In this modern-day drama, Oscar®-winner Melissa Leo beautifully conveys the heart-wrenching struggle that comes with loving an addict. Complaining of back pain months after a car accident, Sylvie’s (Marin Ireland) addiction to painkillers is clear to everyone except her mother, Faye (Leo). A promising solution appears in Becket (Josh Hamilton), but relationships and loyalty are soon tested when his feelings fall in an unexpected place. | Read MoreDrama, Female Director(s), Comedy, Relationships
A multiplicity of animation techniques enlivens this vision of the struggle between Shakespeare's hapless buffoon and the forces of enchantment, set to the Scherzo from Felix Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
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In recent years, New York City's infamous Skid Row neighborhood has undergone massive gentrification. This film's lively use of imaginative editing, interviews, and archival footage charts this volatile process of moving from drug-infested flophouses and violent bars to million-dollar lofts and trendy restaurants. In English and Spanish. | Read More
A former juvenile offender released from prison after 14 years reenters society with the help of his counselor. Newcomer Andrew Garfield gives a stunning performance as the hesitant 24-year-old who must catch up with his peers while keeping his past a secret. | Read MoreDrama and Crime
X is a college-educated hustler who seems destined to never learn-until a geriatric john opens his eyes to the possibility of love. Brocka's meditation on modern gay life is also an exploration of the push-me-pull-you in all of us when it comes to making the ultimate connection. | Read More
When his mother is raped by a Serb soldier and then sent to the other side of the border late in her pregnancy, 10-year-old Alen is abandoned in the middle of the Bosnian conflict. This short explores both the tragedy of the Bosnian nation and the beauty and cruelty of its people. | Read More
In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, we are pleased to present two programs celebrating the seminal film The Boys in the Band, a cultural watershed that still resonates today. Join us for a free screening of the 1970 film—directed by William Friedkin and written by Mart Crowley, based on his groundbreaking play that debuted one year before Stonewall. Crowley will be present at this special screening. (The Boys in the Band print courtesy of CBS Broadcasting, Inc.)
We also welcome to the Festival a special work-in-progress version of Making the Boys, directed by Crayton Robey. This documentary features the many people involved with the original stage play and film, including Crowley and Dominick Dunne, as well as Edward Albee, Robert Wagner, and Paul Rudnick. After that screening there will be a discussion moderated by Tony Award-winning producer and film documentarian Dori Berinstein with director Crayton Robey, playwright/screenwriter Mart Crowley, Village Voice columnist Michael Musto, actor Laurence Luckinbill, and other special guests. | Read MoreDrama
On a tiny Caribbean island with an incredible baseball legacy, a scrappy band of boys and their determined coach dream of winning the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Having previously defeated such baseball powerhouses as Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic to go to the World Series in the last seven consecutive years, the boys hope they can pull it together to go for an eighth shot at the championship. | Read MoreSports and Documentary
When her father offers to take her on a trip, nine-year-old Jin-hee happily sings him a love song, the bittersweet notes inaudible to her own ear, until she realizes he has abandoned her at a Catholic orphanage. Drawing raves from the Cannes to Berlin film festivals, Ounie Lecomte's directorial debut, a semi-autobiographical portrait of 1970s South Korea, masterfully captures an emotional journey of loss, friendship, and starting anew. | Read MoreDrama and Female Director(s)
Legendary actor, activist and eccentric Marlon Brando remains a mystery three years after his death. This fascinating new documentary intersperses interviews with friends Martin Scorsese, Johnny Depp, Al Pacino and others with unseen footage--including his Rebel Without a Cause screen test and home movies--to illuminate the man behind the image. A Turner Classic Movie.
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A star medical examiner is called to Brasilia, the administrative capital of Brazil, to confirm the identity of a beautiful, young congressional aide's dead body. But his scientific rigor soon leads him to details of a multi-layered political scandal. This wild thriller by Cinema Novo pioneer Nelson Pereira dos Santos is a hallucinatory meditation on governmental corruption. | Read More