When rookie journalist Jay Bahadur (Evan Peters) has an inspiring chance encounter with his idol (Al Pacino), he uproots his life and moves to Somalia looking for the story of a lifetime. Hooking up with a local fixer (Barkhad Abdi), he attempts to embed himself with the local Somali pirates, only to find himself quickly in over his head. Based on the true story of one reporter’s risk-taking adventure that ultimately brought the world an unprecedented first-person account of the pirates of Somalia. |Read MoreDrama, TFF Alumni
An amazing experience for those unable to attend the '07 live event, this film is a visual record of the Dalai Lama's visit and presentation to a sold-out Radio City Music Hall. With photographic montages by Richard Gere and music by Tom Waits and Philip Glass. |Read MoreDocumentary
Renowned Spanish expat choreographer Li wrote, choreographed, directed, and stars in this energetic freestyle dance extravaganza. Featuring a hip multicultural Parisian cast and with mood and moves to spare, The Dance Challenge is an invigorating nouveau-musical that can capture audiences of all ages without losing its street cred. |Read More
Out of work and unable to tell his family that he's been fired, a young New Yorker of Japanese descent finds utopian escapism by spending his days and weeks at the local arcade on the Dance Mania Fantastic machine. He carelessly and blissfully lives in his fantasy world until reality eventually catches up with him. |Read More
Out of work and unable to tell his family that he's been fired, a young New Yorker of Japanese descent finds utopian escapism by spending his days and weeks at the local arcade on the Dance Mania Fantastic machine. He carelessly and blissfully lives in his fantasy world until reality eventually catches up with him. |Read MoreDrama
Renowned ballroom dancer Pierre Dulaine stars in this charming documentary that offers a unique perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Three diverse Jaffa-based schools host Dulaine’s Dancing Classrooms program. Ballroom basics are taught to an ethnically mixed group of children, the most passionate members of which are trained for a citywide competition. What results is a sweet and incredibly moving tale filled with moments of truth, poignancy and hope. |Read MoreFemale Director(s), Documentary
Featuring interviews and rare footage of U2, Blondie, Duran Duran, Joan Jett, The Cure, Billy Idol, and Depeche Mode, Dare to Be Different is a nostalgic look at WLIR 92.7, the radio station that introduced these bands to a US audience. Director Ellen Goldfarb tells the story of the rise and fall of this institution, and the birth of the punk and new wave communities.
Darius, a 15-year-old with muscular dystrophy, has never been outside of Georgia, until his 11 closest friends rent an RV and take off across the country, hoping to convince MTV's Pimp My Ride to work on his wheelchair and raise awareness about the disease. On their long adventure they learn that life, even when imperfect, is always worth the ride. Ages 14+