.

Inhumanity on the one hand, redemption on the other: That’s what’s at stake in this visually stunning Hungarian drama about the young Roma victim of a hate crime as well as the lawyer and the girlfriend of one of the suspects—both of whom have their own tragedies to contend with.

Russia 2018 90 min.

Due to a rare illness, abandoned child Denis is immune to physical pain—even the torments his fellow orphans inflict—until, that is, his mother turns up to “save” him from his plight. It’s out of the frying pan, into the fire in this tense drama from rising Russian talent Ivan Tverdovsky.

Little Woods
USA 2018 105 min.

For years, Ollie has helped the residents of Little Woods, North Dakota, gain illegal access to Canadian medication. When she’s caught and put on probation, she decides to go straight—only to face the ways in which her own family needs her illicit support in this haunting, hard-knocks drama.

Number 37
South Africa 2018 110 min.

Randall has got it rough in this South African thriller inspired by Rear Window: The recently crippled small-time criminal is confined to a wheelchair in his Cape Town apartment, and the violent loan shark he owes knows it. A pair of binoculars may prove to be his salvation—or his undoing.

Iran 2018 107 min.

Who’s Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? becomes Who’s Killing the Great Directors of Iran? in this outré comedy about a filmmaker beset, in his view, by treachery: His leading lady has strayed, his family’s patience with him has worn thin, and—worst of all—he hasn’t been murdered.

Relative Duplicity
USA 2018 4 min.

A fast-flying tale of greed, gold, and family that takes place in the small mountain town of Cripple Creek, Colorado.

The Rescue List
Ghana 2018 81 min.

This engrossing exposé of child slavery hinges on a team of social workers in Ghana, whose efforts to rescue and rehabilitate young boys caught (sometimes literally) in the net of the Lake Volta fishing industry unfold as a disquisition on bravery, resilience, and the meaning of family.

Japan 2018 121 min.

There’s honor among thieves. But there isn’t always justice. Renowned Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s piercing, fiercely tender portrayal of a poor but loving family of petty criminals scraping by on borrowed time won the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

The Whiskey Bandit
Hungary 2017 126 min.

Take a wild ride with the antihero of this thriller, based on a true story, about Attila Ambrus—a pro hockey player in Budapest who lived a double life as “the Robin Hood of the Eastern Bloc,” holding up some 29 banks in six years and garnering the adoration of the Hungarian public in the process.

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