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The Movies of 2015: World Premieres
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Full Listing of Films Screened

3000 Nights Dir. Mai Masri. Maisa Abd Elhadi, Nadira Omran, Raida Adon, Rakeen Saad B+
45 Years Dir. Andrew Haigh. Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Geraldine James A–

Advantageous Dir. Jennifer Phang. Jacqueline Kim, Samantha Kim, Freya Adams B
American Ultra Dir. Nima Nourizadeh. Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Connie Britton D+
Amy Dir. Asif Kapadia. Documentary about the life and death of singer Amy Winehouse B–
Anomalisa Dirs. Duke Johnson, Charlie Kaufman. Animated. Voice of David Thewlis C+
Ant-Man Dir. Peyton Reed. Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll C+
Arabian Nights, Vol. 3: The Enchanted One Dir. Miguel Gomes. Crista Alfaiate A
Arabian Nights, Vol. 2: The Desolate One Dir. Miguel Gomes. Chico Chapas A–
Arabian Nights, Vol. 1: The Restless One Dir. Miguel Gomes. Miguel Gomes A
As I Open My Eyes Dir. Leyla Bouzid. Baya Medhaffar, Ghalia Benali, Montassar Ayari B+
The Assassin Dir. Hou Hsiao-hsien. Shu Qi, Sheu Fang-yi, Chang Chen, Zhou Yun B+

Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story) Dir. Eva Husson. Marilyn Lima, Daisy Broom B+
Beasts of No Nation Dir. Cary Joji Fukunaga. Abraham Attah, Idris Elba, David Dontoh B–
Beautiful Something Dir. Joseph Graham. Zack Ryan, Brian Sheppard C+
Bessie Dir. Dee Rees. TV Movie. Queen Latifah, Michael Kenneth Williams, Mo'Nique B–
The Big Short Dir. Adam McKay. Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, Christian Bale C+
A Bigger Splash Dir. Luca Guadagnino. Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes B–
Black Mass Dir. Scott Cooper. Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Rory Cochrane C
Blackhat Dir. Michael Mann. Chris Hemsworth, Tang Wei, Wang Leehom, Viola Davis C+
Blood of My Blood Dir. Marco Bellocchio. Pier Giorgio Bellocchio, Lidiya Liberman C+
Body Dir. Małgorzata Szumowska. Maja Ostaszewska, Janusz Gajos, Justyna Suwała B+
Bone Tomahawk Dir. S. Craig Zahler. Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Richard Jenkins C
Bridge of Spies Dir. Steven Spielberg. Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Austin Stowell C+
Brooklyn Dir. John Crowley. Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson B

Carol Dir. Todd Haynes. Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett, Kyle Chandler, Sarah Paulson A
Cemetery of Splendor Dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Jenjira Pongpas B
Chappie Dir. Neill Blomkamp. Dev Patel, Sharlto Copley, Hugh Jackman, Yo-Landi Visser D+
Chevalier Dir. Athina Rachel Tsangari. Panos Koronis, Sakis Rouvas, Makis Papadimitriou B
Chi-Raq Dir. Spike Lee. Teyonah Parris, Nick Cannon, Angela Bassett, Wesley Snipes B+
A Childhood Dir. Philippe Claudel. Alex Mathieu, Pierre Deladonchamps, Angelica Sarre C+
Cinderella Dir. Kenneth Branagh. Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden B–
Closet Monster Dir. Stephen Dunn. Connor Jessup, voice of Isabella Rossellini B
The Club Dir. Pablo Larraín. Alfredo Castro, Marcelo Alonso, Antonia Zegers B+
Creed Dir. Ryan Coogler. Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson A–
Crimson Peak Dir. Guillermo del Toro. Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston C–

The D Train Dirs. Jarrad Paul, Andrew Mogel. Jack Black, James Marsden C+
The Danish Girl Dir. Tom Hooper. Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Ben Whishaw D
Dégradé Dirs. Arab and Tarzan Nasser. Maisa Abd Elhadi, Hiam Abbass B–
Demon Dir. Marcin Wrona. Itay Tiran, Agnieszka Zulewska, Andrzej Grabowski B+
Dheepan Dir. Jacques Audiard. Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan A–
The Diary of a Teenage Girl Dir. Marielle Heller. Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgård A–
Dope Dir. Rick Famuyiwa. Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons, Zoë Kravitz C+

Eisenstein in Guanajuato Dir. Peter Greenaway. Elmer Bäck, Luis Alberti, Lisa Owen B
Embers Dir. Claire Carré. Jason Ritter, Iva Gocheva, Greta Fernández, Tucker Smallwood C+
Embrace of the Serpent Dir. Ciro Guerra. Nilbio Torres, Antonio Bolivar, Jan Bijvoet B
The End of the Tour Dir. James Ponsoldt. Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Segel B
The Endless River Dir. Oliver Hermanus. Nicolas Duvauchelle, Crystal-Donna Roberts B–
Eva Doesn't Sleep Dir. Pablo Agüero. Gabriel García Bernal, Imanol Arias, Daniel Fanego B
Everest Dir. Baltasar Kormákur. Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, Emily Watson C+
Evolution Dir. Lucile Hadžihalilović. Max Brebant, Julie-Marie Parmentier, Roxane Duran B
Ex Machina Dir. Alex Garland. Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Alicia Vikander B–
Experimenter Dir. Michael Almereyda. Peter Sarsgaard, Winona Ryder, John Palladino C+

Far from the Madding Crowd Dir. Thomas Vinterberg. Carey Mulligan, Tom Sturridge B–
Fifty Shades of Grey Dir. Sam Taylor-Johnson. Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan B–
Fire Song Dir. Adam Garnet Jones. Andrew Martin, Harley Legarde, Mary Galloway C–
The Fits Dir. Anna Rose Holmer. Royalty Hightower, Alexis Neblett, Makyla Burnam B+
The Forbidden Room Dirs. Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson. Louis Negin, Clara Furey B
Fourth Man Out Dir. Andrew Nackman. Evan Todd, Parker Young, Jon Gabrus B
Francofonia Dir. Aleksandr Sokurov. Benjamin Utzerath, Louis-Do de Lencquesaing A
Freeheld Dir. Peter Sollett. Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Michael Shannon, Steve Carell B
Frenzy Dir. Emin Alper. Mehmet Ozgur, Berkay Ates, Müfit Kayacan, Tülin Özen B+
Front Cover Dir. Ray Leung. Jake Choi, James Chen, Elizabeth Sung, Ming Lee C+

The Gift Dir. Joel Edgerton. Rebecca Hall, Jason Bateman, Joel Edgerton B–
Girls Lost Dir. Alexandra-Therese Keining. Tuva Jagell, Louise Nyvall, Mandus Berg C+
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief Dir. Alex Gibney. Documentary C
Grandma Dir. Paul Weitz. Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner, Marcia Gay Harden, Judy Greer C
Green Room Dir. Jeremy Saulnier. Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat F

The Hateful Eight Dir. Quentin Tarantino. Samuel L. Jackson, Walton Goggins C
Heart of a Dog Dir. Laurie Anderson. Essay about animals, memory, and storytelling A–
Hello, My Name Is Doris Dir. Michael Showalter. Sally Field, Max Greenfield B–
Henry Gamble's Birthday Party Dir. Stephen Cone. Cole Doman, Elizabeth Laidlaw B+
High-Rise Dir. Ben Wheatley. Tom Hiddleston, Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons B–
The Hunting Ground Dir. Kirby Dick. Documentary about campus-based sexual assault B–

I Promise You Anarchy Dir. Julio Hernández Cordón. Diego Calva Hernández B+
I Smile Back Dir. Adam Salky. Sarah Silverman, Josh Charles, Skylar Gaertner C+
I'll See You in My Dreams Dir. Brett Haley. Blythe Danner, Sam Elliott, Martin Starr B
In Jackson Heights Dir. Frederick Wiseman. Documentary about NYC neighborhood A–
In the Shadow of Women Dir. Philippe Garrel. Clotilde Courau, Stanislas Merhar B+
In the Underground Dir. Song Zhantao. Documentary about coal mining in China B+
Inside Out Dir. Pete Docter. Animated. Voices of Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Kaitlyn Dias B
Insidious: Chapter 3 Dir. Leigh Whannell. Stefanie Scott, Lin Shaye, Dermot Mulroney C
Irrational Man Dir. Woody Allen. Emma Stone, Joaquin Phoenix, Parker Posey C
Ixcanul Dir. Jayro Bustamante. María Mercedes Coroy, María Telón, Manuel Manuel Antún A

Jafar Panahi's Taxi Dir. Jafar Panahi. Jafar Panahi, Hana Saeidi, Nasrin Sotoudeh B
James White Dir. Josh Mond. Christopher Abbott, Cynthia Nixon, Scott Mescudi B
Joy Dir. David O. Russell. Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Édgar Ramirez B
Jurassic World Dir. Colin Trevorrow. Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt C–

Knight of Cups Dir. Terrence Malick. Christian Bale, Wes Bentley, Brian Dennehy D+
Krisha Dir. Trey Edward Shults. Krisha Fairchild, Trey Edward Shults, Robyn Fairchild C+

Lace Crater Dir. Harrison Atkins. Lindsay Burdge, Andrew Ryder, Jennifer Kim B+
Like You Mean It Dir. Philipp Karner. Philipp Karner, Denver Milord, Hilary Ward B
Lila & Eve Dir. Charles Stone III. Viola Davis, Jennifer Lopez, Shea Whigham D+
The Lobster Dir. Yorgos Lanthimos. Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Léa Seydoux A–
Looking for Grace Dir. Sue Brooks. Odessa Young, Radha Mitchell, Richard Roxburgh C+
Love Dir. Gaspar Noé. Karl Glusman, Aomi Muyock, Klara Kristin, Juan Saavedra C+
Love & Mercy Dir. Bill Pohlad. Paul Dano, John Cusack, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Giamatti B

Macbeth Dir. Justin Kurzel. Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Paddy Considine B+
Mad Max: Fury Road Dir. George Miller. Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Hugh Keays-Byrne B+
Magic Mike XXL Dir. Gregory Jacobs. Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer B
A Man Called Ove Dir. Hannes Holm. Rolf Lassgård, Filip Berg, Bahar Pars C
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Dir. Guy Ritchie. Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer B
Manifesto Dir. Julian Rosefeldt. Cate Blanchett, Cate Blanchett, Cate Blanchett C–
The Martian Dir. Ridley Scott. Matt Damon, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jessica Chastain B–
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Dir. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. Thomas Mann D–
The Measure of a Man Dir. Stéphane Brizé. Vincent Lindon, Karine de Mirbeck B
The Meddler Dir. Lorene Scafaria. Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne, J.K. Simmons B+
Mediterranea Dir. Jorge Carpignano. Koudous Seihon, Alassane Sy, Ernest Zire B+
Mia Madre Dir. Nanni Moretti. Margherita Buy, Giulia Lazzarini, John Turturro C–
Miles Ahead Dir. Don Cheadle. Don Cheadle, Ewan McGregory, Emayatzy Corinealdi C+
Minotaur Dir. Nicolás Pereda. Gabino Rodríguez, Luisa Pardo, Francisco Barreiro A–
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Dir. Christopher McQuarrie. Tom Cruise C+
Mississippi Grind Dirs. Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden. Ben Mendelsohn, Ryan Reynolds B+
Mistress America Dir. Noah Baumbach. Lola Kirke, Greta Gerwig, Heather Lind C–
Mountains May Depart Dir. Jia Zhangke. Zhao Tao, Zhang Yi, Liang Jing Dong B–
Much Loved Dir. Nabil Ayouch. Loubna Abidar, Halima Karaouane, Asmaa Lazrak A–
Mustang Dir. Denis Gamze Ergüven. Güneş Nezihe Şensoy, Ilayda Akdoğan B
My Golden Days Dir. Arnaud Desplechin. Quentin Dolmaire, Lou Roy-Lecollinet B

Nasty Baby Dir. Sebastián Silva. Sebastián Silva, Kristen Wiig, Tunde Adebimpe B
Naz & Maalik Dir. Jay Dockendorf. Kerwin Johnson Jr., Curtiss Cook Jr., Annie Grier B–
Neon Bull Dir. Gabriel Mascaro. Juliano Cazzaré, Maeve Jinkings, Carlos Pessoa A–
No Home Movie Dir. Chantal Akerman. Documentary about the filmmaker's mother B+

The Other Side Dir. Roberto Minervini. Mark Kelley, Lisa Allen, James Lee Miller B+
Our Brand Is Crisis Dir. David Gordon Green. Sandra Bullock, Joaquim de Almeida B+
The Overnight Dir. Patrick Brice. Adam Scott, Taylor Schilling, Jason Schwartzman C+

The Pearl Button Dir. Patricio Guzmán. Documentary about Chilean histories B+
Price of Love Dir. Hermon Hailay. Eskinder Tameru, Fereweni Gebregergs, Solomon Teka B
The Promised Land Dir. He Ping. Wang Jiajia, Zhang Yi, Wang Zhiwen D

Queen of Earth Dir. Alex Ross Perry. Elisabeth Moss, Katherine Waterston, Patrick Fugit B–

Radical Grace Dir. Rebecca Parrish. Documentary about U.S. nuns fighting for justice B–
The Red Spider Dir. Marcin Koszałka. Filip Pławiak, Adam Woronowicz, Julia Kijowska B
Results Dir. Andrew Bujalski. Guy Pearce, Cobie Smulders, Kevin Corrigan B
Return of the Atom Dirs. Mika Taanila, Jussi Eerola. Documentary about nuclear plant B–
The Revenant Dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu. Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy D+
Ricki and the Flash Dir. Jonathan Demme. Meryl Streep, Rick Springfield, Kevin Kline C+
Right Now, Wrong Then Dir. Hong Sang-soo. Jeong Jae-yeong, Kim Min-hee A–
Room Dir. Lenny Abrahamson. Jacob Tremblay, Brie Larson, Sean Bridgers, Joan Allen B–

Schneider vs. Bax Dir. Alex van Warmerdam. Tom Dewispelaere, Alex van Warmerdam B
Seeking Dolly Parton Dir. Michael Worth. Kacey Barnfield, Anya Monzikova C
Shaun the Sheep Movie Dirs. Mark Burton, Richard Starzak. Animated B
Sicario Dir. Denis Villeneuve. Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Victor Garber B+
A Sinner in Mecca Dir. Parvez Sharma. Documentary about gay filmmaker on his hajj B
The Sky Trembles and the Earth Is Afraid and the Two Eyes... Dir. Ben Rivers B
Slow West Dir. John Maclean. Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael Fassbender, Caren Pistorius B
Son of Saul Dir. László Nemes. Géza Röhrig, Levente Molnár, Sándor Zsótér A
Southpaw Dir. Antoine Fuqua. Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Forest Whitaker C–
Spectre Dir. Sam Mendes. Daniel Craig, Léa Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Christoph Waltz B–
Spotlight Dir. Tom McCarthy. Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams B+
Spy Dir. Paul Feig. Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law, Jason Statham, Miranda Hart C+
Star Wars, Episode VII: The Force Awakens Dir. J.J. Abrams. Daisy Ridley B+
Starve Your Dog Dir. Hicham Lasri. Latefa Ahrrare, Jirare Ben Aissa, Jalila Temlsi B
Steve Jobs Dir. Danny Boyle. Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Jeff Daniels, Seth Rogen C
Stonewall Dir. Roland Emmerich. Jeremy Irvine, Jonny Beauchamp, Vladimir Alexis D
Story of Judas Dir. Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche. Nabil Djedouani, Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche B+
Straight Outta Compton Dir. F. Gary Gray. O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins B–
Stuff Dir. Suzanne Guacci. Yvonne Jung, Traci Dinwiddie, Karen Sillas, Phyllis Somerville B
Suffragette Dir. Sarah Gavron. Carey Mulligan, Anne-Marie Duff, Helena Bonham Carter B–
Sunset Song Dir. Terence Davies. Agyness Deyn, Kevin Guthrie, Peter Mullan, Ian Pirie C–
The Swedish Theory of Love Dir. Erik Gandini. Documentary about individualism B

Tale of Tales Dir. Matteo Garrone. Salma Hayek, Christian Lees, Jonah Lees C
Tangerine Dir. Sean Baker. Mya Taylor, Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Karren Karagulian B
Tikkun Dir. Avishai Sivan. Aharon Traitel, Khalifa Natour, Gur Sheinberg, Riki Blich B+
Trainwreck Dir. Judd Apatow. Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn B–
The Treasure Dir. Corneliu Porumboiu. Toma Cuzin, Adrian Purcarescu A–
Trumbo Dir. Jay Roach. Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Michael Stuhlbarg, Louis CK D
Truth Dir. James Vanderbilt. Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Dennis Quaid, Topher Grace C+

Under Electric Clouds Dir. Aleksei German, Jr. Viktoriya Korotkova, Louis Franck B+
Underground Fragrance Dir. Pengfei. Ying Ze, Luo Wenjie, Zhao Fuyu, Li Xiaohui B

A Very Ordinary Citizen Dir. Majid Barzegar. Souren Mnatsakanian, Shadi Karamroudi B
Victoria Dir. Sebastian Schipper. Laia Costa, Frederick Lau, Franz Rogowski, Burak Yigit A–

The Walk Dir. Robert Zemeckis. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Charlotte Le Bon, Ben Kingsley C
What Happened, Miss Simone? Dir. Liz Garbus. Documentary about Nina Simone B
Where to Invade Next Dir. Michael Moore. Documentary about global policies D
The Witch Dir. Robert Eggers. Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Harvey Scrimshaw C
The Wolfpack Dir. Crystal Moselle. Documentary about six cooped-up siblings C+
Woman in Gold Dir. Simon Curtis. Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl C–

Youth Dir. Paolo Sorrentino. Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, Paul Dano C

Z for Zachariah Dir. Craig Zobel. Margot Robbie, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Chris Pine C