Cinecity 2013

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Nebraska (2013)
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An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize. (115 mins.)
Director: Alexander Payne
 
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A Touch of Sin (2013)
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Four independent stories set in modern China about random acts of violence. (133 mins.)
Director: Zhangke Jia
 
3.
Computer Chess (2013)
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A 1980s-set story centered around a man vs. machine chess tournament. (92 mins.)
Director: Andrew Bujalski
 
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La antena (2007)
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This near-silent black and white film from Argentina tells the story of a city that has lost its voice, stolen by Mr. TV, and the attempts of a small family to win the voice back. Similar in design to early German expressionist films. (99 mins.)
Director: Esteban Sapir
 
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Fight Club (1999)
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An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more. (139 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
 
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All Is Lost (2013)
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After a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor finds himself, despite all efforts to the contrary, staring his mortality in the face. (106 mins.)
Director: J.C. Chandor
 
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Jodorowsky's Dune (2013 Documentary)
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The story of cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky's ambitious but ultimately doomed film adaptation of the seminal science fiction novel. (90 mins.)
Director: Frank Pavich
 
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The Rocket (2013)
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A boy who is believed to bring bad luck to everyone around him leads his family and two new friends through Laos to find a new home... (96 mins.)
Director: Kim Mordaunt
 
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Young & Beautiful (2013)
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After losing her virginity, Isabelle takes up a secret life as a call girl, meeting her clients for hotel-room trysts. Throughout, she remains curiously aloof, showing little interest in the encounters themselves or the money she makes. (95 mins.)
Director: François Ozon
 
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A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness (2013 Documentary)
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From pagan re-enactors to failed communes, black metal festivals to Arctic hermits, and the forever Golden Hour to the Northern Lights... (98 mins.)
 
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Ilo Ilo (2013)
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In 90s Singapore, the friendship between Filipino nursemaid Teresa and her young charge Jiale makes waves in a family, while the Asian recession hits the region. (99 mins.)
Director: Anthony Chen
 
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Fill the Void (2012)
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A young Hasidic Jewish woman is pressured into an arranged levirate marriage to an older widower. (90 mins.)
Director: Rama Burshtein
 
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Exhibition (2013)
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An intimate examination of a contemporary artist couple, whose living and working patterns are threatened by the imminent sale of their home. (104 mins.)
Director: Joanna Hogg
 
14.
Bruno & Earlene Go to Vegas (2013)
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Earlene arrives at Venice Beach after running away from an estranged lover, only to become fast friends with an Australian skater who is also lost. Together, they set out into the desert to find themselves. (95 mins.)
Director: Simon Savory
 
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Wake in Fright (1971)
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After a bad gambling bet, a schoolteacher is marooned in a town full of crazy, drunk, violent men who threaten to make him just as crazy, drunk, and violent. (108 mins.)
Director: Ted Kotcheff
 
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The Invisible Woman (2013)
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At the height of his career, Charles Dickens meets a younger woman who becomes his secret lover until his death. (111 mins.)
Director: Ralph Fiennes
 
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Algorithms (2013 Documentary)
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In India, a group of boys dream of becoming Chess Masters, driven by a man with a vision. But this is... (100 mins.)
 
18.
Interior. Leather Bar. (2013)
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Filmmakers James Franco and Travis Mathews re-imagine the lost 40 minutes from "Cruising" as a starting point to a broader exploration of sexual and creative freedom. (60 mins.)
 
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Cruising (1980)
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A police detective goes undercover in the underground S&M gay subculture of New York City to catch a serial killer who is preying on gay men. (102 mins.)
 
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Leviathan (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary shot in the North Atlantic and focused on the commercial fishing industry. (87 mins.)
 
21.
Dummy Jim (2013 Documentary)
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(87 mins.)
Director: Matt Hulse
 
22.
A Teacher (2013)
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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. (75 mins.)
Director: Hannah Fidell
 
23.
Shirley: Visions of Reality (2013)
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13 of Edward Hopper's paintings are brought alive by the film, telling the story of a woman, whose thoughts... (92 mins.)
Director: Gustav Deutsch
 
24.
Facing Mirrors (2011)
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Rana has chosen a path in order to support her family, while Adineh (Eddie) has fled his home and city... (88 mins.)
 
25.
My Sweet Pepper Land (2013)
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Baran, a Kurdish independence war hero, is now sheriff in Erbil, the capital city. No longer feeling useful in this society now at peace... (100 mins.)
Director: Hiner Saleem
 
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The Man Whose Mind Exploded (2012 Documentary)
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In this "beautifully intimate and utterly unique piece of cinema", Toby Amies crosses the line between filmmaker and carer, trying to cope with the strange and hilarious world view of the fragile eccentric, Drako Zarharzar. A love story. (77 mins.)
Director: Toby Amies
 
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Penumbra (2013)
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(89 mins.)
 
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A Story of Children and Film (2013 Documentary)
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A Story of Children and Film is the world's first movie about kids in global cinema. It's passionate... (106 mins.)
Director: Mark Cousins
 
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Stranger by the Lake (2013)
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Summertime. A cruising spot for men, tucked away on the shores of a lake. Franck falls in love with Michel, an attractive, potent and lethally dangerous man. Franck knows this but wants to live out his passion anyway. (100 mins.)
Director: Alain Guiraudie
 
30.
We Are the Best! (2013)
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Three girls in 1980s Stockholm decide to form a punk band -- despite not having any instruments and being told by everyone that punk is dead. (102 mins.)
Director: Lukas Moodysson
 
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Floating Skyscrapers (2013)
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The story of a young man discovering his homosexuality, while his girlfriend tries to cling onto him. (93 mins.)
 
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The Double (2013)
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A clerk in a government agency finds his unenviable life takes a turn for the horrific with the arrival of a new co-worker who is both his exact physical double and his opposite - confident, charismatic and seductive with women. (93 mins.)
Director: Richard Ayoade