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March 23

STRAY (18)

STRAY (18) Director: ELIZABETH LO Runtime: 72 mins Documentary   Synopsis: Through the eyes of its stray dogs wandering the streets of Istanbul, ‘Stray’ explores what it means to live as a being without status or security. As they search for food and shelter, three dogs—Zeytin, Nazar, and Kartal—embark on inconspicuous journeys through Turkish society […]

March 21

Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time

Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time (Felkészülés meghatározatlan ideig tartó együttlétre) Director: Lili Horváth Runtime: 140 minutes Cast: Natasa Stork, Viktor Bodó,  Benett Vilmányi   Synopsis: Márta, a forty-year-old neurosurgeon, falls in love. She leaves her shining American career behind and returns to Budapest to start a new life with the […]

March 18

Infinitum: Subject Unknown (15)

Infinitum: Subject Unknown (15) Director/Writer Matthew Butler-Hart Runtime: 1h 26min Cast: Tori Butler-Hart, Ian McKellen, Conleth Hill SYNOPSIS: Jane wakes up in a strange attic, in a parallel world, with seemingly no way out. She is stuck in a time-loop, destined to relive the same day over and over with little memory of her doing […]

March 15

Martyr (18)

Martyr (18) Director: Mazen Khaled Runtime: 84 minutes. Arabic Subtitles. Cast: Carol Abboud, Hadi Bou Ayash, Moustafa Fahs Synopsis: For Hassane, a young man from an impoverished neighbourhood, life has stopped making sense. All he has left is a close group of friends, brought together by a shared sense of marginalization. In an effort to […]

March 14

The Columnist (15)

The Columnist (15) Director: Ivo van Aart Runtime: 86 minutes Cast: Katja Herbers, Genio de Groot, Rein Hofman, Bram van der Kelen, Achraf Koutet, Claire Porro, Harry van Rijthoven, Seno Sever Synopsis: Newspaper columnist and author Femke Boot is suffering from writers’ block, and her mood isn’t improved by the torrent of abuse and death […]

March 14

Wander Darkly (15)

Wander Darkly (15) Director: Tara Miele Runtime: 1h 37m Cast: Sienna Miller, Diego Luna, Vanessa Bayer, Aimee Carrero, Beth Grant, Ayden Mayeri, Tory Kittles, Inde Navarrette, James Landry Hébert Synopsis: A traumatic accident leaves a couple in a surreal state of being that takes them on a disorienting journey through the duality of their shared […]

March 13

FUKUSHIMA 50

FUKUSHIMA 50 (12) Directed by: Setsurô Wakamatsu Runtime: 122m Starring: Ken Watanabe, Kôichi Satô, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Naoto Ogata, Shôhei Hino, Masato Hagiwara, Mitsuru Hirata, Keisuke Horibe, Hisahiro Ogura, Masato Wada SYNOPSIS 11 March 2011. When a 9.0 magnitude earthquake causes a colossal Tsunami, workers at the Fukushima Nuclear facility in Japan risk their lives and stay […]

March 07

THE DISSIDENT

THE DISSIDENT Director: Bryan Fogel Runtime: 1hr 59m   Cast: Hatice Cengiz, Jamal Khashoggi, Omar Abdulaziz, John O.Brennan, Fahrettin Altin, David Ignatius Synopsis: When Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared after entering Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul, his fiancée and dissidents around the world were left to piece together the clues to a brutal murder […]

March 04

Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliche (12)

Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliche (12) Director: Celeste Bell and Paul Sng Runtime: 89 minutes Cast: Ruth Negga (voice), Thurston Moore, Kathleen Hanna, Vivienne Westwood, Neneh Cherry, Margaret Emmons, Paul Dean, Lora Logic, Adrian Bell, Vivienne Goldman, Don Letts, Rina Vergano, Bruno Wizard, Youth   Synopsis: Poly Styrene was the first woman of colour […]

March 03

White Colour Black (15)

White Colour Black (15) Director: Joseph A. Adesunloye Runtime: 85 minutes Cast: Dudley O’Shaughnessy, Yrsa Daley-ward, Alassane Sy, Wale Ojo, Damola Adelaja Synopsis: London based photographer Leke has it all. He is successful, has no responsibility and women fall at his feet. When a message from Senegal calls him to return ‘home’, he reluctantly leaves […]