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Miss Meadows

MISS MEADOWS

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 88 minutes
  • Directed By: Karen Leigh Hopkins
  • Country: USA
Prim schoolteacher Miss Meadows (Katie Holmes) is not entirely what she appears. Underneath the candy-sweet exterior hides the soul of a vigilante, taking it upon herself to right the wrongs in this cruel world by whatever means necessary. Things get complicated, however, when Miss Meadows becomes romantically entangled with the town sheriff (James Badge Dale) and her moral compass is thrown off, begging the question: “Who is the real Miss Meadows and what is she hiding?” |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Crime, Thriller, Female Screenwriter(s), First Time Filmmaker
Newburgh Sting

NEWBURGH STING

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 80 minutes
  • Directed By: Kate Davis and David Heilbroner
  • Country: USA
Just 60 miles north of New York City sits the poverty-stricken town of Newburgh, where, in 2009, four men were arrested for planning to bomb Jewish centers in the Bronx. Their leader, a suspicious Pakistani businessman working for the government, led them straight to the authorities. With endless footage gathered from hidden cameras, David Heilbroner and Kate Davis investigate just what homegrown terrorism truly means in this shocking and galvanizing exposé. |Read More
Female Director(s), Crime, Documentary, NY Director(s)
Newsmakers

NEWSMAKERS

  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 110 minutes
  • Directed By: Anders Banke and Anders Banke
  • Country: Sweden, Russia
In this fast-paced remake of Johnnie To's Breaking News, the public confidence of the police force is compromised after they botch catching a gang of robbers and it gets captured on camera. In retaliation, the police chief and PR director decide to create a live reality show with a search-and-destroy operation against the gang they let get away. This crime thriller is loaded with loud gunfights and action that takes the term "media war" to a whole new level. |Read More
Drama, Crime, Action, Thriller
Northwest

NORTHWEST

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 91 minutes
  • Directed By: Michael Noer
  • Country: Denmark
Territory, power and pride are the seismic forces in this adrenaline-fueled crime thriller. Living in one of the most impoverished areas of Copenhagen, Casper does what he must to survive. When organized crime grabs hold of the community, life becomes even more desperate. Casper digs in or risks being run over by gangsters sure to remove anyone in their way. From one of Denmark’s most celebrated directors comes a complex tale of criminal psychology and survival. |Read More
Drama, Crime, Action
Omar Broadway Film

OMAR BROADWAY FILM

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 93 minutes
  • Directed By: Douglas Tirola and Omar Broadway
  • Country: USA
Using a contraband video camera inside the notorious gang unit at Newark's Northern State Prison, a jailed Bloods member puts his life on the line to document guards' corruption and excessive force. His groundbreaking footage exposes the violent and unseen world behind bars. |Read More
Crime, Documentary
Pelican

PELICAN

  • Release Year: 1973
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Country: France
Dubbed "the French James Dean" for his roles in films by Claude Chabrol (Le beau Serge, Les cousins) and Howard Hawks (Hatari), Gérard Blain's work as director never surfaced in the U.S. This is his masterpiece, a moving account of parental love and obsession, filmed in a rigorous style that recalls Bresson or Dreyer -- sans religion. |Read More
Drama, Crime, Music
Playing the Victim

PLAYING THE VICTIM

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 95 minutes
  • Country: Russia
In this black-humored Russian Hamlet by one of Moscow's top theater directors, a young slacker receives nocturnal visits from his father's ghost and literally "plays the victim" in crime reconstruction videos. Observing a farcical justice system with a brash collage of visual styles, this acerbic depiction of contemporary Moscow chronicles Valya's dangerously escalating disgust with his world. Grand Prize Winner, Rome Film Festival. |Read More
Crime
Polisse

POLISSE

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 127 minutes
  • Directed By: Maïwenn and Maïwenn
  • Country: France
Confronting abusive parents, child molesters, traumatized kids, and oversexed teens is all part of the daily grind for the motley band of cops in the Juvenile Protection Unit, but so is chatting about their relationships at lunch and laughing uncontrollably. Grounded in documentary research and naturalistic performances, this unforgettable film from TFF alum Maïwenn (All About Actresses) explores the solidarity that helps hardened vice cops face the worst of society every day. |Read More
Drama, Crime
Powerless

POWERLESS

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 80 minutes
  • Directed By: Fahad Mustafa and Deepti Kakkar
  • Country: India
Would you risk your life to flip a switch? In Kanpur, India, putting oneself in harm’s way to deliver electrical power is all too common. Powerless sheds light on the opposing corners of this political ring, from an electrical Robin Hood tapping wires for neighbors to the myopic utility company whose failure to understand economics forces it deeper into financial disarray. This vibrant exposé gives a whole new meaning to the words “power struggle.” |Read More
Female Director(s), Crime, Documentary
Quiet Life

QUIET LIFE

  • Release Year: 2010
  • Runtime: 100 minutes
  • Directed By: Claudio Cupellini and Claudio Cupellini
  • Country: Italy, Germany, France
Two decades after he disappeared from Naples, ex-gangster Rosario has earned all the rewards of a simple life in rural Germany—a lovely young wife, a new son, and a gratifying restaurant/hotel business. But when a pair of mysterious young men take a room at his hotel, Rosario's violent past catches up with him. The great Toni Servillo (Il Divo, Gomorrah) stars in this slow-burn dramatic thriller, a brilliant addition to the new school of sophisticated, subtly suspenseful Italian crime films. |Read More
Drama, Crime
Rise: Blood Hunter

RISE: BLOOD HUNTER

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 94 minutes
  • Country: USA
Reporter Sadie Blake (Lucy Liu) awakens in a morgue and realizes she is no longer human. Trying to resist the thirst for blood, she vows to hunt down the sect responsible for her situation, and kill the vampire that changed her. Chock full of action, this slayer flick is sure to thrill. With Michael Chiklis. A Destination Films/Samuel Goldwyn Release. |Read More
Drama, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Second Place Audience Award Winner - Narrative
Family man Marlon Villar is the longtime chauffeur of prominent politician Manuel Chango. While he and his daughter accompany his boss' preteen daughter home, Marlon is ambushed and the wrong girl is kidnapped. Suddenly the unassuming driver is propelled into a horrifying downward spiral and, as events in his life unravel, Marlon, Chango, and their families become entangled in a game of deceit and betrayal that will leave no one innocent. |Read More
Crime, Thriller
Sequestered

SEQUESTERED

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 8 minutes
  • Directed By: Lucas Spaulding
  • Country: USA
Two bank robbers run into problems when each takes exception to the other’s mask. Jon Huertas and Seamus Dever of the hit ABC television Show, Castle, star in this socially-relevant action comedy.

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Crime, Action, Comedy
Serious Moonlight

SERIOUS MOONLIGHT

  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 84 minutes
  • Directed By: Cheryl Hines and Cheryl Hines
  • Country: USA
High-powered attorney Louise (Meg Ryan) arrives at her country nest for a little R and R only to discover that her husband (Timothy Hutton) plans to leave her for a younger woman (Kristen Bell). Oddly cool, Louise plots to hold Ian captive until he commits to working on their marriage, but that's when things really start to go wrong. Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm) skillfully directs Adrienne Shelly's (Waitress) wry and often hilarious script. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Crime, Comedy
Single Shot

SINGLE SHOT

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 116 minutes
  • Directed By: David M. Rosenthal
  • Country: USA, U.K., Canada
David M. Rosenthal's white-knuckle thriller starts with a bang: a single shot, aimed at a lone deer, that hits and kills a young woman. The hunter, John Moon (Sam Rockwell, SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS), watches her die before discovering a box of money near her body. In a desperate panic, he takes the cash — hiring a low-rent lawyer (William H. Macy, FARGO) to fight his wife's (Kelly Reilly, FLIGHT) divorce suit — and attempts to cover up the killing. But when he discovers that the money belonged to a group of hardened criminals, the hunter becomes the hunted in this tense cat-and-mouse struggle in the backwoods of West Virginia. |Read More
Drama, Crime, Thriller
Sleepless Night

SLEEPLESS NIGHT

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 103 minutes
  • Directed By: Frederic Jardin and Frederic Jardin
  • Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg
Vincent is a dedicated police officer, or so it seems. After he steals a massive bag of cocaine, his young son winds up being held for ransom by the mob boss it belongs to. When Vincent travels to the outskirts of Paris to trade the drugs for his son, he gets caught in an intense cat-and-mouse game that quickly spirals out of control. This night might not only be the longest of his life—it could be the last. |Read More
Crime, Thriller
Starred Up

STARRED UP

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 106 minutes
  • Directed By: David Mackenzie
  • Country: U.K.
Writer Jonathan Asser intelligently brings the brutality of British prison life to raw, unflinching life in this tense and unpredictable drama. Jack O’Connell plays Eric, a young offender so violent that he is "starred up," prematurely moved to an adult prison. As he tries to keep his head down and navigate his new environment, Eric’s explosive nature is tested under the ceaseless gaze of guards and fellow inmates, one of whom turns out to be his estranged father. |Read More
Drama, Crime
Street Thief

STREET THIEF

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 89 minutes
  • Directed By: Malik Bader, Ishai Setton, and Miles Harrison
  • Country: USA
Over the course of a year, filmmakers Bader and Harrison follow Chicago's most elusive burglar, Kaspar Carr, as he taps phones, cases stores, and pulls off numerous scores. As Carr drags the filmmakers deeper into his murky world of disguises and sinister surprises, the line between documentarian and criminal accomplice becomes increasingly blurred. |Read More
Crime, Thriller
Tell Tale

TELL TALE

  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 92 minutes
  • Directed By: Michael Cuesta
  • Country: USA, U.K.
Inspired by the classic Edgar Allan Poe horror story, Michael Cuesta's (L.I.E., Twelve and Holding) chilling tale follows Terry (Josh Lucas), a single father whose recently transplanted heart leads him on a frantic search to find the donor's killer before he meets a similar fate. This unsettling psychological thriller features Lena Headey, Brian Cox, and Dallas Roberts. |Read More
Crime, Thriller