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Apr 25

Blue Ruin

Friday, April 25, 2014


A mysterious outsider’s quiet life turns upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. Proving to be an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.

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Apr 25

Locke

Friday, April 25, 2014


Locke is a feat of dynamic storytelling from Academy Award–nominated writer/director Steven Knight, anchored by Tom Hardy's fantastic performance. Unfolding in real time, the film is a gripping story of choices, consequences, and a man who risks everything he holds dear to do the right thing. 

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May 2

Ida

Friday, May 2, 2014


Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation.

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May 9

The Double

Friday, May 9, 2014


Jesse Eisenberg plays Simon, a timid and isolated man who is overlooked at work. When James, a new coworker, arrives, he upsets the balance because he is both Simon's physical double and his opposite: confident and good with women. Then James slowly starts taking over Simon's life.

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May 9

Fed Up

Friday, May 9, 2014


Fed Up blows the lid off everything we thought we knew about food and weight loss, revealing a 30-year campaign by the food industry, aided by the U.S. government, to mislead and confuse the American public, resulting in one of the largest health epidemics in history.

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May 9

God’s Pocket

Friday, May 9, 2014


When Mickey's stepson, Leon, is killed in a construction "accident," Mickey tries to bury the bad news with the body. But when the boy's mother demands the truth, Mickey finds himself stuck juggling a body he can’t bury, a wife he can’t please, and a debt he can’t pay.

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May 10

Sundance Institute and Austin Film Society present: #ArtistServices Workshop

Saturday, May 10, 2014 | 10:00 am
Austin, TX


Sundance Institute and Austin Film Society invites you to enjoy exclusive access to the first annual #ArtistServices Workshop.

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May 23

Cold in July

Friday, May 23, 2014


After killing a home intruder, a small-town Texas man's life unravels into a dark underworld of corruption and violence.

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Jun 6

Ping Pong Summer

Friday, June 6, 2014


Ocean City, Maryland. 1985. Summer vacation. Rap music. Parachute pants. Ping pong. First crushes. Best friends. Mean bullies. Weird mentors. That awkward, momentous time in your life when you're treated like an alien by everyone around you, even though you know deep down you're as funky fresh as it gets. 

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Jun 6

The Case Against 8

Friday, June 6, 2014


A behind-the-scenes look inside the case to overturn California's ban on same-sex marriage. Shot over five years, the film follows the unlikely team that took the first federal marriage equality lawsuit to the U.S. Supreme Court.

 

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Jun 6

Obvious Child

Friday, June 6, 2014


An honest comedy about what happens when Brooklyn comedian Donna Stern gets dumped, fired, and pregnant, just in time for the worst/best Valentine's Day of her life.

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Jun 13

Ivory Tower

Friday, June 13, 2014 | 5:59 pm


As tuition spirals upward and student debt passes a trillion dollars, students and parents ask, "Is college worth it?" From the halls of Harvard to public and private colleges in financial crisis to education startups in Silicon Valley, an urgent portrait emerges of a great American institution at the breaking point.

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Jun 13

Hellion

Friday, June 13, 2014


When motocross- and heavy-metal-obsessed, 13-year-old Jacob's delinquent behavior forces CPS to place his little brother, Wes, with his aunt, Jacob and his emotionally absent father must finally take responsibility for their actions and each other to bring Wes home.

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Jun 13

The Signal

Friday, June 13, 2014


Three college students disappear under mysterious circumstances while tracking a computer hacker through the Southwest. 

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Jun 27

WHITEY: United States of America v. James J. Bulger

Friday, June 27, 2014


Infamous gangster James "Whitey" Bulger’s relationship with the FBI and Department of Justice allowed him to reign over a criminal empire in Boston for decades. Joe Berlinger’s documentary chronicles Bulger’s recent sensational trial, using it as a springboard to explore allegations of corruption within the highest levels of law enforcement.

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Jun 27

They Came Together

Friday, June 27, 2014


This subversion/spoof/deconstruction of the romantic comedy genre has a vaguely, but not overtly, Jewish leading man, a klutzy, but adorable, leading lady, and New York City itself as another character in the story.

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Jul 11

Life Itself

Friday, July 11, 2014


Life Itself recounts the surprising and entertaining life of renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert. The film details his early days as a freewheeling bachelor and Pulitzer Prize winner, his famously contentious partnership with Gene Siskel, his life-altering marriage, and his brave and transcendent battle with cancer.

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Jul 11

Boyhood

Friday, July 11, 2014


Filmed from 2002 to 2013, Boyhood covers 12 years in the life of a family. Mason and his older sister, Samantha, learn to face the realities of growing up, while their divorced parents cope with the ongoing challenges of parenting in an ever-evolving landscape.

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Jul 11

Land Ho!

Friday, July 11, 2014


A pair of ex-brothers-in-law set off to Iceland in an attempt to reclaim their youth through Reykjavik nightclubs, trendy spas, and rugged campsites. This bawdy adventure is a throwback to 1980s road comedies, as well as a candid exploration of aging, loneliness, and friendship.

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Jul 18

I Origins

Friday, July 18, 2014 | 10:21 pm


A molecular biologist and his lab partner uncover startling evidence that could fundamentally change society as we know it and cause them to question their once-certain beliefs in science and spirituality.

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