Set against a vivid backdrop of American rural landscapes, Alex Mar's meditative documentary artfully weaves together the stories of three young Americans exploring alternative religion: a pagan priestess in California mining country, a Spiritualist in upstate New York, and a Native American father and sundancer in South Dakota, all yearning for fulfilling spirituality in disparate but often strikingly similar ways. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Documentary
Does contemporary America have a controlling class? This inventive documentary satire featuring Harper's Magazine editor Lewis Lapham sets out to get answers with the help of intellectuals, CEOs, politicians, folksingers, activists, and celebrities. And in the process, two Ivy League graduates ponder their future career possibilities.
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This short film is both a road movie about four young people traveling to Kosovo to donate an ambulance and a documentary about the situation of young Kosovars today, five years after the international intervention. The four travelers interview people they have gotten to know during the last five years on their trips to Kosovo and others who they meet for the first time on this journey. | Read MoreDocumentary
Ancient Marks celebrates the 2,000-year-old human body art ritual of tattooing and scarification. World-renowned photographer Chris Rainier traveled for seven years and to more than thirty countries to capture these rare images which intrinsically link culture and the tradition of body marking as a form of initiation, beauty, and highly ritualized ornamentation. This short features original music composed by Anoushka Shankar, daughter of legendary sitarist Ravi Shankar. | Read More
In our search for romance does the new celluloid version of love leave room for the fairy tale? When chivalry, feminism and film collide we find…the modern love story.
Panelist(s): Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas (Revolution Studios), Lynda Obst (How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days) | Read More
Celebrating its twentieth anniversary, And the Band Played On aired at the height of the AIDS epidemic in the early ’90s, examining the facts surrounding the deadly disease and debunking many of its myths. Topping the incredible ensemble cast is Matthew Modine, who received Emmy and Golden Globe-nominations for his poignant portrayal of a doctor who heads an American research team. | Read MoreDrama
Statistically, the person most likely to get attacked by a shark is the one with the most flesh exposed. Get tips like this and more when we sit down with some seriously adventurous filmmakers - those who immerse themselves in the elements, so that you don't have to! Let's compare scars. | Read More
A young writer threatens to go crazy under the care of his demented mother. On the verge of insanity, he decides to look up three works of art that helped him recover from a previous psychotic episode | Read MoreDocumentary
In the working-class Rocky Mountain town of Angels Crest, young father Ethan (Thomas Dekker) is doing his best to raise his three-year-old son Nate. He has no choice—Nate's mother (Lynn Collins) is an alcoholic. But one snowy day Ethan's momentary lapse in judgment results in tragedy, catapulting the town's tight-knit community into strange new directions as they try to decide where the blame lies. With Jeremy Piven, Elizabeth McGovern, Mira Sorvino, and Kate Walsh. | Read MoreDrama and Female Director(s)
This program looks at the distinct style of animation and progressive social concerns which are expressed by two generations of pioneering animators, husband and wife John and Faith Hubley, and daughter Emily (her film "Set Set Spike" was shown in TFF 2003 and her animation for "Original Child Bomb" was shown in TFF 2004). | Read More