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HAIL SATAN?

by Penny Lane (Sundance)

A look at the quick rise and influence of the controversial religious group known as The Satanic Temple. (Magnolia Pictures)

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THE STRANGE ONES

by Lauren Wolkstein / Christopher Radcliff (SXSW)

Mysterious events surround two travelers as they make their way across a remote American landscape. On the surface all seems normal, but what appears to be a simple vacation soon gives way to a dark and complex web of secrets. (Vertical Entertainment)

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KRISHA

by Trey Edward Shults (Cannes / SXSW)

Krisha returns for Thanksgiving dinner after ten years away from her family, but past demons threaten to ruin the festivities. (A24)

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AFRONAUTS

by Nuotama Bodomo (Sundance / Berlin)

Ghanaian filmmaker Nuotama Bodomo’s, Afronauts, tells an alternative history of the nineteen sixties Zambian space program, the brainchild of Edward Makuka Nkoloso. A World War II veteran and school teacher, Nkoloso founded the Zambia National Academy of Science, Space Research and Philosophy and conscripted twelve astronauts into the country’s race to the moon, including Matha Mwambwa, a seventeen-year-old girl.

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IT COMES AT NIGHT

by Trey Edward Shults (Overlook)

After an apocalypse leaves the world with few survivors, two families are forced to share a home in an uneasy alliance to keep the outside evil at bay -- only to learn that the true horror may come from within. Starring Joel Edgerton, Carmen Ejogo, Christopher Abbott and Riley Keough. (A24)

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PERSON TO PERSON

by Dustin Guy Defa (Sundance)

Person To Person follows a variety of New York characters as they navigate personal relationships and unexpected problems over the course of one day. (Magnolia Pictures)

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LITTLE WOODS

by Nia DaCosta (Tribeca)

For years, Ollie (Tessa Thompson) has illicitly helped the struggling residents of her North Dakota oil boomtown access Canadian health care and medication. When the authorities catch on, she plans to abandon her crusade, only to be dragged in even deeper after a desperate plea for help from her sister. (NEON)

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SKIN

by Guy Nattiv (Fox Searchlight)

Skin is a biographical drama based on the life of former Neo-Nazi Bryon Widner. The film won the 2019 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short and stars Daniel Macdonald and Jonathan Tucker. (Fox Searchlight)

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MA

by Celia Rowlson-Hall (Venice / AFI)

In this modern-day vision of Mother Mary’s pilgrimage, a woman crosses the scorched landscape of the American Southwest. Reinvented and told entirely through movement, the film playfully deconstructs the role of this woman, who encounters a world full of bold characters that are alternately terrifying and sublime.

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THE PAIN OF OTHERS

by Penny Lane (Rotterdam)

The Pain of Others is a found footage documentary about Morgellons, a mysterious illness whose sufferers say they have parasites under the skin, long colored fibers emerging from lesions, and a host of other bizarre symptoms which could be borrowed from a horror film. The Pain of Others is at once a body-horror documentary and a radical act of empathy.

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JACQUELINE (ARGENTINE)

by Bernardo Britto (Sundance / Rotterdam)

This mockumentary follows an unnamed director and narrator (Wyatt Cenac) down to Argentina, where he's filming Jacqueline, who claims to be blowing the whistle on a plot to assassinate an Arab politician.

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STOCKHOLM, PENNSYLVANIA

by Nikole Beckwith (Sundance)

Saoirse Ronan, Cynthia Nixon, Jason Isaacs and David Warshofsky star in this moving film that centers on a young woman, kidnapped as a child, who struggles to readjust to life after being returned home.

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NUTS!

by Penny Lane (Sundance / Rotterdam)

NUTS! traces John Romulus Brinkley’s rise from poverty and obscurity to the heights of celebrity, wealth and influence. Along the way, he transplants thousands of goat testicles; amasses an enormous fortune; is (sort of) elected Governor of Kansas; builds the world’s most powerful radio station; and generally annoys the heck out of the establishment.

TRAILER / Interview with Penny Lane

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UGLY

by Anurag Kashyap (Cannes)

UGLY is an Indian Hindi-language thriller written, co-produced and directed by Anurag Kashyap. The case of a missing girl takes us through a journey of human greed and brushes upon the egos and repressed emotions of the characters.

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BELOW DREAMS

by Garrett Bradley (Tribeca / Rotterdam)

Against the backdrop of New York and New Orleans, Elliott, Leanne and Jermaine question their ability to dream amidst a crumbling economic climate.

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A TEACHER

by Hannah Fidell (Sundance)

A high school teacher in Austin, Texas has an affair with one of her students. Her life begins to unravel as the relationship comes to an end. (Oscilloscope Labs)

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TORU

by Jonathan Minard / Scott Rashap (Sundance)

An infant's life is transformed by a new technology. (A24)

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QUEDATE

by Bradley Bixler

A laborer and transporter of illegal immigrants shelters an escaped Central American refugee and her son in his apartment until the secret makes its way out. 

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SEE YOU NEXT TUESDAY

by Drew Tobia (Sidewalk / BFI London)

Featuring a tapestry of diverse characters with varying levels of sanity and awful taste in wardrobe, See You Next Tuesday is a dark comedy the whole family can enjoy cutting themselves to.

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KAIJU BUNRAKU

by Jillian Mayer / Lucas Leyva (Sundance)

Here's a day in the life of a husband and wife living in a world of giant monsters. (Borshct Corp.)

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THE LAST TRANSMISSION

by Stephen Turselli (Roswell)

Based on a true story about a young Cessna pilot and an aging air traffic controller whose lives collide one fateful night in and over Roswell, New Mexico.

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ALL THESE VOICES

by David Gersen (AFI)

When a young SS soldier encounters an avant-garde theater-troupe of survivors celebrating the end of WWII, he must come to terms with his complicity in their grief.

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