Runoff

Betty is a fiercely committed matriarch driven to desperate measures by a failing business, her husband’s deteriorating health and a family home on the brink of foreclosure. Played by Joanne Kelly, she’s the beating heart of Levin’s sensitive, skillfully written narrative, which flips the standard gender dynamic and brings unexpected insight and realism to an established genre. Levin’s stirring family drama touches on matters of social conscience and environmental justice to ask: How far will we go to save our families? [Synopsis courtesy of LA Film Festival]

Idiocracy

To test its top-secret Human Hibernation Project, the Pentagon picks the most average Americans it can find – an Army private and a prostitute – and sends them to the year 2505 after a series of freak events. But when they arrive, they find a civilization so dumbed-down that they’re the smartest people around.

I Heart Huckabees

A husband-and-wife team play detective, but not in the traditional sense. Instead, the happy duo helps others solve their existential issues, the kind that keep you up at night, wondering what it all means.