A glowing, prismatic portrait of the rise and fall of America's first celebrity designer—Halston—the man who was synonymous with fashion in the 1970s, and became the emperor of NYC nightlife. Interviews with friends and witnesses (including Liza Minnelli, Diane Von Furstenberg, André Leon Talley, Anjelica Huston, Bob Colacello, and Billy Joel, among others) round out this glittering evocation of the man who defined the most beautiful and decadent era of recent memory.
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Fed up with catering to the privileged tourist class, Cuban teens Raul and Elio are tantalized by the promise of a new life in Miami. Accused of assaulting a foreigner, Raul has no choice but to flee, but Elio must decide whether his own escape is worth abandoning his beloved sister. Brimming with the nervous energy of Havana's restless youth and evocative cinematography of the sun-bleached capital, Una Noche follows one sweltering day, full of hope and fraught with tensions, that burns to a shocking climax. | Read MoreFemale Director(s)
Arguably the most overlooked and misdiagnosed ailment currently verging on epidemic throughout the United States,
Lyme disease and the shocking controversies surrounding its identification and treatment are the focus of this provocative
and often terrifying documentary.
Behind the Screens: The April 27th screening will be followed by a discussion featuring director Andy Abraham Wilson, best-selling
author and former Lyme patient Amy Tan, and medical expert Dr. Richard Horowitz, and moderated by Robert Bazell, Chief Health and
Science Correspondent for NBC News. | Read MoreDocumentary
A spectacle of songs and sex that is at once zany and erotic, Underwater Love puts an unforgettable new spin on the Japanese tradition of softcore "pink" films. Asuka has an easy life with her doting fiancé—but everything's about to change when she discovers her childhood friend has been reborn as a folkloric water sprite, and she decides to take him home…. With music by Stereo Total and cinematography by frequent Wong Kar-wai DP Christopher Doyle. | Read More
When an archeologist obsessed with the mysterious disappearance of an ancient Native American people uncovers a subterranean lair in the New Mexico desert, a blood-thirsty creature is unleashed on a small town. In the wake of the carnage, the people's only hopes are a quick-thinking rogue sheriff and the ritual medicine of the lost tribe.
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A captivating and exhilarating real-life experience of musical creation and generosity, The Union is an unprecedented look at the creative life of Elton John and his remarkable collaborative album with his early-career idol, Leon Russell. Never before filmed in his composing process, John is captured by director Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire) in a candid portrait of one of the world's most treasured artists and performers.
Although the event is free, a special TFF WRISTBAND is required to be seated at the event. 2000 wristbands will be made available to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis. Two wristband limit per person. Details coming soon about how and where wristbands will be distributed. | Read MoreDocumentary and Music
Unit 7 is a semi-official police detail with a seemingly impossible mission: kick Seville's most vicious drug trafficking ring out of town ahead of a major international expo. By any means necessary. As they slip outside the bounds of the law in the name of duty, two officers fueled by violence, lies, and ambition end up on opposing paths. Spanish superstar Mario Casas (Neon Flesh) stars in this adrenaline-pumping action thriller. | Read MoreCrime and Action
An affectionate look at the colorful life and rise of Keith Haring. With intimate interviews by the likes of Yoko Ono, Fab 5 Freddy, and many others, this comprehensive look at the iconic artist illuminates the man who became one of the legends of modern art. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Documentary
An Air Force drone pilot operates air strikes in Afghanistan from a base in America, returning each day to his wife and son in suburbia, but when his team makes a lethal mistake, he is forced to face reality beyond the cubicle in Unmanned.
Screening as part of the Shorts: Escape Clause program. | Read MoreDrama
Much as Spellbound did for spelling bees, Unstrung exposes the surprising dramas of the juniors tennis world, hitting the road with a handful of teenage competitors as they head for the national championship. This inspiring documentary records the tremendous pressure and the sweat, blood and tears that can separate contenders from champions. | Read MoreESPN, Sports, Documentary
Academy Award® winner Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side) takes an in-depth look at New York governor and "Sheriff of Wall Street" Eliot Spitzer, whom many believed was on his way to becoming president. Shockingly, Spitzer's meteoric rise turned into a precipitous fall when he was caught seeing prostitutes. And as the Sheriff fell, so did the financial markets…. With unique access to friends and enemies of the ex-governor, this documentary explores the hidden contours of this tale of hubris, sex, and power.
Please note: 'Untitled Eliot Spitzer Film' will screen as a work in progress. | Read MoreDocumentary
An Israeli drama with humor set in the customarily closed world of ultra-Orthodox Jews. Moshe and Malli, a married couple, are suffering through a financial crisis and so naturally they pray for help, but instead of a miracle two suspect strangers with criminal pasts appear on their doorstep. The film is reportedly the first made by members of the Israeli ultra-Orthodox community that is aimed at a general audience. | Read More