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  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 16 minutes
  • Directed By: Michael Buscemi and Michael Buscemi
  • Country: USA
Each morning Vincent, a down-on-his-luck New Yorker, waits at the B61 bus stop, but when mysterious Sal joins him, an unlikely friendship develops.

Screening as part of the Shorts: Men-Hattan program. |Read More


  • Release Year: 2004
  • Runtime: 108 minutes
  • Country: USA
Mario assumes the role of his father, Melvin, in this heartfelt homage to the making of the elder Peebles' groundbreaking 1971 feature Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (also in the Festival). Intercutting brief clips from Sweetback with dramatic re-creations, Baadasssss recounts the trials Van Peebles pere endured to finance and film this pioneering indie effort, now considered a touchstone of the blaxploitation genre. |Read More


  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 77 minutes
  • Directed By: Macdara Vallely and Macdara Vallely
  • Country: USA, Ireland
For as long as she can remember, Bronx teenager Lena has watched her mom Lucy squander her life on a series of deadbeat men. When Victor, her mom's latest boy toy, starts hitting on Lena, she sets up a trap to expose Victor for the creep he is… but the plan backfires. Macdara Vallely crafts a heartfelt drama about the emotional highs and lows in the moment between childhood and adulthood. |Read More


  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 105 minutes
  • Country: USA
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler team with writer/director Michael McCullers and producers Lorne Michaels and John Goldwyn to tell the comic story of two women, one apartment, and the nine months that will change their lives: Baby Mama.
A Universal Pictures presentation |Read More


  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 94 minutes
  • Directed By: John Butler
  • Country: Ireland
Foppish groom-to-be Fionnan reluctantly agrees to spend a bachelor’s weekend camping. But when his fiancée’s alpha-male brother, nicknamed "The Machine," unexpectedly turns up, the trip takes a turn for the worse. A slapstick, good-natured comedy, The Bachelor Weekend hilariously delves into the stereotypical realm of masculinity that is camping and the great outdoors. |Read More
Comedy, First Time Filmmaker
Pressured by his best man to spend a bachelor’s weekend camping, foppish groom-to-be, Fionan, reluctantly agrees. But when his fiancee’s alpha-male brother, nicknamed ‘The Machine,’ unexpectedly turns up, the camping trip takes a turn for the worst. Fionan and his genteel friends are no match for the uncouth bully, and the trip begins to look like it will become Fionan’s worst nightmare. A slapstick, good-natured comedy, Bachelor Weekend hilariously delves into the stereotypical realm of masculinity that is camping and the great outdoors. |Read More


  • Release Year: 2004
  • Runtime: 6 minutes
  • Directed By: Frazer Pennebaker, Andy London, Ishai Setton, and Carolyn London
  • Country: USA
Puberty is embarrassing, particularly if you're a teenage boy with scoliosis and your parents force you to wear a backbrace. This lovably awkward autobiographical short is brought to you by husband and wife team Carolyn and Andy London. |Read More


  • Release Year: 2005
  • Runtime: 115 minutes
  • Directed By: Emmanuelle Bercot
  • Country: France
An adolescent groupie (Isild Le Besco) zeroes in on her Blondie-like idol (Emmanuelle Seigner) after the singer chances to cross her orbit on a publicity tour. Gradually their lives intertwine as, with near-operatic intensity, the film delves into the emotional dependency on both sides of celebrity culture. |Read More


  • Release Year: 1985
  • Runtime: 116 minutes
  • Directed By: Robert Zemeckis
  • Country: USA
From the Oscar®-winning filmmakers Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis comes the original, groundbreaking adventure that sparked one of the most successful trilogies ever! Join us for a FREE screening and pre- show program celebrating the 30th anniversary of the film, and featuring special appearances and an exclusive sneak peek of the upcoming documentary Back In Time. |Read More
Comedy, Science Fiction


  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Michael Petroni
  • Country: Australia
In this spine-tingling supernatural thriller, troubled psychotherapist Peter Bowers (Adrien Brody) is suffering from nightmares and eerie visions. When he uncovers a horrifying secret that all of his patients share, he is put on a course that takes him back to the small hometown he fled years ago. There he confronts his demons and unravels a mystery 20 years in the making. |Read More


  • Release Year: 2005
  • Runtime: 19 minutes
  • Directed By: Kyle Leydier
  • Country: Canada
How far is too far when avenging the death of a lost love? When Davie (Alan Cumming) befriends the serial rapist responsible for his girlfriend's HIV-related death and his own infection, he is actually struggling to find the perfect means of revenge. But Davie may have to use an innocent child as the means to send the remorseless rapist to a horrifying demise. |Read More


  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 13 minutes
  • Directed By: Stéphane Demoustier and Stéphane Demoustier
  • Country: France
When a man brings his eight-year-old son to a soccer game and the ticket price is higher than he expected, he is desperate not to disappoint the boy in Bad Gones.

Screening as part of the Shorts: Status Update program. |Read More


Junior, a nine-year-old living in Caracas, wants nothing more than to straighten his unruly hair—a fixation that stirs homophobic panic in his overtaxed mother. Each effort Junior makes to alter his appearance and gain his mother’s love is brushed off with abrasive avoidance until he’s ultimately faced with a heartbreaking decision. With a painfully tender performance by Samuel Lange, Bad Hair captures the search for identity as it clashes with intolerance. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)


  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 100 minutes
  • Directed By: Mark Kemble
  • Country: USA
Life for the Kendalls has been burdened by grief and claustrophobia. Faced with caring for one child with special needs and another with PTSD, the family struggles for a sense of stability at home in their Staten Island hamlet. When a secret from the past is revealed, it threatens to tear them apart. |Read More


  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 82 minutes
  • Directed By: Salima Koroma
  • Country: USA
Bad Rap follows the lives and careers of four Asian-American rappers trying to break into a world that often treats them as outsiders. Sharing dynamic live performance footage and revealing interviews, these artists will make the most skeptical critics into believers. With humor and insight, the film paints a portrait of artistic passion in the face of an unsung struggle. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, Music, NY Director(s)


  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 82 minutes
  • Directed By: Ivan O'Mahoney and Laura Winter
  • Country: U.K., Iraq
Four classmates (Kurd, Christian, Shiite, and Sunni/Shiite) in Baghdad are given cameras to document their last year in high school, resulting in a rare firsthand view of what it’s like growing up where sectarian violence rages right outside the classroom window. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary