The director of The Blair Witch Project brings his singular brand of suspense to an exhilarating integration of war and mystery, revolving around a precarious CIA mission in Afghanistan.
Following the April 30th screening, American Express ® Cardmembers are invited to a complimentary after movie reception at the American Express Insider Center located at 27 Union Square West, Union Square Ballroom. Details to be provided at the theater! | Read MoreDrama and Thriller
A skull at the beach, a busted watch, and a green brassiere are just some of the many wild images that are featured in this animated short. Director Emily Hubley plays with musical tones and shifting symbolic images to create eight moments when things come together in mysterious cohesion. Embellishing on surrealist themes, such as a picture puzzle, a one-word clue and a new tone played on an embellished musical scale, Octave provides a distinct mental location for the audience to explore their unconscious. | Read MoreMusic and Animation
The Great East Japan Earthquake has just struck, the waters of the ensuing tsunami finally rolling back into the sea. In the comparative safety of Tokyo, two wives and a child living in the same apartment building have nothing to do but wait for their husbands’ return. Nobuteru Uchida finds a striking emotional core to the shock of March 11, 2011, crafting a tender and intelligent narrative on the internal effects of an unspeakable national tragedy. | Read MoreDrama
The term "off-label" refers to the use of pharmaceuticals in any way counter to their prescribed dosage and function. Weaving together the powerful, personal stories of misdiagnosed patients, professional guinea pigs, recreational drug users, and soldiers struggling with PTSD, Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher (October Country) expose the breadth of off-label drug use and take us on an emotional road trip through an overmedicated, misdiagnosed, and drug-addled America. | Read MoreDocumentary
With white Jewish lesbians for parents and two adopted brothers—one mixed-race and one Korean—Brooklyn teen Avery grew up in a unique and loving household. Even so, she can't quell her curiosity about her biological African-American roots and decides to contact her birth mother. This choice propels Avery into her own complicated exploration of race, identity, and family that threatens to distance her from the parents she's always known. | Read MoreFemale Director(s), Sports, Documentary
Shoni Schimmel, a Umatilla Indian and one of the best high school basketball players in the country, dreams of being the first from her tribe to get a college scholarship. Shoni and her mother/coach Ceci battle together to redeem generations of struggle for their family and their people, but her hoop dreams are threatened after her family leaves the Umatilla Indian Reservation.
After the Movie (4/26, 6:30 only): Join director Jonathan Hock, executive producers Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, and Eileen O'Neill, Group President of Discovery & TLC Networks, and others for a discussion about the pressures on elite high school athletes and Shoni Schimmel's challenging journey as a Native American female athlete into the college sports arena. Moderated by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of Friday Night Lights, Buzz Bissinger.. | Read MoreESPN, Sports, Documentary
Brothers and native Arkansans Brent and Craig Renaud track the soldiers of an Arkansas National Guard unit as they undergo the forced transformation from "weekend warriors" and leave family and friends behind to head off for the dangerous duty of soldiering full-time in a country they know nothing about - Iraq. | Read MoreDocumentary
American Hannah Marker is addicted to the American dollar. Desperate for a cure, she moves to Moscow, where she hopes to never see American dollars again. Her plan is going well until her Russian boyfriend begins to get her involved with corruption, bribes, the Russian mafia, and…American dollars. Hannah's addiction reemerges, and her journey through Moscow's underworld takes a bizarre turn when she crashes her car and emerges from the wreckage believing she is a Russian peasant. What's more, she now speaks fluent Russian... | Read MoreComedy and Animation
Ishaq Omar is a 13-year-old Palestinian boy who just wants to play a game of soccer with his friends. However, the Israeli separation wall built around his house turns a simple trip to the village square into a rather difficult endeavor. Will he make it on time? Offside takes the absurdity of the Israeli occupation and filters it through the apolitical perspective of a young boy. In Arabic. | Read More
Nearly 90, Bebo Valdés is one of the greatest living Cuban musicians. This joyful documentary celebrates the man who was a key figure in the development of mambo and whose life reflects the experiences of many Cubans since 1959. Co-hosted with Instituto Cervantes, The Cultural Center of Spain in New York. | Read MoreDocumentary and Music