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The Movies of 2012: World Premieres
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Full Listing of Films Screened

January 2013
Amour Dir. Michael Haneke. With Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert A
Rock of Ages Dir. Adam Shankman. With Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Alec Baldwin F
On the Road Dir. Walter Salles. With Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Tom Sturridge C+
Smashed Dir. James Ponsoldt. With Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aaron Paul, Nick Offerman C
Sister Dir. Ursula Meier. Kacey Mottet Klein, Léa Seydoux, Martin Compston, Gabin Lefebvre B+
Zero Dark Thirty Dir. Kathryn Bigelow. With Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler B

December 2012
ParaNorman Dirs. Chris Butler and Sam Fell. Animated. Voice of Kodi Smit-McPhee C+
The Words Dirs. Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal. With Bradley Cooper, Dennis Quaid C
Trouble with the Curve Dir. Robert Lorenz. With Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake D
Django Unchained Dir. Quentin Tarantino. With Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio C
Les Misérables Dir. Tom Hooper. With Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway D–
Premium Rush Dir. David Koepp. With Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon, Dania Ramirez D
Starlet Dir. Sean Baker. With Dree Hemingway, Besedka Johnson, Stella Maeve, James Ransone A–
Frankenweenie Dir. Tim Burton. Animated. Voices of Charlie Tahan, Martin Short, Catherine O'Hara B
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Dir. Peter Jackson. With Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen C–
The Impossible Dir. Juan Antonio Bayona. With Tom Holland, Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor C+
Rust and Bone Dir. Jacques Audiard. With Matthias Schoenaerts, Marion Cotillard B–
This Is 40 Dir. Judd Apatow. With Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Maude Apatow, Iris Apatow D+
The Guilt Trip Dir. Anne Fletcher. With Barbra Streisand, Seth Rogen, Brent Cullen C
Chronicle Dir. Josh Trank. With Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Kelly B–
Ruby Sparks Dirs. Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. With Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Chris Messina D+
Safety Not Guaranteed Dir. Colin Trevorrow. With Aubrey Plaza, Jake Johnson, Mark Duplass B–
Wreck-It Ralph Dir. Rich Moore. Animated. Voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman C–
A Royal Affair Dir. Nikolaj Arcel. With Mads Mikkelsen, Alicia Vikander, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard B
Hitchcock Dir. Sacha Gervasi. With Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson D
Savages Dir. Oliver Stone. With Blake Lively, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Taylor Kitsch C–
The Bay Dir. Barry Levinson. With Kether Donohue, Stephen Kunken, Christopher Denham C
The Central Park Five Dirs. Sarah Burns, David McMahon, and Ken Burns. Documentary B
Hyde Park on Hudson Dir. Roger Michell. With Laura Linney, Bill Murray, Samuel West F
A Late Quartet Dir. Yaron Zilberman. With Christopher Walken, Philip Seymour Hoffman C–
Brave Dirs. Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman. Animated. Voice of Kelly Macdonald C
Killing Them Softly Dir. Andrew Dominik. With Brad Pitt, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn B–

November 2012
Barbara Dir. Christian Petzold. With Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Rainer Bock, Christina Hecke B
Life of Pi Dir. Ang Lee. With Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Rafe Spall, Adil Hussain, Tabu B+
Anna Karenina Dir. Joe Wright. With Keira Knightley, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Jude Law C
Arbitrage Dir. Nicholas Jarecki. With Richard Gere, Brit Marling, Susan Sarandon, Tim Roth B–
Silver Linings Playbook Dir. David O. Russell. With Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence C+
Cloud Atlas Dirs. Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, and Andy Wachowski. With Bae Du-na C
Francine Dirs. Brian M. Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky. With Melissa Leo, Keith Leonard B
Detropia Dirs. Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing. Documentary about downsizing of Detroit B
Lincoln Dir. Steven Spielberg. With Daniel Day-Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones, Sally Field B+
Skyfall Dir. Sam Mendes. With Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes C+
Paranormal Activity 4 Dirs. Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman. With Kathryn Newton C+
The Sessions Dir. Ben Lewin. With John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William H. Macy C+
Flight Dir. Robert Zemeckis. With Denzel Washington, Kelly Reilly, Bruce Greenwood C+

October 2012
Middle of Nowhere Dir. Ava DuVernay. With Emayatzy Corinealdi, Omari Hardwick B+
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Dir. Lorene Scafaria. With Steve Carell D+
Sinister Dir. Scott Derrickson. With Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, James Ransone F
People Like Us Dir. Alex Kurtzman. With Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Hall D'Addario C
The House I Live In Dir. Eugene Jarecki. Documentary about U.S.'s ill-conceived War on Drugs B+
Clip Dir. Maja Miloš. With Isidora Simijonovic, Vukašin Jasni, Sanja Mikitišin, Jovo Maksic B–
Reality Dir. Matteo Garrone. With Aniello Arena, Loredana Simioli, Nando Paone, Raffaele Ferrante B–
Argo Dir. Ben Affleck. With Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Scoot McNairy, Kerry Bishé C+
War Witch Dir. Kim Nguyen. With Rachel Mwanza, Serge Kanyinda, Mizinga Mwinga B+
Paradise: Love Dir. Ulrich Seidl. With Margarethe Tiesel, Peter Kazungu, Inge Maux B+
Holy Motors Dir. Leos Carax. With Denis Lavant, Édith Scob, Eva Mendes, Kylie Minogue A–
Mekong Hotel Dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul. With Sakda Kaewbuadee, Maiyatan Techaparn B
End of Watch Dir. David Ayer. With Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña, David Harbour, Frank Grillo C+
The Final Member Dirs. Zach Math and Jonah Bekhor. Documentary about Icelandic penis museum B
Marvel's The Avengers Dir. Joss Whedon. With Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans C
The Bella Vista Dir. Alicia Cano Menoni. Documentary about soccer club turned into travesti bar A–
Out in the Dark Dir. Michael Mayer. With Nicholas Jacob, Michael Aloni, Jameel Khouri C
The Paperboy Dir. Lee Daniels. With Zac Efron, Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman B–
Antiviral Dir. Brandon Cronenberg. With Caleb Landry Jones, Sarah Gadon, Reid Morgan B+
Room 237 Dir. Rodney Ascher. Documentary about five narrators' odd readings of The Shining D+
Westerland Dir. Tim Staffel. With Wolfram Schorlemmer, Burak Yigit, Murat Seven, Jule Böwe C–
The Repentant Dir. Merzak Allouache. With Nabil Asli, Khaled Benaissa, Adila Bendimerad B–
Hemel Dir. Sacha Polak. With Hannah Hoekstra, Hans Dagelet, Barbara Sarafian, Rifka Lodeizen C–
Keep the Lights On Dir. Ira Sachs. With Thure Lindhardt, Zachary Booth, Julianne Nicholson B
Beyond the Hills Dir. Cristian Mungiu. With Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur, Valeriu Andriuţă B–

September 2012
The Perks of Being a Wallflower Dir. Stephen Chbosky. With Logan Lerman, Emma Watson B+
Looper Dir. Rian Johnson. With Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Pierce Gagnon B+
Pitch Perfect Dir. Jason Moore. With Anna Kendrick, Anna Camp, Skylar Astin, Brittany Snow C
Won't Back Down Dir. Daniel Barnz. With Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Oscar Isaac B
Hello I Must Be Going Dir. Todd Louiso. With Melanie Lynskey, Christopher Abbott B
How to Survive a Plague Dir. David France. Documentary about ACT-UP's anti-AIDS activism A–
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Dir. John Madden. With Judi Dench, Bill Nighy D+
I Want Your Love Dir. Travis Mathews. With Jesse Metzger, Ben Jasper, Wayne Bumb B+
Snow White and the Huntsman Dir. Rupert Sanders. With Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth C–
The Cabin in the Woods Dir. Drew Goddard. With Kristen Connolly, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams C+
The Five-Year Engagement Dir. Nicholas Stoller. With Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Chris Pratt C
Bachelorette Dir. Leslye Headland. With Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan, Rebel Wilson, Isla Fisher C
In the Fog Dir. Sergei Loznitsa. With Vladimir Svirskiy, Vladislav Abashin, Sergei Kolesov B+
The Last Time I Saw Macao Dirs. João Pedro Rodrigues and João Rui Guerra de Mata B+
To the Wonder Dir. Terrence Malick. With Olga Kurylenko, Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams C
Lore Dir. Cate Shortland. With Saskia Rosendahl, Philip Wiegratz, Mika Seidel, Nele Trebs C
Thy Womb Dir. Brillante Mendoza. With Nora Aunor, Bembol Roco, Mercedes Cabral, Lovi Poe B–
Once Upon a Time Was I, Verônica Dir. Marcelo Gomes. With Hermila Guedes, W.J. Solha B–
Like Someone in Love Dir. Abbas Kiarostami. With Rin Takanashi, Tadashi Okuno, Ryo Kase B+
differently, Molussia Dir. Nicolas Rey. Experimental, multi-segment take on proto-fascist parable C
What Maisie Knew Dirs. Scott McGehee and David Siegel. With Onata Aprile, Joanna Vanderham C
Children of Sarajevo Dir. Aida Begić. With Marija Pikić, Ismir Gagula, Bojan Navojec B
Think Like a Man Dir. Tim Story. With Romany Malco, Meagan Good, Terrence Jenkins B–

August 2012
Compliance Dir. Craig Zobel. With Ann Dowd, Dreama Walker, Pat Healy, Bill Camp D
The Imposter Dir. Bart Layton. Documentary about French man impersonating missing Texan teen B–
Lawless Dir. John Hillcoat. With Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jason Clarke, Guy Pearce B
Red Hook Summer Dir. Spike Lee. With Jules Brown, Clarke Peters, Toni Lysaith B–
Cosmopolis Dir. David Cronenberg. With Robert Pattinson, Sarah Gadon, Kevin Durand D+
The Queen of Versailles Dir. Lauren Greenfield. Documentary about billionaires in financial crisis B
Sparkle Dir. Salim Akil. With Jordin Sparks, Carmen Ejogo, Whitney Houston, Derek Luke B–
The Hunger Games Dir. Gary Ross. With Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth C–
Joyful Noise Dir. Todd Graff. With Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton, Keke Palmer, Jeremy Jordan C+
21 Jump Street Dirs. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. With Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum B
The Master Dir. Paul Thomas Anderson. With Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman B
Hope Springs Dir. David Frankel. With Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, Steve Carell B
The Bourne Legacy Dir. Tony Gilroy. With Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton B
The Grey Dir. Joe Carnahan. With Liam Neeson, Frank Grillo, Dermot Mulroney, Joe Anderson B–
Farewell, My Queen Dir. Benoît Jacquot. With Léa Seydoux, Diane Kruger, Virginie Ledoyen B
Celeste and Jesse Forever Dir. Lee Toland Krieger. With Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg D
Ted Dir. Seth MacFarlane. With Mark Wahlberg, voice of Seth MacFarlane, Mila Kunis B
Wanderlust Dir. David Wain. With Paul Rudd, Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux, Alan Alda B–
Mirror Mirror Dir. Tarsem Singh. With Lily Collins, Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer, Nathan Lane B–
Beasts of the Southern Wild Dir. Benh Zeitlin. With Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry A–

July 2012
The Dark Knight Rises Dir. Christopher Nolan. With Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway D+
Magic Mike Dir. Steven Soderbergh. With Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey B+

June 2012
Prometheus Dir. Ridley Scott. With Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron B–
Moonrise Kingdom Dir. Wes Anderson. With Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Edward Norton B

March 2012
Good Deeds Dir. Tyler Perry. With Tyler Perry, Thandie Newton, Gabrielle Union, Brian White D