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  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 84 minutes
  • Directed By: Jaffe Zinn
  • Country: USA
As one warm October day unfolds, the sleepy town of Buhl, Idaho will never be the same. A fish farmer finds his crop destroyed, a couple of kids are playing an unusual game in the sun-dappled fields, and after a wild party a sleepless teenager is harboring an awful secret…. First-time director Jaffe Zinn presents an atmospheric picture of small-town life with a sharp eye and assured hand. |Read More
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  • Release Year: 2003
  • Runtime: 123 minutes
  • Country: Philippines
In this heartwarming family tale, a young boy's selfless gestures transform his family's many miseries into joy and acceptance. Jiro Manio is a revelation in the title role, while Michiko Yamamoto's perceptive script, Flores' fluid camerwork, and de los Reyes' intelligent direction manage to sustain an air of magical enchantment without descending into bathos. |Read More
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  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 76 minutes
  • Directed By: Benjamin Ree
  • Country: Norway
Carlsen is known as the 'Mozart of Chess' because, unlike many chess grandmasters, he possesses innate ability, an unbelievable memory, and unrivaled creativity. Memorized moves and calculated probability can only carry a chess player so far; Magnus exploits this weakness in his opponents on his way to becoming the World Chess Champion. |Read More
Documentary, Female Screenwriter(s)
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  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 85 minutes
  • Directed By: Matthew Brown
  • Country: USA
A married woman’s journey of self-discovery and introspection while solo-hiking the Appalachian Trail ends up sidetracked when she encounters a lone hiker. |Read More
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  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 82 minutes
  • Directed By: Crayton Robey
  • Country: USA
In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, we are pleased to present two programs celebrating the seminal film The Boys in the Band, a cultural watershed that still resonates today. Join us for a free screening of the 1970 film-directed by William Friedkin and written by Mart Crowley, based on his groundbreaking play that debuted one year before Stonewall. Crowley will be present for this special screening. (The Boys in the Band print courtesy of CBS Broadcasting, Inc.)

We also welcome to the Festival a special work-in-progress version of Making the Boys, directed by Crayton Robey. This documentary features the many people involved with the original stage play and film, including Crowley and Dominick Dunne, as well as Edward Albee, Robert Wagner, and Paul Rudnick. |Read More
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  • Runtime: 90 minutes
Oftentimes, films are propelled toward success, not just by talented filmmakers, but also by the sharp eye and savvy skills of the sales agent. Join us for a discussion with the power brokers who guide filmmakers in their feature's development, financing, and sale. Moderator: Eugene Hernandez (indieWire) Panelists: Glen Basner (Focus Features), John Sloss, (Cinetic Media), Sara Rose (United Artists), Bart Walker (CAA), Paul Federbush (Warner Independent Pictures) |Read More
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  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 89 minutes
  • Directed By: Dan Sickles and Antonio Santini
  • Country: Puerto Rico
This visually striking immersion in the transgender community of Puerto Rico celebrates the breadth of experiences among trans-identifying women: from campaigning for human rights to working in the sex industry or performing as part of drag troupe “The Doll House.” Unapologetic and unconventional, Mala Mala explores the ways internal and external identity pave the path of self discovery through the unique yet universal stories of its fascinating cast of characters. |Read More
Documentary, NY Director(s), First Time Filmmaker
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  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 97 minutes
  • Country: USA
A daring new film from internationally acclaimed multimedia artist Carter, MALADIES charts the struggles of an unstable former soap opera star (James Franco) in 1960’s New York as he tries to restart his floundering creative career. Hoping to find clarity and new purpose as a writer, he holes up with his eccentric sister (Fallon Goodson) at the seaside home of their best friend (Catherine Keener). But as he disappears further into his own mind, reality begins to slip through his grasp. Featuring an award-winning ensemble, including David Straithairn and Alan Cumming, MALADIES is a heartfelt but defiantly unconventional exploration of the creative mind. |Read More


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