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AN EARLY LOOK AT FILMS AND GUESTS UNDER CONSIDERATION, SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND AVAILABILITY:

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AIDA'S SECRETS
Directors Alon and Shaul Shwarz

A web of family secrets unravels in this gripping film following a family fractured by war.

"The Holocaust... is still not the stuff of history--not fully anyway... But our species has not remotely lost the capacity to commit that kind of atrocity again. Following just one thread in the human weave that was snapped the last time is a reminder of the cost of descending into the same madness again." –Jeffrey Kluger, TIME


 


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GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN
With Domhnall Gleason, Margot Robbie, director Simon Curtis

A rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children's author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin (Will TIlston), whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh.  Along with his mother Daphne (Margot Robbie), and his nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald), Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War.  But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family?


 


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LAST FLAG FLYING
With Bryan Cranston, Steve Carell, Laurence Fishburne, director Richard Linklater

Multi-Oscar nominated Boyhood director Richard Linklater returns to the big screen with a spiritual successor to THE LAST DETAIL, the 1973 classic directed by Hal Ashby which starred Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid and Otis Young.


 


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LUCKY
With Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, director John Carroll Lynch

A love letter to the life and career of Harry Dean Stanton as well as a meditation on morality, loneliness, spirituality and human connection.


 


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MARY MAGDALENE
with Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, director Garth Davis

After snagging six Oscar nominations for his feature debut LION, director Garth Davis returns to helm a biopic based on the life of Mary Magdalene, a film that The Weinstein Company will position to be in the thick of the upcoming awards' races.


 


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THE SHAPE OF WATER
With Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, director Guillermo del Toro

An other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.


 


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THE SQUARE
With Elizabeth Moss, Claes Bang, director Ruben Ostlund

Art, media and egocentricity collide in a wild satirical drama by FORCE MAJEURE director Ruben Ostlund. This film was a sensation at the Cannes Film Festival where it won the Palme d'Or.


 


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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE
With Miles Teller, Haley Bennett, director Jason Hall

Adapted from David Finkel's book, soldiers return from Irag and struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after leaving the battlefield. Produced by Arthouse Film Festival guest producer Jon Kilik.


 


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THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
With Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, director Martin McDonagh

The darkly comedic tale of a woman whose daughter is murdered and whose frustration with local police boils over when the crime remains unsolved after several months. 


 


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WONDER
With Julia Roberts, Jacob Tremblay, director Stephen Chbosky

From the New York Times bestseller, WONDER spins the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences, his family, classmates and community who struggle to discover compassion and acceptance, and the journey which unites them and proves that you can't blend in when you were born to stand out.


 


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WONDERSTRUCK
With Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams, director Todd Haynes

The story of a young boy in the Midwest told simultaneously with a tale about a young girl in New York from fifty years ago as they both seek the same mysterious connection, based on the book by Brian Selznick, filmed by Arthouse Film Festival guest, cinematographer Ed Lachman.


 



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