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A Most Violent Year
An immersive drama about a businessman who stays calm in the midst of a dreadful series of setbacks.

Awake: The Life of Yogananda
A rounded portrait of the Father of Yoga in the West that celebrates his practical and uplifting art of spiritual living.

Ballet 422
A documentary providing ample evidence of ballet as art form that puts on display the breathtaking beauty of bodies in motion.

Black Sea
A parabolic film about a middle-aged man who decides to fight back after being reduced to being a nobody.

Drama about how a tragic incident in a working-class Maine town reverberates in the lives of six people.

Goodbye to Language
The elder filmmaker's take on our world of separations and alienation.

Human Capital
A vivid portrait of the decadence of the wealthy.

Inherent Vice
A jaunty screen adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's comic 2009 novel about the demise of the hippie era of free love and pot-happy endings.

Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine
A heartfelt documentary about homophobia, a brutal murder, and the legacy of a promising young gay man.

McFarland, USA
An exciting sports film that also stands as an emotionally rich depiction of community, sharing, and generosity.

Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter
A documentary on the brilliant career of modern dancer and teacher Martha Hill.

Monk With a Camera
The life and work of a Western abbot in a Tibetan monastery in India who serves as a bridge-builder.

Mr. Turner
An extraordinary portrait of the last stages in the life and career of Joseph Mallord William Turner, the painter of light.

My Old Lady
A well-acted psychological drama revolving around a homeless American, an aged bohemian, and her angry daughter.

Queen and Country
A sequel to Hope and Glory set in postwar England that proves to be an impressive coda to English writer/director John Boorman's illustrious career.

Rocks in My Pockets
A wild and weird animated feature about a Latvian grandmother who passes on her depression to others in the family circle.

A stirring and enlightening movie about civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his crusade for equality.

Song of the Sea
An Irish folktale about facing our fears, embracing death and human frailty, walking in wonder and returning home as transformed beings.

Song One
An emotionally rich drama about the healing powers of music.

The Blue Room
A chilling and creatively structure French murder mystery tale.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part I
A transitional time in the life of a leader-in-the-making played beautifully by Jennifer Lawrence

The Hunting Ground
A hard-hitting and disturbing documentary about the treatment of women who have been sexually assaulted on U. S. college campuses.

The Imitation Game
A great performance by Benedict Cumberbatch and an illuminating portrait of the large role secrets can play in our lives.

The Judge
Drama about the transformation of a smart and slick Chicago defense lawyer during a visit to his small Indiana hometown.

The Rewrite
A funny and charming portrait of a burnt-out, middle-aged screenplay writer

Winter Sleep
A Chekhovian drama about a rich and self-absorbed middle-aged man who needs to do some serious inner work.