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SHOWING 881 FILMS SORTED BY GENRE: 'DRAMA'
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ARCHITECT

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 82 minutes
  • Country: USA
Based on Scottish playwright David Greig's The Architect, Tauber's debut feature pits an architect (Anthony LaPaglia) against a female community resident who lives in a dangerous housing project that he designed. By contrasting two Chicago families in divergent economic circumstances, The Architect ably explores political, sexual, and class issues. |Read More
Drama
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ART AND CRAFT

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 89 minutes
  • Directed By: Sam Cullman and Jennifer Grausman
  • Country: USA
Mark Landis is one of the most prolific and notorious "artists" of the century, an expert forger who has duped and befuddled curators across the nation. Many have dedicated years tracking his escapades with one burning question: “Why?” Framed as a cat-and-mouse chase between Landis and those he has hoodwinked, Art and Craft paints a richly complicated portrait of mental illness, skewed philanthropy, and the desire to feel connected. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Comedy, Documentary, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)
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ARTIFICIAL PARADISES

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 83 minutes
  • Directed By: Yulene Olaizola
  • Country: Mexico
This beautifully rendered atmospheric story captures a young woman addicted to heroin trying to get clean at a rundown resort on the Mexican Gulf Coast. There she meets a local character and the two begin a unique rapport. First-time narrative filmmaker Yulene Olaizola subverts the conventional addict story and imbues her main characters with a complexity and honesty that inspires this delicate and resonant journey of two old souls. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s)
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AS I AM THE LIFE AND TIMES OF DJ AM

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 102 minutes
  • Directed By: Kevin Kerslake
  • Country: USA
Adam Goldstein made a name for himself, most notably as DJ AM but not least for his celebrity connections. As I Am is an insider’s look into the life of the late, famed mash-up pioneer: his professional successes that made him the first million-dollar deejay in the United States and his incredibly complex personal life that featured a long battle with drug addiction. |Read More
Drama, Documentary, Music
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AS I OPEN MY EYES

As I Open My Eyes depicts the clash between culture and family as seen through the eyes of a young Tunisian woman balancing the traditional expectations of her family with her creative life as the singer in a politically charged rock band. Director Leyla Bouzid’s musical feature debut offers a nuanced portrait of the individual implications of the incipient Arab Spring. In partnership with Venice Days. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Music

AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 95 minutes
  • Directed By: Alex de la Iglesia
  • Country: Spain
The economy has kept Roberto (José Mota) out of work for a long time. When a freak accident puts him at the center of a media frenzy, the enterprising ad exec hires a snaky agent to help him cash in on his life-or-death situation. It's up to Roberto's adoring wife (the vivacious Salma Hayek) to convince him he's worth more alive than dead. Cult director Álex de la Iglesia takes a fresh new step, combining a darkly comic satire with an emotional drama of a family's love. |Read More
Drama, Thriller

ASAD

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 18 minutes
  • Directed By: Bryan Buckley
  • Country: USA
A 12-year-old boy in a war-torn fishing village in Somalia must decide between falling into the pirate life or rising above to choose the path of an honest fisherman in Asad.

Screening as part of the Shorts: Character Flaws program. |Read More
Drama
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ASHBY

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 103 minutes
  • Directed By: Tony McNamara
  • Country: USA
Awkward Ed Wallis (Nat Wolff) needs help fitting in and turns to his neighbor Ashby Holt (Mickey Rourke) for help. Ashby’s unforgiving brand of tough love soon tests their friendship, and it hardly helps when Ed learns that Ashby is a former CIA assassin. Peppered with upbeat music and standout performances, Ashby is a spirited, self-referential update on Harold and Maude for a John Wick generation. With Emma Roberts and Sarah Silverman. |Read More
Drama, Comedy

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