Dallas International Film Festival: Features Lineup

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1. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

R | 111 min | Action, Biography, Crime

86 Metascore

Bonnie Parker, a bored waitress falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, stealing cars and robbing banks.

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman

Votes: 94,232

Opening Night Gala

2. The Hero (I) (2017)

R | 96 min | Drama, Romance

61 Metascore

An ailing movie star comes to terms with his past and mortality.

Director: Brett Haley | Stars: Sam Elliott, Laura Prepon, Krysten Ritter, Nick Offerman

Votes: 6,813 | Gross: $4.08M

3. Rememory (2017)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

48 Metascore

Gordon invents the Rememory machine that allows him to see memories as they actually were. He dies in his office. Is it murder? Sam investigates by using the machine "borrowed" from Gordon's wife. He looks at memories of others involved.

Director: Mark Palansky | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Matt Ellis, Jordana Largy, Martin Donovan

Votes: 13,201

4. Berlin Syndrome (2017)

R | 116 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

70 Metascore

A passionate holiday romance leads to an obsessive relationship, when an Australian photojournalist wakes one morning in a Berlin apartment and is unable to leave.

Director: Cate Shortland | Stars: Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt, Matthias Habich, Emma Bading

Votes: 18,608 | Gross: $0.03M

5. Cortez (2017)

99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

After a canceled tour, flailing musician Jesse Lirette seeks out an old flame in a small town in New Mexico. When an arrogant attempt at inserting himself into her family fails, he must confront the mistakes of his past on his own.

Director: Cheryl Nichols | Stars: Arron Shiver, Cheryl Nichols, Drago Sumonja, Judith Ivey

Votes: 34

6. Dayveon (2017)

75 min | Drama

69 Metascore

In the wake of his older brother's death, 13-year-old Dayveon spends the sweltering summer days roaming his rural Arkansas town. When he falls in with a local gang, he becomes drawn to the camaraderie and violence of their world.

Director: Amman Abbasi | Stars: Devin Blackmon, Dontrell Bright, Lachion Buckingham, Kordell Johnson

Votes: 366 | Gross: $0.00M

7. Heartstone (2016)

Unrated | 129 min | Drama, Romance

70 Metascore

In a fishing village in Iceland, a boy develops feelings for his best friend as his best friend pursues his affections for a girl.

Director: Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson | Stars: Baldur Einarsson, Blær Hinriksson, Diljá Valsdóttir, Katla Njálsdóttir

Votes: 3,584

8. Katie Says Goodbye (2016)

88 min | Drama

53 Metascore

A kindhearted seventeen-year-old in the American Southwest turns to prostitution to fulfill her dream of a new life in San Francisco.

Director: Wayne Roberts | Stars: Mireille Enos, Christopher Abbott, Olivia Cooke, Mary Steenburgen

Votes: 905

9. Menashe (2017)

PG | 82 min | Drama

81 Metascore

Within Brooklyn's ultra-orthodox Jewish community, a widower battles for custody of his son. A tender drama performed entirely in Yiddish, the film intimately explores the nature of faith and the price of parenthood.

Director: Joshua Z Weinstein | Stars: Menashe Lustig, Yoel Falkowitz, Hershy Fishman, Ruben Niborski

Votes: 1,512 | Gross: $1.70M

10. The Relationtrip (2017)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy

At an age when everyone around them is settling down and finding love, Beck and Liam are self-proclaimed loners. After bonding over their mutual disinterest in relationships, they decide to... See full summary »

Directors: C.A. Gabriel, Renée Felice Smith | Stars: Renée Felice Smith, Matt Bush, Nelson Franklin, Floyd Foster Jr.

Votes: 380

11. City of Joy (2016)

74 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

This film follows the first class of students at a remarkable leadership center in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a region often referred to as "the worst place in the world to ... See full summary »

Director: Madeleine Gavin | Stars: Christine Schuler-Deschryver, Denis Mukwege Mukengere, Eve Ensler, Jane Mukunilwa

Votes: 309

12. Dealt (2017)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography

66 Metascore

Sixty-two year old Richard Turner is renowned as one of the world's greatest card magicians, yet he is completely blind. This is an in-depth look at a complex character who is one of magic's greatest hidden treasures.

Director: Luke Korem | Stars: Richard Turner, Johnny Thompson, Max Maven, Armando Lucero

Votes: 1,207 | Gross: $0.03M

13. Forever Pure (2016)

85 min | Documentary

One season and one football team in crisis, as power, money and politics fuel a club spiralling out of control.

Director: Maya Zinshtein | Stars: Eli Cohen, Arcadi Gaydamak, Ariel Harush, Dzhabrail Kadiyev

Votes: 648

14. Quest (II) (2017)

104 min | Documentary, Family, Music

88 Metascore

A husband and wife live in an impoverished neighborhood in north Philadelphia while they raise their daughter and run a recording studio in their basement.

Director: Jonathan Olshefski | Stars: Christopher Rainey, Christine'a Rainey, P.J. Rainey, William Withers

Votes: 225 | Gross: $0.05M

15. Spettacolo (2017)

TV-PG | 91 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

Once upon a time there was a tiny hill town in Tuscany that found a remarkable way to confront their issues - they turned their lives into a play. "Spettacolo" is a portrait of this 50-... See full summary »

Directors: Jeff Malmberg, Chris Shellen | Stars: Andrea Cresti, Chiara Del Ciondolo, Gianna Fiore, Gianpiero Giglioni

Votes: 99 | Gross: $0.03M

16. Unrest (I) (2017)

98 min | Documentary, Drama, History

80 Metascore

When Harvard Ph.D. student Jennifer Brea is struck down by a fever that leaves her bedridden, she sets out on a virtual journey to document her story as she fights a disease that medicine forgot.

Director: Jennifer Brea | Stars: Jennifer Brea, Omar Wasow, Jessica l e Taylor, Samuel Bearman

Votes: 2,162 | Gross: $0.04M

17. What Lies Upstream (2017)

TV-14 | 85 min | Documentary, Mystery

80 Metascore

In this scandalous political thriller, an investigation into a chemical spill spirals into an indictment of the entire system meant to protect drinking water, revealing cover-ups at the highest levels of government.

Director: Cullen Hoback | Stars: Dr. Marc Edwards, Dr. Rahul Gupta, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, Cullen Hoback

Votes: 899

18. A Bad Idea Gone Wrong (2017)

85 min | Comedy

Two would-be thieves forge a surprising relationship with an unexpected house-sitter when they accidentally trap themselves in a house they just broke into.

Director: Jason Headley | Stars: Matt Jones, Will Rogers, Eleanore Pienta, Jonny Mars

Votes: 857

19. The Big Spoon (2016)

80 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

An unromantic comedy about the perils of staying together when you should really be apart.

Director: Carlyn Hudson | Stars: Mallory Culbert, Zachary Knighton, Isabelle McNally, Agustín Silva

Votes: 26

20. Bomb City (2017)

TV-MA | 95 min | Crime, Drama

65 Metascore

A crime-drama, about the cultural aversion of a group of punk rockers in a conservative Texas town. Their ongoing battle with a rival, more-affluent clique leads to a controversial hate crime that questions the morality of American justice.

Director: Jameson Brooks | Stars: Dave Davis, Glenn Morshower, Luke Shelton, Henry Knotts

Votes: 5,699 | Gross: $0.06M

21. The Honor Farm (2017)

TV-MA | 74 min | Thriller

On prom night, a group of kids wander deep into the woods and come back changed forever.

Director: Karen Skloss | Stars: Olivia Grace Applegate, Louis Hunter, Dora Madison, Liam Aiken

Votes: 264

22. Mr. Roosevelt (2017)

R | 90 min | Comedy

73 Metascore

After a loved one falls ill, 25 year old struggling comedian Emily Martin returns to her college town of Austin, Texas and must come to terms with her past while staying with her ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend.

Director: Noël Wells | Stars: Noël Wells, Nick Thune, Britt Lower, Daniella Pineda

Votes: 1,879

23. Mustang Island (2017)

86 min | Comedy

After his girlfriend dumps him at a New Year's Eve party, Bill and his friends drive to an off-season beach town to win her back.

Director: Craig Elrod | Stars: Macon Blair, Lee Eddy, John Merriman, Molly Karrasch

Votes: 246

24. The Secret Life of Lance Letscher (2017)

95 min | Documentary

An intimate, psychological portrait of collage artist Lance Letscher

Director: Sandra Adair | Star: Lance Letscher

Votes: 14

25. Beach Rats (2017)

R | 98 min | Drama

78 Metascore

A Brooklyn teenager spends his days experimenting with drugs and looking online for older men to meet with.

Director: Eliza Hittman | Stars: Harris Dickinson, Madeline Weinstein, Kate Hodge, Neal Huff

Votes: 9,535 | Gross: $0.47M

26. Buster's Mal Heart (2016)

Unrated | 96 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

63 Metascore

A family man's chance encounter with a conspiracy-obsessed drifter leaves him on the run from the police and an impending event known as the Inversion.

Director: Sarah Adina Smith | Stars: Rami Malek, DJ Qualls, Kate Lyn Sheil, Sukha Belle Potter

Votes: 5,673 | Gross: $0.07M

27. Frantz (2016)

PG-13 | 113 min | Drama, History, Romance

73 Metascore

In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious Frenchman who visits the fiancé's grave to lay flowers.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Pierre Niney, Paula Beer, Ernst Stötzner, Marie Gruber

Votes: 10,640 | Gross: $0.88M

28. The Lost City of Z (2016)

PG-13 | 141 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

78 Metascore

A true-life drama, centering on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared whilst searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s.

Director: James Gray | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, Tom Holland

Votes: 66,592 | Gross: $8.58M

29. Mine (II) (2016)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller

40 Metascore

After a failed assassination attempt, a soldier finds himself stranded in the desert. Exposed to the elements, he must survive the dangers of the desert and battle the psychological and physical tolls of the treacherous conditions.

Directors: Fabio Guaglione, Fabio Resinaro | Stars: Armie Hammer, Annabelle Wallis, Tom Cullen, Clint Dyer

Votes: 13,206

30. Patti Cake$ (2017)

R | 109 min | Drama, Music

67 Metascore

PATTI CAKE$ is centered on aspiring rapper Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$, who is fighting an unlikely quest for glory in her downtrodden hometown in New Jersey.

Director: Geremy Jasper | Stars: Sahr Ngaujah, Danielle Macdonald, Bridget Everett, Mamoudou Athie

Votes: 8,596 | Gross: $0.80M

31. The Promise (II) (2016)

PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, History

49 Metascore

Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, The Promise follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris - a renowned American journalist based in Paris.

Director: Terry George | Stars: Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, Christian Bale, Daniel Giménez Cacho

Votes: 164,579

32. A Quiet Passion (2016)

PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Drama

77 Metascore

The story of American poet Emily Dickinson from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist.

Director: Terence Davies | Stars: Emma Bell, Sara Vertongen, Rose Williams, Benjamin Wainwright

Votes: 4,597 | Gross: $1.86M

33. Step (2017)

PG | 84 min | Documentary

81 Metascore

STEP documents the senior year of a girls' high-school step dance team against the background of inner-city Baltimore.

Director: Amanda Lipitz | Stars: Gari McIntyre, Amanda Leonard, Blessin Giraldo, Chevonne Hall

Votes: 746 | Gross: $1.15M

34. Tommy's Honour (2016)

PG | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

56 Metascore

In every generation, a torch passes from father to son. And that timeless dynamic is the beating heart of Tommy's Honour - an intimate, powerfully moving tale of the real-life founders of the modern game of golf.

Director: Jason Connery | Stars: Ophelia Lovibond, Sam Neill, Peter Mullan, Jack Lowden

Votes: 838 | Gross: $0.56M

35. Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2016)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

A small financial institution called Abacus becomes the only company criminally indicted in the wake of the United States' 2008 mortgage crisis.

Director: Steve James | Stars: Thomas Sung, Hwei Lin Sung, Cyrus Vance Jr., Matt Taibbi

Votes: 2,420 | Gross: $0.10M

36. City of Ghosts (2017)

R | 92 min | Documentary, War

86 Metascore

A documentary that follows the efforts of "Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently," a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Heineman | Stars: Abdelaziz Alhamza, Mohamad Almusari, Hamoud Almousa, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi

Votes: 2,933 | Gross: $0.13M

37. Dina (2017)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary

75 Metascore

An eccentric suburban woman and a Walmart door greeter navigate their evolving relationship in this unconventional love story.

Directors: Antonio Santini, Dan Sickles | Stars: Dina Buno, Scott Levin, Frank Costanzo, Jeannie Levin

Votes: 532 | Gross: $0.09M

38. Dolores (I) (2017)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography, History

81 Metascore

In the 1950's, a working-class wife and mother of eleven children helps to establish a farmer's union, which later develops into a platform for feminism and gender equality.

Director: Peter Bratt | Stars: Dolores Huerta, Martin Luther King, Luis Valdez, Ricardo S. Chavez

Votes: 246 | Gross: $0.56M

39. Ella Brennan: Commanding the Table (2016)

96 min | Documentary

Today, the world knows restaurateur Ella Brennan as the matriarch of a Creole-flavored dining dynasty dating back over half a century. She has become a household name in the restaurant ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Iwerks | Stars: Meg Bickford, Marcelle Bienvenu, Daniel Boulud, Gene Bourg

Votes: 58

40. School Life (2016)

PG-13 | 99 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

Long careers are drawing to a close for John and Amanda, who teach Latin, English, and guitar at a stately home-turned-school, where they are legends with a mantra: "Reading. 'Rithmetic. Rock 'n' roll!" But leaving is the hardest lesson.

Directors: Neasa Ní Chianáin, David Rane

Votes: 215 | Gross: $0.04M

41. Trophy (2017)

Not Rated | 108 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

This in-depth look into the powerhouse industries of big-game hunting, breeding and wildlife conservation in the U.S. and Africa unravels the complex consequences of treating animals as commodities.

Directors: Christina Clusiau, Shaul Schwarz | Stars: Tim Black, Philip Glass, Christo Gomes, John Hume

Votes: 489 | Gross: $0.02M

42. Whose Streets? (2017)

R | 90 min | Documentary

81 Metascore

Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at how the killing of 18-year-old Mike Brown inspired a community to fight back and sparked a global movement.

Directors: Sabaah Folayan, Damon Davis | Stars: Lezley McSpadden, Michael Brown Sr., David Whitt, Montague Simmons

Votes: 937 | Gross: $0.18M

43. Cassette: A Documentary Mixtape (2016)

TV-MA | 92 min | Documentary, Music

Cassette inventor Lou Ottens digs through his past to figure out why the audiotape won't die. Rock veterans like Henry Rollins, Thurston Moore, and Ian MacKaye join a legion of young bands ... See full summary »

Directors: Zack Taylor, Georg Petzold, Seth Smoot | Stars: Damien Jurado, Ian MacKaye, Thurston Moore, Lou Ottens

Votes: 119

44. Man in the Camo Jacket (2017)

80 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

The story of iconic Welsh rock musician Mike Peters (of The Alarm), his rise to fame, battle with cancer, and inspiring climb back as he enlists some of the world's top musicians to help ... See full summary »

Director: Russ Kendall | Stars: Fred Armisen, Richard Blade, Billy Bragg, Billy Corgan

Votes: 17

45. Score: A Film Music Documentary (2016)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Music

67 Metascore

A look at the cinematic art of the film musical score, and the artists who create them.

Director: Matt Schrader | Stars: Marco Beltrami, Jon Burlingame, Leonard Maltin, Bill Field

Votes: 3,240 | Gross: $0.10M

46. Strad Style (2017)

TV-14 | 105 min | Documentary

A young hillbilly from Ohio meets a famous European concert violinist over the internet and convinces him that he can make a perfect copy of the most famous violin that ever existed - even ... See full summary »

Director: Stefan Avalos | Stars: Daniel Houck, Razvan Stoica, David Campbell, Mary Houck

Votes: 55

47. Cheer Up (2016)

86 min | Documentary

Cheer Up takes us into the teenage lives of a team of losing cheerleaders in the Arctic Circle, Finland. They try their best to get better and look perfect doing it, while really, life just... See full summary »

Director: Christy Garland

Votes: 53

48. I Am Not Madame Bovary (2016)

Not Rated | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

65 Metascore

After being swindled by her ex-husband, a woman takes on the Chinese legal system.

Director: Xiaogang Feng | Stars: Chengpeng Dong, Bingbing Fan, Wei Fan, Xiaogang Feng

Votes: 1,758 | Gross: $0.44M