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2017 FILM GUIDE

SHOWING 87 RESULTS | FILMS SORTED BY GENRE: 'DRAMA'
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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 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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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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THE EYESLICER

  • Section: Tribeca TV
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 59 minutes
  • Directed By: Vanessa McDonnell and Dan Schoenbrun
  • Country: USA
The Eyeslicer is a new variety TV show that brings the next generation of alternative American filmmakers together under one strange roof. The hour-long show will slice, dice, and then mince your eyeballs into delicious ceviche. Each episode is a handcrafted mixtape, blending boundary-pushing short form work into into a weird, wild, uninterrupted whole. The Eyeslicer premieres at Tribeca with the episode "Facial Reconstruction", featuring work from acclaimed indie filmmakers Lauren Wolkstein, Erin Vassilopoulos, Shaka King, Danny Madden, and Leah Shore.

After the episode: A conversation with co-creators Dan Schoenbrun and Vanessa McDonnell, and filmmakers Lauren Wolkstein, Erin Vassilopoulos, Shaka King, Danny Madden, and Leah Shore. Moderated by filmmaker and performer, Josephine Decker. | Read More
Drama, Comedy, Documentary, Animation, Experimental
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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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FOR AHKEEM

  • Section: Viewpoints
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Jeremy S. Levine and Landon Van Soest
  • Country: USA
Beginning one year before the events in Ferguson, Missouri, Levine and Van Soest’s intimate and cinematic For Ahkeem is the coming of age story of 17-year-old Daje Shelton in neighboring North St. Louis. Falling in love and fighting with mom, Daje struggles with typical teen growing pains, but also must increasingly combat the institutional and social roadblocks that keep black teens like her from succeeding in America. | Read More
Drama, Documentary, NY Director(s)
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THE FOSTER PORTFOLIO

  • Section: Shorts
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 19 minutes
  • Directed By: Danielle Katvan
  • Country: USA
Based on the original short story by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., The Foster Portfolio is an offbeat mid-century tale about a rookie investment counselor who discovers that his penniless client is hiding a million-dollar inheritance in order to conceal a strange double life. | Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Music, New York, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)

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