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The Movies of 2011: World Premieres
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 Hanna Dir. Joe Wright. Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hollander B

Full Listing of Films Screened

The Adjustment Bureau Dir. George Nolfi. Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Anthony Mackie C–
Albert Nobbs Dir. Rodrigo García. Glenn Close, Janet McTeer, Mia Wasikowska D+
Alps Dir. Giorgos Lanthimos. Aggeliki Papoulia, Johnny Verkis, Ariane Labed C+
Another Earth Dir. Mike Cahill. Brit Marling, William Mapother, Kumar Pallana B–
Another Happy Day Dir. Sam Levinson. Ellen Barkin, Ezra Miller, Daniel Yelsky C
The Artist Dir. Michel Hazanavicius. Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman B+

The Beaver Dir. Jodie Foster. Mel Gibson, Anton Yelchin, Jodie Foster C+
Bernie Dir. Richard Linklater. Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey C–
A Better Life Dir. Chris Weitz. Demián Bichir, José Julián, Joaquin Cosío C+
The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 Dir. Göran Hugo Olsson. DocumentaryB
Bombay Beach Dir. Alma Har'el. Documentary about eccentric Salton Sea community B
Bridesmaids Dir. Paul Feig. Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Chris O'Dowd B
Bullhead Dir. Michaël R. Roskam. Matthias Schoenaerts, Jeroen Perceval C+
A Burning Hot Summer Dir. Philippe Garrel. Jérôme Robart, Louis Garrel, Céline Sallette C

Carnage Dir. Roman Polanski. Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly, Christoph Waltz, Kate Winslet C+
Circumstance Dir. Maryam Keshavarz. Nikohl Boosheri, Sarah Kazemy, Reza Sixo Safai B
The Color Wheel Dir. Alex Ross Perry. Alex Ross Perry, Carlen Altman, Bob Byington B
Contagion Dir. Steven Soderbergh. Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law B
Coriolanus Dir. Ralph Fiennes. Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Brian Cox, Vanessa Redgrave B
Corpo Celeste Dir. Alice Rohrwacher. Yle Vianello, Salvatore Cantalupo B+
Crazy, Stupid, Love Dirs. Glenn Ficarra, John Requa. Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling B–

Damsels in Distress Dir. Whit Stillman. Greta Gerwig, Annaleigh Tipton B+
A Dangerous Method Dir. David Cronenberg. Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley B+
The Deep Blue Sea Dir. Terence Davies. Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston C+
The Descendants Dir. Alexander Payne. George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller F
The Details Dir. Jacob Aaron Estes. Tobey Maguire, Elizabeth Banks, Laura Linney C
Drive Dir. Nicolas Winding Refn. Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston B+

Elena Dir. Andrei Zvyagintsev. Nadezhda Markina, Andrei Smirnov, Elena Lyadova A
Elles Dir. Małgorzata Szumowska. Juliette Binoche, Anaïs Demoustier, Joanna Kulig B
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close Dir. Stephen Daldry. Thomas Horn, Sandra Bullock C

Fast Five Dir. Justin Lin. Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Dwayne Johnson B–
Faust Dir. Aleksandr Sokurov. Johannes Zeiler, Anton Adasinsky, Isolda Dychauk A–
Footnote Dir. Joseph Cedar. Shlomo Bar-Aba, Lior Ashkenazi, Micah Lewensohn B–
Friends with Benefits Dir. Will Gluck. Mila Kunis, Justin Timberlake, Woody Harrelson D+
Friends with Kids Dir. Jennifer Westfeldt. Jennifer Westfeldt, Adam Scott B–
Fright Night Dir. Craig Gillespie. Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Colin Farrell B–
The Future Dir. Miranda July. Miranda July, Hamish Linklater, David Warshofsky B

Girl Walk // All Day Dir. Justin Krapnick. Anne Marsen, Daisuke Omiya, John Doyle B
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Dir. David Fincher. Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara B
Goodbye, First Love Dir. Mia Hansen-Løve. Lola Créton, Sebastian Urzendowsky B+
The Guard Dir. John Michael McDonagh. Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle C

Hanezu Dir. Naomi Kawase. Tôta Komizu, Hako Ohshima, Tetsuya Akikawa, Akaji Maro B
Hanna Dir. Joe Wright. Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hollander B
Haywire Dir. Steven Soderbergh. Gina Carano, Ewan McGregor, Channing Tatum C
The Help Dir. Tate Taylor. Viola Davis, Emma Stone, Octavia Spencer C+
Higher Ground Dir. Vera Farmiga. Vera Farmiga, Joshua Leonard, Dagmara Dominczyk B
House of Tolerance Dir. Bertrand Bonello. Alice Barnole, Iliana Zabeth A–
Hugo Dir. Martin Scorsese. Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Ben Kingsley C–
The Hunter Dir. Daniel Nettheim. Willem Dafoe, Frances O'Connor, Sam Neill C–

The Ides of March Dir. George Clooney. Ryan Gosling, George Clooney B–
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front Dir. Marshall Curry C+
Immortals Dir. Tarsem Singh. Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke, Stephen Dorff, Luke Evans C
In the Family Dir. Patrick Wang. Patrick Wang, Trevor St. John, Sebastian Banes B+
The Interrupters Dir. Steve James. Documentary about anti-violence workers A–
The Iron Lady Dir. Phyllida Lloyd. Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Anthony Head C–

J. Edgar Dir. Clint Eastwood. Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts C
Jane Eyre Dir. Cary Fukunaga. Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell B

The Kid with a Bike Dirs. Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne. Thomas Doret B+
Kill List Dir. Ben Wheatley. Neil Maskell, Michael Smiley, MyAnna Buring, Emma Fryer C+
Killer Joe Dir. William Friedkin. Emile Hirsch, Matthew McConaughey, Juno Temple B–
Kinyarwanda Dir. Alrick Brown. Hadidja Zaninka, Edouard Bamporiki, Cassandra Freeman B
Kryptonite! Dir. Ivan Cotroneo. Luigi Catani, Valeria Golino, Luca Zingaretti C–

Le Havre Dir. Aki Kaurismäki. Andre Wilms, Blondin Miguel, Kati Outinen C+
Like Crazy Dir. Drake Doremus. Felicity Jones, Anton Yelchin, Jennifer Lawrence B
The Lincoln Lawyer Dir. Brad Furman. Matthew McConaughey, Ryan Phillippe C
A Little Closer Dir. Matthew Petock. Eric Baskerville, Parker Lutz, Sayra Player B
The Loneliest Planet Dir. Julia Loktev. Hani Furstenberg, Gael García Bernal B
Love Is in the Air Dir. Simon Staho. Emma Sehested Høeg, Gustav Hintze, Anton Honik C+

Making the Boys Dir. Crayton Robey. Documentary about legacy of The Boys in the Band C
Margaret Dir. Kenneth Lonergan. Anna Paquin, J. Smith-Cameron, Jeannie Berlin A–
Margin Call Dir. J.C. Chandor. Zachary Quinto, Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Stanley Tucci B–
Martha Marcy May Marlene Dir. Sean Durkin. Elizabeth Olsen, Sarah Paulson B–
Melancholia Dir. Lars von Trier. Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland A–
Michael Dir. Markus Schleinzer. Michael Fuith, David Rauchenberger, Gisella Salcher B
Midnight in Paris Dir. Woody Allen. Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard C
Mildred Pierce Dir. Todd Haynes. TV Miniseries. Kate Winslet, Morgan Turner B
Miss Bala Dir. Gerardo Naranjo. Stephanie Sigman, Noe Hernandez, Miguel Couturier A–
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Dir. Brad Bird. Tom Cruise, Paula Patton B+
Moneyball Dir. Bennett Miller. Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ken Medlock B
The Muppets Dir. James Bobin. Jason Segel, Amy Adams, voice of Peter Linz C+
My Week with Marilyn Dir. Simon Curtis. Eddie Redmayne, Michelle Williams C–

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia Dir. Nuri Bilge Ceylan. Yilmaz Erdoğan B
Oslo, August 31st Dir. Joachim Trier. Anders Danielsen Lie, Hans Olav Brenner B–
Outside Satan Dir. Bruno Dumont. David Dewaele, Alexandra Lemätre, Christophe Bon B

Paranormal Activity 3 Dirs. Ariel Schulman, Henry Joost. Chloe Csengery C+
Pariah Dir. Dee Rees. Adepero Oduye, Pernell Walker, Kim Wayans, Charles Parnell B
Pina Dir. Wim Wenders. Performance collage of Pina Bausch's famous dances A–
Play Dir. Ruben Östlund. Sebastian Blyckert, Kevin Vaz, John Ortiz, Sebastian Hegmar B
Polisse Dir. Maïwenn. Joeystarr, Marina Foïs, Karin Viard, Frédéric Pierrot, Arnaud Henriet B
Project Nim Dir. James Marsh. Documentary about humans training a chimpanzee B
Putty Hill Dir. Matt Porterfield. James Siebor, Jr., Sky Ferreira, Zoe Vance, Charles Sauers B

Rampart Dir. Oren Moverman. Woody Harrelson, Robin Wright, Sigourney Weaver B+
Rango Dir. Gore Verbinski. Animated. Voices of Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Ned Beatty B
Return Dir. Liza Johnson. Linda Cardellini, Michael Shannon, Talia Balsam, John Slattery B–
Rise of the Planet of the Apes Dir. Rupert Wyatt. Andy Serkis, James Franco C

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Dir. Lasse Hallström. Emily Blunt, Ewan McGregor D+
A Separation Dir. Asghar Farhadi. Peyman Moaadi, Leila Hatami, Sarina Farhadi A–
Shame Dir. Steve McQueen. Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale B
Silent House Dirs. Chris Kentis, Laura Lau. Elizabeth Olsen, Adam Trese B–
A Simple Life Dir. Ann Hui. Deannie Yip, Andy Lau, Wang Fuli, Qin Hailu, Paul Chun B+
The Skin I Live In Dir. Pedro Almodóvar. Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Marisa Paredes B
Sleeping Beauty Dir. Julia Leigh. Emily Browning, Rachael Blake, Ewen Leslie A
The Slut Dir. Hagar Ben Asher. Hagar Ben Asher, Ishai Golan, Stav Yanai, Daria Furman B–
The Snowtown Murders Dir. Justin Kurzel. Lucas Pittaway, Daniel Henshall A–
Sound of My Voice Dir. Zal Batmanglij. Christopher Denham, Nicole Vicius, Brit Marling B–
Source Code Dir. Duncan Jones. Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga C–
The Sunset Limited Dir. Tommy Lee Jones. TV Movie. Samuel L. Jackson B–

Take Shelter Dir. Jeff Nichols. Michael Shannon, Jessica Chastain, Tova Stewart B–
Take This Waltz Dir. Sarah Polley. Michelle Williams, Luke Riley, Seth Rogen C
This Is Not a Film Dirs. Jafar Panahi, Mojtaba Mirtahmasb. Jafar Panahi B
This Must Be the Place Dir. Paolo Sorrentino. Sean Penn, Frances McDormand B–
The Three Disappearances of Soad Hosni Dir. Rania Stephan. Documentary B
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Dir. Tomas Alfredson. Gary Oldman, Benedict Cumberbatch B
Tomboy Dir. Céline Sciamma. Zoé Héran, Malonn Lévana, Jeanne Disson, Mathieu Demy B+
Too Big to Fail Dir. Curtis Hanson. TV Movie. William Hurt, Billy Crudup, Paul Giamatti B–
The Tree of Life Dir. Terrence Malick. Hunter McCracken, Jessica Chastain, Brad Pitt A
Trishna Dir. Michael Winterbottom. Freida Pinto, Riz Ahmed, Roshan Seth, Meeta Vashisht C
The Turin Horse Dir. Béla Tarr. János Derzsi, Erika Bók, Mihály Kormos A–
Tyrannosaur Dir. Paddy Considine. Peter Mullan, Olivia Colman, Eddie Marsan B–

War Horse Dir. Steven Spielberg. Jeremy Irvine, Peter Mullan, Emily Watson B+
Warrior Dir. Gavin O'Connor. Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton, Nick Nolte, Jennifer Morrison B
We Need To Talk About Kevin Dir. Lynne Ramsey. Tilda Swinton, Ezra Miller B–
Weekend Dir. Andrew Haigh. Tom Cullen, Chris New, Jonathan Race, Loretto Murray A–
Win Win Dir. Thomas McCarthy. Paul Giamatti, Alex Shaffer, Amy Ryan, Bobby Cannavale C+
Winnie-the-Pooh Dirs. Stephen J. Anderson, Don Hall. Animated C+
The Wise Kids Dir. Stephen Cone. Molly Kunz, Tyler Ross, Allison Torem, Stephen Cone B
Without Dir. Mark Jackson. Joslyn Jensen, Ron Carrier, Darren Lenz, Brooke Bundy B–
Wuthering Heights Dir. Andrea Arnold. Solomon Glave, James Howson, Shannon Beer B–

X-Men: First Class Dir. Matthew Vaughn. James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender C

Young Adult Dir. Jason Reitman. Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt, Patrick Wilson C
Your Sister's Sister Dir. Lynn Shelton. Mark Duplass, Emily Blunt, Rosemarie DeWitt C+
You're Next Dir. Adam Wingard. Sharni Vinson, AJ Bowen, Nicholas Tucci B–