In a never-before-seen interview made a few years before his death, Sidney Lumet guides us through his life and work, the trailblazing canon of one of the most socially conscious directors in cinema. With candor and humor, he reveals what matters to him as an artist and a human being. |Read MoreFemale Director(s), Documentary, NY Director(s)
Debuting their latest Elections short documentary A More Perfect Union, Nate Silver (FiveThirtyEight editor-in-chief), Micah Cohen (FiveThirtyEight politics editor), A More Perfect Union director Eric Drath, and LZ Anderson, an ABC contributor and a senior writer for ESPN, discuss how the Rev. Wright revelations affected the 2008 Democratic primary between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, how the media handled the story, and what lessons the episode holds for the 2016 election. |Read More
High-powered Wall Street banker Naomi Bishop (Anna Gunn) has been passed over for a promotion again. If she can successfully launch her next high profile IPO, she’ll be back on top. To get the job done, she must bypass her ambitious assistant (Sarah Megan Thomas) and an aggressive US prosecutor (Alysia Reiner) watching her every move, in TFF alumnus Meera Menon’s financial thriller. |Read MoreDrama, Female Director(s)
The world premiere of Free like the Birds will be the inspiration for a powerful, arousing and intimate discussion about immigration in the United States. With the Supreme Courts decision looming, the future of 5 million immigrants is at stake. The evening will bring together activists, artists, immigrants and the public at large to remind us all about that the Statue of Liberty shines bright as a beacon of hope and opportunity for everyone.
After the movie: A conversation with director Paola Mendoza, filmmaker Cary Fukunaga ( Beasts of No Nation), actor activist Rosie Perez , Buzzfeed's Adrian Carrasquillo, and activist Todd Shultce. Moderated by editor in chief of Cosmo Latina, Michelle Herrera Mulligan. |Read More
An unknown South Carolina candidate inexplicably wins his U.S. Senate primary in a landslide, despite never having campaigned. Filmmaker Jason Grant Smith sets out on a personal odyssey to expose the loopholes and pitfalls of our electoral system. On the way, he opens a Pandora's box of questions about America's voting process.
After the movie on Thursday, April 21:A conversation with Writer Director Jason Grant Smith, Executive Producer Katie Couric, Chief Legal Affairs Correspondent of ABC News Dan Abrams, Lawrence Norden of NYU's Brennan Center for Justice, and Dr. DeForest Soaries, Former Chair & Commissioner of the Federal Election Assistance Commission, Rutgers Law Professor Penny Venetis, and Co-Chair of the New York State Board of Elections, Douglas A. Kellner.'s box of questions about America's voting process.
After the movie on Thursday, April 21:A conversation with Writer Director Jason Grant Smith, Executive Producer Katie Couric, Chief Legal Affairs Correspondent of ABC News Dan Abrams, Lawrence Norden of NYU's Brennan Center for Justice, and Dr. DeForest Soaries, Former Chair & Commissioner of the Federal Election Assistance Commission.
The Last Magnificent charts the life of Jeremiah Tower, one of the most controversial, outrageous, and influential figures in the history of American gastronomy. Yet his name has largely been obliterated from history. Featuring interviews by Mario Batali, Anthony Bourdain, and Ruth Reichl, this delicious documentary for the culinary set tells the story of the rise and fall of America’s first celebrity chef. |Read MoreFemale Director(s), Documentary, New York, NY Director(s), Experimental
American politics and media are aptly satirized in this feature by firebrand comedian Ricky Gervais. A pretentious radio journalist and his ineffectual technician botch an assignment in South America, and decide to fabricate an on-the-scene story while hiding out in a New York City apartment. This scheme spirals out of their control when their escalating story becomes a national headline. With Eric Bana, Ricky Gervais, Vera Farmiga, Kelly Macdonald, Kevin Pollak, America Ferrera, Raul Castillo, and Benjamin Bratt. |Read MoreComedy