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2017 FILM GUIDE

SHOWING 49 RESULTS | FILMS SORTED BY GENRE: 'FIRST TIME FILMMAKER'
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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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HOUNDS OF LOVE

  • Section: Midnight
  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 108 minutes
  • Directed By: Ben Young
  • Country: Australia
Dark forces lurk behind the sunny façade of an unassuming Australian suburb in Ben Young's stylish directorial debut. This ‘80s-set true crime thriller follows 17-year-old Vicki on the night she's abducted by a disturbed couple. While bound to a bed inside of the kidnappers’ home and subjected to psychological and physical torture, Vicki must find a way to drive a wedge between her unhinged captors and escape by any means necessary. | Read More
Drama, Thriller, 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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KEEP THE CHANGE

  • Section: US Narrative Competition
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 94 minutes
  • Directed By: Rachel Israel
  • Country: USA
In a support group, David—a smooth talker struggling to hide his disability—meets a woman with similar learning challenges, and they quickly forge an intimate bond. Starring a cast of nonprofessional actors on the autism spectrum, Keep the Change details an underrepresented community with authenticity, optimism and humor. | Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Comedy, New York, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), First Time Filmmaker
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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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THE LAST POKER GAME

  • Section: Special Screenings
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Howard Weiner
  • Country: USA
The Last Poker Game follows Dr. Abe Mandelbaum (Martin Landau), who has just moved into a nursing home with his ailing wife. After forming an unlikely friendship with a womanizing gambler (Paul Sorvino), their relationship is put to a test when they each try to convince a mysterious nurse (Maria Dizzia) that they are her long-lost father. | Read More
Drama, Comedy, First Time Filmmaker
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LEMON

  • Section: Shorts
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 12 minutes
  • Directed By: Timothy Michael Cooper
  • Country: USA
Seconds after the wedding, a bride is stunned to learn that her new husband fudged nearly everything about his past, his family, and his accomplishments—but his revelations force her to come clean about a few shocking secrets of her own. | Read More
Comedy, New York, NY Director(s), First Time Filmmaker

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