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)
The duplicitous title refers to both the shooting style and the "star" of this witty sexual satire for mature audiences only. Ciccio has a fractured pelvis from an accident involving his girlfriend. But while he's bedridden, our protagonist tries -- and fails -- to lure a parade of women into his domain. Will his abstinence come to an end? | Read More
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
It started out as a mundane weekday morning for Francisco and Angel. They were scurrying around the house, getting ready for their jobs as medical residents at the General Hospital, when suddenly the floor of their home began to shake violently. The subsequent earthquake wreaked havoc on their lives, changing them forever. Under the Rubble shows us how tenuous and fragile our existence can seem in the wake of a natural disaster. | Read MoreDrama
Rohitash Rao and Abraham Spear are collectively known as the founders of Ugly Pictures. Coffee is the first in a long series of films based on Underbelly the surreal comics penned by Kathy Hepinstall and Rao that appeared in Ray Gun and Bikini magazines between 1993 and 1995. | Read MoreAnimation
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
When a charming man soliciting for cancer research stops Abby on the street, she sees in him someone who has shared her experience of coping with a terminally ill family member. He asks her to donate her hair and she believes she is doing a good deed. But no good deed goes unpunished -- and Abby is forced to wonder if she deserves the punishment, when her decision to get into his van changes her life. This film explores the consequences of guilt and the life altering effects it has on a young adult. | Read MoreDrama
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
Thirty years after Bloody Sunday, journalist and eyewitness David Tereshchuk travels back to Northern Ireland to testify before a new inquiry into the massacre. The film documents his attempts to sift through his personal recollections of the incident and his conversations with family members of those killed, raising questions about the nature of truth and the reliability of memory. | Read More