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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.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Entertaining family film based on the classic children's book about dealing with difficulties with optimism.

Antarctica: A Year on Ice
A fascinating glimpse into the lives, habits, and philosophies of men and women who work in Antarctica.

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.

Big Hero 6
A lively and creative animated film about a robot with heart, empathy, compassion, and gentleness.

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

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

Hector and the Search for Happiness
A snappy and satisfying adult parable about a therapist's quest to find the meaning of life.

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.

Kill the Messenger
A drama made memorable by a Jeremy Renner's mercurial performance as the passionate investigative journalist Gary Webb.

Life Inside Out
Touching story of mother and her son who discover that music is a healing balm.

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.

Northern Borders
The coming-of-age of a patient and resilient boy during his stay with his eccentric grandparents in Vermont.

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 cogent and clear-headed drama that will stir you to human rights advocacy.

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.

St. Vincent
A heart-affecting cinematic parable about the saints among us who enable us to come alive in new ways.

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

The Great Invisible
A hard-hitting and illuminating documentary about one of the largest man-made environmental disaster in history.

The Homesman
A spiritual pioneer drama about the mysteries of the heart and the paradoxes of the human adventure which cannot be explained easily.

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

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 Tale of Princess-Kaguya
An impressive hallowing of play and laughter as the sources of a lightness of being.

Valley of Saints
A young man in transition reframes his vision of home.

A mesmerizing drama about the toxic fallout from perfectionism and unbridled ambition.

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