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Author: The JT Le Roy Story

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Director: Jeff Feuerzeig
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2015 mins.
Released by Dogwoof

The JT LeRoy literary hoax is fact stranger than fiction. The opening shot of a gushing Winona Ryder says it all. The hoax was in place with celebs and an adoring public in awe of the new literary giant. But who was the mysterious JT LeRoy ? Jeff Feuerzeig's documentary is riveting viewing as JT LeRoy, or should I say Laura Albert, relates her story in the first person with backup celeb friends heard on phone recordings.

Finding Dory

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Director: Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane
Cast: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Hayden Rolence
Genre: Animation
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2016 103 mins.
Released by Walt Disney Studios

Your favourite underwater characters return in Pixar’s long-awaited sequel to their 2003 masterpiece, Finding Nemo.

The Commune

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Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Cast: Trine Dyrholm, Ulrich Thomsen, Helene Reingard Neuman, Lars Ranthe, Fares Fares
Genre: Drama
Language: Danish with English subtitles
Country of origin: Denmark 2015 111 mins.
Winner Best Actress Silver Bear 2016 Berlin Film Festival Trine Dyrholm
Released by Curzon Artificial Eye

Fire At Sea

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Director: Gianfranco Rosi
Genre: Documentary
Language: English & Italian with English subtitles
Country of Origin: France, Italy 2016 108 mins.
Winner Golden Bear 2016 Berlin Film Festival
Released by Curzon Artificial Eye

The Girl King

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Director: Mika Kaurismäki
Stars: Sarah Gadon, Malin Buska , Michael Nyquist
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: Finland, Canada, Germany 2015 106 mins.
Released by Peccadillo Pictures

The Boss

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Director:Ben Falcone
Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell, Kathy Bates, Tyler Labine, Peter Dinklage
Genre: Comedy
language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2016 mins.
Released by Universal Pictures

Academy Award-nominated star Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids, The Heat, Tammy, Spy) headlines The Boss as a titan of industry who is sent to prison after she’s caught for insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America’s latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget.

K Shop

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Director: Dan Pringle
Cast: Reece Nopi, Scott Williams, Ewen Macintosh
Genre: Thriller
Language: English
Country of Origin: UK 2016 115 mins.
Released by Bulldog Distribution

After his father is killed in an altercation with drunken thugs, Salah is forced into running the family kebab shop alone. When a fight with an angry customer goes fatally wrong, 'K-Shop' finds Salah with a dead body on his hands.

Ming of Harlem:Twenty One Storeys in the Air

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Director: Phillip Warnell
Cast: Antoine Yates
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA, UK 2014 71 mins.
Released by Soda Pictures

A documentary exploring secret lives, behavior and extreme levels of human-beast intimacy and communication, focusing on the ‘only in New York’ story of Antoine Yates and his cohabitation in a Harlem high-rise with Ming, a five-hundred-pound tiger and Al, a seven-foot alligator, combined with filmic observation of predators in domesticated geographies. Soda Pictures.

The Witch

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Director: Robert Eggers
Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Inesor, Kate Dickie
Genre: Horror
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2016 mins.
Released by Universal Pictures

In this exquisitely made and terrifying new horror film, the age-old concepts of witchcraft, black magic and possession are innovatively brought together to tell the intimate and riveting story of one family’s frightful unraveling in the New England wilderness circa 1630.

Marguerite

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Director: Xavier Giannoli
Cast: Catherine Frot, Andre Marcon, Michel Fau
Genre: Drama
Language: French with Englisg subtitles
Country of Origin: France, Czech Republic, Belgium 2015 129 mins.
Winner of 4 Cesars including Best Actress for Catherine Frot
Released by Picturehouse Entertainment