An ordinary suburban mom carefully plans a life-changing trip to Paris, but when her plans go terribly awry, she finds herself alone on the banks of the Seine wondering why the city of dreams cannot magically fill her life with meaning in Picture Paris.
Screening as part of the Shorts: Escape Clause program. | Read More
Piece By Piece is a documentary about the resurgence of the Rubik's Cube and, specifically, the sport of speedcubing. Meet one of the original creators of a well-known speedcubing algorithm and the 1982 Swedish speedcubing champion. Watch one-handed cubing and the blindfolded competition, in which competitors memorize the entire cube before covering their eyes and solving it in under 2 minutes. Whether they are 11 years old or 31, clean-cut or covered in tattoos, these different characters entertain as they explain what goes on inside their heads as they solve the cube. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Documentary
After Saddam's fall, hundreds of thousands of Iranians rushed to cross the suddenly unguarded border with Iraq to visit the holiest shrines of Shi'ism in Karbala and Najaf. Many traveled without valid papers and others did not hesitate to beg or even lie to get to these sacred sites. Playing with Infidels (Kofar). Baham Kiarostami visits the forgotten people of Iran, the Godars or Rom (gypsies) of Indian descent whose original religion was Animism and who were forced to convert to Islam after the revolution. They have four occupations: dancing, acting, hunting, and music.
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Three pink tutus. Three pink helmets. Three pink skateboards. Meet Bella, Sierra, and Rella: ages 6 1/2, 6 1/4, and almost 7. Take a look into these little girls' lives as they prove that skateboarding is not just for boys.
Screening in Shorts Program: Before Long | Read MoreComedy, Sports, Documentary
Liam and Michael are professional safecrackers who meet on a simple job to relieve an office safe of its contents, but there's a catch—a light-activated alarm system impels the men to embark on aPitch Black Heist.
Screening as part of the Shorts: Status Update program. | Read MoreThriller
Jeff Goldblum put his Hollywood actor life on hold to star alongside his new girlfriend in a Pittsburgh regional theater production of The Music Man. Codirectors Bradley and LaBrache tread a surprisingly elegant line between genuine documentary and outright self-parody improv in this deliciously deadpan comedy. | Read MoreComedy
Greg O’Brien, long-time Cape Cod reporter and newspaperman, has been diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s. Acting on instinct and journalistic grit, Greg has decided to face down the disease and his imminent decline by writing frankly about the journey.
Screening in Shorts Program: Before Long | Read MoreDocumentary and Returning Filmmaker