First Time Viewings 2013

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1.
Pitch Perfect (2012)
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Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school's all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition. (112 mins.)
Director: Jason Moore
 
2.
Cosmopolis (2012)
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Riding across Manhattan in a stretch limo in order to get a haircut, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager's day devolves into an odyssey with a cast of characters that start to tear his world apart. (109 mins.)
 
3.
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
 
4.
The King Is Dead! (2012)
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A young couple buy a house but their neighbor is a drug dealer who originates many troubles so they create a plan to move him out.
Director: Rolf de Heer
 
5.
A Separation (2011)
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A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease. (123 mins.)
Director: Asghar Farhadi
 
6.
Magic Mike (2012)
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A male stripper teaches a younger performer how to party, pick up women, and make easy money. (110 mins.)
 
7.
Killing Them Softly (2012)
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Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse. (97 mins.)
Director: Andrew Dominik
 
8.
Margaret (2011)
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A young woman witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people's lives. (150 mins.)
 
9.
Damsels in Distress (2011)
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A trio of girls set out to change the male-dominated environment of the Seven Oaks college campus, and to rescue their fellow students from depression, grunge and low standards of every kind. (99 mins.)
Director: Whit Stillman
 
10.
Ted (2012)
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John Bennett, a man whose childhood wish of bringing his teddy bear to life came true, now must decide between keeping the relationship with the bear or his girlfriend, Lori. (106 mins.)
Director: Seth MacFarlane
 
11.
Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows the Serbian performance artist as she prepares for a retrospective of her work at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. (106 mins.)
 
12.
Pride & Prejudice (2005)
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Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice? (129 mins.)
Director: Joe Wright
 
13.
Tiny Furniture (2010)
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About a recent college grad who returns home while she tries to figure out what to do with her life. (98 mins.)
Director: Lena Dunham
 
14.
Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream (2012 Documentary)
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Filmmaker Alex Gibney investigates the fact that the 400 richest Americans control more wealth than the 150 million people in the bottom 50 percent of the population. (70 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
 
15.
The Wedding Party (2010)
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When Steve's secret marriage of convenience is discovered by his family, he finds himself at the centre of the world's most farcical wedding, the only problem is, he is in love with somebody else. (97 mins.)
Director: Amanda Jane
 
16.
Mental (2012)
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A charismatic, crazy hothead transforms a family's life when she becomes the nanny of five girls whose mother has cracked from her husband's political ambitions and his infidelity. (116 mins.)
Director: P.J. Hogan
 
17.
The Swell Season (2011 Documentary)
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The world fell in love with Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová when their songwriting collaboration... (91 mins.)
 
18.
I Want Your Love (2012)
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Jesse and Brenden playfully negotiate their way toward having sex together, for the first time, on Metzger's last night in San Francisco before he returns to the Midwest. (71 mins.)
Director: Travis Mathews
 
19.
Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)
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Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified advertisement seeking a companion for time travel. (86 mins.)
Director: Colin Trevorrow
 
20.
What About Bob? (1991)
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A successful psychotherapist loses his mind after one of his most dependent patients, an obsessive-compulsive neurotic, tracks him down during his family vacation. (99 mins.)
Director: Frank Oz
 
21.
How to Die in Oregon (2011 Documentary)
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In 1994 Oregon became the first state to legalize a terminally ill person's request to end his or her life with medication... (107 mins.)
 
22.
Struck by Lightning (2012)
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A high schooler recounts the way he blackmailed his fellow classmates into contributing to his literary magazine. (90 mins.)
Director: Brian Dannelly
 
23.
Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby (1976 TV Movie)
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Having been adopted by the madam of a southwestern brothel, a now adult Adrian must cope with the fact that he's Satan's kid, and not living up to his expectations. (100 mins.)
Director: Sam O'Steen
 
24.
The Oranges (2011)
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The enduring friendship between the Walling and Ostroff families is tested when Nina, the prodigal Ostroff daughter, returns home for the holidays after a five-year absence and enters into an affair with David, head of the Walling family. (90 mins.)
Director: Julian Farino
 
25.
Looper (2012)
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In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits - someone like Joe - who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by sending back Joe's future self for assassination. (113 mins.)
Director: Rian Johnson
 
26.
The Queen of Versailles (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows a billionaire couple as they begin construction on a mansion inspired by Versailles. During the next two years, their empire, fueled by the real estate bubble and cheap money, falters due to the economic crisis. (100 mins.)
 
27.
Pretty Ugly People (2008)
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Lucy has always used food to escape life's problems, but when this self-titled "fat friend" lures her group of old college buddies to the Montana wilderness, she reveals a new self - skinny, beautiful and still flawed. (99 mins.)
Director: Tate Taylor
 
28.
Arbitrage (2012)
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A troubled hedge fund magnate desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help. (107 mins.)
 
29.
2012 (2009)
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A frustrated writer struggles to keep his family alive when a series of global catastrophes threatens to annihilate mankind. (158 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
 
30.
Ethel (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary on Ethel Kennedy that provides an insider's view of a political dynasty, including her life with Robert F. Kennedy and the years following his death when she raised their eleven children on her own. (97 mins.)
Director: Rory Kennedy
 
31.
Hitchcock (2012)
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The relationship between Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville during the filming of Psycho in 1959 is explored. (98 mins.)
Director: Sacha Gervasi
 
32.
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (2012 Documentary)
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Alex Gibney explores the charged issue of pedophilia in the Catholic Church, following a trail from the first known protest against clerical sexual abuse in the United States and all the way to the Vatican. (106 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
 
33.
A Late Quartet (2012)
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Members of a world-renowned string quartet struggle to stay together in the face of death, competing egos and insuppressible lust. (105 mins.)
Director: Yaron Zilberman
 
34.
First Position (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows six young dancers from around the world as they prepare for the Youth America Grand Prix, one of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world. (95 mins.)
Director: Bess Kargman
 
35.
West of Memphis (2012 Documentary)
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An examination of a failure of justice in the case against the West Memphis Three. (147 mins.)
Director: Amy Berg
 
36.
The Imposter (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary centered on a young man in Spain who claims to a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who has been missing for 3 years. (99 mins.)
Director: Bart Layton
 
37.
Phil Spector (2013 TV Movie)
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A drama centered on the relationship between Phil Spector and defense attorney Linda Kenney Baden while the music business legend was on trial for the murder of Lana Clarkson. (92 mins.)
Director: David Mamet
 
38.
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
 
39.
Behind the Candelabra (2013 TV Movie)
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A chronicle of the tempestuous six year romance between megastar singer, Liberace, and his young lover, Scott Thorson. (118 mins.)
 
40.
Cecil B. DeMented (2000)
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An insane independent film director and his renegade group of teenage filmmakers kidnap an A-list Hollywood actress and force her to star in their underground film. (87 mins.)
Director: John Waters
 
41.
Searching for Debra Winger (2002 Documentary)
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Rosanna Arquette talks to various actresses about the pressures they face as women working in the entertainment industry. (100 mins.)
 
42.
Darling Companion (2012)
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The story of a woman who loves her dog more than her husband. And then her husband loses the dog. (103 mins.)
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
 
43.
100 Bloody Acres (2012)
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Reg and Lindsay run an organic fertiliser business. They need a fresh supply of their "secret ingredient" to process through the meat grinder. Reg comes across two guys and a girl with a broken-down vehicle on their way to a music festival. (91 mins.)
 
44.
Deconstructing Harry (1997)
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Suffering from writer's block and eagerly awaiting his writing award, Harry Block remembers events from his past and scenes from his best-selling books as characters, real and fictional, come back to haunt him. (96 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
45.
Small Time Crooks (2000)
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A loser of a crook and his wife strike it rich when a botched bank job's cover business becomes a spectacular success. (94 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
46.
The Rep (2012 Documentary)
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Follows the first year of business for Alex, Charlie, and Nigel as they try to make their theatre, The Toronto Underground Cinema... (99 mins.)
Director: Morgan White
 
47.
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
 
48.
Kissing Jessica Stein (2001)
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A woman searching for the perfect man instead discovers the perfect woman. (97 mins.)
 
49.
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)
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Singer Dewey Cox overcomes adversity to become a musical legend. (96 mins.)
Director: Jake Kasdan
 
50.
Another Woman (1988)
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Facing a mid-life crisis, a woman rents an apartment next to a psychiatrist's office to write a new book, only to become drawn to the plight of a pregnant woman seeking that doctor's help. (81 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
51.
Clear History (2013 TV Movie)
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A disgraced former marketing executive plots revenge against his former boss, who made billions from the electric car company they had started together. (101 mins.)
Director: Greg Mottola
 
52.
The Laramie Project (2002 TV Movie)
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The true story of an American town in the wake of the murder of Matthew Shepard. (97 mins.)
Director: Moisés Kaufman
 
53.
The Hunger Games (2012)
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Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games: a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death. (142 mins.)
Director: Gary Ross
 
54.
Adore (2013)
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A pair of childhood friends and neighbors fall for each other's sons. (112 mins.)
Director: Anne Fontaine
 
55.
Goddess (2013)
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Elspeth Dickens dreams of finding her "voice" despite being stuck in an isolated farmhouse with her twin toddlers. A web-cam becomes her pathway to fame and fortune, but at a price. (104 mins.)
Director: Mark Lamprell
 
56.
Blinder (2013)
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An ex footballer embroiled in a scandal returns home to clear his name and reignite an old flame. (102 mins.)
Director: Richard Gray
 
57.
Dead Europe (2012)
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In Greece to scatter his father's ashes, Isaac hears of a curse that hangs over the head of his family. Dismissing the idea, his trip begins to unveil dark truths that forced his father to flee years ago. (84 mins.)
Director: Tony Krawitz
 
58.
Promised Land (2012)
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A salesman for a natural gas company experiences life-changing events after arriving in a small town, where his corporation wants to tap into the available resources. (106 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
 
59.
Girl Most Likely (2012)
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A failed New York playwright awkwardly navigates the transition from Next Big Thing to Last Year's News. (103 mins.)
 
60.
Friends with Money (2006)
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After she quits her lucrative job, Olivia finds herself unsure about her future and her relationships with her successful and wealthy friends. (88 mins.)
 
61.
Lovely & Amazing (2001)
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Self-esteem and insecurity are at the heart of this comedy about the relationship between a mother and her three confused daughters. (91 mins.)
 
62.
Mud (2012)
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Two young boys encounter a fugitive and form a pact to help him evade the vigilantes that are on his trail and to reunite him with his true love. (130 mins.)
Director: Jeff Nichols
 
63.
Spring Breakers (2012)
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Four college girls hold up a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation. While partying, drinking, and taking drugs, they are arrested, only to be bailed out by a drug and arms dealer. (94 mins.)
Director: Harmony Korine
 
64.
Before Sunrise (1995)
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A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe, and wind up spending one evening together in Vienna. Unfortunately, both know that this will probably be their only night together. (101 mins.)
 
65.
What Maisie Knew (2012)
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In New York City, a young girl is caught in the middle of her parents' bitter custody battle. (99 mins.)
 
66.
Much Ado About Nothing (2012)
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A modern retelling of Shakespeare's classic comedy about two pairs of lovers with different takes on romance and a way with words. (109 mins.)
Director: Joss Whedon
 
67.
Sleepwalk with Me (2012)
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A burgeoning stand-up comedian struggles with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore. (81 mins.)
 
68.
Upstream Color (2013)
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A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives. (96 mins.)
Director: Shane Carruth
 
69.
You Don't Know Jack (2010 TV Movie)
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A look at the life and work of doctor-assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian. (134 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
 
70.
Before Sunset (2004)
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Nine years after Jesse and Celine first met, they encounter each other again on the French leg of Jesse's book tour. (80 mins.)
 
71.
We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary that details the creation of Julian Assange's controversial website, which facilitated the largest security breach in U.S. history. (130 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
 
72.
Before Midnight (2013)
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We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna. (109 mins.)
 
73.
The Hunt (2012)
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A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie. (115 mins.)
 
74.
ParaNorman (2012)
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A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse. (92 mins.)
 
75.
Chasing Ice (2012 Documentary)
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Follow National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers. (75 mins.)
Director: Jeff Orlowski