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Gemini (2017)
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A heinous crime tests the complex relationship between a tenacious personal assistant and her Hollywood starlet boss. As the assistant unravels the mystery, she must confront her own understanding of friendship, truth, and celebrity. (93 mins.)
Director: Aaron Katz
 
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En el Séptimo Día (2017)
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A group of undocumented Mexican immigrants work long hours six days a week, and then savor their day of rest on Sundays on the soccer fields of Brooklyn. (97 mins.)
Director: Jim McKay
 
3.
Landline (2017)
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In 1995, a teenager living with her sister and parents in Manhattan discovers that her father is having an affair. (97 mins.)
 
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A Ghost Story (2017)
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In this singular exploration of legacy, love, loss, and the enormity of existence, a recently deceased, white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to try to reconnect with his bereft wife. (92 mins.)
Director: David Lowery
 
5.
Golden Exits (2017)
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An intersectional narrative of two families in Brooklyn and the unraveling of unspoken unhappiness that occurs when a young foreign girl spending time abroad upsets the balance on both sides. (94 mins.)
Director: Alex Ross Perry
 
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The Big Sick (2017)
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Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family's expectations, and his true feelings. (120 mins.)
 
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Bitch (2017)
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A woman snaps and assumes the psyche of a vicious dog as her checked-out, philandering husband attempts to keep the family together. (93 mins.)
Director: Marianna Palka
 
8.
Columbus (2017)
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A Korean-born man finds himself stuck in Columbus, Indiana, where his architect father is in a coma. The man meets a young woman who wants to stay in Columbus with her mother, a recovering addict, instead of pursuing her own dreams. (100 mins.)
Director: Kogonada
 
9.
Common Carrier (2017 Documentary)
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Dina (2017 Documentary)
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An eccentric suburban woman and a Walmart door greeter navigate their evolving relationship in this unconventional love story. (103 mins.)
 
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Escapes (2017 Documentary)
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A documentary chronicling the life of actor and Blade Runner screenwriter Hampton Fancher. (89 mins.)
 
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The Force (2017 Documentary)
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THE FORCE goes inside an embattled urban police department struggling to rebuild trust in one of America's most violent yet promising cities. (80 mins.)
Director: Peter Nicks
 
13.
I Am Another You (2017 Documentary)
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Eating garbage, dodging police, and hitching rides with strangers, award-winning Chinese filmmaker Nanfu... (80 mins.)
Director: Nanfu Wang
 
14.
The Incredible Jessica James (2017)
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An aspiring playwright in New York strikes up a friendship with a guy while on the rebound from a break-up. (85 mins.)
 
15.
Ingrid Goes West (2017)
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An unhinged social media stalker moves to LA and insinuates herself into the life of an Instagram star. (98 mins.)
Director: Matt Spicer
 
16.
Lemon (2017)
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A man watches his life unravel after he is left by his girlfriend of 10 years. (83 mins.)
Director: Janicza Bravo
 
17.
Marjorie Prime (2017)
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A service that provides holographic recreations of deceased loved ones allows a man to come face-to-face with the younger version of his late father-in-law. (99 mins.)
 
18.
Most Beautiful Island (2017)
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Most Beautiful Island is a chilling portrait of an undocumented young woman's struggle for survival as she finds redemption from a tortured past in a dangerous game. (80 mins.)
Director: Ana Asensio
 
19.
Princess Cyd (2017)
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Eager to escape life with her depressive single father, 16-year-old athlete Cyd Loughlin visits her novelist aunt in Chicago over the summer... (96 mins.)
Director: Stephen Cone
 
20.
Signature Move (2017)
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Zaynab, a thirty-something Pakistani, Muslim, lesbian in Chicago takes care of her sweet and TV-obsessed mother. As Zaynab falls for Alma, a bold and very bright Mexican woman, she searches for her identity in life, love and wrestling. (80 mins.)
Director: Jennifer Reeder
 
22.
Walking Out (2017)
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An urban teenager journeys to Montana to hunt big game with his estranged father. Father and son struggle to connect, until a brutal encounter in the heart of the wilderness changes everything. (95 mins.)
 
23.
Where Is Kyra? (2017)
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In Brooklyn, New York, Kyra (Pfeiffer) loses her job and struggles to survive on her ailing mother's income. As the weeks and months go on, her problems worsen. This leads her on a risky and enigmatic path that threatens her life. (98 mins.)
Director: Andrew Dosunmu
 
24.
Whose Streets? (2017 Documentary)
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Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at how the killing of 18-year-old Mike Brown inspired a community to fight back and sparked a global movement. (90 mins.)
 
25.
The Work (2017 Documentary)
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Set inside a single room in Folsom Prison, three men from the outside participate in a four-day group-therapy retreat with a group of incarcerated men for a real look at the challenges of rehabilitation. (89 mins.)
 
26.
Wind River (2017)
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A veteran tracker with the Fish and Wildlife Service helps to investigate the murder of a young Native American woman, and uses the case as a means of seeking redemption for an earlier act of irresponsibility which ended in tragedy. (107 mins.)
Director: Taylor Sheridan
 
27.
Dear Renzo (2016 Short Film)
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Two young Argentines, brought together by chance, wander the streets of New York City, increasingly lost in a maze of currency exchange, translation problems, religious vocation and nocturnal flirtation. (19 mins.)
 
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Hardware (2017 Short Film)
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An amateur electronic drums enthusiast travels to a housewares trade show looking to strike up the perfect business partnership. When things don't go as planned, he finds himself at the mercy of the electronic drumbeat playing in his head. (15 mins.)
 
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Innards (2017 Short Film)
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A former child actor reconnects with his twin brother to discuss a role they once shared--as the lead in a schlocky, shot-on-video cannibal film, "Innards." (11 mins.)
Director: Tyler Rubenfeld