Returning to the role that won him TFF's Best Actor award in Eytan Fox's Yossi & Jagger in 2003, Ohad Knoller is extraordinary as Yossi, a closeted gay man living a solitary existence in Tel Aviv. A chance encounter with a group of soldiers ignites Yossi's desire to live an open, fulfilling life. Directed with uncommon honesty and compassion by Fox, this is a deeply moving film about the power of second chances. | Read MoreDrama
In this smart, darkly funny drama by John Dahl (The Last Seduction) about addiction and recovery, Ben Kingsley delivers a bravura performance as Frank, an alcoholic contract killer forced to go through a twelve-step program and become a funeral home assistant. Also starring Tea Leoni and Luke Wilson. An IFC Films Release.
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Jack (Mark Duplass) hasn't recovered from his brother's death. His best friend—and late brother's ex—Iris (Emily Blunt) sends him to her family's isolated cabin for some quiet reflection, but complications, rivalries, and surprising revelations arise when both Iris and her heartbroken sister Hannah (Rosemarie DeWitt) end up at the cabin as well. Lynn Shelton's long-awaited follow-up to Humpday heralds a graceful maturation of the reliably against-the-grain filmmaker. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Romantic Comedy
A peasant from the marshlands of southern Iraq journeys in a tiny boat up the Tigris to Baghdad, seeking medicine for his sick wife. The first feature shot in Iraq in more than a decade effectively mixes lyricism with documentary-style realism, capturing the final days of life under Saddam Hussein, whose regime confiscated five reels of this film that are now lost forever. | Read More
A stunning revival of one of the iconic characters of Japanese popular culture -- Zatoichi, the blind masseur sworn to defend the innocent. Violent showdowns ensue when Zatoichi wanders into a town run by sinister gangs and a powerful samurai. In Japanese auteur Kitano's first period film, stylistically choreographed swordplay mixes with a multi-layered story, creating a powerful, wild romp. | Read More
At 85, not only does Tony Bennett still have the smoothest pipes in the music business, he's got the kind of philosophy that has made him one of the most beloved and respected performers of the last six decades. Made with as much class and refinement as Tony himself, this is an insider's look at the icon as he records his latest duets collection with stars like Lady Gaga, Aretha Franklin, and—bittersweetly—Amy Winehouse.
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Former New York Mets manager Bobby Valentine took his baseball expertise to Japan in 2004. This film follows a season in the life of an American who has become an admired icon-and a primary reason that baseball remains Japan's most popular sport. | Read MoreESPN, Sports, Documentary
In this cheeky comedy from brothers Kieran and John Carney (director of Oscar® winner Once), the Cassidy family lives cheerfully in a small Irish town where the 1950s, it seems, never ended. Then one night a portly brute dressed sorta like an alien arrives at their house. His name is Zonad, and he's from outer space—or so he claims—and soon his cynical, 21st-century attitude begins disrupting this seemingly idyllic little hamlet. | Read MoreComedy and Science Fiction
Filmed over the course of nine years, this documentary traces the remarkable journey of 16-year-old Daniel from a Bronx high school to an Ivy League university while simultaneously exploring the role of race and class in the American education system. | Read MoreDocumentary
Love and lust entangle over a sweltering summer as a novice photographer, Manchester, documents his sweaty affair with his taxidermist girlfriend, Noon. But when a wealthy art-world pornography collector "discovers" Manchester as a genius, the trappings of the art world are unleashed upon the unsuspecting couple, shattering Noon's trust and heart. Director Ashley Horner captures the yearning and desire that can simultaneously strengthen and burn romance. For mature audiences. | Read MoreDrama
The Pixies reunite 12 years after their inauspicious split and set out to re-conquer the world, and their own demons. This dazzling concert doc eschews rock-god clichés and goes straight to the heart of four people who need music-and one another-more than they ever knew. | Read MoreDocumentary and Music
Three teenage girls on the verge of adulthood take a spirited approach to celebrating their last night in high school. Inventively directed with flashbacks, improvised vignettes and characters breaking the fourth wall, Rockaway deftly portrays women attempting to define themselves in the face of parental and societal pressures. | Read More
Mat Whitecross (codirector of The Road to Guantanamo) paints a stylized, ripsnorting portrait of mercurial British punk rock pioneer Ian Dury (flawlessly portrayed by BAFTA nominee Andy Serkis). From a troubled childhood and a battle with debilitating polio to the effects of fame on relationships and fatherhood, here are the highs and lows of a life lived sneeringly, unapologetically out loud. With Olivia Williams, Ray Winstone, and Naomie Harris. | Read MoreDrama and Music
Long before the days of Jersey Shore or Glenn Beck, there was one man who gleefully gave those on the fringes of society a national mouthpiece. Witness Morton Downey Jr.'s meteoric rise and fall as the original shock television emcee, and check your sense of decorum at the door. Here we learn about the man behind the mouth, and how the pursuit of fame and fortune over the airwaves can ultimately destroy your soul. | Read MoreDocumentary