2015 Official Sidewalk Selections

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1. Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made (2015)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

A documentary of the story behind Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation (1989).

Directors: Jeremy Coon, Tim Skousen | Stars: Chris Strompolos, Eric Zala, Jayson Lamb, John Rhys-Davies

Votes: 2,215

2. The Greatest Honor (2015 TV Movie)

53 min | Documentary, Biography, History | Completed

The greatest honor for The Greatest Generation is to never forget.

Director: Kane Farabaugh

3. T-Rex (I) (2015)

Unrated | 91 min | Documentary, Action, Sport

69 Metascore

17-year-old Claressa 'T-Rex' Shields from Flint, Michigan dreams of being the first woman in history to win a gold medal in Olympic boxing. But in order for her to succeed, she'll need to stand her ground both inside and outside the ring.

Directors: Zackary Canepari, Drea Cooper

Votes: 235

4. The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (2015)

Not Rated | 115 min | Documentary, History

79 Metascore

This documentary tells the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party, one of the 20th century's most alluring and controversial organizations that captivated the world's attention for nearly 50 years.

Director: Stanley Nelson | Stars: Blair Anderson, Omar Barbour, Julian Bond, Elaine Brown

Votes: 2,064 | Gross: $0.48M

5. Out in the Night (2014)

Unrated | 75 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

Under the neon lights in a gay-friendly neighborhood of New York City, four young African-American lesbians are violently and sexually threatened by a man on the street. They defend ... See full summary »

Director: Blair Doroshwalther | Stars: Alexis Agathocleous, Venice Brown, Terrain Dandridge, Angela Davis

Votes: 106

6. Funny Bunny (2015)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

47 Metascore

A latchkey trust-funder and a hapless anti-childhood-obesity crusader bond as they vie for the heart of a troubled animal activist.

Director: Alison Bagnall | Stars: Olly Alexander, Kentucker Audley, Joslyn Jensen, Albert Birney

Votes: 200

7. Deli Man (2014)

PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, History

62 Metascore

A look at the history of delicatessens in the United States.

Director: Erik Greenberg Anjou | Stars: Steve Auerbach, Adam Caslow, Alan Dershowitz, Fyvush Finkel

Votes: 526 | Gross: $0.48M

8. Breaking a Monster (2015)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

72 Metascore

BREAKING A MONSTER chronicles the break-out year of the band UNLOCKING THE TRUTH, following 13-year-old members Alec Atkins, Malcolm Brickhouse and Jarad Dawkins as they first encounter ... See full summary »

Director: Luke Meyer | Stars: Malcolm Brickhouse, Jarad Dawkins, Alec Atkins, Alan Sacks

Votes: 299 | Gross: $0.00M

9. The Glamour & the Squalor (2015)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

The Glamour & The Squalor is the story of Marco Collins, one of America's last great rock radio DJs and a musical tastemaker that changed our culture. Before the Internet made sourcing new ... See full summary »

Director: Marq Evans | Stars: Chris Ballew, Carrie Brownstein, Kurt Cobain, Marco Collins

Votes: 179

10. Love Between the Covers (2015)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, History, Romance

In LOVE BETWEEN THE COVERS Emmy Award Winning director Laurie Kahn turns her insightful eye towards another American pop culture phenomenon: the romance industry.

Director: Laurie Kahn | Stars: Len Barot, Melanie Bernier, Mary Bly, Celeste Bradley

Votes: 127

11. Do You Believe in Love? (2013)

50 min | Documentary, Romance

Her body is paralyzed and she doesn't believe in love, but Tova, the Matchmaker, tirelessly strives to find love for everybody else...

Director: Dani Wasserman

Votes: 21

12. 7 Chinese Brothers (2015)

Not Rated | 76 min | Comedy

56 Metascore

Sharing a small apartment with his sleepy French bulldog, an unmotivated thirty-something slacker lands a job at a Quick Lube to be close to the shop's beautiful manager. Has he found a new purpose in life? Is there still hope?

Director: Bob Byington | Stars: Jason Schwartzman, Olympia Dukakis, Tunde Adebimpe, Eleanore Pienta

Votes: 1,571

13. Welcome to Leith (2015)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

78 Metascore

When a noted white supremacist moves into their town, the residents of Leith, North Dakota do what they can to prevent him from taking control of the municipality.

Directors: Michael Beach Nichols, Christopher K. Walker | Stars: Ryan Schock, Heather Cook, Lee Cook, Bobby Harper

Votes: 4,260 | Gross: $0.04M

14. The Wolfpack (2015)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

75 Metascore

Confined in an apartment from a New York housing project, the six Angulo brothers learned everything they know about the world through watching films and spend their time reenacting their favorite movies with intricate homemade costumes.

Director: Crystal Moselle | Stars: Mukunda Angulo, Narayana Angulo, Susanne Angulo, Bhagavan Angulo

Votes: 13,023 | Gross: $1.30M

15. Stinking Heaven (2015)

Not Rated | 70 min | Comedy, Drama

62 Metascore

A black as tar comedy charting the dissolution of a commune for sober living in 90's suburban New Jersey.

Director: Nathan Silver | Stars: Deragh Campbell, Henri Douvry, Jason Giampietro, Jason Grisell

Votes: 297

16. Wild in the Streets (2015)

86 min | Comedy

Haden makes his way out to California to spend a fun summer of extreme rollerblading with his cousin Danny, and loyal friend Sharkee. But after an unexpected run in with the villainous ... See full summary »

Directors: Matt Hamilton, Scott Hamilton | Stars: Drew Bernard, Zac Best, Jay Burnam, Jason Byas

17. Krisha (2015)

R | 83 min | Drama

86 Metascore

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

Director: Trey Edward Shults | Stars: Krisha Fairchild, Alex Dobrenko, Robyn Fairchild, Chris Doubek

Votes: 9,372 | Gross: $0.14M

18. Almost Holy (2015)

R | 96 min | Documentary, Biography

73 Metascore

Gennadiy calls himself "Pastor Crocodile." He's known throughout Ukraine for his years working to rehabilitate drug-addicted kids. But he's also a vigilante who uses any force necessary to carry out his moral vision. Gennadiy believes he has made Mariupol a better place, but now, the violence in Ukraine threatens everything.

Director: Steve Hoover | Star: Gennadiy Mokhnenko

Votes: 509 | Gross: $0.01M

Previously titled "Crocodile Gennadiy"

19. You're Killing Me (2015)

Unrated | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

A gay mixture of "Dexter" and "Gilmore Girls" blending witty banter, pop culture, reference and good old-fashioned murder!

Director: Jim Hansen | Stars: Jeffery Self, Matthew McKelligon, Bryan Safi, Edi Patterson

Votes: 447

20. Some Beasts (2015)

90 min | Drama

The physical tolls and harsh realities of Appalachia force a modern day Thoreau to decide if he truly belongs.

Director: Cameron Bruce Nelson | Stars: Frank Mosley, Lindsay Burdge, Heather Kafka

Votes: 52

21. Revival: The Sam Bush Story (2015)

98 min | Documentary, History, Music

Heralded as one of the most influential musicians in the modern era, Sam Bush pioneered a new genre of music, inspired some of today's most successful commercial acts, yet he remains the music world's best-kept secret.

Directors: Wayne Franklin, Kris E. Wheeler | Stars: Jeff Austin, The Avett Brothers, Scott Avett, Greensky Bluegrass

Votes: 42

22. Finders Keepers (I) (2015)

R | 82 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

A story about fame, addiction and a custody battle over a man's leg.

Directors: Bryan Carberry, Clay Tweel | Stars: John Wood, Shannon Whisnant, Mark Hamilton, Lisa Whisnant

Votes: 2,677 | Gross: $0.04M

23. Blood, Sweat, and Beer (2015)

Not Rated | 71 min | Documentary, Drama

A documentary exploring the explosive growth of the craft beer industry and the struggles of two start-up breweries.

Directors: Chip Hiden, Alexis Irvin | Stars: Brandon Capps, Asa Foster, Matt Katase, Danny Robinson

Votes: 83

24. Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot (2015)

40 min | Documentary, Short, History

The story of a courageous group of students and teachers who, along with other activists, fought a nonviolent battle to win voting rights for African Americans in the South. Standing in ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Brummel | Stars: Roland Buck III, Artrial Clark, Nicole Forbes, Michael London

Votes: 13

25. Who Took Johnny (2014)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

An examination into the cold case of the Iowa boy, Johnny Gosch, who disappeared on his paper route 30 years earlier.

Directors: David Beilinson, Michael Galinsky, Suki Hawley | Stars: Noreen Gosch, Nancy Allen, Paul Bonacci, Troy Boner

Votes: 3,016

26. Applesauce (2015)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

Two married couples become increasingly agitated with each other as they find out things about each other's past, while one of them is receiving disturbing packages from an unknown source.

Director: Onur Tukel | Stars: Max Casella, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Jennifer Prediger, Onur Tukel

Votes: 986

27. Bare (I) (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

52 Metascore

A young girl in Nevada becomes romantically involved with a female drifter who introduces her to a life of stripping, drugs, and metaphysical experiences that teach her what happens when real life catches up with dark fantasy.

Director: Natalia Leite | Stars: Dianna Agron, Paz de la Huerta, Chris Zylka, Louisa Krause

Votes: 2,394

28. Anathema Arienette (2015)

Biography, Drama

A compilation of home movies and video journals shot by a depressed teenage girl.

Director: Jay Burleson | Stars: Kaylin Quinlivan, Randy Hale, Jay Burleson, Arin

Votes: 7

29. The Tribe (2014)

Unrated | 126 min | Crime, Drama

78 Metascore

A deaf boy joins a boarding school for similar children. Confronted by the violent and criminal antics of some of the other boys and girls, he struggles to conform and join the 'tribe'.

Director: Myroslav Slaboshpytskyi | Stars: Hryhoriy Fesenko, Yana Novikova, Rosa Babiy, Oleksandr Dsiadevych

Votes: 11,317 | Gross: $0.15M

30. The Invitation (III) (2015)

6 min | Documentary, Short

At age 43, Lauri Kershman - a professor and anesthesiologist - was told she was going to die. Then she participated in a new study that used psilocybin - an active component of magic ... See full summary »

Directors: Jon Bougher, Tommy Chavannes

31. Haze (I) (2016)

TV-MA | 106 min | Drama, Thriller

In the aftermath of a brutal fraternity hazing death, a college freshman's desire to join the best fraternity on campus is compromised when his older brother launches an anti-hazing crusade. A modern retelling of ancient Greek mythology, HAZE is a sobering, realistic portrait of what truly goes on behind fraternity and sorority house walls.

Director: David Burkman | Stars: Kirk Curran, Mike Blejer, Jeremy O'Shea, Kristin Rogers

Votes: 497

32. In the Basement (2014)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

A documentary that reveals what its subjects do in their respective basements.

Director: Ulrich Seidl | Stars: Fritz Lang, Alfreda Klebinger, Manfred Ellinger, Inge Ellinger

Votes: 2,764 | Gross: $0.00M

33. A Wonderful Cloud (2015)

Not Rated | 81 min | Comedy, Romance

Spend 72 hours with Katelyn and Eugene, ex-lovers-cum-business-partners, as they navigate the future of their relationship.

Director: Eugene Kotlyarenko | Stars: Lauren Avery, Brande Bytheway, Elisha Drons, John Ennis

Votes: 96

34. Come Down Molly (2015)

81 min | Comedy, Drama

In this expressionist odyssey exploring the lonely side of entering adulthood, struggling new mother Molly (Eléonore Hendricks) joins her old high school group of guy friends at a secluded ... See full summary »

Director: Gregory Kohn | Stars: Eleonore Hendricks, Kentucker Audley, Lindsay Burdge, Jason Shelton

Votes: 101

35. A Dog Named Gucci (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

A feature-length documentary about a puppy set on fire & the man who rescued him. Together they changed Alabama's abuse laws.

Director: Gorman Bechard

Votes: 112

36. The Babushkas of Chernobyl (2015)

Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary

An affectionate portrait of a group of women who, after the 1986 Chernobyl disaster and evacuation, returned to the exclusion zone surrounding the nuclear power plant and have resided there - semi-officially, for years.

Directors: Anne Bogart, Holly Morris

Votes: 815

37. Tired Moonlight (2015)

76 min | Drama

Dawn, a middle aged woman who lives alone in a small town in Montana spends her days working as a maid at a roadside motel and scrounging through junk she purchases at local storage ... See full summary »

Director: Britni West | Stars: Hillary Berg, Beck DeRobertis, Paul Dickinson, Alex Karpovsky

Votes: 67

38. Love Arcadia (2015)

97 min | Comedy, Drama

A carefree teen must defend his family's bubble tea shop from a real estate developer with a mysterious link to his past.

Director: Lawrence Gan | Stars: Anthony Ma, Michelle Farrah Huang, Arvin Lee, Lana McKissack

Votes: 45

39. County Fair, Texas (2015)

83 min | Documentary, Drama

A documentary that explores a year in the lives of four kids from rural Texas as they raise animals to show at a local county fair.

Director: Brett Whitcomb

Votes: 19

40. Deep Web (2015)

TV-MA | 90 min | Documentary

A feature documentary that explores the rise of a new Internet; decentralized, encrypted, dangerous and beyond the law; with particular focus on the FBI capture of the Tor hidden service Silk Road, and the judicial aftermath.

Director: Alex Winter | Stars: Ross Ulbricht, James Chaparro, Nicolas Christin, Cindy Cohn

Votes: 9,476

41. The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young (2014)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

67 Metascore

A famous prison escape sparks the idea for a cult-like race that has seen only 10 finishers in its first 25 years. This award-winning, oddly inspiring, and wildly funny documentary reveals the sports world's most guarded secret.

Directors: Annika Iltis, Timothy James Kane | Star: Lazarus Lake

Votes: 5,315

42. An Ordinary Couple (2010)

75 min | Documentary, Biography

You may never think of the phrase 'til death do you part' in the same way after you meet Orin Kennedy and Bernardo Puccio. This L.A. couple decided to commemorate their over 30-year ... See full summary »

Directors: Susan Barnes, Jay Gianukos | Stars: Orin Kennedy, Bernardo Puccio

Votes: 12

43. H. (I) (2014)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Two women descend into madness after an alleged meteor strike sets off a series of strange events in their town of Troy, N.Y.

Directors: Rania Attieh, Daniel Garcia | Stars: Robin Bartlett, Rebecca Dayan, Will Janowitz, Julian Gamble

Votes: 537

44. Troop 491: the Adventures of the Muddy Lions (2013)

105 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Tristan, a reluctant new Scout is conflicted after witnessing a homicide. Will he follow the code the Streets or the code of the Scouts?

Director: Praheme | Stars: Kameron J. Brown, Kimani Coleman, Devin Druid, Malique Hawkins

Votes: 51

45. The Look of Silence (2014)

PG-13 | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, History