Perry, a New York artist grappling with his aesthetic and personal identity, strikes up a friendship with an elderly veteran of the Harlem Renaissance. The older man's reveries lead them both on a surreal journey into black America's artistic past. Winner, Special Jury Prize at Sundance '04.
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A family's black sheep (Scott Cohen), once imprisoned and now on parole, returns home to Brooklyn after 15 years. But his return home packs more surprises than he bargained for. His brother has died, his father (Judd Hirsch) and sister-in-law don't trust him, and the family business is on the brink of being sold. | Read MoreDrama
This character driven, cinema verité style documentary immerses us in the world of the Fire Department of New York (FDNY). Shot with unprecedented access at firehouses in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, the film captures the unique culture and unmatched dedication of "New York's Bravest" as they work, play, and step up to world events. | Read More
London, 1975. Conjoined twins with a creepy, crypto-erotic bond take the burgeoning glam/punk scene by storm in this wrenching adaptation of Brian Aldiss' novel. Luke and Harry Treadway deliver searing performances as two very different parts of one fatally compromised whole, and the film and its music will stick with you for days. | Read MoreDrama and Music
Actor/comedian Dax Shepard (Punk’d, Parenthood) abandons comedy to pursue his dream of becoming an international martial arts star. With no martial arts training, budget or script, Dax enlists the help of buddies like Bradley Cooper and Tom Arnold to help him live his dream. | Read More
Three roommates treat their hip Tel Aviv neighborhood like their own chic paradise, relatively sheltered from Israeli-Palestinian conflicts. But when an Israeli boy meets an Palestinian boy at a border checkpoint, this artificial bubble bursts. Director Fox follows up Walk on Water and Yossi & Jagger with this story that shows that even love can't bridge irreconcilable differences. In Arabic and Hebrew. A Strand Release.
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In one of the most conflicted parts of the world, a Palestinian family man unites rival parties Fatah and Hamas, Western activists, and even groups of progressive Israelis in a nonviolent movement to save his village from being destroyed. Award-winning documentarian Julia Bacha (Encounter Point, TFF '06) captures with rawness and galvanizing intensity the power of ordinary people to peaceably fight for extraordinary changes. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Documentary
Co-director Terrence Fisher's world has been traumatized by gun violence. In 2004, he watched his best friend get shot and killed by a police officer. The killing of this innocent teen outraged Bedford-Stuyvesant residents, but a grand jury ruled it simply a tragic accident and no indictment was issued against the officer. Fisher and his friends fought back by organizing protests and filming this documentary. | Read MoreDocumentary
More than 18 million young people in the U.S. will be bullied this year. This alarming documentary takes us into a disquieting year in the life of several students joining this staggering statistic. As teachers and parents struggle to find the answers, the students do what they can to survive a school day. Rare access and emotionally charged footage offer a never-before-seen exploration of America's bullying crisis and a necessary call to action. | Read MoreDocumentary
The small town of Visoko heralds to the world a remarkable discovery: A valley of ancient pyramids predating Egypt exists under the hills of central Bosnia. Tourists flood the war-scarred region, and locals are caught between the real and the imagined (mirroring the film's vacillation between documentary and fiction). With the help of a young man returning to his homeland, an American film crew determines the role of faith in capturing what can not yet be proven. | Read MoreDrama
In this post-modern Odd Couple, Wills rents out a room in Burke's house, and the two form an uncommon friendship. Wills is a lazy free spirit and Burke is a depressed loner. This exquisite gritty black-and-white film laces humor into a dark drama of two opposites as one moves forward in life while the other begins a downward spiral. | Read MoreDrama
Fueled by vintage performances by the likes of Patti Smith, Talking Heads, Television, Bad Brains, and The Ramones, this doc charts the history and far-reaching influence of iconic downtown club CBGB and its fight for survival against the Bowery homeless shelter that sought to shut it down. Sonic Youth, Debbie Harry, Ice-T, Fab 5 Freddy, and others share their passion for the anything-goes spirit of the club and its founder, Hilly Kristal. | Read MoreFemale Director(s), Documentary, Music