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SHOWING 272 FILMS FROM THE FESTIVAL YEAR 2015
Like surprises? Buy a ticket in advance to this Awards screening, which will be selected by the Best New Documentary Feature jury. Or buy an awards pass for access to all awards screenings here. The Best New Documentary Director goes to Uncertain.

An aquatic weed threatens the lake of the small American border town of Uncertain, Texas, and consequently the livelihoods of those who live there. As some of the men in town attempt to figure out their future, they confront a past that haunts them. |Read More
Like surprises? Buy a ticket in advance to this Awards screening, which will be selected by the Best New Narrative Feature jury. Or buy an awards pass for access to all awards screenings here. The Best New Narrative Director goes to Men Go To Battle.

Kentucky, 1861. Francis and Henry Mellon depend on each other to keep their unkempt estate afloat as winter encroaches. After Francis takes a casual fight too far, Henry ventures off in the night, leaving each of them to struggle through the wartime on their own. |Read More
Like surprises? Buy a ticket in advance to this Awards screening, which will be selected by the World Narrative Competition jury. Or buy an awards pass for access to all awards screenings here. The Best Screenplay goes to Virgin Mountain.

Fúsi is a mammoth of a man who at 43-years-old is still living at home with his mother. Shy and awkward, he hasn’t quite learned how to socialize with others, leaving him as an untouchable inexperienced virgin. That is until his family pushes him to join a dance class, where he meets the equally innocent but playful Sjöfn. |Read More
Like surprises? Buy a ticket in advance to this Awards screening, which will be selected by the audience from prior public screenings. Or buy an awards pass for access to all awards screenings here. The First Place Audience Award Winner - Documentary is TransFatty Lives.

Director Patrick O’Brien is “TransFatty,” a former NYC DJ and current online meme-maker who in 2005 was diagnosed with ALS and given only a few years to live. In this autobiographical account of his own terminal illness, O’Brien sharply and shamelessly documents his physically constraining, emotionally wrenching, yet ultimately life-affirming battle with cheekily stylish documentary execution and a healthy dose of all the heartbreaking, heartwarming, and impossibly hilarious moments that life has to offer. |Read More
Like surprises? Buy a ticket in advance to this Awards screening, which will be selected by the audience from prior public screenings. Or buy an awards pass for access to all awards screenings here. The First Place Audience Award Winner - Narrative is King Jack.

Growing up in a rural town filled with violent delinquents, Jack has learned to do what it takes to survive, despite having an oblivious mother and no father. After his aunt falls ill and a younger cousin comes to stay with him, the hardened 15-year-old discovers the importance of friendship, family, and looking for happiness even in the most desolate of circumstances. |Read More
Like surprises? Buy a ticket in advance to this Awards screening, which will be selected from a group of female written and/or directed features by the Nora Ephron Prize jury. Or buy an awards pass for access to all awards screenings here. The Nora Ephron Prize awarded film is Sworn Virgin.

As a young woman living within the confines of a Northern Albanian village, Hana longs to escape the shackles of womanhood, and live her life as a man. To do so she must take an oath to eternally remain a virgin. Years later, as Mark, she leaves home for the first time to confront a new set of circumstances, leading her to contemplate the possibility of undoing her vow. |Read More
Like surprises? Buy a ticket in advance to this Awards screening, which will be selected by the audience from prior public screenings. Or buy an awards pass for access to all awards screenings here. The Second Place Audience Award Winner - Documentary is Song of Lahore.

Until the late 1970s, the Pakistani city of Lahore was world-renowned for its music. Following the Islamization of Pakistan, many artists struggled to continue their life's work. Song of Lahore turns the spotlight on a group of stalwart musicians that kept playing and ultimately attracted listeners from around the world. |Read More
Like surprises? Buy a ticket in advance to this Awards screening, which will be selected by the audience from prior public screenings. Or buy an awards pass for access to all awards screenings here. The Second Place Audience Award Winner - Narrative is Sleeping With Other People.

Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie star as two romantic failures whose years of serial infidelity and self-sabotage have led them to swear that their relationship will remain strictly platonic. But can love still bloom while you’re sleeping with other people? Writer/director Leslye Headland’s (Bachelorette) sexy romantic comedy co-stars Amanda Peet, Adam Scott, and Natasha Lyonne. An IFC Films Release. |Read More
Like surprises? Buy a ticket in advance to this Awards screening, which will be selected by the World Documentary Competition jury. Or buy an awards pass for access to all awards screenings here. The World Documentary Competition winner is Democrats.

In the wake of Robert Mugabe’s highly criticized 2008 presidential win, a constitutional committee was created in an effort to transition Zimbabwe away from authoritarian leadership. With unprecedented access to the two political rivals overseeing the committee, this riveting, firsthand account of a country’s fraught first steps towards democracy plays at once like an intimate political thriller and unlikely buddy film. |Read More
Like surprises? Buy a ticket in advance to this Awards screening, which will be selected by the World Narrative Competition jury. Or buy an awards pass for access to all awards screenings here. The World Narrative Competition winner is Virgin Mountain.

Fúsi is a mammoth of a man who at 43-years-old is still living at home with his mother. Shy and awkward, he hasn’t quite learned how to socialize with others, leaving him as an untouchable inexperienced virgin. That is until his family pushes him to join a dance class, where he meets the equally innocent but playful Sjöfn. |Read More

BACK TO THE FUTURE

  • 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

BACKTRACK

  • 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
Thriller

BAD HURT

  • 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
Drama

BALLERINAS TALE

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 85 minutes
  • Directed By: Nelson George
  • Country: USA
Join us for a world premiere screening of Nelson George’s much-anticipated, behind-the-curtain documentary about the daily routine of Misty Copeland, the first African-American female soloist at New York’s American Ballet Theatre® in two decades. Followed by a Q&A with Misty Copeland and a special ballet performance by her mentees Erica Lall (American Ballet Theatre's Studio Company) and Naazir Muhammad (ABT's JKO School) sponsored by Under Armour. |Read More
Documentary, NY Director(s)

BARE

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 91 minutes
  • Directed By: Natalia Leite
  • Country: USA
Sarah’s (Dianna Agron) mundane life in a Nevada desert town is turned upside down with the arrival of Pepper (Paz de la Huerta), a mysterious female drifter, who leads her into a life of seedy strip clubs and illicit drugs. Their passion inspires Sarah to break free of her past and seek out a new life of her own. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Relationships, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), Latino Director(s)

BEING 14

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 91 minutes
  • Directed By: Hélène Zimmer
  • Country: France
Adopting an observational style, Being 14 captures all the secrets, trials, and anguish of adolescence, as experienced by best friends Sarah, Louise, and Jade in their final year of middle school. The narrative plays like a documentary in each true-to-life scene; the camera is witness to their lives unfolding, as it unobtrusively records the moments of a year, after which everything will change. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)