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2017 FILM GUIDE

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SON OF SOFIA

  • Section: International Narrative Competition
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 111 minutes
  • Directed By: Elina Psykou
  • Country: France, Greece, Bulgaria
Set during the 2004 Summer Olympic Games, 11-year-old Misha is travelling from Russia to live with his mother in Athens in the home of an elderly Greek man she works for. When he learns this man is actually his new father, Misha runs away but doesn’t have the stomach for life on the streets. Returning to his new home, he clings to the stories he grew up with, melding them with reality to create a dark urban fairytale. | Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)
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SUPER DARK TIMES

  • Section: Midnight
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 100 minutes
  • Directed By: Kevin Phillips
  • Country: USA
Teenagers Zach and Josh have been best friends their whole lives, but when a gruesome accident leads to a cover-up, the secret drives a wedge between them and propels them down a rabbit hole of escalating paranoia and violence in Kevin Phillips’ atmospheric ‘90s-set mystery-thriller. | Read More
Drama, Thriller, New York, NY Director(s), First Time Filmmaker
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SWEET VIRGINIA

  • Section: Spotlight Narrative
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 95 minutes
  • Directed By: Jamie M. Dagg
  • Country: USA
Jon Bernthal, Rosemarie DeWitt, Imogen Poots, Odessa Young, and a spectacular Christopher Abbott star in this gritty neo-Western with echoes of the early Coen Brothers: a burglary-homicide rattles the residents of a small Alaska town. Jamie M. Dagg’s sophomore feature is a haunting drama about the predator in each of us, and the prices we pay to start over. | Read More
Drama, Thriller
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TAKE ME

  • Section: Spotlight Narrative
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 84 minutes
  • Directed By: Pat Healy
  • Country: USA
Ray is in the boutique simulated abduction business. It’s an understandably threadbare market, so he jumps at the chance when a mysterious call contracts him for a weekend kidnapping with a handsome payday at the end. But the job isn't all that it seems. A black comedy that threads the needle between crime thriller and slapstick farce, Take Me is as twisty as it is funny. | Read More
Drama, Thriller, Comedy, First Time Filmmaker
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THIRST STREET

  • Section: US Narrative Competition
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 82 minutes
  • Directed By: Nathan Silver
  • Country: USA, France
There’s a fine line between lust and obsession—and for flight attendant Gina (Lindsay Burdge), that line is often difficult to see. Grieving over a lover’s suicide, Gina loses her grip on reality after falling for a suave Parisian bartender. Tribeca alum Nathan Silver (Actor Martinez) takes cues from ‘70s Euro erotic psychodramas in this gorgeously retro and piercingly intimate look at one-sided love. | Read More
Drama, Action, Comedy, New York, TFF Alumni
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A THOUSAND JUNKIES

  • Section: Viewpoints
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 82 minutes
  • Directed By: Tommy Swerdlow
  • Country: USA
Three heroin addicts crisscross Los Angeles in search of relief in this comedy balanced on the fine line between reliance and dependence. With a sensitive eye and gift for the absurd, writer/director/co-star Tommy Swerdlow crafts both the inevitable and the wholly unexpected: a drug movie that struggles to find any drugs, and a road movie that drives in circles. | Read More
Comedy, First Time Filmmaker
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THUMPER

  • Section: Spotlight Narrative
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 93 minutes
  • Directed By: Jordan Ross
  • Country: USA
This suspenseful crime drama follows Kat Carter (Eliza Taylor), the troubled new girl in a school harboring a deep secret. When she attracts the attention of the volatile gang leader Wyatt (a menacing Pablo Schreiber), Kat’s own hidden secrets threaten to put her life in danger. Executive Produced by Cary Fukunaga, the film features raw supporting turns from Lena Headey, Daniel Webber, Ben Feldman, and Grant Harvey. | Read More
Drama, Thriller, First Time Filmmaker

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