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AMERICAN CASINO

  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 89 minutes
  • Directed By: Leslie Cockburn and Leslie Cockburn
  • Country: USA
Politicians and the media like to talk about the relationship between Wall Street and Main Street, but investigative journalist Leslie Cockburn's debut feature gets to the guts of the matter, visiting defectors from Bear Stearns and Standard & Poor's and other high-level players in the subprime mortgage gamble and, on the flipside, visiting the working-class Americans who were the unwitting chips on the table. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary

ARIAS WITH A TWIST: THE DOCUFANTASY

  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 86 minutes
  • Directed By: Bobby Sheehan and Bobby Sheehan
  • Country: USA
A joyously uplifting celebration of the creative process and the inventive, outrageous downtown art scene of New York from the past 30 years, Arias with a Twist focuses its lens on the inspired collaboration between cabaret and drag artist Joey Arias and master puppeteer Basil Twist, whose groundbreaking 2008 show brought them some of the biggest success of their careers. Featuring never-before-seen footage of Andy Warhol, Jim Henson, Keith Haring, Grace Jones, and Divine. |Read More
Documentary

BALL DON'T LIE

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 102 minutes
  • Directed By: Brin Hill
  • Country: USA
An urban coming-of-age story that follows Sticky, a talented streetballer (Grayson Boucher) who overcomes his troubled past through his passion for the game. Based on the popular novel, Ball Don't Lie features Ludacris, Rosanna Arquette, and Nick Cannon. |Read More
Drama, Sports

BITTER & TWISTED

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 88 minutes
  • Directed By: Christopher Weekes
  • Country: Australia
This quirky, multidimensional drama of longing and loss starts with the death of a young man and flashes forward three years to assess the toll it took on his parents, brother, and ex-girlfriend. A vivid style and nuanced performances add an unusual charm to this confident debut. |Read More

BRILLIANTLOVE

  • Release Year: 2010
  • Runtime: 97 minutes
  • Directed By: Ashley Horner and Ashley Horner
  • Country: U.K.
Love and lust entangle over a sweltering summer as a novice photographer, Manchester, documents his sweaty affair with his taxidermist girlfriend, Noon. But when a wealthy art-world pornography collector "discovers" Manchester as a genius, the trappings of the art world are unleashed upon the unsuspecting couple, shattering Noon's trust and heart. Director Ashley Horner captures the yearning and desire that can simultaneously strengthen and burn romance. For mature audiences. |Read More
Drama

BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE: THE STORY OF CBGB

  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Mandy Stein
  • Country: USA
Fueled by vintage performances by the likes of Patti Smith, Talking Heads, Television, Bad Brains, and The Ramones, this doc charts the history and far-reaching influence of iconic downtown club CBGB and its fight for survival against the Bowery homeless shelter that sought to shut it down. Sonic Youth, Debbie Harry, Ice-T, Fab 5 Freddy, and others share their passion for the anything-goes spirit of the club and its founder, Hilly Kristal. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, Music

CHARLY

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 95 minutes
  • Directed By: Isild Le Besco
  • Country: France
Tramping toward the sea, 14-year-old Nicolas crosses paths with Charly, a tough girl who takes him into her mobile home, where an unusual domestic arrangement evolves. As in her brilliant debut ½ Price (TFF '04), Le Besco movingly depicts a world without adults. |Read More
Female Director(s)

CON ARTIST

  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 80 minutes
  • Directed By: Michael Sládek
  • Country: USA
One of the biggest names in the East Village art scene of the '80s, "business artist" Mark Kostabi gleefully made a fortune signing and selling artworks painted by a revolving stable of hired hands. This punk-fueled docu-comedy looks at Kostabi's ultimately self-destructive skewering of the celebrity art world and his current obsession with getting back on top. |Read More
Documentary

ELVIS & MADONA

  • Release Year: 2010
  • Runtime: 105 minutes
  • Directed By: Marcelo Laffitte and Marcelo Laffitte
  • Country: Brazil
The lives of a beautiful biker babe and a tall blonde drag performer intertwine in this vibrant Rio-set romantic comedy. Elvis is an aspiring young photographer delivering pizzas to make ends meet. Madona's plans for a spectacular drag show have just been dashed when her rotten sometime lover steals all her money. When they meet by chance, Elvis and Madona's unlikely love will help them chase their dreams and deal with the obstacles that arise along the way. |Read More
Comedy

ENTRE NOS

  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 80 minutes
  • Directed By: Gloria La Morte and Paola Mendoza
  • Country: USA, Colombia
Adoring mother Mariana (talented codirector Paola Mendoza) has toted her two children from Colombia to New York to indulge her husband's whim. But when he abruptly abandons the family, she'll have to rely on her own imagination and courage—and that of her remarkable kids (breakthroughs Sebastian Villada and Laura Montana)—to survive insurmountable odds during their first summer in the United States. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s)

FERMAT'S ROOM

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 88 minutes
  • Directed By: Rodrigo Sopeña and Luis Piedrahita
  • Country: Spain
The walls are closing in-literally-on four brainiac mathematicians with shadowy pasts in this über tense debut. These strangers have all been brought together by the mysterious Fermat to solve their most profound equation yet: Why is someone trying to kill them? Co-hosted with Instituto Cervantes, The Cultural Center of Spain in New York. |Read More
Thriller

FIGHTER

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 100 minutes
  • Directed By: Natasha Arthy
  • Country: Denmark
This high-energy martial arts drama chronicles a driven high school student caught between the expectations of her traditional Turkish family and her kung fu dreams. With slickly choreographed fight scenes, Fighter is an empowering story that culminates with an emotional punch. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Action, Sports

FIRE UNDER THE SNOW

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 75 minutes
  • Directed By: Makoto Sasa
  • Country: USA
Tibetan monk Palden Gyatso spent 33 years being tortured and starved in Chinese prisons. He watched his nation ruined and his countrymen jailed or killed. Despite this, Gyatso remains unbroken, keeping the flame of his spirit ablaze. Co-hosted with Asian Cinevision. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary

GERRYMANDERING

  • Release Year: 2010
  • Runtime: 81 minutes
  • Directed By: Jeff Reichert and Jeff Reichert
  • Country: USA
This wake-up-call doc exposes the hidden history of our country's redistricting wars, mapping battles that take place out of public scrutiny but that shape the electoral landscape of American politics for decades at time, posing a threat not just to democrats and republicans, but democracy as a whole. Featuring stories from nine states, Gerrymandering takes a hard look at the framework of our democracy and how it provides our politicians a perfectly legal way to control electoral outcomes. |Read More
Documentary

GOING ON 13

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 86 minutes
  • Directed By: Kristy Guevara-Flanagan and Dawn Valadez
  • Country: USA
Ariana, Isha, Rosie, and Esme are young girls who are followed for four years as they navigate the precarious path to womanhood and, in Valadez' and Guevara-Flanagan's expert hands, breathe new life into the coming-of-age story. Co-hosted with New York Women in Film & Television. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary

GOTTA DANCE

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 95 minutes
  • Directed By: Dori Berinstein
  • Country: USA
Festival vet Berinstein (ShowBusiness, TFF '05) tells the inspirational story of the New Jersey NETSationals, the NBA's first senior citizen hiphop dance team. Against all odds, these energetic and dedicated seniors prove that even in their golden years, they've just Gotta Dance!

American Express Insider Center: Enjoy a Filmmaker Personality Interview  with director Dori Bernstein at the American Express Insider Center, 27 Union Square West. |Read More
Female Director(s), Sports, Documentary

GUY AND MADELINE ON A PARK BENCH

  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 82 minutes
  • Directed By: Damien Chazelle
  • Country: USA
First-time director Damien Chazelle infuses his black-and-white, 16mm vérité-style relationship drama with all that jazzy romance of an old-Hollywood musical. Backed by a grand, alternately rollicking and melancholy score, Guy and Madeline tracks a pair of young lovers in Boston after they separate, search for new romance, and perhaps find their way back to each other. |Read More
Comedy, Romantic Comedy

HEAD WIND

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 65 minutes
  • Directed By: Mohammad Rasoulof
  • Country: Iran
The government of the Islamic Republic of Iran does its best to restrict its citizens' access to information and media from the rest of the world. The award-winning director of Iron Island shows how Iranians demonstrate what we'd call "Yankee resourcefulness" to stymie their censors. |Read More
Documentary

INFIDEL

  • Release Year: 2010
  • Runtime: 105 minutes
  • Directed By: Josh Appignanesi and Josh Appignanesi
  • Country: U.K.
Mahmud Nasir (comedian Omid Djalili) may not be the most observant Muslim, but deep down he is a true believer. His life is turned upside down when he learns he was adopted-but most scandalous is that his birth mother was Jewish! And his given name was Solly Shimshillewitz! As Mahmud tumbles into a full-scale identity crisis, a true comedy of religious errors unfolds. With Richard Schiff and Matt Lucas. |Read More
Comedy