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The Movies of 2010: World Premieres
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 The American Dir. Anton Corbijn. George Clooney, Johan Leysen, Violante Placido B
 Animal Kingdom Dir. David Michôd. James Frecheville, Ben Mendelsohn B+
 Black Swan Dir. Darren Aronofsky. Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, Mila Kunis B–
 Greenberg Dir. Noah Baumbach. Ben Stiller, Greta Gerwig, Rhys Ifans B+
 The Housemaid Dir. Im Sang-soo. Jeon Do-yeon, Youn Yuh-Jung, Seo Woo C+
 Inception Dir. Christopher Nolan. Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard, Ken Watanabe C+
 The Last Exorcism Dir. Daniel Stamm. Patrick Fabian, Ashley Bell, Louis Herthum B
 Leap Year Dir. Michael Rowe. Monica del Carmen, Gustavo Sánchez Parra B
 Monsters Dir. Gareth Edwards. Scoot McNairy, Whitney Able, Mario Zuniga Benavides B–
 Never Let Me Go Dir. Mark Romanek. Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield C+
 Salt Dir. Phillip Noyce. Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor, August Diehl C+
 Sasha Dir. Dennis Todorović. Saša Kekez, Željka Preksavec, Pedja Bjelac C–
 Sex Magic: Manifesting Maya Dirs. Jonathan Schell, Eric Liebman. Documentary B
 Shutter Island Dir. Martin Scorsese. Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo D+
 The Social Network Dir. David Fincher. Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield B+

Full Listing of Films Screened

127 Hours Dir. Danny Boyle. James Franco, Kate Mara, Amber Tamblyn C+
3 Dir. Tom Tykwer. Sophie Rois, Sebastian Schipper, Devid Striesow, Angela Winkler B

Alice in Wonderland Dir. Tim Burton. Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter D+
The American Dir. Anton Corbijn. George Clooney, Johan Leysen, Violante Placido B
Amphetamine Dir. Scud. Byron Pang, Thomas Price, Kwok-yip Simon Tam D+
Animal Kingdom Dir. David Michôd. James Frecheville, Ben Mendelsohn B+
Another Year Dir. Mike Leigh. Ruth Sheen, Jim Broadbent, Lesley Manville B
The Arbor Dir. Clio Barnard. Natalie Gavin, Manjinder Virk, Christine Bottomley B–
Archipelago Dir. Joanna Hogg. Kate Fahy, Tom Hiddleston, Lydia Leonard B
Attenberg Dir. Athina Rachel Tsangari. Ariane Labed, Vangelis Mourikis B

Beginners Dir. Mike Mills. Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Mélanie Laurent A–
Biutiful Dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu. Javier Bardem, Maricel Álvarez B+
Black Swan Dir. Darren Aronofsky. Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, Mila Kunis B–
Blue Valentine Dir. Derek Cianfrance. Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, Mike Vogel A
Buried Dir. Rodrigo Cortés. Ryan Reynolds, José Luis García Pérez, Robert Paterson C–
Burlesque Dir. Steve Antin. Christina Aguilera, Cher, Cam Gigandet, Stanley Tucci B–

Cairo 678 Dir. Mohamed Diab. Boshra, Nelly Karim, Nahed El Sebaï; B–
Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff Dir. Craig McCall. Documentary B–
Carlos Dir. Olivier Assayas. Édgar Ramírez, Alexander Scheer, Nora von Waldstätten B+
Case 39 Dir. Christian Alvart. Renée Zellweger, Jodelle Ferland, Ian McShane D
Caterpillar Dir. Kôji Wakamatsu. Shinobu Terajima, Shima Ohnishi, Keigo Kasuya B
Catfish Dirs. Ariel Schulman, Henry Joost. Documentary about web-based penpals B+
Cave of Forgotten Dreams Dir. Werner Herzog. Documentary about cave paintings B–
Certified Copy Dir. Abbas Kiarostami. Juliette Binoche, William Shimell A–
The Company Men Dir. John Wells. Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Cooper C
Conviction Dir. Tony Goldwyn. Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Minnie Driver C+
Cyrus Dirs. Mark and Jay Duplass. John C. Reilly, Jonah Hill, Marisa Tomei D

Despicable Me Dirs. Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud. Animated. Voice of Steve Carell C+

Easy A Dir. Will Gluck. Emma Stone, Penn Badgley, Alyson Michalka, Amanda Bynes C+
Exit Through the Gift Shop Dir. Banksy. Documentary about aspiring street artist B

Fair Game Dir. Doug Liman. Naomi Watts, Sean Penn, Michael Kelly, Noah Emmerich B
Family Tree Dirs. Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau. Guy Marchand B–
The Fighter Dir. David O. Russell. Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Melissa Leo B+
For Colored Girls Dir. Tyler Perry. Loretta Devine, Kimberly Elise, Whoopi Goldberg C+
Four Lovers Dir. Antony Cordier. Marina Foïs, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Roschdy Zem C+
Frankie and Alice Dir. Geoffrey Sax. Halle Berry, Stellan Skarsgård D+
Frozen Dir. Adam Green. Shawn Ashmore, Emma Bell, Kevin Zegers, Ed Ackerman B–

The Ghost Writer Dir. Roman Polanski. Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan B
Going the Distance Dir. Nanette Burstein. Justin Long, Drew Barrymore B–
Green Zone Dir. Paul Greengrass. Matt Damon, Brendan Gleeson, Greg Kinnear B+
Greenberg Dir. Noah Baumbach. Ben Stiller, Greta Gerwig, Rhys Ifans B+

Heartbeats Dir. Xavier Dolan. Monia Chokri, Xavier Dolan, Niels Schneider B
Helena from the Wedding Dir. Joseph Infantolino. Lee Tergesen, Melanie Lynskey C
Hereafter Dir. Clint Eastwood. Matt Damon, Cécile de France, Frankie McLaren C–
The Housemaid Dir. Im Sang-soo. Jeon Do-yeon, Youn Yuh-Jung, Seo Woo C+
How I Ended This Summer Dir. Aleksei Popogrebsky. Grigoriy Dobrygin A–
How To Train Your Dragon Dirs. Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders. Animated B+
Howl Dirs. Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman. James Franco, David Strathairn, Jon Hamm C

If I Want To Whistle, I Whistle Dir. Florin Şerban. George Piştireanu C+
The Illusionist Dir. Sylvain Chomet. Animated. Voice of Jean-Claude Donda B
Incendies Dir. Denis Villeneuve. Lubna Azabal, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin B
Inception Dir. Christopher Nolan. Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard, Ken Watanabe C+
Inside Job Dir. Charles Ferguson. Documentary about 2008 financial crisis B+
Insidious Dir. James Wan. Rose Byrne, Patrick Wilson, Ty Simpkins, Barbara Hershey C+

Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work Dirs. Ricki Stern, Annie Sundberg. Documentary B

Kaboom! Dir. Gregg Araki. Thomas Dekker, Haley Bennett, Juno Temple, Chris Zylka D+
The Kids Are All Right Dir. Lisa Cholodenko. Julianne Moore, Annette Bening B
The Killer Inside Me Dir. Michael Winterbottom. Casey Affleck, Jessica Alba D+
The King's Speech Dir. Tom Hooper. Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush C–

The Last Circus Dir. Álex de la Iglesia. Carlos Areces, Antonio de la Torre C
The Last Exorcism Dir. Daniel Stamm. Patrick Fabian, Ashley Bell, Louis Herthum B
Leap Year Dir. Michael Rowe. Monica del Carmen, Gustavo Sánchez Parra B
Legendary Dir. Mel Damski. Devon Graye, John Cena, Patricia Clarkson C–
Let Me In Dir. Matt Reeves. Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloë Grace Moretz, Elias Koteas B+
Love and Other Drugs Dir. Edward Zwick. Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Josh Gad D+
Love Like Poison Dir. Katell Quillévéré. Clara Augarde, Lio, Stefano Cassetti A–

Made in Dagenham Dir. Nigel Cole. Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins, Geraldine James C+
Marwencol Dir. Jeff Malmberg. Documentary about artist Mark Hogancamp B
Meek's Cutoff Dir. Kelly Reichardt. Bruce Greenwood, Michelle Williams B
Monsters Dir. Gareth Edwards. Scoot McNairy, Whitney Able, Mario Zuniga Benavides B–
Morning Glory Dir. Roger Michell. Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, Patrick Wilson D
My Joy Dir. Sergei Loznitsa. Viktor Nemets, Alisa Slepyan, Pavel Vorozhtsov A
My Own Love Song Dir. Olivier Dahan. Renée Zellweger, Foresh Whitaker D–
The Myth of the American Sleepover Dir. David Robert Mitchell. Claire Sloma C+

Never Let Me Go Dir. Mark Romanek. Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield C+
The Next Three Days Dir. Paul Haggis. Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, Ty Simpkins C
Night Catches Us Dir. Tanya Hamilton. Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington B–
Nostalgia for the Light Dir. Patricio Guzmán. Documentary about Chile A–

Of Gods and Men Dir. Xavier Beauvois. Lambert Wilson, Michael Lonsdale C+
On Tour Dir. Mathieu Amalric. Miranda Colclasure, Mathieu Amalric, Julie Atlas Muz B+
Outside the Law Dir. Rachid Bouchareb. Roschdy Zem, Jamel Debbouze B–
The Owls Dir. Cheryl Dunye. Skyler Cooper, Lisa Gornick, Guinevere Turner B

Paranormal Activity 2 Dir. Tod Williams. Sprague Grayden, Brian Boland B
Please Give Dir. Nicole Holofcener. Catherine Keener, Rebecca Hall, Oliver Platt C+
Poetry Dir. Lee Chang-dong. Yun Jeong-hie, Lee Da-wit, Hira Kim, Ahn Nae-sang B+
Post Mortem Dir. Pablo Larraín. Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Amparo Noguera B

Le Quattro Volte Dir. Michelangelo Frammartino. Giuseppe Fuda, Bruno Timpano B+

Rabbit Hole Dir. John Cameron Mitchell. Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart B–
Restrepo Dirs. Sebastian Junger, Tim Hetherington. Documentary about Afghanistan B–
The Robber Dir. Benjamin Heisenberg. Andreas Lust, Franziska Kreczi B+
The Runaways Dir. Floria Sigismondi. Dakota Fanning, Kristen Stewart B–

Salt Dir. Phillip Noyce. Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor, August Diehl C+
Sasha Dir. Dennis Todorović. Saša Kekez, Željka Preksavec, Pedja Bjelac C–
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Dir. Edgar Wright. Michael Cera B–
A Screaming Man Dir. Mahamet-Saleh Haroun. Youssouf Djaoro, Dioucounda Koma B–
Senna Dir. Asif Kapadia. Documentary about Formula One champ Ayrton Senna B
The Sentiment of the Flesh Dir. Roberto Garzelli. Annabelle Hettmann B–
Sex Magic: Manifesting Maya Dirs. Jonathan Schell, Eric Liebman. Documentary B
Shutter Island Dir. Martin Scorsese. Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley D+
Silent Souls Dir. Aleksei Fedorchenko. Igor Sergeev, Yuri Tsurilo, Yuliya Aug, Ivan Tushin B
The Sleeping Beauty Dir. Catherine Breillat. Carla Besnaïnou, Julia Artamonov C
The Social Network Dir. David Fincher. Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield B+
Somewhere Dir. Sofia Coppola. Stephen Dorff, Elle Fanning, Chris Pontius C
Southwest Dir. Eduardo Nunes. Sofia Basso, Raquel Bonfante, Simone Spoladore A–
Splice Dir. Vincenzo Natali. Sarah Polley, Adrien Brody, Delphine Chanéac C–

Tabloid Dir. Errol Morris. Documentary about beauty queen and scandal magnet C+
Tangled Dirs. Nathan Greno, Byron Howard. Animated. Voice of Mandy Moore B–
The Tillman Story Dir. Amir Bar-Lev. Documentary about NFL player killed in battle B
Tiny Furniture Dir. Lena Dunham. Lena Dunham, Laurie Simmons, Grace Dunham C–
The Town Dir. Ben Affleck. Ben Affleck, Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm B+
Toy Story 3 Dir. Lee Unkrich. Animated. Voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Ned Beatty A–
The Tree Dir. Julie Bertuccelli. Charlotte Gainsbourg, Morgana Davies, Marton Csokas B
The Trip Dir. Michael Winterbottom. Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Margo Stilley B
True Grit Dirs. Joel and Ethan Coen. Hailee Steinfeld, Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon B–
Trust Dir. David Schwimmer. Clive Owen, Liana Liberato, Catherine Keener C–
Tuesday, After Christmas Dir. Radu Muntean. Mimi Brănescu, Maria Popistaşu B+
Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married, Too? Dir. Tyler Perry. Janet Jackson, Jill Scott C–

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives Dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul B
Unstoppable Dir. Tony Scott. Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson B–

Virginia Dir. Dustin Lance Black. Jennifer Connelly, Harrison Gilbertson, Ed Harris D

Waiting for 'Superman' Dir. Davis Guggenheim. Documentary about public schools B–
The Way Back Dir. Peter Weir. Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Dragos Bucur, Colin Farrell B–
Ways of the Sea Dir. Sheron Dayoc. John Arcilla, Arnalyn Ismael, Aljimar Hajijol B+
The Whistleblower Dir. Larysa Kondracki. Rachel Weisz, Roxana Condurache C
William S. Burroughs: A Man Within Dir. Yony Leyser. Documentary B–
Winter's Bone Dir. Debra Granik. Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Dale Dickey B