Give Up Tomorrow won this award: In 1997, Paco Larrañaga was arrested for the murder of two sisters on a provincial island in the Philippines. Over the next 13 years, his case became the highest profile in the nation's history, and the focal point in a far-reaching exposé of gross miscarriage of justice. At once an engrossing murder mystery, a courtroom drama, and a stunning indictment of national corruption, Give Up Tomorrow is an enraging true crime chronicle. | Read More
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 MoreFemale Director(s) and Documentary
In the late 1970s, when a mentally handicapped teenager is abandoned, a gay couple takes him in and becomes the family he's never had. But once the unconventional living arrangement is discovered by authorities, the men must fight a biased legal system to adopt the child they have come to love as their own. Alan Cumming and Garret Dillahunt star in TFF alum Travis Fine's (The Space Between) touching and occasionally incendiary drama. | Read More
Meeropol deftly pieces together a family history that rethinks decades-old public perceptions by asking herself a simple question: What cause was so great that her grandparents, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, would keep their silence about being branded communist traitors all the way to the execution chamber, leaving behind those who loved and needed them? | Read More
The Hellfighters, Harlem's only high school football team, are a long way from Friday Night Lights. The bleachers are empty, practice space scarce and the Board of Education ruthless, but under the perseverance of coach Duke Ferguson, the Hellfighters are playing their way out of the ghetto, one touchdown at a time.
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Miserable middle-aged musician Robert suddenly finds himself homeless and in need of quick cash. He accepts an offer from a young, enterprising Serbian immigrant named Branko: Travel to Belgrade, marry Branko's girlfriend, and bring her back to New York. But while on the trip, Robert meets Branko's mother, discovers that happiness comes when least expected, and begins to question whether money or love would be the true cure to his ills. | Read MoreDrama and Comedy
Here I come to save the...oh, just forget it. For a genre of entertainment originally devised with children in mind, superhero movies have found real success among bigger babies - adults, to be specific. We unleash the power of some superhero creators to explore why the vulnerable, conflicted, reluctant, and more...well...human superhero is a sure-fire way to a colossal opening weekend. Featuring a sneak peek at original illustrations from the highly anticipated Amazing Spiderman: One More Day comic book storyline! | Read More
A five-year old Asian-American girl travels through her ethnically mixed neighborhood as she tries to find a cure for her hiccups. Through comic scenes and montages with deli owners, restaurateurs, friends, and neighbors, she is offered many different cures for the hiccups. Ultimately, the most basic solution is the one that works. | Read More
The sound of violins, bells, dog barks, and Laurie Anderson's electronic music all come crashing together in this oneiric film about nature and artifice. Set in a fictitious world of theatrical spaces, Hidden Inside Mountains tells several stories through music, gesture, evocative images, and text. In many ways a cinematic manifestation of director Laurie Anderson's ethos, the film features an original score written and recorded by Anderson, with additional vocals by Antony. In English and Japanese. | Read MoreMusic
Part of the Progressive Landscapes program.
Spanning several continents, Street examines his own position within diverse urban landscapes in his quest for traces of modern revolutionaries, from Salvador Allende in Santiago to Ho Chi Minh in Hanoi, Dakar, and Marseille. Plays with Profit motive as part of Progressive Landscapes. | Read MoreDocumentary and Music
The Furlong men have unusual powers. Grandpa goes blind when he thinks of sex, Dad fries electronics when he's afraid… but young James has a far more fearsome power. After losing everyone he loves, he flees to the woods to live alone. But when he's discovered by a beautiful teenage cancer patient, their romance leads James on a journey back to civilization. Agnès Merlet (Artemisia) directs this whimsical fable about learning to live with the curses—and blessings—we inherit. | Read MoreDrama and Female Director(s)
As the Chinese government expands its efforts to police the Internet and block websites in the country, and television stations selectively report the news, the rising tide of censorship has aroused a wave of citizen reporters committed to investigating local news stories and crime scenes. This timely and probing documentary tracks rogue bloggers Zola and Tiger Temple as they risk political persecution to become China's uncensored eyes and ears. | Read MoreDocumentary
Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air) makes her directorial debut and stars in an adaptation of Carolyn S. Briggs' memoir. Set in a tight-knit spiritual community at the height of feminism in the 1960-70s, Higher Ground is an exquisite study of one woman's internal struggle with love and relationships. Farmiga delivers a nuanced performance straight from the gut, with compelling support from John Hawkes, Donna Murphy, Bill Irwin, and Joshua Leonard. | Read MoreDrama and Female Director(s)
Divided into three sections, Bill Morrison's The Highwater Trilogy examines our relationship to the threat of natural disaster by combining archival footage of icebergs, hurricanes, and floods with a soundtrack by David Lang and Michael Gordon. | Read MoreDocumentary