Donald is a teenager with extraordinary talents, wild daydreams, and a bright future as an artist of fantastical graphic novels. But when Donald discovers that a very real enemy is trying to kill him, an unorthodox psychologist tries to help him find the light in an otherwise dark world. Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Andy Serkis star in this exceptionally honest drama about discovering life, love, and death. | Read MoreFamily Friendly
Democratic expression as uprising, demonstration and manifestation form the question of what is needed to show a political effect today.
Screening as part of the Shorts: Journeys Across Cultural Landscapes program. | Read MoreDocumentary
A young man suspects the girl he is dating to be hiding a secret after she routinely orders massive amounts of food to go in Doggy Bags.
Screening as part of the Shorts: Men-Hattan program. | Read MoreComedy
It sounds like a dream: A charismatic Filipino singer from the slums of Manila posts videos of his cover band to YouTube, and soon he's fronting an iconic rock band. Sounds crazy, but it's the real-life rock-and-roll fairy tale that Arnel Pineda is living as the new lead singer of Journey. The pressure's on Pineda as this rockin' doc follows Journey's dizzying world tour—can a man who has already overcome so many obstacles deal with the demands of his newfound fame? | Read MoreFemale Director(s), Documentary, Music, Family Friendly
In Donkey, David, a London banker who was the most popular child in class, bumps into Stanley, whom he bullied in high school, resulting in a powerful encounter.
Screening as part of the Shorts: Character Flaws program. | Read MoreDrama
Clark and Becca leave a bar after a night out with friend. When they pass a homeless man on the street, Clark gets an idea in Double or Nothing.
Screening as part of the Shorts: Status Update program. | Read More
Gouldsboro, Maine. Hit hard by the closure of the sardine canning factory, its laid-off residents—mostly 70-year-olds—just want to get back to work. So why is Italian immigrant Antonio Bussone having so much trouble getting federal funds to open a new lobster processing plant? Charged with the spirit of a generation that still gives it 110 percent, this poignant and poetic documentary sheds new light on the trying task of putting America back to work. | Read MoreDocumentary
Dreamscapes looks behind and beyond the canvas of artist Stephen Hannock, following him from his Newcastle opening to the canals of Venice and the streets of New York.
Screening as part of the Shorts: Triptych program. | Read MoreDocumentary
Taking place in the ex-Yugoslavia of the 1970s, a mother secretly celebrates Easter at home with her children when their father, an army officer and ingrained communist, discovers his family's clandestine festivities in Easter Eggs.
Screening as part of the Shorts: Fallout program. | Read More
One-time art star Lars Olafssen is all washed up. Unable to paint without inspiration, he accepts a teaching stint at a small-time art school in podunk Koda Lake, Canada, and along with it the guardianship of the offbeat town's neighborhood weirdo, Eddie. As their unlikely friendship evolves, Lars uncovers a dark and violent secret about Eddie's nocturnal impulses, and finds himself torn between his duty to his friend and his duty to his art. | Read MoreHorror and Comedy
A rhythmic cocktail of European and Arabic traditions, chaabi music was the heart and soul of cosmopolitan Algiers in the 1940s, but the war of independence with France tore apart the peaceful Muslim and Jewish communities that came together to play this unique music. A group of over-the-hill but still fiery musicians reunites after five decades apart in this spirited, gorgeously shot documentary about music's power to transcend cultural boundaries. | Read MoreDocumentary and Music
Juliette Binoche, exquisite and involved as always, stars in this sophisticated, sexually charged drama as Anne, a journalist getting in too deep with the research for her article on college students working as prostitutes. As the surprising stories of her two candid subjects stir up Anne's image of femininity, she wonders if life with her workaholic husband and two spacey sons is all that different from her subjects' lives. | Read MoreDrama and Female Director(s)
Over the course of The New Yorker magazine cartoonists' weekly lunch, four prominent artists share their styles, inspirations, and creative processes in Every Tuesday: A Portrait of the New Yorker Cartoonists.
Screening as part of the Shorts: Long Story Short program. | Read MoreDocumentary
A man lives without a heartbeat. A facility harvests garbage for energy. A paraplegic sails the English Channel alone. Nine three-minute films from directors Jessica Yu, Nelson George, Michèle Ohayon, and more tell the amazing stories of innovators making our world a better place. Join us for this unique program of short films, including four world premieres, followed by a Q+A with select FOCUS FORWARD filmmakers. | Read More
Jon is well past his glory days on the football field and searching for meaning in the small town of Fairhaven, Mass. When his friend Dave comes home for his father's funeral, the limits of friendship are tested as the past is uncovered. This thoughtful meditation on love, loss, and minor triumphs reminds us that sometimes the most important things in life are the little moments we cherish forever. Chris Messina, Rich Sommer, and Tom O'Brien star. | Read MoreRelationships