With rising oil prices and expanding greenhouse gases, who wouldn't want an eco-friendly, non-polluting car? Apparently just about everybody who has the power to put such a vehicle on the market and keep it there. Who Killed the Electric Car? takes a lively look at the now defunct electric car of the mid-nineties. Like sleuths in an Agatha Christie mystery, our filmmakers round up all the usual suspects to determine what went wrong with this much beloved-and much maligned-vehicle. With rising oil prices and expanding greenhouse gases, who wouldn't want an eco-friendly, non-polluting car? Apparently just about everybody who has the power to put such a vehicle on the market and keep it there. | Read More
Based on real-life journals, this intelligent retelling of an old urban legend, shot in a '70s-style B movie aesthetic, focuses on a Texas community terrified by a mysterious creature inhabiting the nearby woods. | Read MoreDrama, Horror, Thriller
Shoot-outs, robberies, gas-huffing, drug dealing, pill popping, murders, and tap dancing—what do these all have in common? The White Family. From executive producers Johnny Knoxville and Jeff Tremaine (Jackass) comes a shocking and outlandish year-in-the-life doc about Boone County, West Virginia's most notorious and surly family. | Read MoreDocumentary
The versatile James Franco (Milk, Spider-Man) stars in the story of William Vincent, a quiet and peculiar criminal uninterested in the fruits of crime. When he falls for a gangster's (Josh Lucas) favorite call girl (Julianne Nicholson), William is forced to flee New York. But after four years in exile, William secretly returns, intent on rescuing the woman he loves from her dangerous fate. | Read MoreDrama and Crime
In 1964 a young pediatrician begins his residency at Willowbrook, only to discover that the institution's medical personnel are conducting U.S. Army-funded experiments on the children (based on true events).
Screening as part of the Shorts: Men-Hattan program. | Read MoreDrama
In this poignant family drama made in the tradition of Ordinary People, Jim Winters is a suburban widower in his early 40s struggling to raise two sons. While dealing with his older son's decision to leave home and his younger son's delinquent behavior, he becomes increasingly attracted to his new neighbor, Molly. | Read More
Fifty years after the Supreme Court's groundbreaking civil rights decision, Brown v. Board of Education, this film looks at the unsung heroes in the struggle for desegregation in America. Intimate interviews, eyewitness accounts, and original footage combine to tell the stories of students, teachers, lawyers, and judges whose determination and courage forever changed the nation.
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Matthew Broderick is Ben Singer, the world's most negative man. When his roommate, Ibou, falls ill, Ben is forced to host his Senegalese sister, Khadi (Sanaa Lathan). What starts as an awkward living arrangement soon turns into something more, and Ben's usual self-destructive nature gives way as he begins to find inspiration in the most unlikely of places. | Read MoreDrama, Comedy, Romantic Comedy
The Woodmans are a family united in their belief that art-making is the highest form of expression and an essential way of life, but for photographer daughter Francesca, worldwide acclaim came only after a tragedy that would forever scar the family. With unrestricted access to all of Francesca's works and diaries, The Woodmans paints an incisive portrait of a family broken and then healed by its art. | Read MoreDocumentary
Tag along with Will Shortz, the legendary crossword editor of the New York Times, as he and his fellow word enthusiasts construct the newspaper's brainteasers and the annual American Crossword Tournament, which Shortz founded. Also featuring interviews with crossword-puzzle devotees Bill Clinton, Bob Dole, Jon Stewart, Ken Burns, the Indigo Girls, and others. An IFC release. Copresented by The New York Times. | Read MoreSports and Documentary
Heartwarming. Illuminating. Alarming. The films in this year's World Documentary Competition run the gamut. Get your tickets now to see the film chosen as the best of the Fest by a distinguished jury of some of the biggest names in news media, nonfiction filmmaking, scholarship, and show business. | Read More
Yanqui Walker and the Optical Revolution is an experimental documentary about American expansionist William Walker, who became dictator of Nicaragua in 1856.
Screening with The Travelogues. | Read MoreDocumentary
Shot in Brooklyn, North Carolina and New Orleans, A Year is the middle-aged diary film that uses sublime and inviting 35mm images to examine the changes and disappearances of one man's life. | Read MoreDocumentary