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2017 FILM GUIDE

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FROM THE ASHES

  • Section: Special Screenings
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 82 minutes
  • Directed By: Michael Bonfiglio
  • Country: USA
From the Ashes captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry and what its future should be under the Trump Administration. From Appalachia to the West’s Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the “war on coal” to present compelling and often heartbreaking stories about what’s at stake for our economy, health, and climate. From the Ashes invites audiences to learn more about an industry on the edge and what it means for their lives.

Before the Premiere Screening: Special introduction by three-term Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg.

After the Premiere Screening: A conversation with director Michael Bonfiglio, Founder & CEO of Coalfield Development Corporation, Brandon Dennison, director of the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign, Mary Anne Hitt, and film subject Misti O'Quinn to discuss the state of the American coal industry. Moderated by Edward Norton. | Read More
Documentary, Environmental
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GET ME ROGER STONE

  • Section: Spotlight Documentary
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 100 minutes
  • Directed By: Dylan Bank, Daniel DiMauro, and Morgan Pehme
  • Country: USA
With his bespoke suits and collection of Nixon memorabilia, political firebrand and noted eccentric Roger Stone has been a fixture of Republican politics since the 1970s, yet at the same time has always been an outsider. Despite its success, his brand of confrontational (some would say “dirty”) politics was always publicly rejected by the conservative mainstream, though with the shocking ascendancy of his longtime pet project Donald Trump (interviewed in the film), Stone—the ultimate political trickster—would likely say he was just ahead of his time. | Read More
Documentary
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GILBERT

  • Section: Spotlight Documentary
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 96 minutes
  • Directed By: Neil Berkeley
  • Country: USA
Legendary comedian Gilbert Gottfried has had quite a career. Rocketing to fame in the 1980s, he was thrust into the public consciousness almost immediately thanks to his brash personality, unique worldview, and off-kilter comic timing. Now, foul-mouthed and unapologetic after decades of flying solo in both his work and in his personal life, Gilbert has shockingly reinvented himself…as a family man. | Read More
Drama, Comedy, Documentary, New York
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THE GODFATHER OF FITNESS

  • Section: Shorts
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 18 minutes
  • Directed By: Rade Popovic
  • Country: USA, Serbia
The Godfather of Fitness tells the improbable story of how an ambitious boy from California, obsessed with grueling workouts and good nutrition, became one of the most respected men in the world of fitness. | Read More
Documentary
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A GRAY STATE

  • Section: Spotlight Documentary
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 93 minutes
  • Directed By: Erik Nelson
  • Country: USA
Christmas, 2014: filmmaker, veteran and charismatic up-and-coming voice of alt-right politics David Crowley and his family are killed in their suburban Minnesota home. Their shocking deaths quickly become a cause célèbre for conspiracy theorists. Executive produced by Werner Herzog, A Gray State combs through Crowley’s photographs, videos and recordings to investigate what happens when an ideology becomes an all-consuming obsession. | Read More
Documentary
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HELL ON EARTH: THE FALL OF SYRIA AND THE RISE OF ISIS

  • Section: Spotlight Documentary
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 99 minutes
  • Directed By: Sebastian Junger and Nick Quested
  • Country: USA
Chronicling Syria’s descent into unbridled chaos, this gripping and insightful work captures the Syrian war’s harrowing carnage, political and social consequences, and, most importantly, its human toll. From personal stories of family survival and tragedy to keen insight from top experts from around the world, acclaimed filmmaker and author Sebastian Junger and Nick Quested create an informative and comprehensive documentary, as the story continues to unfold. | Read More
Documentary
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THE HOLDOUTS

  • Section: Tribeca N.O.W. Showcase
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 10 minutes
  • Country: USA, Colombia
The Western hemisphere's oldest civil war is still going strong in the jungles of Colombia. The National Liberation Army (ELN) —a Marxist military organization— has been fighting for revolution since 1964, and with the FARC having declared a ceasefire, the ELN is today the last active guerrilla army in the Americas. | Read More
Documentary

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