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The bitter fight for supremacy between a school’s most popular girls takes an unexpected turn when Tanner (Michael J. Willett) becomes its first openly gay student. As they race to bag the big trend in fashion accessories, the Gay Best Friend, Tanner must choose between skyrocketing popularity and the friends he is leaving behind. Darren Stein (Jawbreaker) returns with another comic send-up of high school clique culture, including memorable cameos by Megan Mullally and Natasha Lyonne. | Read MoreComedy
GABI is a sassy, sexy, and strong Puerto Rican woman, but an unexpected family death forces her to return to her native homeland, confronting a place she thought she had left behind.
Screening as part of the Shorts: Status Update program. | Read MoreFemale Director(s)
Rory Culkin delivers an electrifying performance as Gabriel, a vulnerable and confused twenty-something longing for stability and happiness. Convinced that reuniting with his old girlfriend will bring his dreams to fruition, Gabriel risks it all in a desperate and increasingly obsessive pursuit. First-time writer/director Lou Howe authentically portrays the heartbreaking reality of a young man battling his inner demons, establishing himself as an extraordinary new filmmaking talent. | Read MoreDrama, New York, NY Director(s), Returning Filmmaker, First Time Filmmaker
From a young man in Nazi-occupied Paris to the sultry crooner who bedded Brigitte Bardot and married Jane Birkin to the vulnerable poet hidden behind a shroud of provocation—Serge Gainsbourg's is a life large enough for grand treatment on film. One of France's greatest mavericks is brought back to life (uncannily, by Eric Elmosnino) in this imaginative and visually flamboyant film debut from one of France's greatest cartoonists. | Read MoreDrama and Music
Director José Padilha (Bus 174) follows up his Golden Bear-winning Elite Squad with this austere, unflinching examination of the realities of chronic hunger for three Brazilian families. At once intimate and universal, Padilha's hauntingly visual film humanizes the enormity of the global hunger crisis. | Read MoreDocumentary
Pop culture and land-use practices converge in Brooklyn, where a Bangladeshi immigrant family recalls the found film that formed the overhead lattice support for their urban garden. | Read MoreDocumentary
When the proverbial Eva starts to get a bit bored in Paradise, she turns her attention to the mating habits of animals. Fascinated, she asks God to create a male for her, but John-God's present to Eva-is rather short and not at all to her satisfaction. One day John tempts Eva to enter God's forbidden "garden shed," and the discovery that she makes there has far-reaching consequences for her and John. | Read MoreComedy
Twenty years ago, Garnet Frost nearly lost his life hiking near Scotland’s Loch Arkaig. The near-death experience haunts him to this day, in particular the peculiar wooden stick he discovered right before he was rescued. Believing the staff to be a marker for a fortune hidden nearly 300 years ago, Garnet embarks on a treasure hunt for the lost riches. Beneath the search for gold lies a poignant pursuit for life’s meaning and inspiration. | Read MoreDocumentary, TFI Supported, First Time Filmmaker
Two years ago, Josh Fox introduced us to hydraulic fracturing with his Oscar®-nominated exposé Gasland. Now this once-touted energy source has become a widely discussed, contentious topic. In his follow-up, Fox reveals the extreme circumstances facing those affected by fracking, from earthquakes to the use of federal anti-terror psychological operations tactics. Gasland Part II is the definitive proof that issues raised by fracking cannot be ignored for long. | Read MoreDocumentary