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SHOWING 245 FILMS SORTED BY GENRE: 'NY DIRECTOR(S)'

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

ACORN AND THE FIRESTORM

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 84 minutes
  • Directed By: Reuben Atlas and Sam Pollard
  • Country: USA
For 40 years, the community-organizing group ACORN advocated for America’s poorest communities, while its detractors accused it of promoting government waste and the worst of liberal policies. Riding high on the momentum of Barack Obama’s presidential victory in 2008, ACORN was at its social zenith when a hidden-camera video sparked a national scandal and brought it all crashing down. |Read More
Documentary, New York, NY Director(s), African American Director(s)

ACTOR MARTINEZ

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 75 minutes
  • Directed By: Nathan Silver and Mike Ott
  • Country: USA
Arthur Martinez is a computer repairman and aspiring actor who commissions indie directors Mike Ott and Nathan Silver to film his life. In the directors’ first collaboration, we see them follow Arthur as he goes to work, drives around, and auditions for a love interest (Lindsay Burdge), leading them to question the meaning of the project, and ultimately that of identity and stardom. |Read More
Drama, Documentary, NY Director(s)

ADDERALL DIARIES

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 87 minutes
  • Directed By: Pamela Romanowsky
  • Country: USA
Elliott (James Franco), a once-successful novelist inflicted with writer’s block and an Adderall addiction strives to escape his problems by delving into the world of a high-profile murder case. Amber Heard, Ed Harris, and Cynthia Nixon co-star in this adaptation of Elliott's best-selling memoir. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Thriller, New York, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)

AFTER SPRING

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 102 minutes
  • Directed By: Ellen Martinez and Steph Ching
  • Country: USA
Close to 80,000 Syrian refugees live in the Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan. After Spring immerses us in the rhythms of the camp: from a pop-up pizza shop to a school where a taekwondo master teaches martial arts to the children. Executive produced by Jon Stewart, this is a fascinating journey through the camp’s physical and human landscapes. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, NY Director(s), Latino Director(s), Asian American Director(s)

ALL EYES AND EARS

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 92 minutes
  • Directed By: Vanessa Hope
  • Country: USA, China
When former Utah governor Jon Huntsman was appointed United States Ambassador to China, the charming career politician arrived at his new post with his entire family—including his adopted Chinese daughter, Gracie. Huntsman's diplomatic struggles and triumphs are explored in the broader context of China’s relationship with the rest of the world, and intersected with Gracie's personal experience living in China as a Chinese-American. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)

ALL THIS PANIC

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 80 minutes
  • Directed By: Jenny Gage
  • Country: USA
What is it like to come of age in New York City? First-time director Jenny Gage follows vivacious sisters, Ginger and Dusty, and their high school friends over the course of their crucial teen years. In this sensitive and cinematic documentary, Gage captures all the urgency, drama, and bittersweetness of girlhood as her subjects grapple with love, friendship, and what their futures hold. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, New York, NY Director(s)

ALL WE HAD

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 105 minutes
  • Directed By: Katie Holmes
  • Country: USA
Ruthie continually makes the best of her mother Rita's hard luck. When their attempt at settling in a new town hits a stumbling block, even Ruthie struggles to keep it together. Based on Annie Weatherwax's 2014 novel, Katie Holmes' feature directorial debut is an enriching coming-of-age drama about a resilient mother and daughter who find strength in each other. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), New York, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)

ALWAYS SHINE

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 87 minutes
  • Directed By: Sophia Takal
  • Country: USA
This twisty psychological drama about obsession, fame, and femininity follows two friends, both actresses (Mackenzie Davis and Caitlin FitzGerald), who take a trip together to Big Sur, to reconnect. Once alone, the women's suppressed jealousies and deep-seated resentments begin to rise, causing them to lose their grasp on not only the true nature of their relationship, but also their identities. |Read More
Female Director(s), Thriller, NY Director(s)

AMONG THE BELIEVERS

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 84 minutes
  • Directed By: Hemal Trivedi and Mohammed Ali Naqvi
  • Country: Pakistan
An unsettling and eye opening exploration into the spread of the radical Islamic school Red Mosque, which trains legions of children to devote their lives to jihad, or holy war, from a very young age. With incredible access and chilling footage, Among the Believers is a timely and relevant look into the causes that have led to the growth of radical Islam in Pakistan and around the world. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)

ANESTHESIA

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Tim Blake Nelson
  • Country: USA
On a snowy night in New York City, a Columbia professor is brutally mugged on the doorsteps of an apartment building. Director Tim Blake Nelson’s haunting meditation of city life traces the chain of events that precipitate the attack, examining the inextricable and unforeseen forces that bring a group of disparate individuals together. Featuring a star-studded ensemble including Sam Waterston, Kristen Stewart, Glenn Close, and Cory Stoll. |Read More
Drama, Relationships, New York, NY Director(s)

APPLESAUCE

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 91 minutes
  • Directed By: Onur Tukel
  • Country: USA
TFF alumnus Onur Tukel plays a husband who innocently reveals on talk radio the worst thing he's ever done. Though his gaffe never makes it on air, it sets off a chain of hilariously uncontrollable events that draw his wife and another couple into an uneasy mixture of infidelities, confessions, and severed body parts. |Read More
Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Relationships, New York, NY Director(s)

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)

AWOL

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 82 minutes
  • Directed By: Deb Shoval
  • Country: USA
Joey is a young woman in search of direction in her small town. A visit to an army recruiting office appears to provide a path, but when she meets and falls in love with Rayna that path diverges in ways that neither woman anticipates. Building on the award-winning short of the same name, director Deb Shoval crafts a clear-eyed love story, and an impressive feature film debut. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)