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SHOWING 19 FILMS SORTED BY GENRE: 'RETURNING FILMMAKER'

AMANDA F***ING PALMER ON THE ROCKS

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 18 minutes
  • Directed By: Ondi Timoner
  • Country: USA
Follow punk-cabaret icon Amanda Palmer as she hits the stage at Red Rocks Amphitheater. Since her record-breaking $1.2 million crowd-funded Kickstarter campaign, Palmer (formerly of the Dresden Dolls) has carved out a path of fearlessness and independence outside the norms of the music industry.

Screening in Shorts Program: Before Long |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, Female Screenwriter(s), Returning Filmmaker

BALLET 422

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 73 minutes
  • Directed By: Jody Lee Lipes
  • Country: USA
Justin Peck, wunderkind choreographer of the New York City Ballet, undertakes the Herculean task of creating the company’s 422nd original piece. Following the creative process from its embryonic stages to its highly anticipated premiere, this intimate, fly-on-the-wall documentary celebrates the skill and endurance of New York’s most talented dancers and offers a rare peek at those who remain hidden in the wings. |Read More
Documentary, New York, NY Director(s), Dance, Returning Filmmaker

CHAMPS

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 85 minutes
  • Directed By: Bert Marcus
  • Country: USA
This insightful and provocative documentary charts the lives of some of America’s heaviest hitters—including Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, and Bernard Hopkins—as they seek to break out of poverty via one of the few outlets available. Bert Marcus skillfully weaves their personal histories and gripping footage from their biggest bouts to explore the meaning of the American dream in a society increasingly fragmented between rich and poor. |Read More
Drama, Sports, Documentary, Returning Filmmaker, First Time Filmmaker

CUT

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 7 minutes
  • Directed By: Anita Thacher
  • Country: USA
CUT appropriates six classic black and white Hollywood film clips from the 30s and 40s. The images and sound are reconfigured through graphic and sequential interventions. The disruptions refocus and enhance our attention to obscure aspects of the films and compel us to watch anew with heightened awareness.

Screening in Shorts Program: Digital Dilemma |Read More
Female Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), Experimental, Returning Filmmaker

EXTRATERRESTRIAL

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 101 minutes
  • Directed By: Colin Minihan
  • Country: Canada
The Vicious Brothers (Grave Encounters) return to Tribeca with their latest heart-pumping thriller. Five friends set out to a cabin in the woods for a fun weekend getaway—that is, until extraterrestrial visitors turn it into a fight for their lives. The group is pulled from their reverie when a flickering object crashes deep in the woods. As they investigate, the friends stumble across an alien spacecraft, and its inhabitants have not arrived in peace. |Read More
Horror, Science Fiction, Relationships, Returning Filmmaker

GABRIEL

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 88 minutes
  • Directed By: Lou Howe
  • Country: USA
Rory Culkin delivers an electrifying performance as Gabriel, a vulnerable and confused twenty-something longing for stability and happiness. Convinced that reuniting with his old girlfriend will bring his dreams to fruition, Gabriel risks it all in a desperate and increasingly obsessive pursuit. First-time writer/director Lou Howe authentically portrays the heartbreaking reality of a young man battling his inner demons, establishing himself as an extraordinary new filmmaking talent. |Read More
Drama, New York, NY Director(s), Returning Filmmaker, First Time Filmmaker

GÜEROS

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 108 minutes
  • Directed By: Alonso Ruizpalacios
  • Country: Mexico
A water balloon dropping from the sky, exploding on a mother’s head, in the frantic first moments of this striking debut feature, announces its director, Alonso Ruizpalacios, as a bold new voice of Mexican cinema. Set amidst the 1999 student strikes in Mexico City, this coming-of-age tale finds two brothers venturing through the city in a sentimental search for an aging legendary musician. Shot in beautiful black-and-white, Güeros brims with youthful exuberance. |Read More
Comedy, Female Screenwriter(s), Returning Filmmaker, First Time Filmmaker

HONEST LIAR

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 93 minutes
  • Directed By: Tyler Measom and Justin Weinstein
  • Country: USA
Renowned magician James “The Amazing” Randi has been wowing audiences with his jaw-dropping illusions, escapes, and sleight of hand for over 50 years. Now he has made it his mission to expose the simple tricks charlatans have borrowed from magicians to swindle the masses. An Honest Liar chronicles Randi’s best debunkings, with a little help from interviewees including Penn Jillette, Bill Nye, and “Mythbuster” Adam Savage. |Read More
Documentary, NY Director(s), Returning Filmmaker, First Time Filmmaker

HUMAN VOICE

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 25 minutes
  • Directed By: Edoardo Ponti
  • Country: Italy
Set against the backdrop of Naples, Italy, in 1950, Human Voice, based on the iconic Jean Cocteau play of the same name, tells the story of Angela (Sophia Loren), a woman in her twilight years, who rides the emotional roller coaster of her last telephone conversation with the man she loves as he is leaving her for another woman.

Screening in Shorts Program: Soul Survivors |Read More
Drama, Relationships, Returning Filmmaker

I WON'T COME BACK

Aloof graduate student Anya is on the run from the police when she encounters precocious and willful Kristina, an orphan determined to find her grandmother in Kazakhstan. The unlikely pair begin a harrowing and unpredictable odyssey, hitchhiking across the epic landscapes of Russia and its neighboring countries. I Won't Come Back is a visceral look at survival and a heartfelt exploration into the depths of friendship and the meaning of family. |Read More
Drama, Relationships, Female Screenwriter(s), Returning Filmmaker, Friendship

OTHER ONE: THE LONG, STRANGE TRIP OF BOB WEIR

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 86 minutes
  • Directed By: Mike Fleiss
  • Country: USA
Drop out of school to ride with the Merry Pranksters. Form America’s most enduring jam band. Become a family man and father. Never stop chasing the muse. Bob Weir took his own path to and through superstardom as rhythm guitarist for The Grateful Dead. Mike Fleiss re-imagines the whole wild journey in this magnetic rock doc and concert film, with memorable input from bandmates, contemporaries, followers, family, and, of course, the inimitable Bob Weir himself. |Read More
Music, Returning Filmmaker

POINT AND SHOOT

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 83 minutes
  • Directed By: Marshall Curry
  • Country: USA
In 2011, Matthew VanDyke left Baltimore to find adventure and see the world on his motorcycle, only to end up joining the Libyan rebel army to take arms against Gaddafi. Gun in one hand, video camera in the other, Matthew finally finds purpose and meaning in his wanderlust, until he is captured and held in solitary confinement. TFF award winner Marshall Curry (Racing Dreams) captures one man’s arresting transformation from a sheltered kid to a soldier on the frontlines. |Read More
Documentary, NY Director(s), Returning Filmmaker, TFI Supported

SILENCED

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 103 minutes
  • Directed By: James Spione
  • Country: USA
Only 11 Americans have ever been charged under the Espionage Act of 1917; eight since President Obama took office. Oscar®-nominee James Spione returns to TFF with the incredible personal journeys of two of them, Thomas Drake and John Kiriakou—along with accountability advocate, Jesselyn Radack, who helped bring their cases to light—in an impassioned and thought-provoking defense of whistleblowers everywhere. Executive produced by Susan Sarandon. |Read More
Documentary, NY Director(s), Returning Filmmaker, TFI Supported

SUPER DUPER ALICE COOPER

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 86 minutes
  • Directed By: Reginald Harkema, Scot McFadyen, and Sam Dunn
  • Country: Canada
Emerging from the Detroit music scene of the 1970s in a flurry of long hair and sequins, Alice Cooper restored showmanship to hard rock while simultaneously striking fear into the heart of Middle America with chicken-slaughtering, deadbaby-eating theatrics. Meticulously crafted from rare archival footage, Super Duper Alice Cooper tells the story of the man behind the makeup, Vincent Furnier, the son of a preacher who got caught in the grip of his own monster. |Read More
Documentary, Music, Returning Filmmaker

THIS TIME NEXT YEAR

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 91 minutes
  • Directed By: Farihah Zaman and Jeff Reichert
  • Country: USA
In 2012, Superstorm Sandy swept along the East Coast. This Time Next Year is one community’s story of what it takes to rebuild. TFF alum Jeff Reichert (Gerrymandering) teams up with co-director/producer Farihah Zaman to follow the residents of Long Beach Island, New Jersey, during the first full year after the storm. This documentary is more than just a film; it is a call to action. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, NY Director(s), Returning Filmmaker, TFI Supported

WHEN THE GARDEN WAS EDEN

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 75 minutes
  • Directed By: Michael Rapaport
  • Country: USA
Actor Michael Rapaport delivers an unabashed love letter to the Knicks with this fast-moving tribute to the team’s glory days. Featuring interviews with Walt “Clyde” Frazier, Earl Monroe, Willis Reed, Bill Bradley, Phil Jackson, and others connected to the the team’s championship years, When the Garden was Eden is a snapshot of a colorful era in New York history and a testament to the breathless energy that defines the city and its sporting heroes. |Read More
Sports, Documentary, New York, Returning Filmmaker

ZERO MOTIVATION

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 101 minutes
  • Directed By: Talya Lavie
  • Country: Israel
Talya Lavie steps into the spotlight with a dark comedy about everyday life for a unit of young female Israeli soldiers. At the human resources office at a remote desert base, women bide their time pushing paper, battling for the top score in Minesweeper, and counting the minutes until they can return to civilian life. Amidst their boredom and clashing personalities, issues of commitment— from friendship to love and country—are handled with humor and sharp-edged wit. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), Returning Filmmaker, First Time Filmmaker