SFFILM 2018: Features Lineup

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1. Alex Strangelove (2018)

TV-MA | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

62 Metascore

Alex, the high school class president, nerd and a straight A student, has been dating Claire a long time. They decide to sleep together but then he meets a gay guy and gets confused.

Director: Craig Johnson | Stars: Michael Abela, Daniel Doheny, Brendan Archer, Gianna Jean

Votes: 9,261

2. American Animals (2018)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama

68 Metascore

Four young men mistake their lives for a movie and attempt one of the most audacious heists in U.S. history.

Director: Bart Layton | Stars: Spencer Reinhard, Warren Lipka, Eric Borsuk, Chas Allen

Votes: 20,072 | Gross: $2.86M

3. Jia nian hua (2017)

TV-14 | 107 min | Drama

78 Metascore

In a small seaside town, two schoolgirls are sexually assaulted by a middle-aged man in a motel. Mia, a teenager who was working on reception that night, is the only witness. For fear of losing her job, she chooses to keep silence.

Director: Vivian Qu | Stars: Vicky Chen, Meijun Zhou, Ke Shi, Le Geng

Votes: 1,105

4. Bad Reputation (2018)

R | 93 min | Documentary

66 Metascore

Documentary about rock star Joan Jett.

Director: Kevin Kerslake | Stars: Eric Ambel, Billie Joe Armstrong, Gene Baur, Rodney Bingenheimer

Votes: 145 | Gross: $0.15M

5. Barry (2018– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A hit man from the Midwest moves to Los Angeles and gets caught up in the city's theatre arts scene.

Stars: Bill Hader, Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, Glenn Fleshler

Votes: 12,294

6. Beast (III) (2017)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

74 Metascore

A troubled woman living in an isolated community finds herself pulled between the control of her oppressive family and the allure of a secretive outsider suspected of a series of brutal murders.

Director: Michael Pearce | Stars: Jessie Buckley, Johnny Flynn, Geraldine James, Trystan Gravelle

Votes: 4,864 | Gross: $0.80M

7. Le grand méchant renard et autres contes... (2017)

G | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

73 Metascore

Whoever thinks that the countryside is calm and peaceful is mistaken. In it we find especially agitated animals, a Fox that thinks it's a chicken, a Rabbit that acts like a stork, and a Duck who wants to replace Father Christmas. If you want to take a vacation, keep driving past this place.

Directors: Patrick Imbert, Benjamin Renner | Stars: Guillaume Darnault, Damien Witecka, Kamel Abdessadok, Antoine Schoumsky

Votes: 843 | Gross: $0.04M

8. Bisbee '17 (2018)

PG | 112 min | Documentary, Western

87 Metascore

An old mining town on the Arizona-Mexico border finally reckons with its darkest day: the deportation of 1200 immigrant miners exactly 100 years ago. Locals collaborate to stage recreations of their controversial past.

Director: Robert Greene | Stars: Mike Anderson, Charles Bethea, Ken Boe, Benjamin Joel Caron

Votes: 138 | Gross: $0.11M

9. I Was Born, But... (1932)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

91 Metascore

Two young brothers throw a tantrum when they discover that their father isn't the most important man in his workplace.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Tatsuo Saitô, Tomio Aoki, Mitsuko Yoshikawa, Hideo Sugawara

Votes: 4,037

Blonde Redhead has haunted audiences with alt-rock sounds ranging from noise-rock to dreampop for decades. Expatriates Kazu Makino, Amedeo Pace, and Simone Pace formed the band in New York in the mid-'90s and have created nine albums, the second of which, La Mia Vita Violenta, is dedicated to Pasolini, and the most recent, Masculin Féminin, references Godard. Their relationship with film doesn't end there, though: Makino's voice can be heard in the 2006 horror remake Sisters, and they scored 2008 documentary The Dungeon Masters. In 2017, one of their earlier singles, "For the Damaged Coda," hit the charts after being featured on Rick and Morty.

10. Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat (2017)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

72 Metascore

Exploring the pre-fame years of the celebrated American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, and how New York City, its people, and its tectonically shifting arts culture of the late 1970s and '80s shaped his vision.

Director: Sara Driver | Stars: Alexis Adler, Fab 5 Freddy, Patricia Field, Coleen Fitzgibbon

Votes: 167 | Gross: $0.17M

11. Boundaries (I) (2018)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

50 Metascore

Laura and her son Henry are forced to drive her estranged, pot-dealing, carefree father Jack across country after being kicked out of a nursing home.

Director: Shana Feste | Stars: Vera Farmiga, Christopher Plummer, Lewis MacDougall, Christopher Lloyd

Votes: 1,173 | Gross: $0.70M

12. A Boy. A Girl. A Dream. (2018)

R | 89 min | Romance

65 Metascore

On the night of the 2016 Presidential election, Cass, an L.A. club promoter, takes a thrilling and emotional journey with Frida, a Midwestern visitor. She challenges him to revisit his broken dreams - while he pushes her to discover hers.

Director: Qasim Basir | Stars: Omari Hardwick, Meagan Good, Jay Ellis, Dijon Talton

Votes: 106 | Gross: $0.10M

13. Carcasse (2017)

60 min | Documentary

A group of people and animals live together on a deserted island, where they work with the relics of a lost world in order to build a new one. Somewhere between ethnography and sci-Fi, ... See full summary »

Directors: Clémentine Roy, Gustav Geir Bollason

Votes: 10

14. Chef Flynn (2018)

82 min | Documentary

64 Metascore

Ten-year-old Flynn transforms his living room into a supper club using his classmates as line cooks. With sudden fame, Flynn outgrows his bedroom kitchen, and sets out to challenge the hierarchy of the culinary world.

Director: Cameron Yates | Stars: Flynn McGarry, Meg McGarry, Paris McGarry, Will McGarry

Votes: 48 | Gross: $0.03M

15. The Children Act (2017)

R | 105 min | Drama

62 Metascore

As her marriage crumbles, a judge must decide a case involving a teenage boy who is refusing a blood transfusion on religious principle.

Director: Richard Eyre | Stars: Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Ben Chaplin, Fionn Whitehead

Votes: 3,729 | Gross: $0.51M

16. City of the Sun (2017)

104 min | Documentary

The lives, dreams, and destinies of extraordinary characters unfold in this impressionist dreamscape amid the ruins of a semi-abandoned mining town.

Director: Rati Oneli | Stars: Archil Khvedelidze, Zurab Gelashvili, Mariam Pkhaladze, Irina Pkhaladze

Votes: 186

17. La caméra de Claire (2017)

Unrated | 69 min | Drama

80 Metascore

About a part time high school teacher and writer.

Director: Sang-soo Hong | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Min-hee Kim, Mi-hee Chang, Jin-young Jung

Votes: 721 | Gross: $0.08M

18. Im Schatten der Netzwelt (2018)

88 min | Documentary

A look at the shadowy underworld of the Internet where questionable content is removed.

Directors: Hans Block, Moritz Riesewieck | Star: Illma Gore

Votes: 753

19. L'eau froide (1994)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama

90 Metascore

When the girl of a rebelious teenage couple finds out she is being sent away, they both believe escaping the rigid order suffocating them is the only way to be free. But is it?

Director: Olivier Assayas | Stars: Virginie Ledoyen, Cyprien Fouquet, László Szabó, Jean-Pierre Darroussin

Votes: 1,016 | Gross: $0.03M

20. Deep Astronomy

Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | Completed

Singing motivational speaker and self-proclaimed physicist, Cory McAbee, travels the world preaching the power of quitting, knowing your own limitations, and finding the stars inside your mind, all while searching for his own true calling.

Director: Cory McAbee | Star: Cory McAbee

21. The Distant Barking of Dogs (2017)

90 min | Documentary

THE DISTANT BARKING OF DOGS is set in Eastern Ukraine on the frontline of the war. The film follows the life of 10-year-old Ukrainian boy Oleg throughout a year, witnessing the gradual ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Lereng Wilmont | Stars: Oleg, Alexandra, Jarik

Votes: 158

22. Djon Africa (2018)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

A chance meeting sets 25-year-old Portuguese Rastafarian Djon África on the track of his roots in Cape Verde. He hopes to finally find his father, an adventurer whom he doesn't know. But ... See full summary »

Directors: João Miller Guerra, Filipa Reis | Stars: Bitori Nha Bibinha, Isabel Muñoz Cardoso, Miguel Moreira, Patricia Soso

Votes: 133

23. Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018)

R | 114 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

67 Metascore

On the rocky path to sobriety after a life-changing accident, John Callahan discovers the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a new lease on life.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, Jack Black

Votes: 7,575 | Gross: $1.44M

24. Eighth Grade (2018)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

89 Metascore

An introverted teenage girl tries to survive the last week of her disastrous eighth grade year before leaving to start high school.

Director: Bo Burnham | Stars: Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson, Jake Ryan

Votes: 19,455 | Gross: $13.54M

25. First Reformed (2017)

R | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

85 Metascore

A priest of a small congregation in upstate New York grapples with mounting despair brought on by tragedy, worldly concerns and a tormented past.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Cedric the Entertainer, Victoria Hill

Votes: 15,206 | Gross: $3.45M

26. Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable (2018)

90 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

A documentary about an important American still photographer who captured New York City in the 1960s (his work there is said to have influenced the TV show Mad Men) and later the West in Texas and Los Angeles.

Director: Sasha Waters Freyer | Stars: Geoff Dyer, Jeffrey Fraenkel, Susan Kismaric, Erin O'Toole

Votes: 36

27. Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti (2017)

102 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

54 Metascore

Focused on French painter Paul Gauguin's affair with a younger lady in Tahiti.

Director: Edouard Deluc | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Tuheï Adams, Malik Zidi, Pua-Taï Hikutini

Votes: 833 | Gross: $0.20M

28. Generation Wealth (2018)

R | 105 min | Documentary

53 Metascore

A documentary that investigates the pathologies that have created the richest society the world has ever seen.

Director: Lauren Greenfield | Stars: Lauren Greenfield, Limo Bob, George W. Bush, Paris Cronin

Votes: 681 | Gross: $0.24M

29. Godard Mon Amour (2017)

R | 107 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

55 Metascore

In 1967, during the making of "La Chinoise," film director Jean-Luc Godard falls in love with 19-year-old actress Anne Wiazemsky and marries her.

Director: Michel Hazanavicius | Stars: Louis Garrel, Stacy Martin, Bérénice Bejo, Micha Lescot

Votes: 3,017 | Gross: $0.08M

30. Hale County This Morning, This Evening (2018)

76 min | Documentary

83 Metascore

Composed of intimate and unencumbered moments of people in a community, this film is constructed in a form that allows the viewer an emotive impression of the Historic South - trumpeting ... See full summary »

Director: RaMell Ross | Stars: Latrenda 'Boosie' Ash, Quincy Bryant, Daniel Collins

Votes: 71 | Gross: $0.03M

31. Half the Picture (2018)

TV-PG | 94 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

HALF THE PICTURE is a documentary about the dismal number of women directors working in Hollywood, using the current EEOC investigation into discriminatory hiring practices as a framework ... See full summary »

Director: Amy Adrion | Stars: Ava DuVernay, Jill Soloway, Lena Dunham, Miranda July

Votes: 119 | Gross: $0.02M

32. Hal (2018)

90 min | Documentary, Biography

72 Metascore

Hal Ashby's obsessive genius led to an unprecedented string of Oscar®-winning classics, including Harold and Maude, Shampoo and Being There. But as contemporaries Coppola, Scorsese and ... See full summary »

Director: Amy Scott | Stars: Allison Anders, Judd Apatow, Rosanna Arquette, Hal Ashby

Votes: 114 | Gross: $0.05M

33. How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2017)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

50 Metascore

An alien touring the galaxy breaks away from her group and meets two young inhabitants of the most dangerous place in the universe: the London suburb of Croydon.

Director: John Cameron Mitchell | Stars: Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman, Ruth Wilson, Stephen Campbell Moore

Votes: 5,487 | Gross: $0.08M

35. I Am Not a Witch (2017)

93 min | Drama

80 Metascore

Following a banal incident in her local village, 8-year old girl Shula is accused of witchcraft. After a short trial she is found guilty, taken into state custody and exiled to a witch camp... See full summary »

Director: Rungano Nyoni | Stars: Benfors 'Wee Do, Boyd Banda, Kalundu Banda, Boniventure

Votes: 1,588 | Gross: $0.05M

36. I Hate Kids

Comedy | Completed

Nick Pearson is a life-long bachelor who is finally settling down. On the brink of his wedding he is surprised to find he has a 13 year old son who has come to find his him through the help... See full summary »

Director: John Asher | Stars: Tom Everett Scott, Tituss Burgess, Julian Feder, Rachel Boston

37. Inventing Tomorrow (2018)

87 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

Meet passionate teenage innovators from around the globe who are creating cutting-edge solutions to confront the world's environmental threats - found right in their own backyards - while ... See full summary »

Director: Laura Nix

Votes: 73

38. The Judge (2017)

76 min | Documentary

67 Metascore

A verité legal drama about Judge Kholoud Al-Faqih, the first woman appointed to a Shari'a court in the Middle East, whose career provides rare insights into both Islamic law and gendered justice.

Director: Erika Cohn

Votes: 51 | Gross: $0.02M

39. Jupiter holdja (2017)

129 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

56 Metascore

Aryan is a Syrian refugee trying to make his way into Hungary from Serbia, along with his father and many other wretched souls. They are all caught, and find themselves in a web of cynicism and corruption.

Director: Kornél Mundruczó | Stars: Merab Ninidze, Zsombor Jéger, György Cserhalmi, Mónika Balsai

Votes: 1,944

40. A Kid Like Jake (2018)

R | 92 min | Drama, Family

60 Metascore

Loving parents of a four-year-old must come to terms with their child being transgender.

Director: Silas Howard | Stars: Claire Danes, Jim Parsons, Octavia Spencer, Priyanka Chopra

Votes: 1,192 | Gross: $0.04M

Opening Night Film

41. Kodachrome (2017)

TV-MA | 105 min | Drama

57 Metascore

Set during the final days of the admired photo development system known as Kodachrome, a father and son hit the road in order to reach the Kansas photo lab before it closes its doors for good.

Director: Mark Raso | Stars: Ed Harris, Jason Sudeikis, Elizabeth Olsen, Bruce Greenwood

Votes: 7,015

42. Leave No Trace (2018)

PG | 109 min | Drama

88 Metascore

A father and his thirteen year-old daughter are living an ideal existence in a vast urban park in Portland, Oregon, when a small mistake derails their lives forever.

Director: Debra Granik | Stars: Thomasin McKenzie, Ben Foster, Jeffery Rifflard, Derek John Drescher

Votes: 15,947 | Gross: $6.05M

43. Muchos hijos, un mono y un castillo (2017)

90 min | Documentary

71 Metascore

Spanish actor Gustavo Salmerón steps behind the camera to capture the winsome eccentricities of his extraordinary mother Julita, who had three dreams: having lots of kids, owning a monkey, and living in a castle.

Director: Gustavo Salmerón | Stars: Julita Salmerón, Antonio García Cabanes, Ramón García Salmerón, Paloma García Salmerón

Votes: 743

44. Louise Lecavalier: Sur son Cheval de Feu (2017)

102 min | Documentary

A portrait of Louise Lecavalier, a world renowned icon of contemporary dance.

Director: Raymond Saint-Jean | Stars: Robert Abubo, Angelo Barsetti, France Bruyère, Marc Béland

Votes: 11

45. Benzinho (2018)

95 min | Drama

81 Metascore

Irene has only a few days to surpass the anxiety and discover a new strength before sending her eldest son away to the world.

Director: Gustavo Pizzi | Stars: Karine Teles, Otávio Müller, Adriana Esteves, Konstantinos Sarris

Votes: 462

46. Makala (2017)

96 min | Documentary

71 Metascore

Trials tribulation dreams and aspirations of a young farmer earning a living making and selling charcoal in Congo.

Director: Emmanuel Gras | Stars: Kabwita Kasongo, Lydie Kasongo

Votes: 379

47. Lerd (2017)

117 min | Drama, Thriller

A drama about corruption and injustice in Iranian society. You are the oppressed, or you have to join the oppressor to survive!

Director: Mohammad Rasoulof | Stars: Reza Akhlaghirad, Soudabeh Beizaee, Nasim Adabi, Zeinab Shabani

Votes: 872

48. Zhui bu (2017)

106 min | Action, Thriller

68 Metascore

Accused of heinous crimes he didn't commit, a prosecutor sets out on a mission to clear his name.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Hanyu Zhang, Masaharu Fukuyama, Stephy Qi, Ji-won Ha

Votes: 1,787

49. Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. (2018)

96 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

68 Metascore

Drawn from a never-before-seen cache of personal footage spanning decades, this is an intimate portrait of the Sri Lankan artist and musician who continues to shatter conventions.

Director: Steve Loveridge | Star: M.I.A.

Votes: 502 | Gross: $0.22M

50. Mercury 13 (2018)

78 min | Documentary

82 Metascore

This documentary profiles women who were tested in 1961 for spaceflight, but had their dreams dashed when only men were chosen to become astronauts.

Directors: David Sington, Heather Walsh | Stars: Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Jerrie Cobb, Jacqueline Cochran

Votes: 565