Experience the Egyptian revolution through the eyes of a Bedouin falcon trainer who sees the regime fall from afar and speaks of how falconry and government are similar in A Falcon, A Revolution.
Screening as part of the Shorts: Long Story Short program. | Read More
This experimental short film, which pays homage to the iconic filmmaker Akira Kurosawa, examines the delicate balance of life and nature through dreamlike images and sequences. The film contains no dialogue but weaves a complex narrative about life, death, space, relationship, and the environment. | Read More
A Windows on the World waiter is sent down to the 103rd floor but cannot find the Canter-Fitzgerald employee who placed the order, nor anyone else. It's 9:41 a.m., September 11, 2001. Inspired by the September 11 photograph that ran once in The New York Times before being banished by the mass media. | Read MoreDrama
A permanent fixture in the popular culture and an inspiration to any kid who ever sought stardom, Fame burst into the world in 1980 with its energetic celebration of growing up, honing talent, confronting realities, finding love, and living life. Following crisscrossing stories of the musicians, actors, dancers, and dreamers who strive to get in and graduate from New York City's High School for the Performing Arts, this Oscar®-winning musical truly sings the body electric. Note: Film contains brief nudity. | Read MoreDrama
Scott Hamilton Kennedy's follow-up to his Oscar-nominated The Garden captures all the drama, competition, heartbreak, and triumph among a group of struggling students at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. From the nail-biting freshman auditions to the spectacular senior graduation performance, this endearing coming-of-age documentary is a tribute to discovering your passion and deciding whether you have the talent to take it to the next level. | Read MoreDocumentary
Nathan’s Famous Frankfurters, a New York City icon, has left a lasting imprint on the collective memory and palate of Coney Island. Featuring endearing characters, rare archival material, a nuanced editing style, a strong score, and a director who is the grandson of "Famous" Nathan himself, this documentary gem takes a look back at the immigrant experience and almost 100 years of family and New York history.
Photo credit: Daniel Farrell | Read MoreDocumentary, New York, NY Director(s), First Time Filmmaker, Food
Farah hits the road with her buddies to stump for John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election, hoping the trip will be her opportunity to finally shed her unwanted virginity. She soon finds her efforts on both political and sexual fronts continuously thwarted. Comically balancing that moment’s climate of intolerance with a universal coming-of-age tale, Farah Goes Bang paints a comic portrait of the overdue growing pains of a group of girlfriends and the country itself. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Comedy
Oates' sweet first feature about one last weekend of youthful decadence is filled with hijinks, heartbreak, and beer-fueled bonhomie, as a group of friends (including Kip Pardue and Eddie Kaye Thomas) in their early 20's must come of age and say goodbye to a deceased pal, all within the span of just a few days. | Read More
In this wry comedy from a 20-year-old director and leading man, teenager Rodney copes with his unfulfilled desires for a boyfriend and Broadway stardom while stuck in his dusty Texas town. Trusty sidekick Sabrina has a weight problem, but according to Rodney, high school has a way of making many of us feel like fat girls. Preceded by Longtime Listener. | Read MoreComedy