A rebellious teen is held after class and told to write lines as punishment for misbehavior. When her dorky teacher tries to connect with her and lectures her on the benefits of "fitting in," the teen decides that enough is enough. | Read MoreFemale Director(s)
U.S. policy bars female soldiers from engaging in direct ground combat, so why were the women of Lioness sent out routinely with the marines into the some of the bloodiest counterinsurgency battles of the war? Co-hosted with Human Rights Watch International Film Festival. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Documentary
After leading rebuilding teams in war-torn cities in Iraq, Kirk Johnson returned to America to establish and advocate for a growing number of Iraqi citizens now targeted by radical militias because they aided the U.S. in the reconstruction effort. TFF alum Beth Murphy (Beyond Belief) creates an affecting portrait of an unlikely but passionate humanitarian who has championed the cause of Iraqi refugees largely ignored by the U.S. government. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Documentary
Interweaving 8mm home movies, contemporary film footage, photographs, interviews and audio recordings, Loss explores faded memories and long-term grief. This film unravels through a personal narrative, which centers around the loss of the filmmaker's father to a brain tumor over 17 years ago. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Documentary
This tragicomic look at modern-day life in China's capital may not be especially daring for Western viewers in terms of its sexual content, despite the battle its producers fought with censors at home, but its depiction of a ménage-a-quatre involving a young woman, her boss, her husband and her boss's wife is decidedly unlike anything else we've seen from the People's Republic. In Mandarin. | Read MoreFemale Director(s)
A tribute to and evocation of women no longer alive. The rituals of their daily lives are honored and memorialized through transformed images of flowers, woods, water and more. Lost/In Memoriam progresses through the rhythms and emotions of the accompanying music, intertwining images of women's hands working at various domestic tasks with images of nature in motion | Read MoreFemale Director(s)
The bright young things of London's social elite lead an existence as languorous and lavish as it is self-destructive. At the center is Alice, a stunning ex-model unable to keep up with the high standards of living her peers feverishly chase. Alexandra McGuinness' directorial debut presents a contemporary black-and-white portrait of overlapping cliques of friends struggling to get their lives under control before they fall numb to it all. | Read MoreDrama and Female Director(s)
They say behind every great man is a great woman. Carolyn Cassady was behind two. Wife of beatnik icon Neal Cassady and lover-muse of Jack Kerouac, Carolyn saw her life story and the memory of the men she loved hijacked by mythmakers. Love Always, Carolyn is the intimate, graceful portrait of a patient matriarch who could never escape the constant wake of her husband's epic misadventures. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Documentary
Jasmin and Assi are newlyweds, but building a life together seems impossible: She's an Israeli, he's a Palestinian. When their homelands turn their backs on them, they choose to live in exile. This tender tale of a love infiltrated by politics follows a real-life Romeo and Juliet on their odyssey from the Middle East through an inhospitable Europe. As their hopes rise and then fade with each bureaucratic hurdle, will their love survive? | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Documentary
Nancy Buirski's moving, evocative documentary recounts the unknown love story of Mildred and Richard Loving, the couple behind the 1967 Supreme Court ruling overturning anti-miscegenation laws in the United States. Drawing from a wealth of stunning archival footage, The Loving Story recreates a seminal moment in history in uncommon style, anchoring a timely message of marriage equality in a personal, human love story.
Tribeca Talks After the Movie (4/27 only): Join director Nancy Buirski, attorney Phil Hirschkop, who represented the Lovings, Anthony Romero, Executive Director of the ACLU, David Boies, Chairman of Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, and others as they discuss this landmark case and the current issues surrounding race and marriage equality. Moderated by Orlando Bagwell, director of the Ford Foundation's JustFilms initiative. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Documentary
Ana keeps hearing the name "Lucia". Structured in nine stages, this film presents various day-to-day elements that lead Ana to begin questioning herself...and who Lucia may be. | Read MoreFemale Director(s)
Aasa Ersmark’s photographic animation presents the psychotic experience of existing simultaneously within several points in time. Different phases of the moon flicker in front of our eyes, as the haunting pulsation of music by Simon Mullan and Theodore Trottner builds the sensation of being out of control. Ersmark invites you into the realm of the uncanny, where even the concept of time appears as a mythical entity. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Animation
Growing up in Miami, the director witnessed drive-by shootings and death threats directed toward her father, a former friend of Fidel Castro and opponent of the embargo. Using never-before-heard CIA audiotapes and fascinating interviews with her father, Weisman links his past and present in an eye-opening film that's sure to be talked about. In Spanish and English.
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When avant-garde filmmaker Marie Losier began making films about her favorite artists, Guy Maddin was at the top of her list. He flatly told her he would rather die than have his face filmed, so she opted for his hands. Shot in black and white without dialogue with a delightful musical score.
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