This high-energy martial arts drama chronicles a driven high school student caught between the expectations of her traditional Turkish family and her kung fu dreams. With slickly choreographed fight scenes, Fighter is an empowering story that culminates with an emotional punch. | Read MoreDrama, Female Director(s), Action, Sports
Digital projection takes over the movie screens worldwide. As celluloid slowly disappears from her workplace, the director, a movie projectionist herself, starts bleaching, painting, and scratching film to find answers about what makes it special. A personal look into a changing profession and a visceral portrait of a vanishing material.
Screening in Shorts Program: Digital Dilemma | Read MoreFemale Director(s), Documentary, New York, NY Director(s), Experimental
Tibetan monk Palden Gyatso spent 33 years being tortured and starved in Chinese prisons. He watched his nation ruined and his countrymen jailed or killed. Despite this, Gyatso remains unbroken, keeping the flame of his spirit ablaze. Co-hosted with Asian Cinevision. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Documentary
Sheri, a free-spirited 21-year old, has her own apartment, an older boyfriend, and works in a bar to make her living. One morning, a surprise phone call brings her face to face with her past, making it impossible to hide from it any longer.
Screening in Shorts Program: Moral Fibers | Read MoreDrama, Female Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)
Likened to a bold Argentine Thelma and Louise, Lucía Puenzo's follow-up to her Cannes winner XXY wraps a passionate love story in the arms of a pulsating thriller. When an upper-class Argentine falls for her family's sultry Paraguayan maid, the two make plans to run away together, but their hope for escape is derailed when shocking secrets become unveiled. | Read MoreDrama and Female Director(s)
Journey to the edge of Brooklyn and of street performance itself in this sparkling portrait of the freeing power of art. Reem is the savvy promoter, Flizzo the undefeated local legend, Jay Donn the innovator with the talent to carry him far away from home. Uniting them is a competitive dance form of dramatic contortions, simulated violence, flowing footsteps and the occasional humorous touch. Welcome to the world of Flex. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Documentary
A brilliant portrait of three women from former Yugoslavia-one Croat, one Serb and one Bosnian-searching for "home" in the cold, alienating light of contemporary Zurich, and coming to terms with the war that lives in each of them. In Swiss-German, German, Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian.
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Abandoned by her dreamer single mom, a teenage loner becomes obsessed with ecological disaster, forcing her and her grandmother, a functioning alcoholic, to rethink their futures. Inspired by a New Yorker article on global warming, Future Weather uses the refuge of science and the environment as a backdrop to examine the intertwining lives of three generations of women. Starring Lili Taylor, Amy Madigan, and Perla Haney-Jardine, this film received support from the Tribeca Film Institute's TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. | Read MoreDrama and Female Director(s)
GABI is a sassy, sexy, and strong Puerto Rican woman, but an unexpected family death forces her to return to her native homeland, confronting a place she thought she had left behind.
Screening as part of the Shorts: Status Update program. | Read MoreFemale Director(s)