Famed Spanish chef Jesús Almagro permits cameras to follow his preparations for the "Bocuse d'Or" cooking contest, pitting him against 23 international contenders for the title of "World's Best Chef." Thrilling, captivating… and mouthwatering. Co-hosted with Instituto Cervantes, The Cultural Center of Spain in New York. | Read MoreESPN and Documentary
Sixty-five million years ago, a meteor collided with Earth and erased 75 percent of the planet's living species. When Ted and Maureen Biehn receive a phone call that their daughter has been hit by a car, these two tragedies begin to intertwine, changing the family's life forever. | Read MoreDrama
Offering a rare glimpse into the making of a masterpiece from 1945-Roberto Rossellini's classic of Italian neorealism, Rome Open City- this fascinating documentary emphasizes Rossellini's desire to "do something useful" in the wake of World War II and to find a reason for the Italian people's sacrifices. | Read MoreDocumentary
Like any kids their age, sisters Lucy, 9, and Grace, 7, would rather be playing outside after school than practicing the violin in their living room -- especially since it is Grace's birthday, and they deserve a break! Lucy goes out of her way to look out for their interests, but in the end it is younger sister Grace who surprises everyone with her actions and illuminates how, in childhood, even the smallest moments define us in big ways. | Read MoreFemale Director(s)
Five students travel to the remote Halali Motel for Professor Reinis' "Meaning of Life" philosophy weekend. Expecting an intelligence test, they (and one lost porn star/Jehovah's Witness) are instead assaulted by the undead from the neighboring forest. With gory frights and witty dialogue, this campy zombie flick is a must-see for discriminating horror fans. | Read More
The social anxiety of a morbidly shy Ecuadorian dishwasher working in a Queens diner provides the psychological engine that powers this intense blend of drama and magical realism from the famed music video director. Newcomer Octavio Gómez Berríos gives a quietly effective performance in the "title" role. Also starring Mandy Patinkin. | Read MoreDrama
Each year, Jazz at Lincoln Center and its artistic director, Wynton Marsalis, host the prestigious Essentially Ellington Festival, a competition of high school jazz bands from across the country. This toe-tapping and empowering documentary focuses on one Florida band filled with young musicians who hit all the right notes.
| Read MoreESPN, Documentary, Music
After passing the civil service examination Sung-joo returns to her hometown to spend the day with her friend, Shin-hee, who stayed behind, in Chupachups.
Screening as part of the Shorts: Fallout program. | Read More
Actor Diego Luna (Y Tu Mamá También) steps behind the camera for this heartfelt documentary about the life and career of his countryman, Mexican boxer Julio César Chávez, considered one of the sport's--and Mexico's--all-time greats. Luna follows Chávez through the final bouts of his career, even as he proudly passes the torch of boxing to his son.
| Read MoreESPN, Sports, Documentary
Everyday the women of South Africa's garment industry labor in anonymity to create clothes that make other women look beautiful. At their Annual Spring Pageant, however, the workers get to wear the clothes they make. Set during the days leading up to the pageant, Cinderella of the Cape Flats celebrates the lives of these hard-working women. Screens with Being Pavarotti. | Read More
Today, you are the master of your own domain, the creator, the conjurer. Whether in Beirut, Bangkok, or Brooklyn, your audience is a web-cam away. Our panel of web-celebs and content creators step out from behind their laptops to take a look at the revolution and responsibility of this socio-technological phenomenon and what it means for the future of creativity. | Read More
For 32 years, Leka Konstantinovic was the personal film projectionist for Yugoslavian president and noted film enthusiast Josip Broz Tito. Comprised of interviews with Konstantinovic and other important figures in the brief but glowing history of Yugoslavian cinema, as well as archival clips from more than 60 films, Cinema Komunisto is a vibrant, fascinating celebration of a film industry—and a nation—that no longer exists. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Documentary
Vinnie's been secretly taking acting classes, his daughter's moonlighting as a stripper, his son's got a weighty fetish, and mom's eye is wandering… the Rizzos might get along a lot better if they weren't keeping so many secrets. Andy Garcia, Julianna Margulies, Emily Mortimer, and Alan Arkin star in this smart and poignant dysfunctional-family comedy, set in unassuming City Island. | Read MoreDrama and Comedy
A seemingly well-adjusted American accountant loses his job and becomes obsessed with terrorist plots and cable news propaganda. When an Islamic student moves in next door, the accountant's suspicions lead to shocking conclusions in this post-September 11 thriller starring Six Feet Under's Peter Krause. | Read MoreThriller