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SHOWING 272 FILMS FROM THE FESTIVAL YEAR 2015

ADDERALL DIARIES

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 87 minutes
  • Directed By: Pamela Romanowsky
  • Country: USA
Elliott (James Franco), a once-successful novelist inflicted with writer’s block and an Adderall addiction strives to escape his problems by delving into the world of a high-profile murder case. Amber Heard, Ed Harris, and Cynthia Nixon co-star in this adaptation of Elliott's best-selling memoir. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Thriller, New York, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)

AFERIM

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 106 minutes
  • Directed By: Radu Jude
  • Country: Romania, Bulgaria
Winner of Best Director at the 2015 Berlin Film Festival and shot in savory black-and-white, Radu Jude’s Aferim! offers a rare and gripping glimpse into the political and religious landscape of nineteenth-century Romania. While traveling across the Wallachian countryside to hunt down a fugitive gypsy slave in 1835, an autumnal police officer and his young son encounter a variety of different natives, each with their own prejudices and opinions on the state of their nation. |Read More
Drama

ALL EYES AND EARS

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 92 minutes
  • Directed By: Vanessa Hope
  • Country: USA, China
When former Utah governor Jon Huntsman was appointed United States Ambassador to China, the charming career politician arrived at his new post with his entire family—including his adopted Chinese daughter, Gracie. Huntsman's diplomatic struggles and triumphs are explored in the broader context of China’s relationship with the rest of the world, and intersected with Gracie's personal experience living in China as a Chinese-American. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)

ALL WORK ALL PLAY

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Patrick Creadon
  • Country: USA
There’s something happening in the world of video games. Thousands are flocking to arenas to watch tournaments unfold. Tens of millions are watching online. One percent of the world population is playing the most popular competitive game. In All Work All Play, go behind the scenes and follow the ascent of eSports, and watch as the best pro gamers in the world fight for the Intel Extreme Masters championship. |Read More
Documentary

ALOFT

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 97 minutes
  • Directed By: Claudia Llosa
  • Country: Canada, France, Spain
In parallel narratives, single-mother Nana (Jennifer Connelly) has a mysterious experience at the hands of a traveling healer, years later her troubled son Ivan (Cillian Murphy) sets out in search of his now absent mother. Academy Award®–nominee Claudia Llosa’s (The Milk of Sorrow) decade-spanning family drama is a dreamlike rumination on faith, forgiveness, and family, set against an otherworldly frozen landscape. A Sony Pictures Classics Release. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)

AMONG THE BELIEVERS

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 84 minutes
  • Directed By: Hemal Trivedi and Mohammed Ali Naqvi
  • Country: Pakistan
An unsettling and eye opening exploration into the spread of the radical Islamic school Red Mosque, which trains legions of children to devote their lives to jihad, or holy war, from a very young age. With incredible access and chilling footage, Among the Believers is a timely and relevant look into the causes that have led to the growth of radical Islam in Pakistan and around the world. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)

ANESTHESIA

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Tim Blake Nelson
  • Country: USA
On a snowy night in New York City, a Columbia professor is brutally mugged on the doorsteps of an apartment building. Director Tim Blake Nelson’s haunting meditation of city life traces the chain of events that precipitate the attack, examining the inextricable and unforeseen forces that bring a group of disparate individuals together. Featuring a star-studded ensemble including Sam Waterston, Kristen Stewart, Glenn Close, and Cory Stoll. |Read More
Drama, Relationships, New York, NY Director(s)

ANGRY SKY

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 77 minutes
  • Directed By: Jeff Tremaine
  • Country: USA
In 1963 Nick Piantanida discovered skydiving. The following year he set out to break the world record for highest parachute jump, held by the Soviet Union. Over the next year his dedication drove him to overcome both personal and professional obstacles to muster the support to launch the first civilian space program and take him into the sky. An ESPN Films release. |Read More
Documentary

APPLESAUCE

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 91 minutes
  • Directed By: Onur Tukel
  • Country: USA
TFF alumnus Onur Tukel plays a husband who innocently reveals on talk radio the worst thing he's ever done. Though his gaffe never makes it on air, it sets off a chain of hilariously uncontrollable events that draw his wife and another couple into an uneasy mixture of infidelities, confessions, and severed body parts. |Read More
Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Relationships, New York, NY Director(s)

APPLE STORE PANEL ADDERALL DIARIES

  • Release Year: N/A
  • Runtime: 60 minutes
Join Director Pamela Romanowsky, and Director of Photography Bruce Thierry Cheung for a discussion about their film Adderall Diaries moderated by Eric Kohn. Elliott (James Franco), a once-successful novelist inflicted with writer’s block and an Adderall addiction strives to escape his problems by delving into the world of a high-profile murder case. Amber Heard, Ed Harris, and Cynthia Nixon co-star in this adaptation of Elliott's best-selling memoir. |Read More

APPLE STORE PANEL ARMOR OF LIGHT

  • Release Year: N/A
  • Runtime: 60 minutes
Join Director Abigail Disney, and subjects Reverend Rob Schenck, and Lucy McBath for a discussion about their film Armor of Light moderated by Shipra Gupta. This inspiring documentary digs into the deep affinity between the evangelical Christian movement and our country's gun culture — and how one top minister and anti-abortion activist undergoes a change of consciousness to challenge prevailing attitudes toward firearms among his fellow Christians. |Read More

APPLE STORE PANEL BARE

  • Release Year: N/A
  • Runtime: 60 minutes
Join Director Natalia Leite, and actors Alexandra Roxo, Dianna Agron, and Paz de la Huerta for a discussion about their film Bare moderated by Nigel Smith. After a lifetime of living in her sheltered and rural hometown, without any apparent means of changing a certain fate, Sarah Barton discovers a possible way out in Pepper, a mysterious female drifter. Through Pepper’s influence, Sarah decides to get a job at a highway strip club. Underneath Sarah’s search for freedom is her discovery of love. As her friendship with Pepper develops into a romance and her life veers further away from what it was, Sarah soon finds herself trapped in a double life and quickly realizes what happens when real life collides with dark fantasy |Read More

APPLE STORE PANEL DIXIELAND

  • Release Year: N/A
  • Runtime: 60 minutes
Join Director Hank Bedford and actor Chris Zylka for a discussion about the film Dixieland. In the hot lazy days of a Mississippi summer two star-crossed lovers, a recently released ex-con (Chris Zylka) and an aspiring stripper (Riley Keough), become trapped in a downward spiral of crime and obsessive love, as they try to ditch their small town lives. Featuring an impressive performance by Faith Hill. |Read More

APPLE STORE PANEL FAR FROM MEN

  • Release Year: N/A
  • Runtime: 60 minutes
Join Director David Oelhoffen for a discussion about his film Far From Men moderated by Casey Cipriani. During the height of the Algerian War, an unlikely bond forms between a reserved French teacher (Viggo Mortensen) and the elusive dissident (Reda Kateb) he must turn over to the authorities. Based on a short story by Albert Camus, David Oelhoffen’s classically conceived period Western is a tense and timely study of war’s political and personal sacrifices. |Read More

APPLE STORE PANEL GOOD KILL

  • Release Year: N/A
  • Runtime: 60 minutes
Join Director Andrew Niccol and actors January Jones, Ethan Hawke, and Zoe Kravitzas they discuss Good Kill. Major Tommy Egan (Ethan Hawke) is fighting a war from the safety of a Nevada trailer, but commitment to the mission comes at a price. Gattaca director Andrew Niccol reunites with Ethan Hawke for this timely drama about the human costs of advanced war technology. Co-starring January Jones and Zoe Kravitz. An IFC Films Release. |Read More

APPLE STORE PANEL GRANDMA

  • Release Year: N/A
  • Runtime: 60 minutes
Join Director Paul Weitz and actors Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner, and Laverne Cox for a discussion about the film Grandma . Reeling from a recent breakup and still mourning the loss of her longtime partner, once-famous poet Elle Reid (Lily Tomlin) is surprised to find her teenage granddaughter on her doorstep in need of $600 and a ride. The two embark on an all-day road trip that ends up rattling skeletons and digging up secrets all over town. Co-starring Julia Garner, Marcia Gay Harden, Judy Greer, Laverne Cox, and Sam Elliott. A Sony Pictures Classics release. |Read More

APPLE STORE PANEL HYENA

  • Release Year: N/A
  • Runtime: 60 minutes
Join Director Gerard Johnson and actor Peter Ferdinando for a discussion about his film Hyena moderated by Rodrigo Perez. Michael Logan (Peter Ferdinando) may be a corrupt, coke-addled cop, but he’s a bad lieutenant with a conscience. After years of dodging the same laws he was assigned to uphold, Michael suddenly finds himself trying to change while safeguarding a young Albanian woman from the sex trade. Equal parts grit and neon, Hyena blurs the line between cop and criminal and exposes the illicit underworld inhabited by London’s most ruthless policemen. A Tribeca Film release. |Read More