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6x9 An Immersive Experience of Solitary Confinement

6X9 AN IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE OF SOLITARY CONFINEMENT

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 0 minutes
  • Directed By: Lindsay Poulton and Francesca Panetta
  • Country: U.K.
Right now, 80,000-100,000 people are in solitary confinement in the US. They spend 22-24 hours a day in their cells, with little to no human contact for days or even decades. The sensory deprivation they endure causes severe psychological damage. These people are invisible to us—and eventually to themselves. (This is a virtual reality project featured as an installation for the first time. It is also a 2016 TFI New Media Fund grantee.) |Read More
Female Director(s)
70 Hester Street

70 HESTER STREET

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 10 minutes
  • Directed By: Casimir Nozkowski
  • Country: USA
A documentary about director Casimir Nozkowski’s childhood home and how much of the past he could still see in it after he left. His story becomes a universal story about all childhood homes and the past lives and legacies of old buildings making room for new ones.

Screening in Shorts Program: City Limits |Read More
Documentary, New York
716th

716TH

  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 14 minutes
  • Directed By: Andrew Bowen
  • Country: USA
After refusing to leave a soldier behind, SCOUT is left to die at the hands of her enemies when a small shuttle arrives to save them. Piloted by an unlikely hero, this not well-planned, at times comical rescue will send these outcasts on an adventure none of them expected. |Read More
Action, Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction
7 Cities

7 CITIES

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 15 minutes
  • Directed By: Reza Hemmatirad
  • Country: Turkey
Striking painted visuals evoke the encounter between the great 13th-century Sufi poet Mevlana Rumi and the wandering dervish Shamsuddin of Tabriz, who would become his mentor. |Read More
Animation
7 Dwarves

7 DWARVES

  • Release Year: 2004
  • Runtime: 94 minutes
  • Country: Germany
In the fairytale retold, the most famous bachelors in history, the Seven Dwarves, live deep within a female-free-zone of the Enchanted Forest, but they cannot resist the innocent charms of Snow White when she enters their world. So when the evil queen (Nina Hagen) abducts her, it is up to the dwarves to save her life. One of the highest-grossing German films of all time. |Read More
7 Lives

7 LIVES

An afternoon in June. Tokyo. 5 p.m. A girl jumps in front of the subway. Her soul rises from the rails. On the platform, the witnesses of the scene are in shock. It revived a trauma in them, painful memories they never overcame... |Read More
90 Miles The Documentary

90 MILES THE DOCUMENTARY

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 66 minutes
  • Directed By: Emilio Estefan
  • Country: USA
The title of Grammy-winner Gloria Estefan's latest album, 90 Millas, refers to the distance between Cuba and southern Florida, a region that has become synonymous with Latin culture. At the core of that culture is its music, and Gloria's husband Emilio captured the blood, sweat and tears that went into the new record in this very intimate film about the music-making process.

Conversations in Cinema: Join director Emilio Estefan, Gloria Estefan and musicians Johnny Pacheco, La India and Jose Feliciano for a candid discussion after the screening. (moderator: John Quinones) |Read More
Documentary, Music
99 Names of God

99 NAMES OF GOD

  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 7 minutes
  • Country: UK
Arab-American filmmaker Yumna Al-Arashi embraces the rhythmic rituals that have run alongside Islamic tradition throughout the centuries in this surreal and poetic short film. Piecing together old and new, Al-Rashi's dream-like imagery breathes fresh air to a subject hardly seen in positive light. Arab-American filmmaker Yumna Al-Arashi embraces the rhythmic rituals that have run alongside Islamic tradition throughout the centuries in this surreal and poetic short film. Piecing together old and new, Al-Rashi's dream-like imagery breathes fresh air to a subject hardly seen in positive light. |Read More
Experimental, Female Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)
9 at 38

9 AT 38

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 18 minutes
  • Directed By: Catherine Lee
  • Country: South Korea, USA
Juilliard-trained violinist Hyungjoon Won is about to realize a dream seven years in the making: a joint concert by North and South Korean musicians straddling the 38th parallel. But military aggression and apathy soon threaten to derail his plan. |Read More
New York, Documentary, Music, Female Director(s), First Time Filmmaker, Asian American Director(s), Tribeca Film Institute Alumni
9 Songs

9 SONGS

  • Release Year: 2004
  • Runtime: 69 minutes
  • Country: U.K.
One of the most sexually explicit English-language films ever made outside the porn industry, Winterbottom's raw depiction of a brief encounter between a British glaciologist and a young American abroad, punctuated with concert footage of bands including the Dandy Warhols and Franz Ferdinand, searches for a relationship's truth in its physical expression. Explicit sexual content; for mature audiences only. A Tartan Films release. |Read More
9 Star Hotel

9 STAR HOTEL

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 78 minutes
  • Directed By: Ido Haar
  • Country: Israel
Slipping through the predawn darkness over highways, through traffic and across the border, Palestinian construction workers go to work clandestinely in Israel every day. Haar's raw, handheld photography follows workers who build their own border shanty community to enter Israel more easily, with no choice but to risk their lives simply to earn a living. In Arabic. A Koch Lorber Release. |Read More
Documentary
Aaltra

AALTRA

Two bickering neighbors are crippled in an accident involving an industrial machine. This unexpectedly hilarious depiction of their subsequent wheelchair odyssey is both the unlikeliest of road movies and an ode to the advantages, too little-explored these days, of both black-and-white CinemaScope and political incorrectness. In French. Á á |Read More
Aamis

AAMIS

  • Release Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 108 minutes
  • Directed By: Bhaskar Hazarika
  • Country: India
Married Niri (Lima Das) shares a forbidden passion with Sumon (Arghadeep Baruah), who introduces her to a world of fresh, wild, meat-based delicacies. But as their unconsummated desire mounts, the two are pushed inexorably towards transgression and taboo. |Read More
Drama, Food
Aardvark

AARDVARK

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 89 minutes
  • Directed By: Brian Shoaf
  • Country: USA
While battling her own anxieties, therapist Emily Milburton (Jenny Slate) spends her time listening to other people’s problems. Her professional and personal worlds collide when Emily’s newest patient, Josh Norman (Zachary Quinto), walks through her door. Mentally ill and experiencing hallucinations, Josh harbors complex feelings for his estranged brother, Craig (Jon Hamm). Things begin to get interesting when Emily falls for Craig. |Read More
Drama, NY Director(s), First Time Filmmaker
Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys

AATSINKI: THE STORY OF ARCTIC COWBOYS

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 85 minutes
  • Directed By: Jessica Oreck
  • Country: Finland
In the forests of Finnish Lapland, brothers Aarne and Lasse Aatsinki carry on the generations-old tradition of reindeer herding. These modern cowboys maintain an intricate bond with the environment that has allowed them to preserve their lifestyle in one of the harshest climates imaginable. Jessica Oreck’s intimate, gorgeously lensed documentary follows the brothers for a year, sharing in the hard work, daily rituals and small joys that make up life above the Arctic Circle. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary
AB-

AB-

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 9 minutes
  • Directed By: Daniel Klein
  • Country: USA
Following a gruesome accident, a man finds himself stuck and injured on a remote road in the dead of winter. Help is on the way, but who will get there first? |Read More
Horror, Thriller