When terror rules the world, our children are the future…terrorists. Akram Agha's debut animated film displays a gloomy vision of a world in which terrorism and radicalism rule and new generations of children are being turned into bullets and used as ammunition. While his animations are stunning and imaginative, perhaps most impressive of all is that this three minute animation is able to impress upon us the tragedies of wars and how they feed on children. | Read MoreAnimation
In 1971, inmates at Attica State Prison seized control of D-yard and took 35 hostages after peaceful efforts for reforms failed. Attica investigates the rebellion and its bloody suppression, revealing institutionalized injustices, sanctioned dishonesty and abuses of power. Provided courtesy of The New York Public Library, Donnell Media Center and New York Women In Film & Television.
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Pina Pellicer, best known here for her role opposite Brando in One-Eyed Jacks, gives an unforgettably touching performance in this subtle melodrama as a naïve girl who finds work in the big city, then fashions an alternate reality in the wake of a disastrous love affair. Gabriel Figueroa's stunning black-and-white photography invigorates this new restoration from Mexico's Film Archive.
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A newly-struck copy of a classic early film by Pereira dos Santos, whose Brasilia 18% is premiering at the Festival. Adapted from a novel by Graciliano Ramos, the film follows a ranch hand and his family, who are forced off their land by a severe drought and social injustice, and head off in search of work and a better life. | Read MoreDrama
Oscar and Stella are married, and their cohabitation has taken on all the mundane trappings of routine. But when their neighbor Poortman goes on vacation and leaves them his key so that they can water his plants, the empty apartment across the terrace becomes a place where Oscar and Stella's imaginations can run wild. Stella soon stumbles upon a stranger sleeping in Poortman's bed, at which point events take a significant turn, and the line between fantasy and reality becomes increasingly blurred. | Read More
Eddie "Gonzo" Gilman (Ezra Miller) is starting a revolution in BEWARE THE GONZO. When the wild-eyed rebel journalist is ousted from his prep school's newspaper by its über-popular editor Gavin Riley (Jesse McCartney), Gonzo decides to become the voice of the oppressed by starting an underground paper with the help from a beautiful outsider (Zoë Kravitz). Not afraid to question authority and infuriate the school’s principal and staff, they give a voice to all the misfits victimized by Gavin and the rest of in-crowd. But the more Gonzo uncovers about the injustices in his school, the more he learns that the truth comes with consequences in this fresh teen-angst comedy. BEWARE THE GONZO also features Amy Sedaris, Campbell Scott, and Judah Friedlander. | Read MoreDrama
Much of our childhood is spent either taking tests or putting others through tests. Renuka Jeyapalan delicately explores this notion in her debut short Big Girls. Nine-year-old Josephine is unabashedly resentful of her mother's newfound love life. When her mother hesitantly introduces her new boyfriend to Josephine, she gives him the cold shoulder. A bittersweet battle of wills erupts that is at once heartbreaking and hilarious. Enemies transform into sweethearts in this poignant tale of modern family politics. | Read MoreDrama
Right before the fall of Peru's President Alberto Fujimori in 2000, a demure schoolteacher conspires with a tabloid journalist to assassinate the brutal official responsible for her fiancé's murder. Peruvian auteur Francisco Lombardi based this dark tale of revenge and corruption on a novel by Alonso Cueto.
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