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Broomfield, who moved to Palin's hometown of Wasilla, AK, while making the film, was ultimately unable to secure an interview with the former Republican vice-presidential candidate — so he appears with a cardboard stand-up of her in his documentary. Freestyle Releasing hide caption

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Dark Skies: Jeff Nichols' haunting Take Shelter centers on an Ohio man (Michael Shannon, with Tova Stewart) plagued with nightmares about a coming apocalypse. Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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An Atmospheric 'Shelter' For Era Full Of Foreboding

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This photo, taken from a 2003 U.S. Department of Defense surveillance video, was released by Omar Khadr's lawyers. Khadr (pictured) is in an interrogation room at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. Les Films Adobe hide caption

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Les Films Adobe

Shock And Aw-Shucks: Adam's best friend, Kyle (Seth Rogen), bucks him up with black comedy — and a trip to the bar to troll for babes. Chris Helcermanas-Benge/Summit Entertainment hide caption

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Brad Pitt plays Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland A's, in the movie Moneyball. Sony Pictures hide caption

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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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Roadside Attractions

Made For Each Other? In Restless, the cancer-stricken Annabel (Mia Wasikowska) falls for Enoch (Henry Hopper), a death-haunted funeral crasher who's best friends with a ghost. Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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A criminally underused Christina Hendricks (right) plays Kate's best mate. Craig Blankenhorn/The Weinstein Company hide caption

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Tradition, tradition: Aist and Miron (Yuri Tsurilo, left) bear Miron's late wife Tanya to a distant site sacred to their culture's tradition. Shadow Distribution hide caption

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Drawing From Life: Rutger Hauer is the painter Pieter Bruegel the Elder in The Mill and the Cross, a stunner of an art film that takes inspiration from art, history and art history. Angelus Silesius hide caption

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Angelus Silesius