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Teta Fatima is the 83-year-old matriarch of the Kaabour family and the sharp-witted queen bee of an old Beiruti quarter. This playful magical-realist documentary looks at Fatima's larger-than-life character as she struggles to cope with the silence of her once-buzzing house and imagines what awaits her beyond death.
After the Movie: The Doha Film Institute is pleased to invite New York audiences to celebrate Arab cinema with a special screening of the 2010 Doha Tribeca Film Festival Award Winner for Best Documentary, followed by a discussion on how the current uprisings in the Middle East region will affect the storytelling, production, and distribution of Arab films in North America and around the world. Panelists include director Mahmoud Kaabour and others. Moderated by international film consultant (France-Canada) Hayet Benkara. | Read MoreDocumentary
Lance Preston and the crew of "Grave Encounters", a ghost-hunting reality television show, are shooting an episode inside the abandoned Collingwood Psychiatric Hospital, where unexplained phenomena has been reported for years. All in the name of good television, they voluntarily lock themselves inside the building for the night and begin a paranormal investigation, capturing everything on camera. They quickly realize that the building is more than just haunted - it is alive - and it has no intention of ever letting them leave. | Read MoreThriller
GRAVE ENCOUNTERS was a found-footage horror phenomenon that many people believed was just a movie. Film student Alex Wright is out to prove them wrong in GRAVE ENCOUNTERS 2. Alex is as obsessed with the first film, as the 20 million people who viewed its viral trailer on YouTube. While he and his friends research the events and visit the real psychiatric hospital depicted in the original film, they find themselves face-to-face with unspeakable evil, banking on the hope that their knowledge of the original film will help them survive the sequel. | Read More
During her lifetime, Leslie Tai’s grandmother amassed a mammoth collection of fashion, accessories, decorative objects and homewares. When she died, she took some of her things with her into the afterlife, but what happens to the things she left behind? Leslie Tai imagines the luscious visual world in which these objects existed in her grandmother’s mind—precious, larger-than-life, quirky, glamorous and beautiful—as she searches for her grandmother’s mark on her life. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Documentary
Three old college friends visit their dead friend's grave, where they find a strange song printed on a condolence card. What they do next arouses a trio of psychopathic ghosts who will stop at nothing to see that the friends pay for their indiscretion. Starring Dominic Purcell, Josie Maran, and Tchéky Karyo. | Read MoreHorror and Thriller
Director Benita Raphan "explores the twin concepts of genius and stupidity," focusing primarily on deaf and blind Helen Keller and itinerant mathematician Paul Erdős. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Documentary
Five separate stories set in the aftermath of New York City's omnipresent, but unmentioned, tragedy. From a boutique baker to a diplomat's bodyguard, each character has a story that quietly resonates internal grief, confusion, and the struggle of moving on. The incredible ensemble cast includes Maggie Gylenhaal, Edie Falco, Tony Shalhoub, and Stephen Colbert. | Read More