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Playitforward web 1


  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 76 minutes
  • Directed By: Andrea Nevins
  • Country: USA
Executive Produced by Michael Strahan, Play It Forward is a rousing portrait of All-American NFL tight end Tony Gonzalez and his older brother, and wingman, Chris. Over the course of a year- his final in the NFL- future hall-of-famer Tony puts his heart on the line to achieve the one dream that has always eluded him: Superbowl glory. At the same time, Chris, whose own football aspirations were thwarted by an injury, works to realize his very different ambition of becoming a professional firefighter. Equally full of heart and tension, Play It Forward is an uplifting and entertaining look at these two driven brothers both on and off the field.

The first screening will be preceded by the short film Every Day. |Read More
Female Director(s), Sports, Documentary, NY Director(s)
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  • Release Year: 1976
  • Runtime: 114 minutes
  • Directed By: Martin Scorsese
  • Country: USA
Martin Scorsese’s powerful psychological thriller Taxi Driver will celebrate its 40th Anniversary at the 15th edition of the Festival. Starring Robert DeNiro, Jodie Foster, Albert Brooks, Leonard Harris, Peter Boyle, and Cybill Shepherd, Directed by Martin Scorsese, written by Paul Schrader and produced by Michael Phillips and Julia Phillips, the 1976 film was nominated for four Academy Awards®, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Robert De Niro; and two Golden Globes. One of TIME Magazines 'all-TIME 100 Movies,' Taxi Driver was called 'a brilliant nightmare,' by the Chicago Sun-Times and praised by the Village Voice as 'a phenomenon from another day and age.' |Read More
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  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 102 minutes
  • Directed By: Erin Leyden and Gentry Kirby
  • Country: USA
In the mid-1990s, Orlando was the epicenter of excitement in the NBA. The young franchise, led by mega-stars Shaquille O’Neal and Penny Hardaway, beat the mighty Bulls en route to the 1995 NBA Finals. They lost that year but it was clear this team from Orlando was a dynasty in the making. But the Magic’s moment on top was never fully realized. |Read More
Time is ill matic nas rooftop web


  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 74 minutes
  • Directed By: One9
  • Country: USA
Released 20 years ago on April 19, 1994, Nas’ Time is Illmatic has remained one of the most influential hip hop albums of all time. Tracing the roots of Nas’ influence from his formative years in Queensbridge, New York, as the son of a jazz musician idolizing the early pioneers of New York hip hop, director One9’s immersive, illuminating documentary explores the roots of one of hip hop’s enduring masterworks. |Read More
Documentary, Music, NY Director(s), First Time Filmmaker
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  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Cameron Crowe
  • Country: USA
A captivating and exhilarating real-life experience of musical creation and generosity, The Union is an unprecedented look at the creative life of Elton John and his remarkable collaborative album with his early-career idol, Leon Russell. Never before filmed in his composing process, John is captured by director Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire) in a candid portrait of one of the world's most treasured artists and performers. Although the event is free, a special TFF WRISTBAND is required to be seated at the event. 2000 wristbands will be made available to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis. Two wristband limit per person. Details coming soon about how and where wristbands will be distributed. |Read More
Documentary, Music
When thegarden was eden web 1


  • 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
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  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 104 minutes
  • Directed By: Drake Doremus
  • Country: UK, Canada
In a future world where cutting-edge technologies can simulate the high of true love, two colleagues at a revolutionary research lab yearn for a real connection. Starring Ewan McGregor and Léa Seydoux. |Read More
Drama, Science Fiction


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