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2017 FILM GUIDE

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HONDROS

  • Section: Spotlight Documentary
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 93 minutes
  • Directed By: Greg Campbell
  • Country: USA
Beginning with the war in Kosovo in 1999, award-winning photographer Chris Hondros served as a witness to conflict for over a decade before being killed in Libya in 2011. In Hondros, director and childhood friend Greg Campbell creates a portrait of a man with not only great depth and sensitivity, but a passion for his craft, and an unending talent for creating breathtaking imagery. Executive produced by Jake Gyllenhaal. | Read More
Documentary, Female Screenwriter(s), First Time Filmmaker
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HOUSE OF Z

  • Section: Special Screenings
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 87 minutes
  • Directed By: Sandy Chronopoulos
  • Country: USA
Zac Posen rocketed to fashion stardom at a young age with his unique design aesthetic and charismatic presence, becoming one the most recognizable faces in the business today. But like any journey to great success it hasn't come without cost. Sandy Chronopoulos’ film looks past the glamor of the red carpet and the runway to shine a light on the trials and tribulations of running one of the country’s most successful fashion houses.

After the Premiere Screening: A conversation with director Sandy Chronopoulos and the film’s subject Zac Posen. | Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, First Time Filmmaker
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I AM EVIDENCE

  • Section: Spotlight Documentary
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 89 minutes
  • Directed By: Geeta Gandbhir and Trish Adlesic
  • Country: USA
Every year in cities around the United States, it is estimated that hundreds of thousands of rape kits are left untested in police storage facilities. Produced by Mariska Hargitay, I AM EVIDENCE exposes this shocking reality, bringing attention to the way in which police have historically processed sexual assault cases. Through an exploration of survivors’ accounts, the film sheds light on these disturbing statistics, and shows what can be achieved when evidence—and the individuals it represents—are treated with the respect we all deserve. | Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, NY Director(s), First Time Filmmaker
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I AM HEATH LEDGER

  • Section: Tribeca TV
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 94 minutes
  • Directed By: Derik Murray and Adrian Buitenhuis
  • Country: Canada
Told through excerpts of his greatest performances, interviews with friends and family (including Ben Mendelsohn, Naomi Watts, Ang Lee, and Ben Harper), and the lens of his own camera, I Am Heath Ledger is an intimate celebration of the actor, artist, and icon. An artist of exceptional depth and courage, Ledger was equally talented behind the camera. This stirring documentary paints a rich portrait of one of the great artists of his generation.

After the episode: A conversation with directors Derik Murray, and Adrian Buitenhuis, and family/friends of the subject Matt Amato, Ashleigh Bell, and Kate Ledger. Moderated by Editorial Director for People and EW, Jess Cagle. | Read More
Documentary
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INTENT TO DESTROY

  • Section: Special Screenings
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 115 minutes
  • Directed By: Joe Berlinger
  • Country: USA
Embedding himself on the epic film set of Terry George’s The Promise (starring Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale), Academy Award®-nominated director Joe Berlinger takes an unwavering look at the Armenian genocide after a century of denial by the Turkish government and its strategic allies. A cinematic window into the historical and emotional web of responsibility.

After the Premiere Screening: A conversation with director/screenwriter Joe Berlinger, poet and nonfiction writer Peter Balakian, and producers Eric Esrailian and Carla Garapedian. Moderated by Executive Director, Middle East & North Africa Division of Human Rights Watch, Sarah Leah Whitson. | Read More
Documentary, NY Director(s)
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JULIAN SCHNABEL: A PRIVATE PORTRAIT

  • Section: Special Screenings
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 88 minutes
  • Directed By: Pappi Corsicato
  • Country: Italy
A titan of painting and filmmaking, Julian Schnabel’s art is among the most important work of the late 20th and early 21st century. Julian Schnabel: A Private Portrait captures the artist in the studio and at home, incorporates archival footage and private home videos, and interviews family and friends to build a complex image of the man and his work.

After the Premiere Screening: A conversation with director Pappi Corsicato and the film’s subject Julian Schnabel. | Read More
Documentary
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LA 92

  • Section: Spotlight Documentary
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 114 minutes
  • Directed By: Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin
  • Country: USA
Few images are seared into the American consciousness with the anger and clarity of the beating of Rodney King and the riots following his abusers’ acquittal. Twenty-five years later, Academy Award-winning directors Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin draw on archival news images and unseen footage to paint an in-depth portrait of those riots and the tempestuous relationship between Los Angeles’ African-American community and those charged with protecting it. | Read More
Documentary
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THE LAST ANIMALS

  • Section: Viewpoints
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 92 minutes
  • Directed By: Kate Brooks
  • Country: USA, U.K.
Photojournalist Kate Brooks turns her lens from war zones to a new kind of genocide in this sweeping and sobering film. As the single-digit population of the Northern White Rhino ticks closer to extinction, Brooks exposes the epidemic of highly effective poachers and trafficking syndicates, and the heroic efforts of conservationists, park rangers, and scientists to protect these majestic creatures. | Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, First Time Filmmaker, Environmental
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MIKE AND THE MAD DOG

  • Section: Gala
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 50 minutes
  • Directed By: Daniel H. Forer
  • Country: USA
Dive into the inner workings of one of the sports world's most unlikely partnerships: Mike Francesa and Chris “Mad Dog” Russo, the voices that launched a thousand sports radio imitators. The hosts, their colleagues, and a who's-who of sports heavyweights tell the story of their surprise rise to stardom and 19 years as the iconic voices of New York sports. | Read More
Sports, Documentary

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