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American Sniper

U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and, as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname “Legend.” However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents. He is also facing a different kind of battle on the home front: striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world.

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January 16, 2015 Limited VOD / Digital

Trumbo

The successful career of 1940s Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) comes to a crushing end when he and other Hollywood figures are blacklisted for their political beliefs. Trumbo (directed by Jay Roach) tells Trumbo’s story and his fight against gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) in a war over words and freedom, which entangled everyone in Hollywood from John Wayne to Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger.

Legend

The true story of the rise and fall of London’s most notorious gangsters, Reggie and Ron Kray, both portrayed by Tom Hardy in a double performance. Legend is a classic crime thriller taking us into the secret history of the 1960s and the extraordinary events that secured the infamy of the Kray twins.

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November 20, 2015 New York / Los Angeles

My All American

What Freddie Steinmark (Finn Wittrock) wants most in the world is to play football. Deemed too small by the usual athletic standards, his father trains him hard, and Freddie brings a fight to the game that ultimately gets him noticed — by none other than legendary University of Texas coach Darrell Royal (Aaron Eckhart). Awarded a scholarship and a chance to play for the Longhorns, Freddie sets off to Austin with his loving high school sweetheart Linda (Sarah Bolger), determined to make the team. Alongside his old teammate Bobby Mitchell (Rett Terrell) and new pal James Street (Juston Street), Freddie is put through the paces of a grueling practice schedule, but the boys' camaraderie off the field translates into solid playing on it, and they rise up the depth charts, giving the Longhorns a real chance to turn the team around. But just when they’re reveling in the success of the season, Freddie suffers an injury that leads to a shocking diagnosis and the biggest challenge he will ever face.

Joy

Joy is the wild story of a family across four generations centered on the girl who becomes the woman who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, pave the road in this intense emotional and human comedy about becoming a true boss of family and enterprise facing a world of unforgiving commerce. Allies become adversaries and adversaries become allies, both inside and outside the family, as Joy’s inner life and fierce imagination carry her through the storm she faces.

Saint Laurent

As one of history's greatest fashion designers entered a decade of freedom, neither came out of it in one piece.

The Lady in the Van

Alan Bennett's story is based on the true story of Miss Shepherd (played by Maggie Smith), a woman of uncertain origins who "temporarily" parked her van in Bennett's London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years. What begins as a begrudged favor becomes a relationship that will change both their lives.

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January 15, 2016 Limited New York / Los Angeles

Desert Dancer

Set in Iran, this powerful and unbelievable true story follows the brave ambition of Afshin Ghaffarian. During the volatile climate of the 2009 presidential election, where many cultural freedoms were threatened, Afshin and some friends (including Elaheh played by Freida Pinto) risk their lives and form an underground dance company. Through banned online videos, they learn from timeless legends who cross all cultural divides, such as Michael Jackson, Gene Kelly and Rudolf Nureyev. Afshin and Elaheh also learn much from each other, most importantly how to embrace their passion for dance and for one another.

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April 17, 2015 Expansion Limited VOD / Digital

Love & Mercy

Brian Wilson, the leader of the Beach Boys, writes more than 15 Top 40 hit singles including the groundbreaking 1966 "Pet Sounds" album before suffering a nervous breakdown during the making of its follow-up album "Smile." He struggles with mental illness, but Brian manages to persevere as an artist with the love and support of his wife Melinda.

Noble

They broke everything but her spirit. They took everything but her dream. Noble is the incredible true story of a fearless Irish heroine driven by her daring vision who escapes the slums of Ireland and risks everything on the streets of Vietnam.

Steve Jobs

Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.

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October 9, 2015 Nationwide VOD / Digital

Truth

A firestorm erupts in September of 2004 when Dan Rather reports that George W. Bush had received special treatment while serving in the Air National Guard during the Vietnam War, a report that was based on documents of an unknown authenticity. Subsequently, story producer Mary Mapes is accused of lapses in judgment and is fired, while Rather's career and reputation are jeopardized.

Walt Before Mickey

Before he created Mickey Mouse, Walt Disney was an animator and businessman who spent a decade shrugging off failure in order to build the studio that would turn him into an icon. The indie period drama Walt Before Mickey chronicles nine years worth of these early struggles

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August 14, 2015 Limited VOD / Digital

Eadweard

Eadweard Muybridge, a world-famous 19th century photographer who takes pictures of nude and deformed subjects, finds fame with his landscape shots and pioneers motion photography by capturing animals and humans in action and paves the way for motion pictures with his zoopraxiscope device. In his personal life though, he kills his wife’s lover and receives a justifiable homicide verdict.

Kidnapping Mr. Heineken

In 1983, a group of childhood friends pulled off the crime of the century: kidnapping one of the richest men in the world, the heir of the Heineken beer empire (Anthony Hopkins). The shocking capture--by gunpoint in broad daylight on the streets of Amsterdam--resulted in the largest ransom ever paid for a kidnapped individual. It was truly the perfect crime…until they got away with it.

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March 6, 2015 Limited VOD / Digital

Listen to Me Marlon

With exclusive access to personal archive, this is the definitive Marlon Brando cinema documentary. Charting his exceptional career as an actor and extraordinary life away from the stage and screen, the film will fully explore the complexities of the man by telling the story uniquely from Marlon's perspective.

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July 31, 2015 Los Angeles New York

The Wolfpack

Locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Angulo brothers learn about the outside world through the films that they watch. Nicknamed the Wolfpack, the brothers spend their childhood re-enacting their favorite films using elaborate homemade props and costumes. With no friends and living on welfare, they feed their curiosity, creativity, and imagination with film, which allows them to escape from their feelings of isolation and loneliness. Everything changes when one of the brothers escapes, and the power dynamics in the house are transformed. The Wolfpack must learn how to integrate into society without disbanding the brotherhood.

Batkid Begins: The Wish...

Chronicles the journey taken by the family of a young boy, Miles Scott, who captured the world’s attention when the Make-A-Wish Foundation granted his request to be his favorite superhero for a day.