As two families celebrate the engagement of their children, one of the betrothed discovers the family's dark secret. A provocative metaphor on the social and moral state of Chile, from the start of the Pinochet dictatorship to today, Fiestapatria tells its tale through a gallery of characters representative of Chilean society.
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Darren (Lou Taylor Pucci) has just lost his scholarship because of his partying roommate's antics. Now, in order to make his tuition payment, he needs to sell 50 tablets of Ecstasy-graciously supplied by his roommate-over the course of just one day. This directorial debut features Kristen Bell of Veronica Mars as Darren's girlfriend. | Read MoreComedy and Romantic Comedy
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
How do you make a multi-million dollar movie using thousand dollar editing software? Legendary film and sound editor Walter Murch joins us to discuss the making of Cold Mountain using Apple's Final Cut Pro. Murch will screen clips, discuss his approach, and share his creative tools. He'll be joined by Charles Koppelman author of Behind the Seen, a recent book about Murch.
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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
In 1947, Austrian émigré Amos Vogel launched Cinema 16 as a place where New Yorkers could see a wide range of "different" films -- documentaries, works from overseas, experimental cinema. It soon grew into the most influential film society in American history. This affectionate tribute profiles this trailblazing cinephile through a vivid compilation of images and sounds, including a selection of newly filmed interviews with the man himself. | Read More
Baseball is everything in Norway, Iowa, but when government authorities decide the small town's population no longer warrants its own high school, a longstanding baseball tradition is in peril. Sean Astin stars as the new and untested coach who must provide Norway with one exciting final season in this heartwarming story based on true events.
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In Tolan's (co-creator, Rescue Me) hysterical feature directing debut, a successful TV writer (Matthew Broderick) struggles with his addiction to gambling, drugs, and alcohol, making it that much harder to travel to Las Vegas and convince his troubled niece (Brittany Snow) to go to rehab. | Read More
Benjaman Kyle was found unconscious outside a Burger King in 2004 without any clothes, identification, or memories, and seven years later no one knows who he is, even the FBI, in Finding Benjaman.
Screening as part of the Shorts: Help Wanted program. | Read MoreDocumentary