In the late 1970s, when a mentally handicapped teenager is abandoned, a gay couple takes him in and becomes the family he's never had. But once the unconventional living arrangement is discovered by authorities, the men must fight a biased legal system to adopt the child they have come to love as their own. Alan Cumming and Garret Dillahunt star in TFF alum Travis Fine's (The Space Between) touching and occasionally incendiary drama. | Read More
Trumpet legend Clark Terry has mentored jazz wonders like Miles Davis and Quincy Jones, but his most unlikely friendship is with Justin Kauflin, a 23-year-old blind piano player with uncanny talent but debilitating nerves. As Justin prepares for the most pivotal moment in his budding career, Terry’s ailing health threatens his own. Charming and nostalgic, Alan Hicks’ melodic debut celebrates an iconic musician while introducing an emerging star of equal vibrancy. | Read More
After a social media-fueled meltdown, chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) hits the road with his son and his sous chef (John Leguizamo) to launch a food truck business. Complete with lavish food imagery and a star-studded cast, including Sofia Vergara, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman, Oliver Platt, and Amy Sedaris, Favreau’s fresh take on food and chef culture has poignant messages about our media-driven world and the real meaning of success. | Read More
Meeropol deftly pieces together a family history that rethinks decades-old public perceptions by asking herself a simple question: What cause was so great that her grandparents, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, would keep their silence about being branded communist traitors all the way to the execution chamber, leaving behind those who loved and needed them? | Read More
Young Alfred is dying, but through the stories about a magical fantasy world told by the hospital's eccentric janitor, Enzo, he regains the joy and happiness of his life and finds a safe haven.
Screening in Shorts Program: Flight Delays | Read MoreDrama and Relationships
The Hellfighters, Harlem's only high school football team, are a long way from Friday Night Lights. The bleachers are empty, practice space scarce and the Board of Education ruthless, but under the perseverance of coach Duke Ferguson, the Hellfighters are playing their way out of the ghetto, one touchdown at a time.
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When you die, everything you know disappears. A love letter to the abject beauty of motherhood and human frailty, in three short acts, Her Heart is Washed in Water and the Weighed is an irreducibly complex meditation on monuments, mortality and female mobility. Filmed in Rome, Italy and Iowa City, Iowa, the film takes its title from a procedure in autopsying the human corpse. | Read MoreFemale Director(s)
Herbert Block’s career at The Washington Post spanned fifty-five years and thirteen presidents, a timeframe in which he claimed three Pulitzer Prizes, the Medal of Freedom and a significant role in President Nixon’s resignation. Ben Bradlee, Tom Brokaw, Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein, Jules Feiffer, Ted Koppel and Jon Stewart are among the witnesses to Block’s life, work and indelible contribution to American satire in this inviting documentary. | Read MoreDocumentary
Miserable middle-aged musician Robert suddenly finds himself homeless and in need of quick cash. He accepts an offer from a young, enterprising Serbian immigrant named Branko: Travel to Belgrade, marry Branko's girlfriend, and bring her back to New York. But while on the trip, Robert meets Branko's mother, discovers that happiness comes when least expected, and begins to question whether money or love would be the true cure to his ills. | Read MoreDrama and Comedy
Alexei Dmitriev creates a visual illustration of hermeneutics, the art of interpretation. With the cunning use of WWII footage, he creates what appears to be a typical war film, until everything changes. | Read MoreDocumentary