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Mary and Max (2009 – 92 mins)
A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York.
Say When (also known as Laggies) (2014 – 99 mins)
In the throes of a quarter-life crisis, Megan panics when her boyfriend proposes, then, taking an opportunity to escape for a week, hides out in the home of her new friend, 16-year-old Annika, who lives with her world-weary single dad. (This is a really lovely film and a must-watch to commemorate the early passing of it’s fantastic director, Lynn Shelton, this weekend.)
Boy (2010 – 87 mins)
Set on the east coast of New Zealand in 1984, Boy, an 11-year-old child and devout Michael Jackson fan, gets a chance to know his absentee criminal father, who has returned to find a bag of money he buried years ago.
Under The Skin (2013 – 108 mins)
A mysterious young woman seduces lonely men in the evening hours in Scotland. However, events lead her to begin a process of self-discovery.
Booksmart (2019 – 102 mins)
On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night.
24 Hour Party People (2002 – 117 mins)
In 1976, Tony Wilson (Steve Coogan) sets up Factory Records and brings Manchester’s music to the world.
’71 (2014 – 109 mins)
A Korean-born man finds himself stuck in Columbus, Indiana, where his architect father is in a coma. The man meets a young woman who wants to stay in Columbus with her mother, a recovering addict, instead of pursuing her own dreams.