God's Hand is a coming-of-age story of a trio of Brooklyn-based artists immersed in the subculture of graffiti, who witness their finest mural being torn down by sanitation crews just as they are about to take photos of it for an international competition. | Read More
Ariana, Isha, Rosie, and Esme are young girls who are followed for four years as they navigate the precarious path to womanhood and, in Valadez' and Guevara-Flanagan's expert hands, breathe new life into the coming-of-age story.
Co-hosted with New York Women in Film & Television. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Documentary
The turn-of-the-century voyage of a poor family from rural Sicily through the "golden door" of Ellis Island and into America is beautifully portrayed in this visually striking, emotionally resonant narrative. Charlotte Gainsbourg portrays the young bride in this new film by N.Y.U. graduate Crialese that was Italy's Oscar submission this year. In English and French. A Miramax release.
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The merchant ship Golden Venture ran aground near New York City in 1993 with 300 undocumented Chinese immigrants onboard. Many of them went to jail for up to four years, and they're still seeking permanent legal residence (i.e. green cards) today. An engrossing chronicle of immigrants and their struggles for recognition and a better life. In English and Mandarin. | Read MoreDocumentary
What would you do if you got a call that your grown son had mysteriously vanished while living abroad? In this riveting, confessional documentary, retired New York cop Kathy Gilleran describes her heartrending journey. In her search for her missing gay son in Vienna, Austria, Gilleran encounters a homophobic police force, unexpected discrepancies in the investigation, and suspicious circumstances. This is her story—a mother's determination to find truth or simply an answer. | Read MoreDocumentary
When lonesome first-year medical resident Dr. Martin Blake (Orlando Bloom) finally gets the respect he so desperately craves from an enchanting teenage patient, he'll do anything to keep her in his care…. In this slow-burn psychological thriller, Kisses director Lance Daly's keen eye and a restrained yet forceful performance by Bloom paint a gripping portrait of the accelerating depths of obsession. | Read MoreDrama
Rising Wall Street star Tommy (Scott Porter) has it all: looks, charm, money, and a budding romance (Alexis Bledel). But when he teaches a seemingly hapless coworker (Bryan Greenberg) the ways of money and seduction, Tommy may become the unwitting agent of his own downfall. This true insider view of Wall Street culture explores what it means to be 'good.' The answer just might surprise you. | Read MoreComedy
How do you cope with being broke after having lived a life of luxury and privilege? This is the fundamental question facing spoiled Anne Mette and her mother, a once-rich family now living off a small pension and struggling to adapt to their new situation in a coastal Portuguese hamlet. A Grey Gardens for the current financial era, The Good Life is a character study at turns touching and frustrating, but ultimately poignant. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Documentary