The director of The Blair Witch Project brings his singular brand of suspense to an exhilarating integration of war and mystery, revolving around a precarious CIA mission in Afghanistan.
Following the April 30th screening, American Express ® Cardmembers are invited to a complimentary after movie reception at the American Express Insider Center located at 27 Union Square West, Union Square Ballroom. Details to be provided at the theater! | Read MoreDrama and Thriller
A skull at the beach, a busted watch, and a green brassiere are just some of the many wild images that are featured in this animated short. Director Emily Hubley plays with musical tones and shifting symbolic images to create eight moments when things come together in mysterious cohesion. Embellishing on surrealist themes, such as a picture puzzle, a one-word clue and a new tone played on an embellished musical scale, Octave provides a distinct mental location for the audience to explore their unconscious. | Read MoreMusic and Animation
The term "off-label" refers to the use of pharmaceuticals in any way counter to their prescribed dosage and function. Weaving together the powerful, personal stories of misdiagnosed patients, professional guinea pigs, recreational drug users, and soldiers struggling with PTSD, Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher (October Country) expose the breadth of off-label drug use and take us on an emotional road trip through an overmedicated, misdiagnosed, and drug-addled America. | Read MoreDocumentary
With white Jewish lesbians for parents and two adopted brothers—one mixed-race and one Korean—Brooklyn teen Avery grew up in a unique and loving household. Even so, she can't quell her curiosity about her biological African-American roots and decides to contact her birth mother. This choice propels Avery into her own complicated exploration of race, identity, and family that threatens to distance her from the parents she's always known. | Read MoreFemale Director(s), Sports, Documentary
Shoni Schimmel, a Umatilla Indian and one of the best high school basketball players in the country, dreams of being the first from her tribe to get a college scholarship. Shoni and her mother/coach Ceci battle together to redeem generations of struggle for their family and their people, but her hoop dreams are threatened after her family leaves the Umatilla Indian Reservation.
After the Movie (4/26, 6:30 only): Join director Jonathan Hock, executive producers Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, and Eileen O'Neill, Group President of Discovery & TLC Networks, and others for a discussion about the pressures on elite high school athletes and Shoni Schimmel's challenging journey as a Native American female athlete into the college sports arena. Moderated by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of Friday Night Lights, Buzz Bissinger.. | Read MoreESPN, Sports, Documentary
Brothers and native Arkansans Brent and Craig Renaud track the soldiers of an Arkansas National Guard unit as they undergo the forced transformation from "weekend warriors" and leave family and friends behind to head off for the dangerous duty of soldiering full-time in a country they know nothing about - Iraq. | Read MoreDocumentary
Nearly 90, Bebo Valdés is one of the greatest living Cuban musicians. This joyful documentary celebrates the man who was a key figure in the development of mambo and whose life reflects the experiences of many Cubans since 1959. Co-hosted with Instituto Cervantes, The Cultural Center of Spain in New York. | Read MoreDocumentary and Music
Using a contraband video camera inside the notorious gang unit at Newark's Northern State Prison, a jailed Bloods member puts his life on the line to document guards' corruption and excessive force. His groundbreaking footage exposes the violent and unseen world behind bars. | Read MoreCrime and Documentary
Achieving greatness in high school wrestling requires a level of devotion unmatched perhaps by any other sport. That greatness has become a yearly expectation at Lake Stevens High, winner of seven Washington state championships in the past 10 years. Narrated by Lake Stevens wrestling alum Chris Pratt (Moneyball), this riveting documentary follows the team over the course of a season as they fight through injuries and academic issues to maintain their school's legacy. | Read MoreESPN, Sports, Documentary, Family Friendly
On the heels of its lovely restoration of Lionel Rogosin's Come Back, Africa (1960), which premiered at TFF last year, the Cineteca di Bologna has just finished restoring Rogosin's first film, the Oscar®-nominated documentary about the harsh and often shocking realities of life on what in the '50s was New York's Skid Row. | Read MoreDocumentary