Yasemin lives in her own world of fantasy with the notes she feels and the sounds she sees, as she spends a day with her mother and grandfather in Time of the Plums.
Screening as part of the Shorts: Character Flaws program. | Read MoreFemale Director(s)
This unforgettable, beautifully observed film is a lyrical and haunting portrait of life in a remote Turkish mountain village, where three preteens struggle with dreams and desires that are utterly specific and personal, and yet somehow universal. An extraordinary score by Arvo Pärt adds to the electrifying experience.
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Told using Mexico's 200 year-old beautiful tradition of corrido music, To The Other Side recounts the story of an aspiring corrido composer facing two life-changing choices: to traffic drugs or unlawfully cross the border into the United States. The film uncovers the dangers and tragedy of drug smuggling and illegal immigration.
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A gorgeous new restoration-supervised by its cinematographer, Giuseppe Rotunno-of Fellini's adaptation of a Poe short story has Terence Stamp as a British celeb struggling through a haze of booze and drugs to make sense of the paparazzi and produttore who welcome him to Rome. Presented by Taormina Film Fest. Co-hosted with Italian Cultural Institute of New York. | Read MoreDrama
The eagerly awaited film adaptation of the long-running interactive stage show about two affianced Italian Americans. Tina prepares for "the happiest day of her life" while two dysfunctional families fight for control of her marriage. Tony is just trying to keep a lid on the rancor and escape the day with his marriage intact. The zany antics, wacky characters, and laugh-out-loud situations make this a wedding not to be missed. | Read More
On September 12, 2004, just two-and-a-half days before Johnny Ramone's death, a group of musicians and friends-among them Deborah Harry, Eddie Vedder, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers-staged a benefit concert to celebrate The Ramones' 30th anniversary and to raise money for cancer research. Mandy Stein's touching rockumentary captures that unforgettable evening. | Read MoreDocumentary and Music
The '40s and '50s were a classic period in New York City nightlife, when the saloonkeeper was king and regular folks could drink with celebrities like Frank Sinatra and Jackie Gleason. In this heart-warming, personal doc, Jacobson profiles her grandfather, the king of kings: Toots Shor of the eponymous restaurant and saloon, which was once the place to be seen in Manhattan. | Read MoreDocumentary
Totally Personal creates a historical document both droll and touching out of Begovic and his family's memories, meditations, and observations. The history begins in the communist era, continues through the war that ravaged the former Yougoslavia and into today's post-war period.
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A box office smash in Greece, this mouth-watering crowd pleaser is divided into appetizers, main courses and desserts. Fanis, a Greek lad, lives in multi-cultural Istanbul and develops a life-long passion for cooking in his grandfather's fragrant spice shop. But political tensions drive his family back to Greece, and he returns to Turkey, his dying grandfather, and his childhood love only many years later. | Read More
Evelyn Glennie was an 8-year-old with a knack for music when she started going deaf and doctors told her she would not be able to pursue music. Touch the Sound demonstrates just how wrong they were. Making music everywhere she goes, Glennie, often accompanied by the great Fred Frith, creates joyful percussion out of everything from drums to chopsticks to stiletto heels. A Shadow Distribution release. | Read More
Colombia's rampant kidnappings are the brutal reality at the heart of this nail-biting thriller. A young photographer is abducted, held for ransom, and forced to contemplate imminent death while his family makes desperate covert deals to secure his release. Featuring America Ferrera. In English and Spanish. | Read MoreDrama and Thriller
In this intimately mesmerizing portrait of groundbreaking choreographer Mathilde Monnier, Denis captures her subject through a series of discussions on dance theories, intercut with footage of Monnier rehearsing with her ensemble and dancing alone. Features songs by P.J. Harvey.
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Over the past two decades the small, rural Ethiopian town of Bekoji has been the unlikely home to numerous Olympic champion long-distance runners, whose athletic success has paved the way for a generation of young Ethiopians searching for a better future. With a keen artistic eye, TFF award winner Jerry Rothwell (Donor Unknown) follows two teenage track hopefuls who face the challenge of growing up and striving for greatness in a developing nation. | Read MoreESPN, Sports, Documentary, Family Friendly