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SHOWING 354 FILMS FROM THE FESTIVAL YEAR 2019
Award Screening: Best Cinematography in a Documentary Feature - Our Time Machine

Chinese artist Maleonn creates elaborate photo tableaus that blend the real and the surreal in ways that echo his own memories. He follows in the artistic footsteps of his parents: his mother was an actress and his father, Ma Ke, was a long time director of the Peking Opera Theater. Maleonn is excited to collaborate with his father on his new project, a theater production of an intricately-designed father and son machine puppet. His father, however, is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s and slowly forgetting his past. 

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Award Screening: Best Cinematography in an International Narrative Feature - House of Hummingbird

Set in 1994 in Seoul, House Of Hummingbird is a touching coming-of-age drama centered around the quiet, unexceptional eighth-grader Eunhee (Ji-hu Park). Struggling to make passing grades and subject to non-stop screaming at home, she spends her time finding meaning in the love and friendships of her peers, in shoplifting, and in karaoke bars. It’s in her cram school professor (Sae-byeok Kim), however, that Eunheen finds the answers that she seeks, as the two form an unlikely friendship. 

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Award Screening: Best Cinematography in a U.S. Narrative Feature - Burning Cane

A worried mother (Karen Kaia Livers) caring for her mange-ridden family dog; her unemployed, alcoholic son (Dominique McClellan) and the wife (Emyri Crutchfield) who supports him; and a preacher (Wendell Pierce) whose wife’s recent death has pushed him toward the bottle are a few of the characters who make up the beautifully rich world of Southeastern Louisiana in Phillip Youmans’ extraordinary debut feature, Burning Cane. The poetic lyricism of the film’s handheld camerawork calls to mind a Terrence Malick-like interest in the influence of place on the people who inhabit it, and how deeply the beauty of the natural world can contrast with the brutality of human acts. As one of the principal embodiments of this contradiction, Pierce gives a powerful performance as the preacher who is struggling to both help his flock as well as himself. 

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Award Screening: Tribeca X Award Winners

AWARD SCREENING: TRIBECA X AWARD WINNERS

  • Release Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 68 minutes

Almost Human

In your end is your beginning. Atoms in your hand were made at the big bang. You existed right from the start, and you exist everywhere; in the sea, in the stars - and you exist in the end. A wave can erase your castle of sand, but that will merely be, a new beginning. Almost Human is notes on the human condition by 10 scientist and a robot.

The Face of Distracted Driving - Forrest

Tells the story of Forrest Cepeda, a 16-year-old boy who was killed in a distracted driving accident.

History of Memory

From Florida to India, Beijing to New Orleans, History of Memory is a documentary series about people whose lives were forever altered by the discovery, creation, or preservation of one photograph.

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Awokened

AWOKENED

  • Release Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 25 minutes
  • Directed By: Daryl Wein
  • Country: USA
Awokened is an independent half hour cable/streaming show about a guy who has a spiritual awakening that changes his life forever. |Read More
Comedy
Ballet After Dark

BALLET AFTER DARK

  • Release Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 13 minutes
  • Directed By: B. Monét
  • Country: USA
Ballet After Dark tells the story a young woman who found the strength to survive after an attack. She created an organization that is helping sexual abuse and domestic violent survivors find healing after trauma through dance therapy. |Read More
Dance, Documentary
Better Days

BETTER DAYS

  • Release Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 18 minutes
  • Country: USA
A Muslim-American twenty-something (Nabeel Muscatwalla) faces a series of awkward encounters as he tries to get on with his day. |Read More
Comedy
Black 14

BLACK 14

  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 15 minutes
  • Country: USA
Directed by Darius Clark Monroe and executive produced by Spike Lee, this documentary short tells the story of what happened when a group of college athletes decided to protest racial injustice. |Read More
Documentary
Black Hat

BLACK HAT

  • Release Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 14 minutes
  • Directed By: Sarah Smith
  • Country: USA
A pious Hasidic man (Adam Silver) living a secret double life misplaces his hat one night, which will cause his two separate lives to collide in a way he never imagined. |Read More
Drama, LGBTQIA