A documentary about cartoonist Bill Watterson and the effect of his beloved newspaper comic strip "Calvin & Hobbes." Directed by Joel Allen Schroeder. Gravitas Ventures

The Ghosts in Our Machine

A documentary about the ethics of using animals for food, clothing, entertainment and biomedical research in the modern world. Directed by Liz Marshall. Ghosts Media

Go for Sisters

When her son goes missing along the Mexican border, a parole officer enlists an old friend — a recovering addict who is also her latest parolee — and a former LAPD officer to help track him down in Tijuana. With Lisa Gay Hamilton, Yolonda Ross and Edward James Olmos. Written and directed by John Sayles. Variance Films

PHOTOS: Movie Sneaks 2013

In the Name Of

A Catholic priest who works with delinquent teenage boys in rural Poland grapples with his sexuality. With Andrzej Chyra and Mateusz Kosciukieweicz. Written and directed by Malgoska Szumowska. In Polish with English subtitles. Film Movement


Having received a sweepstakes letter in the mail, a cantankerous old man thinks he's struck it rich and wrangles his adult son into taking a road trip with him to claim the fortune. With Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb and Stacy Keach. Written by Bob Nelson. Directed by Alexander Payne. Paramount Pictures

Pad Yatra: A Green Odyssey

A documentary chronicling a 700-person trek across the Himalayas to call attention to the plight of the largest store of glaciers outside the polar ice caps, which are threatened by climate change. Directed by Wendy J.N. Lee. Jelly Bean Films

Sunlight Jr.

A hard-working convenience store clerk and her disabled boyfriend struggle to stay afloat and keep their young family together. With Naomi Watts, Matt Dillon and Norman Reedus. Written and directed by Laurie Collyer. Gravitas Ventures / Samuel Goldwyn Films


Approved for Adoption

An autobiographical documentary tracing the unconventional upbringing of the Korean writer and artist Jung Henin, who was adopted by a Belgian family after the end of the Korean War. Directed by Henin and Laurent Boileau. In French with English subtitles. GKids

The Christmas Candle

As the dawn of the electric age threatens a centuries-old legend in a small English town, a progressive young minister finds himself at odds with a fiery candlemaker. With Susan Boyle, Samantha Barks, Hans Matheson and Lesley Manville. Written by Candace Lee and Eric Newman. Directed by John Stephenson. EchoLight Studios