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Gala Presentation

These red-carpet premieres of high-profile, buzz-worthy titles are the talk of the town, with scheduled in-person appearances from filmmakers, stars, and special guests.

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Gael García Bernal  |   Mexico
Coming of Age, Crime, Drama


Kasi Lemmons  |   United States
Biopic, Historical, Political
Film Still: The Irishman

The Irishman

Martin Scorsese  |   United States
Crime, Drama, Political

Just Mercy

Destin Daniel Cretton  |   United States
Biopic, Historical, Literary Adaptation