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2017 FILM GUIDE

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THE DIVINE ORDER

  • Section: International Narrative Competition
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 96 minutes
  • Directed By: Petra Volpe
  • Country: Switzerland
Political leaders in Switzerland cited ‘Divine Order’ as the reason why women still did not have the right to vote as late as 1970. Director Petra Volpe explores this surprising history through the story of Nora, a quiet housewife from a quaint village searching for the fierce suffragette leader inside her. | Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Comedy, Female Screenwriter(s)
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DOG YEARS

  • Section: Viewpoints
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 103 minutes
  • Directed By: Adam Rifkin
  • Country: USA
Vic Edwards (Burt Reynolds) was one of the biggest movie stars in the world, known for his mustachioed good looks and cocky swagger. With his Hollywood glory a distant memory, the now-octogenarian Vic is prompted to reassess his life with the passing of his beloved dog and the arrival of an invitation to receive a lifetime achievement award from the (fictional) International Nashville Film Festival. | Read More
Drama
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THE ENDLESS

  • Section: US Narrative Competition
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 111 minutes
  • Directed By: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead, and Aaron Moorhead
  • Country: USA
Years after escaping a cult as teenagers, brothers Aaron and Justin return to their former home after receiving a mysterious message. While Aaron is quickly drawn back into the fold, Justin remains uneasy. However, neither can deny it when strange events begin happening that seem to mirror the cult’s unusual axioms. Following their Tribeca breakout, Resolution, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead direct and star in another intensely original genre hybrid. | Read More
Horror, Thriller, Science Fiction, TFF Alumni
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THE ESCAPE

  • Section: Shorts
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 18 minutes
  • Directed By: Paul Franklin
  • Country: U.K.
The Escape asks whether one day we'll all dream of ordinary lives via the story of Lambert, a normal man who, out of his element in a dangerous part of town, negotiates with the mysterious Kellan for the chance to escape into a fantasy of his own choosing. | Read More
Drama, Science Fiction, First Time Filmmaker
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ESCAPE

  • Section: Shorts
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 5 minutes
  • Directed By: Brandon Oldenburg and Limbert Fabian
  • Country: USA
A euphoric vision of the future is presented through this cinematic poem about the challenging yet world-changing power of invention as a lone space explorer crash-lands on a desolate planet and must find a way to make her new home habitable. | Read More
Animation
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THE EXCEPTION

  • Section: Special Screenings
  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 107 minutes
  • Directed By: David Leveaux
  • Country: USA, U.K.
A riveting World War II thriller, The Exception follows German soldier Stefan Brandt, tasked with investigating exiled German Monarch Kaiser Wilhelm II, only to find himself drawn into an unexpected and passionate romance with mysterious housemaid Mieke. When Heinrich Himmler, head of the SS, comes for an unexpected visit, secrets are revealed, allegiances tested, and Brandt is forced to make the ultimate choice between honoring his country and following his heart.

After the Premiere Screening: A conversation with director David Leveaux and actor Christopher Plummer. | Read More
Drama, Thriller, First Time Filmmaker
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FLAMES

  • Section: Viewpoints
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 86 minutes
  • Directed By: Zefrey Throwell and Josephine Decker
  • Country: USA
Filmed over five years, Flames follows real-life couple Josephine Decker and Zefrey Throwell from the white-hot passion of first love to the heartbreak of breaking up. But for these two filmmakers, the end of the relationship wasn’t the end of the story. As they continue filming, reconstructing what happened and where it went wrong, lines begin to blur between what was real and what was “the film”—if there’s even a difference anymore. | Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Documentary, New York, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), Experimental, First Time Filmmaker
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FLOWER

  • Section: US Narrative Competition
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 93 minutes
  • Directed By: Max Winkler
  • Country: USA
Rebellious and quick-witted, 17-year-old firecracker Erica Vandross (Zoey Deutch) kills time with her friends gawking at older men in bowling alleys and sexually scheming guys out of their money. However, her biggest scheme is still to come when her mother asks her boyfriend and his troubled, fresh-out-of-rehab son to move in with them in this biting dark comedy. | Read More
Drama, Comedy

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