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In 1991, a young intruder raped 76-year-old Florence Holway in her New Hampshire farmhouse. After an unsuccessful fight to prevent her rapist's plea bargain, Holway began a crusade for victims' rights that culminated in the rewriting of New Hampshire's rape laws. The film is a testament to the power of the individual. | Read More
Eighteen-year-old Juri spends his days absorbed in his computer gaming world, to the exclusion of school, friends, and ultimately his exasperated girlfriend. When his internet ally Niki turns up at his door fearing for his life because of a mysterious new online game, Juri eagerly follows him down the rabbit hole. In this taut, violent thriller, the lines between reality and the game blur as Juri and Niki are drawn into its increasingly morbid world. | Read MoreHorror and Thriller
With no apparent direction, young and reckless urbanite, Katie, uses her charm to swindle her way through life. When she meets Dito, an older man in search of a cleaning lady, she thinks it's the perfect opportunity to clean him out. She soon learns, however, that for Dito, it's not about getting rid of the clutter in his apartment, but also the memories that go with it. | Read MoreDrama and Female Director(s)
Every year millions of people look forward to the first preparation of Hollandse Nieuwe, the popular snack of raw herring from the North Sea’s spring catch. But how do you find glory in the grueling pursuit of a once-iconic fish that even the queen no longer accepts as definitively Dutch? Raw Herring celebrates the cultural legacy maintained by Holland’s last great herring fishers even as new trends and foreign competition threaten their way of life. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Documentary
Stuntwoman Zoe Bell (Death Proof) headlines this sly subversion of the women-in-prison genre. After Sabrina (Bell) is abducted, she finds herself in an underground lair, forced to do battle with other innocent women for the amusement of unseen spectators. Each of these reluctant warriors has something to lose, but only one will remain when the game is done. Violent and relentless, Raze takes its video game aesthetic to the deepest and darkest places, rarely surfacing for air. | Read MoreAction and Horror
A frequently returning TFF filmmaker presents the world premiere of his new experimental narrative opus. Razzle Dazzle confirms Jacobs' mastery of digital filmmaking in which he treats the image as a painterly canvas, exploring the depths of cubism and abstract expressionism from source material comprising turn-of-the-century stereopticon slides and an early Edison film.
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Frustrated poet Elizabeth Bishop travels to Brazil and encounters the beguiling architect Lota de Macedo Soares. Initial hostilities make way for a complicated yet long-lasting love affair that dramatically alters Bishop’s relationship to the world around her. Anchored by magnificent lead performances from Miranda Otto and Glória Pires, Reaching for the Moon is an intimate snapshot of the search for inspiration, wherever and however you find it. | Read MoreDrama and Relationships
In this delightful animated short, Freddy Bunny learns to love books and learning after his parents start reading to him for 20 minutes each day. In no time at all, the TV and video game-addicted Freddy has become a super-student, thanks in no small part to his encouraging teacher and the support of the Book Fairy. Directed by legendary animator Michael Sporn, Reading to Your Bunny also contains an original song performed by Mary Chapin Carpenter. | Read More