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Frank
Premiere: Thursday, September 04 • R • Comedy • 1:36
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Acclaimed Irish director Lenny Abrahamson follows up his award-winning films ADAM & PAUL and WHAT RICHARD DID with an offbeat comedy about a young wannabe musician, Jon (Domhnall Gleeson), who finds himself out of his depth when he joins an avant-garde pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank (Michael Fassbender), a musical genius who hides himself inside a large fake head, and his terrifying bandmate Clara (Maggie Gyllenhaal).

Written by Jon Ronson (THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS) and Peter Straughan (TINKER TAILOR SOLIDER SPY), FRANK is based on the memoir by Jon Ronson. It is a fictional story loosely inspired by Frank Sidebottom, the persona of cult musician and comedy legend Chris Sievey, as well as other outsider musicians like Daniel Johnston and Captain Beefheart.

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Trailer Park Boys: Don't Legalize It
Premiere: Friday, September 05 • NR • Comedy • 95 min

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Recently out of jail and completely broke, Julian has a plan to get outrageously rich. However, he first has to deliver his product to Montreal where his rival Cyrus is waiting to close the deal. In the meantime, the government's plan to legalize marijuana threatens Ricky and his dope business, so he goes to Ottawa to take action against the impending bill. With Julian and Ricky on a road trip, Bubbles joins the pair with his own agenda - to go find the inheritance left for him by his long-lost parents. The trio runs into trouble when ex-park supervisor Jim Lahey and Randy go after the boys in hopes of making them rot in jail.

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The Congress
Premiere: Friday, September 05 • R • Animation • 122 min

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From acclaimed director Ari Folman (WALTZ WITH BASHIR) comes the winner of Best Picture at the 2013 Fantastic Fest: THE CONGRESS.

More than two decades after catapulting to stardom with THE PRINCESS BRIDE, an aging actress (Robin Wright, playing a version of herself) decides to take her final job: preserving her digital likeness for a future Hollywood. Through a deal brokered by her loyal, longtime agent (Harvey Keitel) and the head of Miramount Studios (Danny Huston), her alias will be controlled by the studio, and will star in any film they want with no restrictions. In return, she receives healthy compensation so she can care for her ailing son and her digitized character will stay forever young. Twenty years later, under the creative vision of the studio's head animator (Jon Hamm), Wright's digital double rises to immortal stardom. With her contract expiring, she is invited to take part in "The Congress" convention as she makes her comeback straight into the world of future fantasy cinema.

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