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The Movies of 2017: World Premieres
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Full Listing of Films Screened

November 2017
Novitiate Dir. Maggie Betts. Margaret Qualley, Melissa Leo, Julianne Nicholson B
Lady Bird Dir. Greta Gerwig. Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Beanie Feldstein B+
The Charmer Dir. Milad Alami. Ardalan Esmaili, Soho Rezanejad, Lars Brygmann B+
Verónica Dir. Paco Plaza. Sandra Escacena, Iván Chavero, Bruna González B–
Human Flow Dir. Ai Weiwei. Documentary survey of global refugee crises B
The Crescent Dir. Seth A. Smith. Danika Vandersteen, Woodrow Graves, Britt Loder B–
Poor Agnes Dir. Navin Ramaswaran. Lora Burke, Robert Notman, Will Conlon C+
Under the Tree Dir. Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson. Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson C
Scary Mother Dir. Ana Urushadze. Nato Murvanidze, Ramaz Ioseliani, Dimitri Tatishvili B
Okja Dir. Bong Joon-ho. An Seo Hyun, Tilda Swinton, Byun Hee-Bong, Paul Dano B–
Columbus Dir. Kogonada. Haley Lu Richardson, John Cho, Parker Posey, Rory Culkin B
The Florida Project Dir. Sean Baker. Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Willem Dafoe B

October 2017
Faces Places Dirs. Agnès Varda and JR. Documentary about a roving art project B–
Loving Vincent Dirs. Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman. Animated C+
Before Summer Ends Dir. Maryam Goormaghtigh. Documentary B
12 Days Dir. Raymond Depardon. Documentary about psychiatric evaluations B
Wonderstruck Dir. Todd Haynes. Oakes Fegley, Millicent Simmonds, Jaden Michael B+
The Shape of Water Dir. Guillermo del Toro. Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones, Richard Jenkins B–
Call Me By Your Name Dir. Luca Guadagnino. Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer B+
The Other Side of the Wall Dir. Pau Ortiz. Documentary about Honduran family B
Closeness Dir. Katemir Balagov. Darya Zhovnar, Veniamin Kats, Olga Dragunova B+
Princess Cyd Dir. Stephen Cone. Jessie Pinnick, Rebecca Spence, Malic White B+
November Dir. Rainer Sarnet. Rea Lest, Jörgen Liik, Heino Kalm, Arvo Kukumägi B
Let the Sun Shine In Dir. Claire Denis. Juliette Binoche, Xavier Beauvois B
Blade Runner 2049 Dir. Denis Villeneuve. Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks B
Golden Years Dir. André Téchiné. Céline Sallette, Pierre Deladonchamps B
God's Own Country Dir. Francis Lee. Josh O'Connor, Alec Secareanu, Ian Hart B
Beauty and the Dogs Dir. Kaouther Ben Hania. Mariam Al Ferjani, Ghanem Zrelli B
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Dir. Martin McDonagh B–
A Sort of Family Dir. Diego Lerman. Bárbara Lennie, Yanina Ávila, Daniel Aráoz A–
Gemini Dir. Aaron Katz. Lola Kirke, Zoë Kravitz, John Cho, Nelson Franklin B
The Confession Dir. Zaza Urushadze. Dimitri Tatishvili, Sophia Sebiskveradze D+
Sicilian Ghost Story Dirs. Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio Piazza. Julia Jedlikowska D+
The Line Dir. Peter Bebjak. Tomáš Maštalír, Eugen Libezňuk, Andrej Hryc B+
Sea Sorrow Dir. Vanessa Redgrave. Documentary about refugees and human rights B–
Samui Song Dir. Pen-ek Ratanaruang. Chermarn Boonyasak, David Asavanond D
Arrhythmia Dir. Boris Khlebnikov. Alexander Yatsenko, Irina Gorbacheva B+
Birds Are Singing in Kigali Dirs. Joanna Kos-Krauze, Krzysztof Krauze. Jowita Budnik A–
The Workshop Dir. Laurent Cantet. Matthieu Lucci, Marina Foïs, Warda Rammach B
Paris Square Dir. Lúcia Murat. Joana de Verona, Grace Passô, Alex Brasil C–
Félicité Dir. Alain Gomis. Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu, Papi Mpaka, Gaetan Claudia A–
A Man of Integrity Dir. Mohammad Rasoulof. Reza Akhlaghirad, Soudabeh Beizaee A–
The Other Side of Hope Dir. Aki Kaurismäki. Sherwan Haji, Sakari Kuosmanen B
Wind Traces Dir. Jimena Montemayor Loyo. Dolores Fonzi, Paulina Gil, Diego Aguilar B
Marshall Dir. Reginald Hudlin. Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Sterling K. Brown D+
Victoria & Abdul Dir. Stephen Frears. Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard C–
Battle of the Sexes Dirs. Valerie Faris, Jonathan Dayton. Emma Stone, Steve Carell B–
Barrage Dir. Laura Schroeder. Lolita Chammah, Themis Pauwels, Isabelle Huppert C+
Thelma Dir. Joachim Trier. Eili Harboe, Henrik Rafaelson, Ellen Dorrit Petersen B
A Ciambra Dir. Jonas Carpignano. Pio Amato, Damiano Amato, Koudous Seihon A–

September 2017
Mr. Gay Syria Dir. Ayşe Toprak. Documentary about a gay Syrian refugees' pageant B+
Rogers Park Dir. Kyle Henry. Christine Horn, Jonny Mars, Antoine McKay, Sara Sevigny B
The Rape of Recy Taylor Dir. Nancy Buirski. Documentary about a 1944 rape case B
Blueprint Dir. Daryl Wein. Jerod Haynes, Tai'isha Davis, Sandra Adams-Monegain B
They Dir. Anahita Ghazvinizadeh. Rhys Fehrenbacher, Nicole Coffineau, Koohyar Hosseini B+
First They Killed My Father Dir. Angelina Jolie. Sreymoch Sareum, Kompheak Phoeung B
Sheikh Jackson Dir. Amr Salama. Ahmad Alfishawy, Ahmed Malek, Maged El Kedwany B
On Body and Soul Dir. Ildikó Enyedi. Alexandra Borbély, Géza Morcsányi B
Disobedience Dir. Sebastián Lelio. Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, Alessandro Nivola B
The Day After Dir. Hong Sang-soo. Kwon Hae-hyo, Kim Min-hee, Kim Sae-byeok C
The Other Side of Everything Dir. Mila Turajlić. Documentary B+
mother! Dir. Darren Aronofsky. Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris B
The Hungry Dir. Bornila Chatterjee. Naseeruddin Shah, Tisca Chopra, Antonio Aakeel C
Sweet Country Dir. Warwick Thornton. Hamilton Morris, Natassia Gorey Furber B
Mudbound Dir. Dee Rees. Garrett Hedlund, Jason Mitchell, Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke B–
Hannah Dir. Andrea Pallaoro. Charlotte Rampling, André Wilms, Jean-Michel Balthazar B
Mrs. Fang Dir. Wang Bing. Documentary about the death of a Chinese woman B
In the Fade Dir. Fatih Akin. Diane Kruger, Denis Moschitto, Numan Acar B
Razzia Dir. Nabil Ayouch. Amine Ennaji, Maryam Touzani, Arieh Worthalter B+
Disappearance Dir. Ali Asgari. Sadaf Asgari, Amir Reza Ranjbaran, Nazanin Ahmadi B+
Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts Dir. Mouly Surya. Marsha Timothy, Dea Panendra C+
Luk'Luk'I Dir. Wayne Wapeemukwa. Angel Gates, Ken Harrower, Eric Buurman C+
Waru Dirs. Briar Grace-Smith, Casey Kaa, Ainsley Gardiner, Katie Wolfe, et al. B
Lean on Pete Dir. Andrew Haigh. Charlie Plummer, Travis Fimmel, Amy Seimetz A–
Alanis Dir. Anahí Berneri. Sofia Gala Castiglione, Dana Basso, Silvina Sabater B
Good Luck Dir. Ben Russell. Documentary about Serbian and Surinamese mines B+
Zama Dir. Lucrecia Martel. Daniel Giménez Cacho, Juan Minujín, Matheus Nachtergaele A
The Judge Dir. Erika Cohn. Documentary about Palestinian female Shari'a judge B
Western Dir. Valeska Grisebach. Meinhard Neumann, Reinhardt Wetrek A
Life and Nothing More Dir. Antonio Méndez Esparza. Andrew Bleechington A
Dark River Dir. Clio Barnard. Ruth Wilson, Mark Stanley, Sean Bean, Shane Attwooll C
Happy End Dir. Michael Haneke. Isabelle Huppert, Mathieu Kassovitz, Fantine Harduin C–
The Square Dir. Ruben Östlund. Claes Bang, Terry Notary, Elisabeth Moss B
The Killing of a Sacred Deer Dir. Yorgos Lanthimos. Colin Farrell, Barry Keoghan C
Ava Dir. Sadaf Foroughi. Mahour Jabbari, Shayesteh Sajadi, Bahar Noohian A–
Wajib Dir. Annemarie Jacir. Mohammad Bakri, Saleh Bakri, Maria Zreik, Leila Bakri B–
Our People Will Be Healed Dir. Alanis Obomsawin. Documentary A–
Occidental Dir. Neïl Beloufa. Idir Chender, Paul Hamy, Anna Ivacheff B
Ana, mon amour Dir. Călin Peter Netzer. Mircea Postelnicu, Diana Cavallioti B
The Legend of the Ugly King Dir. Greg Barker. Documentary about Yilmaz Güney B
The Final Year Dir. Greg Barker. Documentary about Obama-era foreign policy B
Ex Libris: The New York Public Library Dir. Frederick Wiseman. Documentary B+
The Summit Dir. Santiago Mitre. Ricardo Darín, Érica Rivas, Dolores Fonzi B–
The Nothing Factory Dir. Pedro Pinho. José Smith Vargas, Njamy Sebastião B
Viceroy's House Dir. Gurinder Chadha. Hugh Bonneville, Manish Dayal B–

August 2017
Good Time Dirs. Josh and Benny Safdie. Robert Pattinson, Benny Safdie, Buddy Duress A–
Ingrid Goes West Dir. Matt Spicer. Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, O'Shea Jackson Jr. B
The Trip to Spain Dir. Michael Winterbottom. Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon C
Patti Cake$ Dir. Geremy Jasper. Danielle Macdonald, Siddharth Dhananjay A–
An Inconvenient Sequel Dirs. Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk. Documentary B
Logan Lucky Dir. Steven Soderbergh. Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig B–
Beach Rats Dir. Eliza Hittman. Harris Dickinson, Frank Hadaj, David Ivanov B
Wind River Dir. Taylor Sheridan. Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Graham Greene B–
The Lovers Dir. Azazel Jacobs. Tracy Letts, Debra Winger, Melora Walters B–
Split Dir. M. Night Shyamalan. James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley D
BPM (Beats Per Minute) Dir. Robin Campillo. Arnaud Valois, Nahuel Pérez Biscayart B
Detroit Dir. Kathryn Bigelow. Algee Smith, John Boyega, Will Poulter, Jacob Latimore C
Atomic Blonde Dir. David Leitch. Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, Toby Jones B+
Landline Dir. Gillian Robespierre. Jenny Slate, Abby Quinn, John Turturro, Edie Falco D+
Step Dir. Amanda Lipitz. Documentary about step-dancing Baltimore high school seniors B
The Midwife Dir. Martin Provost. Catherine Frot, Catherine Deneuve, Olivier Gourmet B

July 2017
Girls Trip Dir. Malcolm D. Lee. Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish B
Baby Driver Dir. Edgar Wright. Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Hamm C
Dunkirk Dir. Christopher Nolan. Fionn Whitehead, Aneurin Barnard, Mark Rylance B
A Ghost Story Dir. David Lowery. Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, Liz Franke, Sonia Acevedo B
War for the Planet of the Apes Dir. Matt Reeves. Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson B
I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore Dir. Macon Blair. Melanie Lynskey B

June 2017
The Big Sick Dir. Michael Showalter. Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter B
The Beguiled Dir. Sofia Coppola. Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Colin Farrell B
Beatriz at Dinner Dir. Miguel Arteta. Salma Hayek, Connie Britton, John Lithgow B+
The Hero Dir. Brett Haley. With Sam Elliott, Laura Prepon, Nick Offerman, Krysten Ritter C–
Last Men in Aleppo Dir. Feras Fayyad. Documentary about Syrian rescue workers A–
It Comes at Night Dir. Trey Edward Shults. Kelvin Harrison Jr., Joel Edgerton C+
My Cousin Rachel Dir. Roger Michell. Sam Claflin, Rachel Weisz, Holliday Grainger C+
Wonder Woman Dir. Patty Jenkins. Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, David Thewlis, Danny Huston D+
Alien: Covenant Dir. Ridley Scott. Katherine Waterston, Michael Fassbender C+

April 2017
Get Out Dir. Jordan Peele. Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener A–

March 2017
Ghost in the Shell Dir. Rupert Sanders. Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk C+