Each morning Vincent, a down-on-his-luck New Yorker, waits at the B61 bus stop, but when mysterious Sal joins him, an unlikely friendship develops.
Screening as part of the Shorts: Men-Hattan program. | Read More
Go behind the scenes like never before at BAM, the nation's oldest performing arts center. Featuring footage of recent BAM performances, interviews with groundbreaking artists like Laurie Anderson and Robert Wilson, and the fascinating history of the creative home to such greats as Pina Bausch, Peter Brook, and Merce Cunningham, TFF alum Michael Sládek's (Con Artist) doc shows that BAM's 150 years were not always easy, but are a testament to the power and stamina of the institution that launched Brooklyn as a cultural mecca. | Read MoreDocumentary and Music
Jack and Jill have been "best friends forever," and when Jill suspects that her boyfriend is cheating on her, Jack offers to help her in BFF.
Screening as part of the Shorts: Men-Hattan program. | Read MoreComedy and Relationships
A charismatic and visionary poet and filmmaker who emerged in the artistic renaissance of post-WWII San Francisco, James Broughton led a completely unconventional existence in his lifelong quest for creative artistry, sexual and spiritual love and an evolved state of happiness. BIG JOY is a celebratory mosaic of Broughton’s deeply intertwined creative and personal lives, vividly depicted through his involvement with a wide array of artists, activists and spiritual guides. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Documentary
Detroit is burning. Meet the men and women charged with saving the once-roaring American city that many have written off as dead. With vast stretches of forsaken buildings left as kindling, they face one of the worst arson rates in the world. From executive producer Denis Leary, BURN drives us straight into the heart-pounding fire and introduces us to the characters and controversies that make up the most overworked and underequipped firehouse in the country. | Read MoreThriller and Documentary
Mario assumes the role of his father, Melvin, in this heartfelt homage to the making of the elder Peebles' groundbreaking 1971 feature Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (also in the Festival). Intercutting brief clips from Sweetback with dramatic re-creations, Baadasssss recounts the trials Van Peebles pere endured to finance and film this pioneering indie effort, now considered a touchstone of the blaxploitation genre. | Read More
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler team with writer/director Michael McCullers and producers Lorne Michaels and John Goldwyn to tell the comic story of two women, one apartment, and the nine months that will change their lives: Baby Mama. A Universal Pictures presentation
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For as long as she can remember, Bronx teenager Lena has watched her mom Lucy squander her life on a series of deadbeat men. When Victor, her mom's latest boy toy, starts hitting on Lena, she sets up a trap to expose Victor for the creep he is… but the plan backfires. Macdara Vallely crafts a heartfelt drama about the emotional highs and lows in the moment between childhood and adulthood. | Read MoreDrama and Family Friendly
Pressured by his best man to spend a bachelor’s weekend camping, foppish groom-to-be, Fionan, reluctantly agrees. But when his fiancee’s alpha-male brother, nicknamed ‘The Machine,’ unexpectedly turns up, the camping trip takes a turn for the worst. Fionan and his genteel friends are no match for the uncouth bully, and the trip begins to look like it will become Fionan’s worst nightmare. A slapstick, good-natured comedy, Bachelor Weekend hilariously delves into the stereotypical realm of masculinity that is camping and the great outdoors. | Read More
Puberty is embarrassing, particularly if you're a teenage boy with scoliosis and your parents force you to wear a backbrace. This lovably awkward autobiographical short is brought to you by husband and wife team Carolyn and Andy London. | Read MoreAnimation
An adolescent groupie (Isild Le Besco) zeroes in on her Blondie-like idol (Emmanuelle Seigner) after the singer chances to cross her orbit on a publicity tour. Gradually their lives intertwine as, with near-operatic intensity, the film delves into the emotional dependency on both sides of celebrity culture. | Read More
How far is too far when avenging the death of a lost love? When Davie (Alan Cumming) befriends the serial rapist responsible for his girlfriend's HIV-related death and his own infection, he is actually struggling to find the perfect means of revenge. But Davie may have to use an innocent child as the means to send the remorseless rapist to a horrifying demise. | Read More
When a man brings his eight-year-old son to a soccer game and the ticket price is higher than he expected, he is desperate not to disappoint the boy in Bad Gones.
Screening as part of the Shorts: Status Update program. | Read MoreSports