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THE GRIZZLIES (2021)
Starring Ben Schnetzer, Emerald Macdonald, Booboo Stewart, Paul Nutarariaq, Ricky Marty-Pahtaykan, Tantoo Cardinal, Eric Schweig, Will Sasso, Anna Lambe and Fred Bailey. Directed by Miranda De Pencier.

A group of Inuit high school students living in Kugluktuk, a small arctic town with the highest teen suicide rate in North America, transform their lives and community after their teacher starts a youth lacrosse team.

REVIEWS The Grizzlies - Freedom Writers meets Mighty Ducks

SNOWDEN (2016)
Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans, Nicholas Cage, Scott Eastwood, Logan Marshall-Green and Ben Schnetzer. Directed by Oliver Stone.

The film follows Edward Snowden, an American computer professional who leaked classified information from the National Security Agency to The Guardian in June 2013.
WARCRAFT: THE BEGINNING 3D (2016)
Starring Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Daniel Wu and Ben Schnetzer. Directed by Duncan Jones.

REVIEWS Warcraft: The Beginning - A dead end before it's even begun

PRIDE (2014)
Starring Bill Nighy, Paddy Considine, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Ben Schnetzer, George Mackay and Faye Marsay. Directed by Matthew Warchus.

t's the summer of 1984 – Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. The problem is, the Union seems embarrassed to receive their support.

Undeterred, the activists decide to ignore the Union and go direct to the miners. They identify a mining village in deepest Wales and set off in a mini bus to make their donation in person. And so begins the extraordinary story of two seemingly alien communities who form a surprising and ultimately triumphant partnership.

REVIEWS Pride - In the name of love

THE DEATH AND LIFE OF JOHN F. DONOVAN
Starring Kit Harington, Natalie Portman, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Jacob Tremblay, Ben Schnetzer, Thandie Newton, Amara Karan, Chris Zylka and Jared Keeso. Directed by Xavier Dolan.

REVIEWS The Death and Life of John F. Donovan - Xavier Dolan's flawed but fascinating English-language debut

7 DAYS IN ENTEBBE
Starring Rosamund Pike, Daniel Brühl, Eddie Marsan, Ben Schnetzer, Denis Ménochet, Lior Ashkenazi, Angel Bonanni, Juan Pablo Raba, Nonso Anozie and Mark Ivanir. Directed by José Padilha.

Based on the 1976 true story of four hijackers who took a plane hostage and forced it to land in Entebbe, Uganda, while they demanded the release of dozens of Palestinian terrorists. The ticking-clock thriller follows the hijackers and hostages as well as the political leaders trying to decide whether to negotiate or send an elite special forces unit on a dramatic rescue mission to free the hostages.

REVIEWS 7 Days in Entebbe - A political thriller missing a real human touch

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