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The Movies of 2016: World Premieres
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February 2017
Life, Animated Dir. Roger Ross Williams. Documentary about autistic animation fan B
Paterson Dir. Jim Jarmusch. Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, Barry Shabaka Henley B
I Am Not Your Negro Dir. Raoul Peck. Nonfiction collage drawn from James Baldwin B+
Deepwater Horizon Dir. Peter Berg. Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Gina Rodriguez C
O.J.: Made in America Dir. Ezra Edelman. Documentary about ex-athlete tried for murderer B
Toni Erdmann Dir. Maren Ade. Sandra Hüller, Peter Simonischek, Thomas Loibl B+

January 2017
Moana Dirs. Ron Clements and John Musker. Animated. Voice of Auli'i Cravalho B+
White Girl Dir. Elizabeth Wood. Morgan Saylor, Brian Marc, India Mendez, Justin Bartha B
Under the Shadow Dir. Babak Anvari. Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi B
Other People Dir. Chris Kelly. Jesse Plemons, Molly Shannon, Bradley Whitford B
20th Century Women Dir. Mike Mills. Annette Bening, Lucas Jade Zumann, Greta Gerwig A
Kubo and the Two Strings Dir. Travis Knight. Animated. Voice of Art Parkinson B–
Goat Dir. Andrew Neel. Ben Schnetzer, Nick Jonas, Danny Flaherty, Gus Halper B–
Deadpool Dir. Tim Miller. Ryan Reynolds, Ed Skrein, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller C
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Dir. Gareth Edwards. Felicity Jones, Diego Luna B–
The Eyes of My Mother Dir. Nicolas Pesce. Kika Magalhães, Diana Agostini, Paul Nazak B
The Love Witch Dir. Anna Biller. Samantha Robinson, Laura Waddell, Gian Keys C
The Edge of Seventeen Dir. Kelly Fremon Craig. Hailee Steinfeld, Haley Lu Richardson B+
Silence Dir. Martin Scorsese. Andrew Garfield, Yôsuke Kubozuka, Adam Driver, Issey Ogata B+
Hacksaw Ridge Dir. Mel Gibson. Andrew Garfield, Teresa Palmer, Sam Worthington C–

December 2016
Hidden Figures Dir. Theodore Melfi. Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe B
Jackie Dir. Pablo Larraín. Natalie Portman, Billy Crudup, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig C
Fences Dir. Denzel Washington. Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen McKinley Henderson B

November 2016
Manchester by the Sea Dir. Kenneth Lonergan. Casey Affleck, Lucas Hedges, Kyle Chandler B
Lion Dir. Garth Davis. Dev Patel, Sunny Pawar, Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman, David Wenham B–
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk Dir. Ang Lee. Joe Alwyn, Garrett Hedlund, Vin Diesel C
Nocturnal Animals Dir. Tom Ford. Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon D
Arrival Dir. Denis Villeneuve. Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg B
Almost Christmas Dir. David E. Talbert. Danny Glover, Kimberly Elise, Gabrielle Union C–
Christine Dir. Antonio Campos. Rebecca Hall, Tracy Letts, Michael C. Hall, Maria Dizzia B–
Ministry of Love Dir. Pavo Marinković. Stjepan Perić, Dražen Kühn, Ecija Ojdanić B–
The Daughter Dir. Luis Sampieri. María Laura Cuarhavilca, Santiago Paz Posse C+
Neruda Dir. Pablo Larraín. Luis Gnecco, Gael García Bernal, Mercedes Morán, Alfredo Castro B+
Santa y Andrés Dir. Carlos Lechuga. Lola Amores, Eduardo Martínez, George Abreu B
Fado Dir. Jonas Rothlaender. Golo Euler, Luise Heyer, Albano Jerónimo, Pirjo Lonka C
Are We Not Cats Dir. Xander Robin. Michael Patrick Nicholson, Chelsea LJ Lopez B–
Where You're Meant to Be Dir. Paul Fegan. Documentary about Scottish ballads B–
Do Not Resist Dir. Craig Atkinson. Documentary about the militarizing of U.S. police A–
Malaria Dir. Parvaz Shahbazi. Saed Soheili, Saghar Ghanaat, Azarakhsh Farahani B
Raising Bertie Dir. Margaret Byrne. Documentary about three black teens in North Carolina A–
Kékszakállú Dir. Gastón Solnicki. Laila Maltz, Natali Maltz, María Soldi B
The Handmaiden Dir. Park Chan-wook. Kim Tae-ri, Kim Min-hee, Ha Jung-woo, Jo Jin-woong B–
93 Days Dir. Steve Gukas. Somkele Idhalama, Bimbo Akintola, Seun Kentebe, Danny Glover B–
Denial Dir. Mick Jackson. Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall, Andrew Scott C
13th Dir. Ava DuVernay. Documentary about the racial history of U.S. incarceration B

October 2016
Cameraperson Dir. Kirsten Johnson. Collage of footage from a cinematographer's career B+
Moonlight Dir. Barry Jenkins. Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes A–
Staying Vertical Dir. Alain Guiraudie. Damien Bonnard, India Hair, Raphaël Thiéry B–
Aquarius Dir. Kleber Mendonça Filho. Sonia Braga, Humberto Carrão, Zoraide Coleto A–
Fire at Sea Dir. Gianfranco Rosi. Documentary about children and refugees in Lampedusa A–
Being 17 Dir. André Téchiné. Kacey Mottet Klein, Corentin Fila, Sandrine Kiberlain B
Illegitimate Dir. Adrian Sitaru. Robi Urs, Alina Grigore, Bogdan Albulescu, Cristina Olteanu C+
Sieranevada Dir. Cristi Puiu. Mimi Branescu, Marin Grigore, Rolando Matsangos B+
Panamerican Machinery Dir. Joaquin del Paso. Javier Zaragoza, Ramiro Orozco B+
Prevenge Dir. Alice Lowe. Alice Lowe, Kayvan Novak, Gemma Whelan, Tom Davis C+
Strike a Pose Dirs. Ester Gould and Reijer Zwaan. Documentary about backup dancers B–
I, Daniel Blake Dir. Ken Loach. Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Briana Shann B
Mirzya Dir. Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. Harshvardhan Kapoor, Saiyami Kher, Anuj Choudhry B
Raw Dir. Julia DuCournau. Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella B
Heartstone Dir. Guðmunder Amar Guðmundsson. Balður Einarsson, Blær Hinriksson C+
Karl Marx City Dirs. Petra Epperlein and Michael Tucker. Documentary about the Stasi B
Samuel in the Clouds Dir. Pieter Van Eecke. Documentary about ski-lift operator B+
Crosscurrent Dir. Yang Chao. Qin Hao, Xin Zhilei, Tan Kai, Wang Hongwei, Wu Lipeng B+
Elle Dir. Paul Verhoeven. Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny, Charles Berling A–
Layla M. Dir. Mijke De Jong. Nora El Koussour, Ilias Addab, Hassan Akkouch B
Paradise Dir. Andrei Konchalovsky. Yuliya Vysotskaya, Peter Kurth, Filipp Dyuken B
American Honey Dir. Andrea Arnold. Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf, Riley Keough B+
We Are the Flesh Dir. Emiliano Rocha Minter. Noé Hernández, María Evoli B–
A Quiet Passion Dir. Terence Davies. Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle, Keith Carradine B+
Finals Dir. Adel Yaraghi. Shahab Hosseini, Amir Salamati, Behnam Asgari, Leila Zare C+
American Anarchist Dir. Charlie Siskel. Documentary about The Anarchist Cookbook B–
Among Wolves Dir. Shawn Convey. Documentary about humanitarian biker gang in Bosnia B
24 Weeks Dir. Anne Zohra Berrached. Julia Jentsch, Bjarne Mädel, Johanna Gastdorf A–
Starless Dreams Dir. Mehrdad Oskovei. Documentary about Iranian girls' prison A–
La La Land Dir. Damien Chazelle. Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, John Legend, Finn Wittrock B–
Snowden Dir. Oliver Stone. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Rhys Ifans B–
The Salesman Dir. Asghar Farhadi. Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Babak Karimi A–
Bright Lights: Starring Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher Dir. Fisher Stevens, et al. B

September 2016
Taekwondo Dirs. Marco Berger and Martin Farina. Gabriel Epstein, Lucas Papa B
Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four Dir. Deborah S. Esquenazi B–
Tomcat Dir. Klaus Händl. Lukas Turtur, Philipp Hochmair, Thomas Stipsits, Manuel Rubey A–
Spa Night Dir. Andrew Ahn. Joe Seo, Cho Youn Ho, Haerry Kim, Song Tae B+
Upstairs Inferno Dir. Robert L. Camina. Documentary about a New Orleans hate crime B
Daddy's Boy Dir. Daniel Armando. Al Miro, Jonathan Iglesias, Joe Lopez, James Koroni B+
The Revival: Women and the Word Dir. Sekiya Dorsett. Documentary B
Last Men Standing Dirs. Erin Bethauer and Tim Hussin. Documentary B+
Wolf and Sheep Dir. Shahrbanoo Sadat. Sediqa, Qodrat, Amina, Sahar, Masuma, Zekria B+
The Darkness Dir. Daniel Castro Zimbrón. Brontis Jodorowsky, Aliocha Sotnikoff C+
Girls Don't Fly Dir. Monika Grassl. Documentary about Ghanaian aviation academy B+
A Mere Breath Dir. Monica Lãzurean-Gorgan. Documentary about Romanian family B+
The Swedish Theory of Love Dir. Erik Gandini. Documentary about individualism B
Before the Fall Dir. Byrum Geisler. Ethan Sharrett, Chase Conner, Jonathan Horvath D
The Landscape Within Dir. Andrea Capranico. Documentary about queer Filipino artist B+
bwoy Dir. John G. Young. Anthony Rapp, Jimmy Brooks, De'Adre Aziza, Ashton Randle B–
Lazy Eye Dir. Tim Kirkman. Lucas Near-Verbrugghe, Aaron Costa Ganis, Michaela Watkins B–
Blair Witch Dir. Adam Wingard. James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez, Brandon Scott C
Queen of Katwe Dir. Mira Nair. Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o B
Don't Breathe Dir. Fede Alvarez. Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Stephen Lang D–
The Light Between Oceans Dir. Derek Cianfrance. Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander C+
Little Men Dir. Ira Sachs. Theo Taplitz, Michael Barbieri, Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Ehle B
Sully Dir. Clint Eastwood. Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney, Mike O'Malley B
Bridget Jones's Baby Dir. Sharon Maguire. Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey B–
Things to Come Dir. Mia Hansen-Løve. Isabelle Huppert, Roman Kolinka, André Marcon A
Julieta Dir. Pedro Almodóvar. Adriana Ugarte, Emma Suárez, Daniel Grao, Rossy De Palma B+

August 2016
Southside with You Dir. Richard Tanne. Tika Sumpter, Parker Sawyers B+
The Birth of a Nation Dir. Nate Parker. Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King B
Indignation Dir. James Schamus. Logan Lerman, Sarah Gadon, Danny Burstein C
Abortion: Stories Women Tell Dir. Tracy Droz Tragos. Clinic-based documentary B
Hell or High Water Dir. David Mackenzie. Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Jeff Bridges B
Florence Foster Jenkins Dir. Stephen Frears. Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg B–
Jason Bourne Dir. Paul Greengrass. Matt Damon, Alicia Vikander, Tommy Lee Jones C–

July 2016
Swiss Army Man Dirs. Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan. Paul Dano, Daniel Radcliffe C
Captain Fantastic Dir. Matt Ross. Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler B
Loving Dir. Jeff Nichols. Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Terri Abney, Marton Csokas B–
Lights Out Dir. David F. Sandberg. Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Maria Bello D
Star Trek: Beyond Dir. Justin Lin. Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Idris Elba B
Ghostbusters Dir. Paul Feig. Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon D+
The Intervention Dir. Clea DuVall. With Melanie Lynskey, Cobie Smulders, Vincent Piazza B
The Secret Life of Pets Dir. Chris Renaud. Voices of Louis CK, Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart C+

June 2016
Tickled Dirs. David Farrier and Dylan Reeve. Documentary about online tickling network D+
Café Society Dir. Woody Allen. With Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell C
The Shallows Dir. Jaume Collet-Serra. With Blake Lively, Óscar Jaenada, Sedona Legge B–
The Neon Demon Dir. Nicolas Winding Refn. With Elle Fanning, Jena Malone, Abbey Lee C
The Nice Guys Dir. Shane Black. With Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice C+
Genius Dir. Michael Grandage. With Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Laura Linney F
The Conjuring 2 Dir. James Wan. With Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Madison Wolfe C+
Certain Women Dir. Kelly Reichardt. Laura Dern, Michelle Williams, Lily Gladstone B
Personal Shopper Dir. Olivier Assayas. With Kristen Stewart, Sigrid Bouaziz, Lars Eidinger B
Certain Women Dir. Kelly Reichardt. With Laura Dern, Michelle Williams, Lily Gladstone B
Weiner Dirs. Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg. Documentary about political campaign B

May 2016
Money Monster Dir. Jodie Foster. With George Clooney, Jack O'Connell, Julia Roberts C–
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Dir. Nicholas Stoller. With Seth Rogen, Zac Efron C
Zootopia Dirs. Byron Howard and Rich Moore. Voices of Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman B
The Jungle Book Dir. Jon Favreau. Neel Sethi, voices of Ben Kingsley, Lupita Nyong'o C+

April 2016
Love & Friendship Dir. Whit Stillman. With Kate Beckinsale, Xavier Samuel, Emma Greenwell B
Everybody Wants Some!! Dir. Richard Linklater. With Blake Jenner, Glen Powell C–
Sing Street Dir. John Carney. With Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Lucy Boynton, Ben Carolan B+
Midnight Special Dir. Jeff Nichols. Jaeden Lieberher, Michael Shannon, Kirsten Dunst B

March 2016
Trapped Dir. Dawn Porter. Documentary about embattled abortion providers in the U.S. South B
10 Cloverfield Lane Dir. Dan Trachtenberg. Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman C
Hail, Caesar! Dirs. Joel and Ethan Coen. Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes B