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Men Go to Battle

Jury Award:
Best Narrative Feature
Tribeca Film Fest
Critics' Pick   —New York Times
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Chicago Premiere!

Natural Selection

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Hooligan Sparrow

"Admirably gutsy"   —New York Times
"Tremendous"   —Village Voice
4 stars "It's miraculous that the film exists at all"   —RogerEbert.com
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Neither Heaven
Nor Earth

"Genuinely haunting"   —New York Times
"One of the more unusual and effective explorations of modern war and its capacity for bewilderment and piercing damage"   —Los Angeles Times
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Other People

"An assured, gently funny debut about family tragedy"   —Hollywood Reporter
4 stars"Profoundly touching... Further proof that when it comes to drama, comedy actors are often the experts"   —The Guardian
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London Road

"A work of great finesse and originality"   —Hollywood Reporter
5 stars "Enthralling and haunting"   —TimeOut London
5 stars "Utterly gripping"   —The Guardian
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Silicon Cowboys

"A lively look at an underexposed tech-biz success story"   —Hollywood Reporter
"Fascinating... By turns amusing and illuminating, and quite often both simultaneously"   —Variety
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My Blind Brother

"A rock-solid cast, and [Jenny] Slate stands out in particular"   —Variety
"A deeply humane and frequently hilarious comedy"   —Indiewire
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"Beguiling"   —Screen International
"Masterful"   —Senses of Cinema

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Right Now,
Wrong Then

Golden Leopard
Best Actor
Jury Prize
Locarno Intl
Film Fest
"The very best film released in 2016 so far"   —AV Club
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For the Plasma

"Exquisitely delusional"   —New Yorker
3 stars "A delightful oddity... happily strange, joyfully bizarre and particularly unforgettable"   —RogerEbert.com
Recommended   —NewCity Film
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The Seventh Fire

Critics' Pick "Searing... powerful"   —New York Times
4 stars "An empathetic, often heartbreaking piece of work"   —TimeOut London
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Newly discovered and restored!

Private Property

Critics' Pick "Tense and upsetting"   —New York Times
3 stars½   —Slant Magazine
4 stars   —The Guardian
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Weepah Way for Now

"Writer-director Stephen Pierce Ringer maintains proper emotional temperature throughout the film's tonal shifts"   —Los Angeles Daily News
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Kaili Blues

Best Emerging Director
Best First Feature
Locarno Intl
Film Fest
Recommended "Boldly original"   —Chicago Reader
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Lace Crater

"Spooky and inventive"   —Cinema Scope
4 stars   —Eye for Film
Recommended "Blissfully strange"   —NewCity Chicago
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Singing Behind the Screens

"Veteran helmer Ermanno Olmi has crafted his most complex and sumptuous work to date"   —Variety
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Down by Love

"[Adéle] Exarchopoulos pulls off a blend of pouty yet tough demeanour with aplomb; stage-trained [Guillaume] Gallienne coveys authoritative confidence undercut by the vulnerability of a lovesick teenager and a strong whiff of narcissism"   —Screen International
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Chicago Premiere!

Billionaire Ransom

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Level Up

"Intriguing"   —Village Voice
  • John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Artworks: National Endowment for the Arts
  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
  • Comer Family Foundation
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Alphawood Foundation
  • Polk Bros. Foundation