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SHOWING 217 FILMS FROM THE FESTIVAL YEAR 2013

AATSINKI: THE STORY OF ARCTIC COWBOYS

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 85 minutes
  • Directed By: Jessica Oreck
  • Country: Finland
In the forests of Finnish Lapland, brothers Aarne and Lasse Aatsinki carry on the generations-old tradition of reindeer herding. These modern cowboys maintain an intricate bond with the environment that has allowed them to preserve their lifestyle in one of the harshest climates imaginable. Jessica Oreck’s intimate, gorgeously lensed documentary follows the brothers for a year, sharing in the hard work, daily rituals and small joys that make up life above the Arctic Circle. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary

AB-

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 9 minutes
  • Directed By: Daniel Klein
  • Country: USA
Following a gruesome accident, a man finds himself stuck and injured on a remote road in the dead of winter. Help is on the way, but who will get there first? |Read More
Horror, Thriller

ADULT WORLD

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 97 minutes
  • Directed By: Scott Coffey
  • Country: USA
Amy (Emma Roberts) is naïve, awkward and anxious to get her poetry career off of the ground. She begrudgingly accepts a job at the local sex shop, Adult World, while pursuing a surefire kick-start for her success: a mentorship with reclusive writer Rat Billings (the hilarious John Cusack). As Amy’s world melds with that of Adult World, she slowly learns that inspiration can be found in the most improbable places. |Read More
Comedy

ALBERI

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 28 minutes
  • Directed By: Michelangelo Frammartino
  • Country: Italy, Germany
Wrapping the audience in waves of sound, Alberi takes us on a circular journey through the countryside of Southern Italy, to the village of Satriano. Historically, men of the town would cover themselves with ivy, transforming into strange, ghost-like walking trees. This ancestral arboreal rite, nearly forgotten as newer generations gradually lost interest, celebrated the connection between man and nature while costuming the men for Carnevale. In a triumphant reclamation of the old ways, director Michelangelo Frammartino (Le quattro volte) captures the majesty of this ceremony via his singular cinematic artistry. This dynamic installation is both a mesmerizing homage to nature and breathtaking union of sound and image. |Read More
Documentary

ALÌ BLUE EYES

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 100 minutes
  • Directed By: Claudio Giovannesi
  • Country: Italy
Claudio Giovannesi’s award-winning second dramatic feature captures one week in the life of sixteen-year-old troublemaker Nader, who, despite his mother’s threats and family’s insistence that he respect his Muslim roots, fights, steals and pursues an Italian girlfriend. A stunning example of contemporary Italian neo-realism, Alì Blue Eyes is an engrossing coming-of-age story about an immigrant who will stop at nothing to fit in. |Read More
Drama, Relationships

ALIAS RUBY BLADE: A STORY OF LOVE AND REVOLUTION

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 78 minutes
  • Directed By: Alex Meillier
  • Country: USA
Kirsty Sword Gusmão went to Timor-Leste to document injustice in an area closed to Western journalists. Over the next decade, she became the lynchpin that sustained the nation’s harrowing struggle for independence and met the man who would redefine the cause for which she was fighting. Using astonishing footage of the years-long resistance, director Alex Meillier presents a highly personal account of the courage needed to create a new democracy in modern times. |Read More
Documentary

ALMOST CHRISTMAS

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 107 minutes
  • Directed By: Phil Morrison
  • Country: USA
Two French Canadian ne’er-do-wells travel to New York City with a scheme to get rich quick selling Christmas trees. Easygoing charmer Rene (Paul Rudd) clashes with misanthropic ex-con Dennis (Paul Giamatti), whose wife Rene just stole. Still, this odd couple must make an honest go of it in this fresh buddy comedy co-starring Sally Hawkins, by the director of the indie breakout hit Junebug. |Read More
Drama

AND THE BAND PLAYED ON

  • Release Year: 1993
  • Runtime: 141 minutes
  • Directed By: Roger Spottiswoode
  • Country: USA
Celebrating its twentieth anniversary, And the Band Played On aired at the height of the AIDS epidemic in the early ’90s, examining the facts surrounding the deadly disease and debunking many of its myths. Topping the incredible ensemble cast is Matthew Modine, who received Emmy and Golden Globe-nominations for his poignant portrayal of a doctor who heads an American research team. |Read More
Drama

AT ANY PRICE

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 105 minutes
  • Directed By: Ramin Bahrani
  • Country: USA
The robust farming industry of Iowa is the backdrop for this father-and-son story. Dean Wipple (Zac Efron) longs to be a professional racecar driver. His father Henry (Dennis Quaid) plans to make him the heir to their family farming empire. When Henry’s ethics and expansion practices come under fire, the family must unify or risk losing everything. Temptation, ambition and competition are the driving forces behind this modern-day drama co-starring Heather Graham and Clancy Brown. |Read More
Drama

ATLANTIC AVENUE

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 13 minutes
  • Directed By: Laure De Clermont
  • Country: France
Young male prostitute Jeremiah waits under a bridge for potential customers. Across the way, seventeen-year-old Celeste is in the middle of a crosswalk when her scarf tangles in her wheelchair. She blocks traffic, and Jeremiah, on his way to a job, stops to help. That moment sparks an infatuation in Celeste, but Jeremiah is too focused on his business. Then she returns as a customer and asks him to be her first love. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s)

BATTLE OF AMFAR

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 40 minutes
  • Directed By: Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman
  • Country: USA
In the darkest days of the AIDS pandemic, two women from very different walks of life unite to take a stand. Two-time Academy Award®-winner Rob Epstein and his longtime collaborator Jeffrey Friedman, the creative forces behind The Celluloid Closet, tell the story of the extraordinary moment when Dr. Mathilde Krim and Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor launched the country’s first AIDS research foundation. The fight against HIV/AIDS would never be the same. An HBO Documentary Films release. |Read More
Documentary

BEETLEJUICE

  • Release Year: 1988
  • Runtime: 92 minutes
  • Directed By: Tim Burton
  • Country: USA
Two just-arrived ghosts discover that scaring away the new residents of their old house is not as easy as saying a name three times. This beloved comedy from 1988 was the perfect vehicle for Tim Burton’s unique style and vivid imagination. Michael Keaton plays the title role with maniacal relish and a dark edge of menace, alongside co-stars Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Catherine O’Hara and Winona Ryder. Courtesy of Warner Bros.

Look for the 25th Anniversary Blu-ray™ of Beetlejuice, available later this year. |Read More
Horror, Comedy

BEFORE MIDNIGHT

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 108 minutes
  • Directed By: Richard Linklater
  • Country: USA
In the eagerly anticipated third chapter in the star-crossed tale of Jesse and Celine, director and co-writer Richard Linklater fast-forwards to nine years after their last meeting. Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy deliver powerfully authentic performances as the companions who find themselves at yet another crossroads in their twisting but passionate relationship. The picturesque streets of Greece serve as the latest backdrop to this beautifully crafted love story. |Read More
Drama, Relationships

BEFORE SNOWFALL

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 105 minutes
  • Directed By: Hisham Zaman
  • Country: Germany, Norway
Director Hisham Zaman brings the moral crisis of honor killing front and center in this dazzling, international drama. When his older sister Nermin flees an arranged marriage, Siyar must atone for the slight. He tracks her from Kurdistan to Istanbul, where a fateful encounter with a street girl creates cracks in his resolve. Then Nermin escapes into Europe, and Siyar must continue a search that will forever change his notions of loyalty, dignity, honor and love. |Read More
Drama

BENDING STEEL

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 93 minutes
  • Directed By: Dave Carroll
  • Country: USA
The Cyclone, The Freakshow, The Mermaid Parade: all Coney Island icons. But Chris “Wonder” Schoeck has always preferred the Coney Island Strongman. Bending Steel follows the sweet, unassuming Schoeck as he parlays his extraordinary strength into the pursuit of his lifelong dream. Training with an elite group of men whose hands bend, drag, twist and shred metal, he tackles an enormous physical and mental challenge, taking a surprisingly emotional journey as a result. |Read More
Documentary

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - NARRATIVE AWARD

  • Release Year: N/A
  • Runtime: 120 minutes
The winner of Best Cinematography - Narrative Award is Before Snowfall.

Director Hisham Zaman brings the moral crisis of honor killing front and center in this dazzling, international drama. When his older sister Nermin flees an arranged marriage, Siyar must atone for the slight. He tracks her from Kurdistan to Istanbul, where a fateful encounter with a street girl creates cracks in his resolve. Then Nermin escapes into Europe, and Siyar must continue a search that will forever change his notions of loyalty, dignity, honor and love. |Read More

BEST EDITING - DOCUMENTARY AWARD

  • Runtime: 120 minutes
  • Country: USA
The Best Editing - Documentary Award goes to Let The Fire Burn.

Jason Osder makes an impressive feature film debut through his unbiased and thorough account of the incidents leading up to and during the 1985 standoff between the extremist African-American organization MOVE and Philadelphia authorities. The dramatic clash claimed eleven lives and literally and figuratively devastated an entire community. Let the Fire Burn is a real-life Wild West story absent the luxury of identifying its heroes by the color of their hats. |Read More

BEST NEW DOCUMENTARY DIRECTOR AWARD

  • Release Year: N/A
  • Runtime: 120 minutes
The Best New Documentary Director Award goes to Sean Dunne for Oxyana.

Oceana, West Virginia—known as “Oxyana” after its residents’ epidemic abuse of OxyContin—is a tragically real example of the insidious spread of drug dependency throughout the country. Set against an abandoned coal mining landscape to the melodies of Deer Tick’s haunting score, this unflinchingly intimate documentary probes the lives of Oceana’s afflicted and exposes the day-to-day experience of a town living in the harsh grip of addiction. |Read More

BEST NEW NARRATIVE DIRECTOR AWARD

  • Release Year: N/A
  • Runtime: 120 minutes
The Best New Narrative Director Award goes to Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais for Whitewash.

The brutality of winter and the power of the mind are aptly portrayed in this dark comedy set in Northern Quebec. Bruce (Thomas Haden Church) is merely trying to survive a harsh winter when he meets Paul. Conflict leads to a complicated situation, and Bruce finds himself in an unexpected place. Grappling with guilt, he soon creates a prison from which he cannot escape. Haden Church perfectly utilizes his comic talent in this wry, well-crafted film. |Read More