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




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THE AFTERMATH
With Keira Knightly, Jason Clarke, director James Kent

Germany 1946, Rachael Morgan (Keira Knightley) arrives in Hamburg to be reunited with her husband Lewis (Jason Clarke), a British colonel charged with rebuilding the shattered city. She is stunned to discover that they will be sharing a house with its previous owners, a German widower (Alexander Skarsgård) and his troubled daughter. In this charged atmosphere, enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal.


 


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ANIARA
With Emilie Jonsson, Bianca Cruzeiro, directors Pella Kagerman, Hugo Lilja

A spaceship carrying settlers to Mars is knocked off course, causing the consumption-obsessed passengers to reconsider their place in the universe.


 


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THE BEST OF ENEMIES
With Sam Rockwell, Taraji P. Henson, director Robin Bissell

Civil rights activist Ann Atwater (Taraji P. Henson) faces off against Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan, C.P. Ellis (Sam Rockwell) over the issue of school integration in 1971 Durham, North Carolina.


 


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DIAMANTINO
With Carlo Cotta, directors Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt

Soccer star Diamantino (Carlo Cotta) loses his special touch and ends his career in disgrace. Searching for a new purpose, he embarks on a gonzo, comic odyssey confronting neo-fascism, the refugee crisis, genetic modification, and the hunt for the source of genius.


 


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THE HUSTLE
With Anne Hathaway, Rebel Wilson, director Chris Addison

Inspired by the 1988 hit comedy, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, two down and out con artists engage in a loser-leaves-town contest.


 


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IN THE AISLES
With Sandra Huller, Franz Rogowski, director Thomas Stuber

German stars Sandra Huller and Franz Rogowski experience offbeat, bittersweet, blue collar romance in the cloistered world of a wholesale supermarket.


 


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JOJO RABBIT
With Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, director Taika Waititi

An awkward young German boy (Roman Griffin Davis) raised by a single mother (Scarlett Johansson) has a single ally, his imaginary friend Hitler (Taika Waititi). His naïve patriotism is upended when he meets a young girl (Thomasin McKenzie).


 


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LUCY IN THE SKY
With Natalie Portman, JON HAMM, director Noah Hawley

Astronaut Lucy Cola (Natalie Portman) returns to Earth after a transcendent experience during a mission to space - and begins to lose touch with reality in a world that now seems too small.


 


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WHERE'D YOU GO BERNADETTE?
With Cate Blanchette, Kristen Wiig, director Richard Linklater

Based on Maria Semple's novel of the same name, Bernadette Fox, played by Cate Blanchett, is an architect-turned-recluse who disappears right before a family vacation to Antarctica. Seattle-centric life and discontent, and a teenage daughter's search for her mother propel this smart and hysterical dramedy.


 


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WORKING WOMAN
With Liron Ben Shlush, Menashe Noy, director Michal Aviad

A Jerusalem woman's career leap is complicated by her boss' inappropriate behavior. A timely film which details the indignities and persistent, systematic injustices women in the workplace must endure for the sake of their families. It features a quietly powerful lead performance by Liron Ben Shlush.


 



 


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