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  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 91 minutes
  • Directed By: Nick Sandow
  • Country: USA
Gotti-obsessed and hopelessly in love, Thomas (Boardwalk Empire’s Vincent Piazza) and Rose (Academy Award®–winner Patricia Arquette) are looking to fit in to a neighborhood where mob-ties equal social currency. Amidst events surrounding the 1992 trial of John Gotti, Thomas and Rose attempt to make their mark. Executive produced by Martin Scorsese. | Read More
Drama, New York, NY Director(s)
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  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 59 minutes
  • Directed By: Perri Peltz
  • Country: USA
Warning: This Drug May Kill You takes an unflinching look at the devastating effects of opioid addiction in the U.S., profiling four families whose lives have been decimated by addictions that all began with legitimate prescriptions to dangerous painkillers. Through the personal and emotional stories of people on the front lines of this epidemic, this filmis an eye-opening look at a terrifying epidemic that is devastating communities across this country, and the toll it has taken on its victims and their families.

After the Premiere Screening: A conversation with Dr. Andrew Kolodny, Co-Director of Opioid Policy Research Collaborative Brandeis University, Gail Cole, film subject and co-founder, Hope and Healing After an Addiction Death, film subject David Cayce and producer Sascha Weiss. Moderated by the film’s director Perri Peltz. | Read More
Female Director(s) and Documentary
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  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 85 minutes
  • Directed By: Anna Chai and Nari Kye
  • Country: USA
Each year, $218 billion—or 1.3 billion tons—of food is thrown out. With nearly a billion people worldwide facing starvation, food conservation is a more urgent issue than ever before. Executive produced by Anthony Bourdain, Chai and Kye’s fast-paced and forward-thinking food doc takes viewers on a tour of inventive new ideas for recycling waste and maximizing sustainability from innovative chefs like Massimo Bottura, Dan Barber and Danny Bowien, who turn scraps into feasts before our eyes. | Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, New York, NY Director(s), First Time Filmmaker, Food, Asian American Director(s)
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The art of crafting immersive Virtual Reality experiences poses new and exciting challenges to creators. As the new language of VR develops, it's becoming increasingly apparent that sound will play a major role in the evolution of 360-degree storytelling. Whether used as a means of drawing the viewer's gaze or simply creating atmosphere, the soundtrack to VR experiences are crucial. Hear some of this year's Festival creators speak about their work and the groundbreaking methods that they have found to integrate sound and image.

Panelist include: Sound designer Ron Eyal (Killer Deal), WEVR founder Anthony Batt, creator Rose Troche (Perspective 2: The Misdemeanor), and creator Eugene Chung (The Rose and I). Moderated by filmmaker Warrington Hudlin. | Read More
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  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 14 minutes
  • Directed By: Benjamin Cleary and TJ O Grady Peyton
  • Country: Ireland
A sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking story of a very isolated person, Wave tells the story of Gaspar Rubicon, who wakes up from a coma speaking a fully formed but unrecognizable language, baffling linguistics experts from around the globe. | Read More
Drama and Comedy
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  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 9 minutes
  • Directed By: Carlos Javier Ortiz
  • Country: USA
In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement and the country’s recent focus on youth violence, police brutality, and marginalized communities, We All We Got is an elegy of urban America, and an intimate portrait of the people affected by violence in Chicago. | Read More
Documentary and African American Director(s)
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  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 11 minutes
  • Directed By: Joshua Shelov and Jay Bulger
  • Country: USA
We Are chronicles Penn State's path from the 2011 scandal to the design of their new campus statue. Sculptor Jonathan Cramer drew inspiration for its creation from the 1948 PSU football team that overcame racial adversity with the mantra 'We Are Penn State.' | Read More
Sports and Documentary


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