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1.
Transeunte (2010)
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(100 mins.)
Director: Eryk Rocha
 
2.
Walk Away Renee (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary on Jonathan Caouette's cross-country road trip with his mentally ill mother. (90 mins.)
 
4.
Patience (After Sebald) (2012 Documentary)
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Using the late WG Sebald's book "The Rings of Saturn" as its template, this documentary traces the immensely respected author's account of a walk through Suffolk; a tour which prompted tangential musings. (86 mins.)
Director: Grant Gee
 
5.
Nuit #1 (2011)
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It starts as a one night stand that evolves in a long discussion with infinite subjects between a québécoise and an immigrant. (91 mins.)
Director: Anne Émond
 
6.
Kids Stories (2011)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Siegfried
 
7.
Keyhole (2011)
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Gangster and deadbeat dad, Ulysses Pick, embarks on an unusual journey through his home. (94 mins.)
Director: Guy Maddin
 
8.
Back to Stay (2011)
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Portrait of everyday life of Marina, Sofia and Violeta, three sisters living in Buenos Aires his grandmother's house, the woman who raised her, after she has died. (99 mins.)
 
9.
Machete Language (2011)
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Ray and Ramona are a young couple. They hate injustice of the social context they are part of. Each from their own niche - Ramona as a musician... (78 mins.)
Director: Kyzza Terrazas
 
10.
Gandu (2010)
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Gandu is an angry young man who raps about his hatred of life, and of his mother. He and his rickshaw-puller friend enter the world of smack... (85 mins.)
Director: Kaushik Mukherjee, Q
 
11.
Nana (2011)
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Nana is 4 years old and lives in a stone house beyond the forest. Back from school, a late afternoon, all she finds is silence in the house. A journey into the darkness of her childhood. The world from her height. (68 mins.)
 
12.
On the Edge (2011)
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In Tangier, Badia and Imane, two young Moroccan girls of around twenty, walk in line amongst an army... (110 mins.)
Director: Leila Kilani
 
13.
Innocent Saturday (2011)
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A group of friends and bandmates look to escape from the Chernobyl disaster. (99 mins.)
 
14.
You Hurt My Feelings (2011)
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A melancholy man becomes a nanny to prove to his ex-girlfriend that he's ready to have children. (85 mins.)
Director: Steve Collins
 
15.
50/50 (2011)
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Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease. (100 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Levine
 
16.
Bellflower (2011)
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Two friends spend all their free time building flame-throwers and weapons of mass destruction in hopes that a global apocalypse will occur and clear the runway for their imaginary gang "Mother Medusa". (106 mins.)
Director: Evan Glodell
 
17.
Dark Horse (2011)
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Romance blooms between two thirty-somethings in arrested development: an avid toy collector who is the dark horse of his family and a depressed woman on the rebound. (86 mins.)
Director: Todd Solondz
 
18.
Volcano (2011)
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Hannes is an old man who has grown apart from his children. Recently retired when his wife gets ill he tries to reconcile with them and to atone for his cold demeanor in the past. (99 mins.)
 
19.
Ace Attorney (2012)
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This movie is based on the second and fourth cases in the popular video game Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney... (135 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
20.
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (2011 Documentary)
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A rare behind-the-curtain look at the Earth Liberation Front, the radical environmental group that the FBI calls America's 'number one domestic terrorist threat.' (85 mins.)
 
21.
Keep the Lights On (2012)
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In Manhattan, film-maker Erik bonds with closeted lawyer Paul after a fling. As their relationship becomes one fueled by highs, lows, and dysfunctional patterns, Erik struggles to negotiate his own boundaries while being true to himself. (101 mins.)
Director: Ira Sachs
 
22.
Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place (2011 Documentary)
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A freewheeling portrait of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters' fabled road trip across America. (107 mins.)
 
23.
Project Nim (2011 Documentary)
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Tells the story of a chimpanzee taken from its mother at birth and raised like a human child by a family in a brownstone on the upper West Side in the 1970s. (93 mins.)
Director: James Marsh
 
24.
Life Without Principle (2011)
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Three people - a criminal, a bank officer and a cop - end up in a catastrophic situation in the midst of a global economical crisis and are forced to betray any morals and principles to solve their financial problems. (107 mins.)
Director: Johnnie To
 
25.
Take Shelter (2011)
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Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself. (121 mins.)
Director: Jeff Nichols
 
26.
Take This Waltz (2011)
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A happily married woman falls for the artist who lives across the street. (116 mins.)
Director: Sarah Polley
 
27.
Terri (2011)
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The story of a large fifteen-year-old boy in a small town as he struggles to adjust to his difficult life. (105 mins.)
Director: Azazel Jacobs
 
28.
The Descendants (2011)
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A land baron tries to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident. (115 mins.)
Director: Alexander Payne
 
29.
Goodbye First Love (2011)
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A chronicle of the romance between Camille and Sullivan, which begins during their adolescence and picks up after Sullivan's 8-year absence from exploring the world. (110 mins.)
 
30.
Hit So Hard (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows Hole drummer Patty Schemel as she struggles with fame and addiction. (103 mins.)
 
31.
KanZeOn (2011 Documentary)
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Far from Tokyo, a rarely seen view of Japanese culture is revealed through ancient rituals and extraordinary musical spectacle. The film invites the audience to immerse into this unconventional and trans-formative world. (87 mins.)
 
32.
The Chemical Brothers: Don't Think (2012 Documentary)
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For nearly two decades, The Chemical Brothers' "mind-bending" audiovisual live show has played to packed houses and festivals across the globe... (85 mins.)
Director: Adam Smith
 
33.
The Family Jams (2009 Documentary)
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A young group of influential musicians tours the country, living and singing together in a Utopian expression of togetherness and family. (81 mins.)
Director: Kevin Barker
 
34.
Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour (2010 Documentary)
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Girl band Le Tigre is best known for their sociopolitical lyrics, electronic beats, and choreographed dance moves... (67 mins.)
Director: Kerthy Fix
 
35.
Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010)
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Despite being under heavy sedation, a young woman tries to make her way out of the Arboria Institute, a secluded, quasifuturistic commune. (110 mins.)
Director: Panos Cosmatos
 
36.
Finisterrae (2010)
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Two ghosts walk along the Camino of Santiago. (80 mins.)
 
37.
Love (2011)
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After losing contact with Earth, Astronaut Lee Miller becomes stranded in orbit alone aboard the abandoned International Space Station... (84 mins.)
Director: William Eubank
 
38.
Saya-zamurai (2010)
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A captured masterless samurai has 30 days to make a grieving boy prince smile, or he must commit seppuku. (103 mins.)
 
39.
Smuggler (2011)
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This live-action film adaptation of Shohei Manabe's Smuggler manga is not to be missed! Ryosuke Kinuta is a failed actor with big time debts... (114 mins.)
Director: Katsuhito Ishii
 
40.
Tatsumi (2011)
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A story based on the life and short stories of Yoshihiro Tatsumi, a mangaka known for his gekiga style of alternate Japanese manga. (96 mins.)
Director: Eric Khoo
 
41.
Akintiya karsi (2003 Documentary)
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A documentary on the life and works of Turkish satirist Aziz Nesin (1915-1995) (50 mins.)
 
42.
Little Bride (2010 Documentary)
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Estimates indicate that in Germany each year dozens of Turkish girls and women are beaten to death by their husbands or family members... (14 mins.)
Director: Leslaw Dobrucki
 
43.
Tahrir 2011: The Good, the Bad, and the Politician (2011 Documentary)
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Months after Hosni Mubarak stepped down, Egyptians country-wide seem determined to maintain the insurgency until their demands are met. (90 mins.)
 
44.
The Interrupters (2011 Documentary)
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A year in the life of a city grappling with urban violence. (125 mins.)
Director: Steve James
 
45.
Four Horsemen (2012 Documentary)
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The modern day Four Horsemen continue to ride roughshod over the people who can least afford it. Crises are converging when governments... (97 mins.)
Director: Ross Ashcroft
 
46.
The Legend of Kaspar Hauser (2012)
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Arriving on a deserted beach in the Mediterranean sea, in a time and a place unspecified, Kaspar Hauser is forced to confront the evil of a Grand Duchess who feels threatened by the power she exercises over the community. (95 mins.)
Director: Davide Manuli
 
47.
Eyes Without a Face (1960)
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A surgeon causes an accident which leaves his daughter disfigured, and goes to extremes to give her a new face. (90 mins.)
Director: Georges Franju
 
48.
Becoming Chaz (2011 Documentary)
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Documentary following Chaz (formerly Chastity) Bono's gender transition. Includes interviews with family members and friends as the transition is followed. (80 mins.)
 
49.
Circumstance (2011)
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A wealthy Iranian family struggles to contain a teenager's growing sexual rebellion and her brother's dangerous obsession. (107 mins.)
 
50.
Off Beat (2011)
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(95 mins.)
Director: Jan Gassmann
 
51.
Çürük - The Pink Report (2011 Documentary)
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(75 mins.)
 
52.
Weekend (2011)
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After a drunken house party with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a gay club. Just before closing time he picks up Glen but what's expected to be just a one-night stand becomes something else, something special. (97 mins.)
Director: Andrew Haigh
 
53.
All My Mothers (2009 Documentary)
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During the 30 years of the Baath ruling under Sadam in Iraq thousands of Iraqi Kurds and Shiites were either killed or disappeared... (80 mins.)
 
54.
The Guerilla Son (2011 Documentary)
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55.
My Brother the Devil (2012)
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Two teenage brothers must face their own prejudices head on if they are to survive the perils of being British Arabs growing up on the streets of gangland London. (111 mins.)
 
56.
Before I Forget (2007)
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A potrait of a 58-year-old man battling his inner demons on the search for self-discovery. (108 mins.)
Director: Jacques Nolot
 
57.
Curling (2010)
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On the fringe of society in a remote part of the French-Canadian countryside, the fragile relationship and unusual private life of a father and daughter is jeopardized by dreary, unforeseen circumstances. (92 mins.)
Director: Denis Côté
 
58.
Humanité (1999)
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When an 11-year-old girl is brutally raped and murdered in a quiet French village, a police detective who has forgotten how to feel emotions--because of the death of his own family in some kind of accident--investigates the crime, which turns out to ask more questions than it answers. (148 mins.)
Director: Bruno Dumont
 
59.
Avenge But One of My Two Eyes (2005 Documentary)
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A documentary on the treatment of Palestianians by members of the Israeli army. (100 mins.)
Director: Avi Mograbi
 
60.
Blissfully Yours (2002)
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The story of a love affair that begins during a picnic on the Thai-Burmese border. (125 mins.)
 
61.
NYman with a Movie Camera (2010 Documentary)
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Is as much a celebration of the world as its inspiration, Dziga Vertov's silent masterpiece, "Man With a Movie Camera," celebrates Soviet society... (67 mins.)
Director: Michael Nyman
 
62.
Sleepless Nights Stories (2011)
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A stroll with Jonas Mekas through New York nights, through apartments, studios, backstage rooms, galleries, bars and clubs. (114 mins.)
Director: Jonas Mekas
 
63.
17 Girls (2011)
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When Camille accidentally becomes pregnant, 16 of her friends and classmates decide to follow suit, which concerns their town and school. (86 mins.)
 
64.
Empire North (2010)
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65.
Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then (2010)
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The true story of a man who built a house to heal his wife. (75 mins.)
Director: Brent Green
 
66.
There Is No Sexual Rapport (2011 Documentary)
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French porn director and performer, Herve P. Gustave (HPG), and the highs and lows of the business. (78 mins.)
Director: Raphaël Siboni
 
67.
People I Could Have Been and Maybe Am (2010 Documentary)
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What would it be like, to enter into the life of a complete stranger? The film evolved from two chance encounters in the streets of London... (55 mins.)
Director: Boris Gerrets
 
68.
She Monkeys (2011)
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Two adolescent girls on an equine acrobatics team form an intimate friendship that becomes threatened by their competitive nature. (83 mins.)
Director: Lisa Aschan
 
69.
Kids Stories (2011)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Siegfried
 
70.
Keyhole (2011)
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Gangster and deadbeat dad, Ulysses Pick, embarks on an unusual journey through his home. (94 mins.)
Director: Guy Maddin
 
71.
Nuit #1 (2011)
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It starts as a one night stand that evolves in a long discussion with infinite subjects between a québécoise and an immigrant. (91 mins.)
Director: Anne Émond