The Snowtown Murders

When sixteen-year-old Jamie is introduced to a charismatic man, a friendship begins. As the relationship grows so do Jamie’s suspicions, until he finds his world threatened by both his loyalty for, and fear of, his newfound father-figure John Bunting, Australia’s most notorious serial killer. [Synopsis courtesy of the Cannes Film Festival]

These Final Hours

It’s the last day on earth, twelve hours before an event will end life as we know it.
James makes his way across a lawless city to the party to end all parties. Along the way he somewhat reluctantly saves the life of a little girl named Rose, desperately searching for her father. Stuck with the unexpected burden of responsibility, James is forced to question what really matters as the hours tick away. [Synopsis courtesy of Director’s Fortnight]

The Salvation

1870s America. When settler John kills his family’s murderer, he unleashes the fury of notorious gang leader Delarue. Betrayed by his corrupt and cowardly community, the peaceful pioneer must turn vengeful hunter, slay the outlaws, and cleanse the town’s black heart. [Synopsis courtesy of Cannes Film Festival]

The Babadook

“Do you want to die?!” seven-year-old Samuel asks his stressed-out single mother, Amelia. She wonders if his question is a threat or a warning. After dealing with Samuel’s frantic tantrums his entire life, Amelia suspects that her son has begun directing his violent misbehavior toward her. However, after a dark and foreboding children’s book called Mister Babadook mysteriously appears on Samuel’s bookshelf, Amelia must decide if her son is truly deranged or if there really is a bogeyman lurking in their darkened halls at night. [Synopsis courtesy of Sundance Film Festival]

Around the Block

A young Aboriginal boy is torn between his unexpected love of acting and the disintegration of his family.