For more than 20 years AIDS has ravaged the planet. The ancestral virus was found in chimpanzees, but the question remains: How did it cross over to humans? Origins examines the controversy that engulfed the scientific community when it attempted to explain the genesis of one of the deadliest diseases to afflict mankind. | Read More
To cut or not to cut? Pregnant with a baby boy, director Danae Elon and her husband face "a big choice about his little penis." From New York to London, Istanbul to Israel, Elon travels the world in an effort to understand the controversial ritual of male circumcision. At the heart of this emotional, shockingly funny journey is a modern family, an innocent little boy, and a mother's unwavering love. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Documentary
When two best friends, one Muslim and the other Christian, announce their plan to celebrate each other's holidays, the girls are met with resistance from their parents. In response, they create a Peace Tree celebrating all religions and cultures. During TFF, the filmmaker will be creating Peace Trees in local schools and at the Family Festival Street Fair on May 6. Preceded by Twins of Mankala (11 min.). (Ages 5+) | Read More
A talented prison chef with the respect of his fellow inmates is paroled to a world that does not want him. He struggles to secure a job with a vindictive former coworker who treats him like human garbage. Pushed to his breaking point, the chef must take drastic action to restore his equilibrium.
Screening in Shorts Program: Flight Delays | Read MoreDrama
For fans and newcomers to the legendary Canadian band Rush, this is the music documentary to experience. Directors Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn embark on a comprehensive exploration of this extraordinary power trio, from their early days in Toronto, through each of their landmark albums, to the present day. Sit back and revel in the words, music, and wonder of Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart. | Read MoreDocumentary and Music
In Rung, after a cathedral bell ringer passes away, his spot on the bell-ringing choir is up for grabs and two women find themselves in an unlikely competition for the coveted position.
Screening as part of the Shorts: Status Update program. | Read MoreComedy
Set against the backdrop of an L.A. rainstorm, Shelter follows four characters over the course of one night, as they grapple for meaning in a meaningless town. On the surface, a crisis counselor, a college co-ed, a barstool prophet, and a father share nothing in common, but as they drift in and out of the storm, we see the driving forces that unite them and the truth that keeps them apart. Hutton's deliciously existential short features stellar performances in an aptly bleak setting. | Read MoreDrama