How The Other Half Lives: When 10-year-old Laure (Zoe Heran) moves to a town where no one knows her, she introduces herself as "Michael" — and spends the summer exploring what it's like to be a boy. Rocket Releasing hide caption

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The Conquest portrays Sarkozy's estrangement from second wife and trusted adviser Cecilia Sarkozy (Florence Pernel) as just one consequence of his singular focus on his advancement. Emilie de la Hosseraye/Music Box Films hide caption

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When A Plan Comes Together: Eddie Murphy (second from left) is a small-time hoodlum recruited by a gang of would-be thieves (Ben Stiller, left, Matthew Broderick, and Gabourey Sidibe) who aim to steal back their life savings from a Wall Street swindler. David Lee/Universal Pictures hide caption

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Roamin' Collar: A priest (Steve Little) loses his Bible — but finds a new perspective — an a canoe trip with a former schoolmate in Todd Rohal's The Catechism Cataclysm.

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Wild Child: Neglected by a mother who is busy turning tricks, Little Anne (Chloe Grace Moretz) becomes a target for a killer in Texas Killing Fields.

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An Otis Redding concert inspired a Texas high school teacher to turn the Kashmere High School Stage Band into a soul powerhouse. In Mark Landsman's film, one former student — a keyboardist, not the unidentified trombonist pictured — says he'd be a felon today if the band hadn't given him a constructive focus. Roadside Attractions hide caption

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Hostile Work Environment: Kristin Scott Thomas plays an executive with a mean streak in Alain Corneau's Love Crime, a tale of corporate intrigue and personal revenge. Pascal Chantier/Sundance Selects/IFC Films hide caption

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Man Of Iron: A ship-breaking worker in Chittagong, Bangladesh, makes his living tearing down old, decrepit water vessels — while struggling every day to avoid the ships' fate in a dangerous working environment. Saiful Huq Omi/Film Forum hide caption

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Conan O'Barbarian: Conan (Jason Momoa) is charged with using his wooden stoicism to prevent ancient warmongers from unleashing their supernatural hammy acting on an unsuspecting public. Though the film's lore tells us he was born on a battlefield, in truth this Conan was born out of Hollywood's current joint lust for remakes and sword-and-sandals mythos. Simon Varsano/Lionsgate Films hide caption

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The Ruins: German painter and sculptor Anselm Kiefer has spent over a decade converting an abandoned silk factory in Barjac, France into his own massive installation, complete with paintings, sculptures and surrealist landscapes. The film, so entrenched in the process of creation, rarely pauses to explain what his work signifies. Kino Lorber hide caption

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Lost In The Stream: Children play in a New York fountain on July 24, 2010. Beyond being filmed on the same date on the same planet, the film's amateur footage lacks unifying vision. National Geographic Films hide caption

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Broken Family Tree: Dawn (Charlotte Gainsbourg) witnesses her husband suffer a fatal heart attack on the front lawn of their Outback home and becomes paralyzed with grief, unable to provide proper care for her children. Her feelings, and everyone else's, are visualized by the omnipresent tree. Baruch Rafic/Zeitgeist Films hide caption

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Warding Off Spirits: Kristen (Amber Heard) is committed to a women's asylum after setting fire to an abandoned farmhouse. The true nature of her past and of the demons that follow her through the ward are eventually revealed through shockingly silly twists. Arc Entertainment hide caption

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Pajama Party: Terri (Jacob Wysocki) drifts through empty school days in his sleepwear until Mr. Fitzgerald (John C. Reilly) decides to take him under his wing. The film adeptly mines humor from a protagonist who wanders around the fringes of a dissatisfying life. ATO Pictures hide caption

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