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  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 80 minutes
  • Directed By: Jenny Gage
  • Country: USA
What is it like to come of age in New York City? First-time director Jenny Gage follows vivacious sisters, Ginger and Dusty, and their high school friends over the course of their crucial teen years. In this sensitive and cinematic documentary, Gage captures all the urgency, drama, and bittersweetness of girlhood as her subjects grapple with love, friendship, and what their futures hold. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, New York, NY Director(s)

BETTING ON ZERO

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 98 minutes
  • Directed By: Ted Braun
  • Country: USA
Allegations of corporate criminality and high-stakes Wall Street vendettas swirl throughout this riveting financial docu-thriller. Controversial hedge fund titan Bill Ackman is on a crusade to expose global nutritional giant Herbalife as the largest pyramid scheme in history while Herbalife execs claim Ackman is a market manipulator out to bankrupt them and make a killing off his billion dollar short. |Read More
Documentary

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)

BUGS

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 74 minutes
  • Directed By: Andreas Johnsen
  • Country: Denmark
Head Chef Ben Reade and Lead Researcher Josh Evans from Nordic Food Lab are on a mission to investigate the next big trend in food: edible insects. Filmmaker Andreas Johnsen follows the duo on a globe-trotting tour as they put their own haute cuisine spin on local insect delicacies (bee larva ceviche, anyone?) in the pursuit of food diversity and deliciousness. |Read More
Documentary

CONTEMPORARY COLOR

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 97 minutes
  • Directed By: Bill Ross and Turner Ross
  • Country: USA
In the summer of 2015, legendary musician David Byrne staged an unprecedented event at Brooklyn's Barclays Center to celebrate the art of color guard—synchronized dance involving flags, rifles, and sabers—by pairing regional color guard teams with performers, including St. Vincent, Nelly Furtado, and Ad-Rock. More than a concert film, the TFI-supported Contemporary Color is a cinematic interpretation of a one-of-a-kind live event, courtesy of visionary filmmakers Bill and Turner Ross. |Read More
Documentary, Music

COPWATCH

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 99 minutes
  • Directed By: Camilla Hall
  • Country: USA
Copwatch is the true story of We Copwatch, an organization that films police activity as a non-violent form of protest and deterrent to police brutality. In her feature film debut, director Camilla Hall crafts an intriguing and timely profile of citizen-journalist-activists- including Ramsey Orta who filmed Eric Garner’s fatal arrest- who seek to disrupt the ever-present challenge of police violence. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, New York, First Time Filmmaker

DEATH AND LIFE OF MARSHA P JOHNSON

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 105 minutes
  • Directed By: David France
  • Country: USA
Featuring never-before-seen footage and rediscovered interviews, Academy Award nominee David France (How to Survive a Plague) follows a new investigation into the mysterious death of self-described “street queen” Marsha P. Johnson, one of the courageous black transgender activists who spearheaded the modern gay civil rights movement. |Read More
Documentary, LGBT

DEPARTURE

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 87 minutes
  • Directed By: Lana Wilson
  • Country: USA
Lana Wilson follows up her award-winning film, After Tiller, with this profile of Ittetsu Nemoto, a Buddhist priest renowned for saving the lives of countless suicidal people. But Nemoto, suffering from heart disease and supporting his wife and young son, risks his life carrying the heavy emotional load to support those who no longer want to live. When saving others takes such a toll, can he find the resiliency to save himself? |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, Female Screenwriter(s)

DOG DOC

  • Release Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 101 minutes
  • Directed By: Cindy Meehl
  • Country: USA
Called a maverick, a miracle-worker, and a quack, Dr. Marty Goldstein is a pioneer of integrative veterinary medicine. By holistically treating animals after other vets have given up, Goldstein provides a last hope for pet owners with nothing left to lose. |Read More
Documentary

DO NOT RESIST

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 73 minutes
  • Directed By: Craig Atkinson
  • Country: USA
In Do Not Resist, director Craig Atkinson, through keen and thoughtful observances, presents a startling and powerful exploration into the rapid militarization of police forces in the United States. Filmed over two years, in 11 states, Do Not Resist reveals a rare and surprising look into the increasingly disturbing realities of American police culture. |Read More
Documentary, NY Director(s)

FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO

  • Release Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 91 minutes
  • Directed By: Daniel Karslake
  • Country: USA
When the Supreme Court legalized marriage equality, the backlash by the religious right was swift, severe, and successful. Karslake’s documentary looks at four faith-based families with LGBTQ children caught in the crosshairs of sexuality, identity, and scripture. |Read More
Documentary, LGBTQIA

HAPPY FILM

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 95 minutes
  • Directed By: Stefan Sagmeister, Ben Nabors, and Hillman Curtis
  • Country: USA
Designer Stefan Sagmeister takes us on a personal journey to find out what causes happiness. Experimenting with three different approaches—meditation, therapy, and drugs—Sagmeister embarks on an entertaining and introspective quest, accented with a whimsical panoply of graphics, charts, and proverbs. The Happy Film may not make you happier, but it will surely move you to reexamine your own pursuit of happiness. |Read More
Documentary, NY Director(s)

ISLAND OF THE HUNGRY GHOSTS

  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 94 minutes
  • Directed By: Gabrielle Brady
  • Country: Germany, UK, Australia
Christmas Island, Australia, is home to one of the largest land migrations on earth—that of forty million crabs journeying from jungle to sea. But the jungle holds another secret: a high-security facility that indefinitely detains individuals seeking asylum. |Read More
Drama, Environmental, Female Director(s), First Time Filmmaker, Female Screenwriter(s)

KEEP QUIET

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 97 minutes
  • Directed By: Sam Blair and Joseph Martin
  • Country: U.K., Hungary
Passionate in his anti-Semitic beliefs, Csanád Szegedi was the rising star of Hungary's far-right party until he discovers his family's secret—his maternal grandparents were Jewish. The revelation prompts an improbable but seemingly heartfelt conversion from anti-Semite to Orthodox Jew. This captivating and confrontational film explores the complex and contradictory character of Szegedi, prompting deep questions about Szegedi's supposed epiphany. |Read More
Documentary

LEFTOVER WOMEN

  • Release Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 85 minutes
  • Directed By: Shosh Shlam and Hilla Medalia
  • Country: Israel
In China, single women are under immense pressure to marry young or face the stigma that comes with being “leftover.” Through marriage markets, matchmakers, and government-sponsored dating festivals, Leftover Women follows three hopeful singles seeking to define love on their own terms. |Read More
Documentary

LOVETRUE

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 82 minutes
  • Directed By: Alma Har'el
  • Country: USA
Alma Har’el, director and cinematographer of the 2011 TFF Best Documentary Feature Bombay Beach, returns with LoveTrue, a genre-bending documentary, demystifying the fantasy of true love. From an Alaskan strip club, a Hawaiian island, and the streets of NYC—revelatory stories emerge about a deeper definition of love. Set to a hypnotizing score by Flying Lotus and executive-produced by Shia LaBeouf. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, Music, New York

MEMORIES OF A PENITENT HEART

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 74 minutes
  • Directed By: Cecilia Aldarondo
  • Country: USA, Puerto Rico
Like many gay men in the 1980s, Miguel moved from Puerto Rico to New York City; he found a career in theater and a rewarding relationship. Yet, on his deathbed he grappled to reconcile his homosexuality with his Catholic upbringing. Now, decades after his death, his niece Cecilia locates Miguel’s estranged lover to understand the truth, and in the process opens up long-dormant family secrets. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, Latino Director(s)