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SHOWING 294 FILMS FROM THE FESTIVAL YEAR 2017

BIG CITY

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 9 minutes
  • Directed By: Lachlan Ryan and Jordan Bond
  • Country: Australia
Vijay, a lonely taxi driver who recently moved to Melbourne, picks up Chris, a stray drunk who befriends him, and over the course of the night, Chris experiences some of Vijay's troubles and Vijay learns to see the city in a new light. |Read More
Drama

BLACK MAGIC FOR WHITE BOYS

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 82 minutes
  • Directed By: Onur Tukel
  • Country: USA
Pilot episode screening as part of Pilot Season on 4/23, 4/24, 4/28, and 4/29. A screening of additional episodes Black Magic for White Boys will take place on 4/26.
An aging magician is about to lose his small New York theater, but has a devilish plan to save it. A middle-aged man finds his sovereignty in jeopardy when he impregnates a woman he barely knows. A real estate mogul is frustrated that he can't raise the rent on this tenants. These characters converge in Tribeca alum Onur Tukel’s bizarre comic tale about testing boundaries, gentrification, and how old New York is fading away. |Read More

BLACKOUT

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 10 minutes
  • Directed By: Mei-Ling Wong, Alexander Porter, James George, and Yasmin Elayat
  • Country: USA
Blackout is an ongoing participatory, volumetric VR project gathering the reflections of real people living in today’s tense political climate through the lens of the New York subway. By creating a rotating, ‘crowd-sourced’ cast, Blackout addresses the impossible task of representing the extraordinary breadth of human experience in New York City. Each viewing of Blackout is different, surrounding you with a unique group of straphangers taking you to the places their minds go between destinations. |Read More

BLAME

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 100 minutes
  • Directed By: Quinn Shephard
  • Country: USA
Abigail (Quinn Shephard) is an outcast who seeks solace in fantasy worlds. When high school drama teacher Jeremy (Chris Messina) casts her in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, Abigail’s confidence blooms. But soon her relationship with Jeremy begins to move beyond innocent flirtation, and it in turn fuels a classmate's vengeful jealousy that quickly spirals out of control and brings about a chain of events that draws parallels to Salem. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), First Time Filmmaker
Blues Planet: Triptych explores the Gulf Oil Spill disaster and its aftermath through environmental artist Wyland who, along with 30 of today's pre-eminent artists, recorded a new genre of global blues on the catastrophe's anniversary.

After the screening: Taj Mahal and the Wyland Blues Planet Band will perform.

Also screening with Shorts: S.O.S |Read More

BLURRED LINES INSIDE THE ART WORLD

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 84 minutes
  • Directed By: Barry Avrich
  • Country: Canada
Barry Avrich’s in-depth and eye-opening documentary pulls back the curtain on the behind-the-scenes dealings revolving around the contemporary art world. Reputable artists, critics, auctioneers and collectors demystify the often illusive and complex relationship between art and commerce in this film, which features extraordinary access to industry players. |Read More
Documentary, New York

BOBBI JENE

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 96 minutes
  • Directed By: Elvira Lind
  • Country: USA, Denmark, Israel
In her moving and cinematic documentary, Elvira Lind follows American dancer Bobbi Jene Smith as she makes the decision of a lifetime. Bobbi returns to the U.S., leaving behind a loving boyfriend and a successful 10-year run as a star dancer of the famous Israeli dance company Batsheva. Lind intimately portrays Bobbi’s rigorous creative process as she starts fresh in San Francisco, while still working to maintain a long-distance relationship. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Documentary, New York, NY Director(s)

BOMBSHELL THE HEDY LAMARR STORY

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Alexandra Dean
  • Country: USA
Known for her unmatched beauty, Hedy Lamarr’s fans never knew she also possessed a beautiful mind. Immigrating to Hollywood in the late 1930s, Lamarr acted by day and sketched inventions by night, even devising a “secret communication system” for the Allies to beat the Nazis. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story reveals how Lamarr gave her patent away to the Navy, receiving no credit for her engineering innovations, even as she was immortalized as a legend of the silver screen. Executive produced by Susan Sarandon. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), First Time Filmmaker

BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 120 minutes
  • Directed By: Michael Moore
  • Country: USA
In the age of Donald Trump and the "alt-right," and with mass shootings now a regular occurrence in the U.S., there's no better time to revisit Michael Moore's Academy Award®-Winning documentary, Bowling For Columbine.

In 2002, Michael Moore began his exploration of the roots of America's love affair with guns. The result was a masterpiece that stripped bare the racial unrest and culture of fear that is now as central to American society as ever.

After the Movie: On the 15th anniversary of the documentary, and on the exact day of the Columbine massacre 18 years ago, a conversation with director Michael Moore and D.A. Pennebaker on the timeliness of the film today. |Read More
Documentary

BOY DOWNSTAIRS

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Sophie Brooks
  • Country: USA
Zosia Mamet exhibits winsome charm as Diana, navigating the rite of passage of every single New Yorker: the search for an apartment. She seemingly finds a jewel of a home until realizing her downstairs neighbor is her ex whose heart she broke. Like a true New Yorker, she keeps the apartment. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Comedy, New York, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), First Time Filmmaker

BROKEN NIGHT

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 8 minutes
  • Directed By: Alon Benari, Tal Zubalsky, and Alex Vlack
  • Country: USA
Broken Night explores a woman's (Emily Mortimer) unreliable narrative of an intense trauma. Speaking to a detective, her confused memories unfold: returning home in the midst of a fight with her husband (Alessandro Nivola), they encounter an intruder. The viewer is chooses which memories to follow and shares her confusion before coming to a startling truth. |Read More

BUMP SPIKE

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 16 minutes
  • Directed By: Michael Jacobs
  • Country: USA
The spectacular rise and fall of the International Professional Volleyball Association, which existed between 1975–1980 complete with "party lifestyle," rocking arena matches and stars on the court and in the stands, is chronicled in this Michael Jacobs-directed film. |Read More
Sports, Documentary

BUSTERS MAL HEART

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 96 minutes
  • Directed By: Sarah Adina Smith
  • Country: USA
A fugitive hotly pursued by rangers reviews the pathway to his present circumstances and finds conflicting stories. A spellbinding Rami Malek (Mr. Robot) brings impressive range to Sarah Adina Smith’s sophomore feature: a twisting, mind-bending thriller in which the typical rules don’t apply, least of all to a man who cannot be certain of anything he’s done. |Read More
Female Director(s), Thriller, Experimental

CANT STOP WONT STOP THE BAD BOY STORY

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 80 minutes
  • Directed By: Daniel Kaufman
  • Country: USA
A raw and exclusive look behind the scenes at the history and legacy of Bad Boy through a complex portrait of the label’s mastermind, Sean “Diddy” Combs aka Puff Daddy, as he tries to reunite his Bad Boy Family in the course of a frantic three-week rehearsal period. This Live Nation Productions documentary finds him reuniting with the biggest names from Bad Boy’s history for a wildly successful pair of concerts at Brooklyn’s Barclay Center. |Read More
Documentary, Music, First Time Filmmaker

CASUAL

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 56 minutes
  • Country: USA
Season 3 returns with everyone's favorite co-dependent siblings Valerie and Alex. They continue to live deep in each others emotional lives as they raise Valerie's daughter Laura. Following dramatic life changes at the end of the last season, Valerie and Alex are adjusting to a new normal while continuing to struggle to maintain boundaries with each other.

After the episode: A conversation with creator and executive producer Zander Lehmann, executive producers, Liz Tigelaar, Helen Estabrook, and cast members Michaela Watkins, Nyasha Hatendi,Tommy Dewey, and Tara Lynne Barr. Moderated by Hollywood Editor for New York Magazine and Vulture, Stacey Wilson Hunt. |Read More
Female Director(s), Comedy, Female Screenwriter(s)

CHRIS GETHARD CAREER SUICIDE

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Kimberly Senior
  • Country: USA
In this deeply personal and profoundly funny one man show, comedian Chris Gethard dives deep into his own personal struggles with mental health issues. He will have you laughing at stories of Barb his therapist one minute, then revealing incredibly personal experiences the next, using comedy to lend insight in a way that only humor can.

After the Movie: A conversation with comedian/actor/writer Chris Gethard and fellow comedians, including Pete Holmes,Abbi Jacobson and Judd Apatow. |Read More
Female Director(s)

CHUCK

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 99 minutes
  • Directed By: Philippe Falardeau
  • Country: USA
Chuck is the true story of Chuck Wepner (Liev Schreiber), the man who inspired the billion-dollar film series Rocky—a liquor salesman from New Jersey who went 15 rounds with Muhammad Ali. Wepner suffered numerous losses, knockouts, and broken noses in his ten years in the ring, and lived an epic life of drugs, booze, and wild women outside of it. |Read More
Drama, Sports