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The Life and Mind of Mark DeFriest

It isn’t a prison sentence; it’s guerrilla warfare. That’s Mark DeFriest’s philosophy concerning incarceration. Initially sentenced to four years over a misunderstanding, he’s now spent three decades behind bars, amassing a laundry list of disciplinary reports and earning a reputation as the “Houdini of high security prisons.” [Synopsis courtesy of LA Film Festival]

Non-Stop

Bill Marks is a burned-out veteran of the Air Marshals service. He views the assignment not as a life-saving duty, but as a desk job in the sky. However, today’s flight will be no routine trip. Shortly into the transatlantic journey from New York to London, he receives a series of mysterious text messages ordering him to have the government transfer $150 million into a secret account, or a passenger will die every 20 minutes.

Frank

A comedy about a young wannabe musician (Domhnall Gleeson) who discovers he has bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank (Michael Fassbender).

The Rover

Animal Kingdom screenwriter David Michôd writes and directs this post-apocalyptic western about a lone wolf drifter who joins forces with a wounded man to pursue a sadistic band of thieves. A decade after the collapse of the western world, Australia has become a lawless wasteland. As desperate outsiders pillage the country’s precious mineral resources, taciturn Eric (Guy Pearce) travels from town to town searching for signs of life.