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  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 21 minutes
  • Directed By: Zoé Salicrup Junco
  • Country: Puerto Rico
GABI is a sassy, sexy, and strong Puerto Rican woman, but an unexpected family death forces her to return to her native homeland, confronting a place she thought she had left behind.

Screening as part of the Shorts: Status Update program. |Read More
Female Director(s)


  • 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


  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 136 minutes
  • Directed By: Joann Sfar and Joann Sfar
  • Country: France
From a young man in Nazi-occupied Paris to the sultry crooner who bedded Brigitte Bardot and married Jane Birkin to the vulnerable poet hidden behind a shroud of provocation—Serge Gainsbourg's is a life large enough for grand treatment on film. One of France's greatest mavericks is brought back to life (uncannily, by Eric Elmosnino) in this imaginative and visually flamboyant film debut from one of France's greatest cartoonists. |Read More
Drama, Music


  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 106 minutes
  • Directed By: José Padilha, José Padilha, and José Padilha
  • Country: Brazil
Director José Padilha (Bus 174) follows up his Golden Bear-winning Elite Squad with this austere, unflinching examination of the realities of chronic hunger for three Brazilian families. At once intimate and universal, Padilha's hauntingly visual film humanizes the enormity of the global hunger crisis. |Read More


  • Release Year: 2005
  • Runtime: 10 minutes
  • Country: Netherlands
When the proverbial Eva starts to get a bit bored in Paradise, she turns her attention to the mating habits of animals. Fascinated, she asks God to create a male for her, but John-God's present to Eva-is rather short and not at all to her satisfaction. One day John tempts Eva to enter God's forbidden "garden shed," and the discovery that she makes there has far-reaching consequences for her and John. |Read More


  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 76 minutes
  • Directed By: Ed Perkins
  • Country: U.K.
Twenty years ago, Garnet Frost nearly lost his life hiking near Scotland’s Loch Arkaig. The near-death experience haunts him to this day, in particular the peculiar wooden stick he discovered right before he was rescued. Believing the staff to be a marker for a fortune hidden nearly 300 years ago, Garnet embarks on a treasure hunt for the lost riches. Beneath the search for gold lies a poignant pursuit for life’s meaning and inspiration. |Read More
Documentary, TFI Supported, First Time Filmmaker


  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 120 minutes
  • Directed By: Josh Fox
  • Country: USA
Two years ago, Josh Fox introduced us to hydraulic fracturing with his Oscar®-nominated exposé Gasland. Now this once-touted energy source has become a widely discussed, contentious topic. In his follow-up, Fox reveals the extreme circumstances facing those affected by fracking, from earthquakes to the use of federal anti-terror psychological operations tactics. Gasland Part II is the definitive proof that issues raised by fracking cannot be ignored for long. |Read More


  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 93 minutes
  • Country: USA
In 1979, artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude proposed one of the largest public art installations in history: a "golden river" of 7,500 fabric-paneled gates in Central Park. Transcending controversy, it was finally completed in 2005. Renowned documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles and long-time collaborator Antonio Ferrera chronicle the artists' 26-year commitment to transform the winter darkness of the park into a garden of light and color. |Read More


  • Release Year: 2004
  • Runtime: 23 minutes
  • Directed By: Christy Pessagno
  • Country: USA
The story of a girl and six boys who are all friends with one thing in common: they all like girls. Well, then we find out two of them actually like boys, but one of the two thinks he likes girls. And then one used to be girl. But wait! There’s more… |Read More


  • Release Year: 2005
  • Runtime: 67 minutes
  • Country: USA
More than the baths and bars, this film explores the explosion of gay culture in New York during the steamy post-Stonewall, pre-AIDs era. It also underscores the community that emerged from the '70s to fight AIDS. Of course, this is gay New York in the '70s, so there are plenty of bars, baths, and hot bodies too. |Read More


  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 92 minutes
  • Directed By: Darren Stein
  • Country: USA
The bitter fight for supremacy between a school’s most popular girls takes an unexpected turn when Tanner (Michael J. Willett) becomes its first openly gay student. As they race to bag the big trend in fashion accessories, the Gay Best Friend, Tanner must choose between skyrocketing popularity and the friends he is leaving behind. Darren Stein (Jawbreaker) returns with another comic send-up of high school clique culture, including memorable cameos by Megan Mullally and Natasha Lyonne. |Read More


  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 86 minutes
  • Directed By: Lee Kirk
  • Country: USA
Perry (Billie Joe Armstrong) is a happily married father of two living a comfortable but sedate life in the suburbs. On the occasion of his 40th birthday, he seeks to revisit his former life as the lead singer in a popular punk band though his middle-aged reality quickly (and hilariously) clashes with the indulgences of his youth. |Read More
Drama, Comedy, Music


  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 63 minutes
  • Country: USA
Genius charts how Albert Einstein (Geoffrey Rush), an imaginative, rebellious patent clerk who struggled to land an academic post in his early years, went on to become the greatest scientific mind of the 20th century. The show explores his rise as he juggles his volatile, passionate and complex personal relationships. Based on Walter Isaacson’s acclaimed biography.

After the episode: A conversation with director and executive producer Ron Howard, executive producers Brian Grazer and Gigi Pritzker, showrunner Ken Biller, and cast members Geoffrey Rush, Johnny Flynn, Emily Watson, and Samantha Colley. Moderated by Editorial Director for People and EW, Jess Cagle. |Read More


  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 84 minutes
  • Directed By: Banker White and Anna Fitch
  • Country: USA
Weaving past into present, filmmakers Banker White (Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars) and Anna Fitch immerse the audience in the daily life of White’s mother, Pam. Her Alzheimer’s threatens to wipe out the memory of her own mother, Marian, a celebrated artist who died of the same disease. Beautifully edited, The Genius of Marian retraces both women’s lives to paint a complex and powerful contemporary portrait of motherhood, chronic illness and legacy. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, Relationships