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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
When two best friends, one Muslim and the other Christian, announce their plan to celebrate each other's holidays, the girls are met with resistance from their parents. In response, they create a Peace Tree celebrating all religions and cultures. During TFF, the filmmaker will be creating Peace Trees in local schools and at the Family Festival Street Fair on May 6. Preceded by Twins of Mankala (11 min.). (Ages 5+) | Read More
A young runaway is kicked out of her group home after a vicious altercation. As she travels up to Harlem, where her father is a low-level drug dealer, she is assaulted by a mysterious creature and left for dead. | Read MoreHorror and Relationships
In this suspenseful comedic short, a couple questions their perfect lives when they realize they are being watched. Unable to deal with the pressures of an examined life, Todd and Tamara confront the ‘peepers’ who are watching them, and expose what they’ve been hiding all along—themselves.
Screening in Shorts Program: Totally Twisted | Read MoreDrama, Horror, Comedy, New York
Dubbed "the French James Dean" for his roles in films by Claude Chabrol (Le beau Serge, Les cousins) and Howard Hawks (Hatari), Gérard Blain's work as director never surfaced in the U.S. This is his masterpiece, a moving account of parental love and obsession, filmed in a rigorous style that recalls Bresson or Dreyer -- sans religion. | Read MoreDrama, Crime, Music
A pelican tries out being human, he buys a suit, gets a job as a stagehand, and even rents an apartment from a woman who's allergic to birds. He then turns into a handsome, charming man who speaks by imitation and learns to read when he makes his first friend, 10-year old Emil who isn't fooled for a second. (Ages 7+) | Read More
This is not just another film about Angkor, the world famous monument, but about those who live and work there: a young peddler uncertain about his future, a peasant with his cherished fighting cock. These are stories of pain and hope, in which the past and present complement each other and humor helps people cope with the anguish of survival. | Read More
A black comedy about a man whose plan to end his life in a blaze of glory goes strangely awry. Sergio has dreamed all his life about having a tragic death and sharing it with someone he loved. But he was never very lucky with women. And just before the great moment, Sergio is interrupted by a phone call that takes him away from his goal. Born in Mexico City. | Read MoreDrama
In this portrait of a character and a society, Malek and his mother struggle with an insidious inertia 15 years after the Lebanese civil war in which thousands disappeared, including Malek's father. The title and situation recall the poignant optimism of Lou Reed's classic song, and the film's own award-winning original music is unforgettable. In Arabic. | Read MoreDrama