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Coming to an indie cinema near you this October

From ‘God’s Own Country’ to ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’, find out what’s showing in an indie cinema near you this month.

Coming to an indie cinema near you this October

120 Beats Per Minute
Directed by: Robin Campillo
Distributed by: The Orchard
Synopsis: Early 1990s. With AIDS having already claimed countless lives for nearly ten years, Act Up-Paris activists multiply actions to fight general indifference. Nathan, a newcomer to the group, has his world shaken up by Sean, a radical militant.
US release date: October 20, 2017
UK release date: April 6, 2018
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Aida’s Secrets
Directed by: Alon Schwarz & Shaul Schwarz
Distributed by: Music Box Films
Synopsis: In this moving documentary, the discovery of records from WWII sparks a family’s quest for answers as two brothers separated as babies reunite with each other and their elderly mother, who hid more from them than just each other.
US release date: October 20, 2017
UK release date: TBC
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The Bachelors
Directed by: Kurt Voelker
Distributed by: Freestyle Digital Media
Synopsis: The Bachelors is about a mourning father who moves across the country with his teenage son for a private school teaching job, after the early death of his wife. Their lives begin to transform due to two unique women, who help them embrace life and love again.
US release date: October 20, 2017
UK release date: January 26, 2018
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1922
Directed by: Zak Hilditch
Distributed by: Netflix
Synopsis: Based on Stephen King’s 131-page story, which tells of a man’s confession of his wife’s murder. The tale is told from from the perspective of Wilfred James, the story’s unreliable narrator who admits to killing his wife, Arlette, with his son in Nebraska.
US release date: October 20, 2017
UK release date: October 20, 2017
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Bad Day for the Cut
Directed by: Chris Baugh
Distributed by: Well Go USA Entertainment
Synopsis: A middle-aged Irish farmer, who still lives at home with his mother, sets off on a mission of revenge when the old lady is murdered.
US release date: October 20, 2017
UK release date: October 20, 2017
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Dealt
Directed by: Luke Korem
Distributed by: Sundance Selects
Synopsis: Sixty-two year old Richard Turner is renowned as one of the world’s greatest card magicians, yet he is completely blind. This is an in-depth look at a complex character who is one of magic’s greatest hidden treasures.
US release date: October 20, 2017
UK release date: TBC
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The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos
Distributed by: A24 Films
Synopsis: Lanthimos has crafted a sensational thriller brimming with unsettling humour and creeping dread, steeped in Greek tragedy, existential horror, Hitchcockian psychodrama, and riveting suspense.
US release date: October 20, 2017
UK release date: November 3, 2017
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Never Here
Directed by: Camille Thoman
Distributed by: Vertical Entertainment
Synopsis: Immerses viewers in a taut psychological thriller, with sumptuous imagery and sonic clues that steadily seep into the subconscious mind. Lines of morality blur and nothing is as it seems in this eerily fascinating exploration of identity, voyeurism and loss of self.
US release date: October 20, 2017
UK release date: TBC
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Tragedy Girls
Directed by: Tyler MacIntyre
Distributed by: Gunpowder & Sky
Synopsis: A twist on the slasher genre following two death-obsessed teenage girls who use their online show about real-life tragedies to send their small midwestern town into a frenzy and cement their legacy as modern horror legends.
US release date: October 20, 2017
UK release date: TBC
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Wonderstruck
Directed by: Todd Haynes
Distributed by: Amazon Studios
Synopsis: Based on Brian Selznick’s critically acclaimed novel, Ben and Rose are children from two different eras who secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known, while Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. Both children set out on quests to find what they are missing that unfold with mesmerizing symmetry.
US release date: October 20, 2017
UK release date: TBC
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Suburbicon
Directed by: George Clooney
Distributed by: Paramount Pictures
Synopsis: Suburbicon is a peaceful, idyllic suburban community with affordable homes and manicured lawns…the perfect place to raise a family, and in the summer of 1959, the Lodge family is doing just that. But the tranquil surface masks a disturbing reality, as husband and father Gardner Lodge must navigate the town’s dark underbelly of betrayal, deceit, and violence.
US release date: October 27, 2017
UK release date: November 24, 2017
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All I See Is You
Directed by: Marc Forster
Distributed by: Open Road Films
Synopsis: Gina is truly living for the first time since a childhood accident that left her blind, but as her vision is restored, she begins to discover previously unseen and disturbing details about her marriage.
US release date: October 27, 2017
UK release date: TBC
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Félicité
Directed by: Alain Gomis
Distributed by: Strand Releasing
Synopsis: Félicité is a proud, free-willed woman working as a singer in a bar in the Congo’s capital Kinshasa. Her life is thrown into turmoil when her 14-year-old son gets into a terrible car accident. To raise the money to save him, she sets out on a breakneck race through the streets of electric Kinshasa – a world of music and dreams.
US release date: October 27, 2017
UK release date: TBC
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God’s Own Country
Directed by: Francis Lee
Distributed by: Orion Pictures / Samuel Goldwyn Films
Synopsis: Johnny Saxby works long hours in brutal isolation on his family’s remote farm in the north of England. When a handsome Romanian migrant worker arrives to take up temporary work on the family farm, Johnny suddenly finds himself having to deal with emotions he has never felt before. An intense relationship forms between the two which could change Johnny’s life forever.
US release date: October 25, 2017
UK release date: Out in cinemas now
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The Divine Order
Directed by: Petra Biondina Volpe
Distributed by: Kino Lorber
Synopsis: The Divine Order is set in Switzerland in 1971 where, despite the worldwide social upheavals of the previous decade, women were still denied the right to vote. When unassuming and dutiful housewife Nora is forbidden by her husband to take a part-time job, her frustration leads to her becoming the poster child of her town’s suffragette movement.
US release date: October 27, 2017
UK release date: TBC
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The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards
Directed by: Mark Columbus, Lauren Hoekstra, Sarah Kruchowski, Ryan Moody, Simon Savelyev, Vanita Shastry, Shadae Lamar Smith, Jeremy David White, and Jonathan King
Distributed by: Front Row Filmed Entertainment
Synopsis: A-list talent leads a series of interconnected stories that explore ambition, love, loss, and memory. Based on Robert Boswell’s critically-acclaimed stories.
US release date: October 27, 2017
UK release date: TBC
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Mr. Roosevelt
Directed by: Noël Wells
Distributed by: Paladin
Synopsis: Emily Martin is a struggling 20-something who moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in comedy after graduating college in Austin, Texas. When a loved one falls sick, she returns to Austin and runs into her ex-boyfriend, as well as his amazing and intimidating new girlfriend.
US release date: October 27, 2017
UK release date: TBC
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Novitiate
Directed by: Margaret Betts
Distributed by: Sony Pictures Classics
Synopsis: Novitiate is about a young girl’s first initiation with love, in this case with God. Raised by a non-religious, single mother in rural Tennessee, a scholarship to Catholic school soon finds Cathleen drawn into the mystery and romanticism of a life devoted to the worship and servitude of God.
US release date: October 27, 2017
UK release date: TBC
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The Square
Directed by: Ruben Östlund
Distributed by: Magnolia Pictures
Synopsis: Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next show is “The Square”, an installation which invites passersby to altruism, reminding them of their role as responsible fellow human beings. But sometimes, it is difficult to live up to your own ideals and the response is overblown, sending Christian, as well as the museum, into an existential crisis.
US release date: October 27, 2017
UK release date: March 16, 2018
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