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2017 FILM GUIDE

SHOWING 49 RESULTS | FILMS SORTED BY GENRE: 'FIRST TIME FILMMAKER'
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A SUITABLE GIRL

  • Section: Documentary Competition
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 97 minutes
  • Directed By: Sarita Khurana and Smriti Mundhra
  • Country: USA, India
Dipti, Amrita and Ritu are all young, modern women in India looking to get married—some desperately, some reluctantly. A Suitable Girl follows them over the course of four years as they juggle family, career and friends, intimately capturing their thoughts on arranged marriage, giving them a voice, and offering a unique perspective into the nuances of this institution. | Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, NY Director(s), First Time Filmmaker, Asian American Director(s), TFF Alumni
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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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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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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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WASTED! THE STORY OF FOOD WASTE

  • Section: Spotlight Documentary
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 85 minutes
  • Directed By: Anna Chai and Nari Kye
  • Country: USA
Each year, $218 billion—or 1.3 billion tons—of food is thrown out. With nearly a billion people worldwide facing starvation, food conservation is a more urgent issue than ever before. Executive produced by Anthony Bourdain, Chai and Kye’s fast-paced and forward-thinking food doc takes viewers on a tour of inventive new ideas for recycling waste and maximizing sustainability from innovative chefs like Massimo Bottura, Dan Barber and Danny Bowien, who turn scraps into feasts before our eyes. | Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, New York, NY Director(s), First Time Filmmaker, Food, Asian American Director(s)
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WOMAN OF A CERTAIN AGE

  • Section: Tribeca N.O.W. Showcase
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 10 minutes
  • Country: USA
Kate confronts the daily challenges of being an adult, she is spontaneously visited by versions of herself at different ages – each offering their “best” advice. Like “A Christmas Carol” but without the pesky morals, Woman of a Certain Age explores what happens when we actually listen to the voices in our head. | Read More
Female Director(s), Comedy, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), First Time Filmmaker

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