A man wakes up at the bottom of a well with no memories, in company of an old man who claims that they are in a dungeon during the Middle Ages and that they are both sentenced to starve to death. | Read MoreDrama
In this Colombian box office hit, a lovesick teen (Aldemar Correa) follows his seductive girlfriend as they illegally travel from Medellín to New York. When they are separated in Queens, he begins a desperate search to find her. Featuring John Leguizamo and Ana de la Reguera (Nacho Libre). | Read MoreDrama
Three Mexican immigrants who risk their lives every day rappelling down some of the tallest skyscrapers in Chicago reveal their thoughts about work, mortality, and the people they observe inside the high-rises they clean in Paraíso.
Screening as part of the Shorts: Help Wanted program. | Read MoreDocumentary
To cut or not to cut? Pregnant with a baby boy, director Danae Elon and her husband face "a big choice about his little penis." From New York to London, Istanbul to Israel, Elon travels the world in an effort to understand the controversial ritual of male circumcision. At the heart of this emotional, shockingly funny journey is a modern family, an innocent little boy, and a mother's unwavering love. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Documentary
After a sold-out run at The Public Theater, a Broadway transfer, and multiple nominations and awards (including a Tony), the spectacular Passing Strange played its final super-energized performance in 2008. But before that final curtain, Spike Lee captured the show on film, amazingly retaining and transmitting the power and intensity of co-creator/star Stew and crew's performances so that nobody has to miss one of the greatest theatrical productions in recent memory. Join Lee, Stew, and co-creator Heidi Rodewald for a conversation following the screening on May 2. | Read MoreDrama
A unique "oratorio for moving image and sound," and a dramatic meditation on the very act of seeing. This extraordinarily
powerful film sets the music of Arvo Pärt's Passio--which has been called one of the last masterpieces of 20th Century music--against images carefully chosen from the billions created during the tumultuous century since moving image media first appeared. Its declared ambition is to manifest the neglected or repressed memory of the human race during this era.
We are proud to have the honor of presenting the North American Premiere of this unforgettable event, and especially happy--since Pärt's music is itself an interpretation of the Gospel of St. John--to arrange for our initial three screenings with live music to be in New York City's magnificent Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine. | Read MoreMusic
In April 18, 2012, Pat Summitt, the NCAA’s winningest basketball coach, stunned the sports world by resigning from Tennessee. As news of her early-onset Alzheimer’s spread, the coach and her son, Tyler, set out to beat this challenge as they had every other—with grace, humor and, most of all, each other. Produced by Robin Roberts, Pat XO tells the remarkable story of this incomparable coach as it has never been told before, straight from the people who knew her best. | Read MoreFemale Director(s), Sports, Documentary
In April 18, 2012, Pat Summitt, the NCAA’s winningest basketball coach, stunned the sports world by resigning from Tennessee. As news of her early-onset Alzheimer’s spread, the coach and her son, Tyler, set out to beat this challenge as they had every other—with grace, humor and, most of all, each other. Produced by Robin Roberts, Pat XO tells the remarkable story of this incomparable coach as it has never been told before, straight from the people who knew her best.
Screening with: Let Them Wear Towels
During the 1977 World Series, Sports Illustrated reporter Melissa Ludtke was denied access to the players’ locker room. After a very public fight, the door was opened, but the debate about female journalists in the male sanctum of the clubhouse remained. Through interviews with pioneering female sports writers, Let Them Wear Towels captures the raw behavior, humorous retaliation, angry lawsuits and remarkable resolve that went into the struggle for equal access for women reporters. | Read MoreSports and Documentary
A woman tends to her comatose husband, an injured rebel fighter in an unnamed, war-torn village, only whispering of her fear for their two young daughters' lives. Weeks go by, and as her desperation grows, she gives voice to previously unuttered thoughts and memories without regard for anyone’s reaction. In a mesmerizing performance, Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani portrays a woman who, under the most extreme circumstances, discovers the core of her identity. | Read MoreDrama