Confronting abusive parents, child molesters, traumatized kids, and oversexed teens is all part of the daily grind for the motley band of cops in the Juvenile Protection Unit, but so is chatting about their relationships at lunch and laughing uncontrollably. Grounded in documentary research and naturalistic performances, this unforgettable film from TFF alum Maïwenn (All About Actresses) explores the solidarity that helps hardened vice cops face the worst of society every day. | Read MoreDrama and Crime
In this fascinating documentary, legendary Academy Award®-winning director Barry Levinson sets out to explore the collision and collusion between politics and Hollywood. The film gives the viewer a front-row seat and backroom access to the most significant presidential campaign of the 21st century. Featuring interviews with high-profile celebrities and powerful political figures, Poliwood looks at the influence Hollywood has over today's political process as we discover the thin line between politician and actor, news and entertainment, policy and tabloid. | Read MoreDocumentary
A fascinating portrait of science fiction writer and renaissance African-American artist and teacher Samuel R. Delany includes vivid tales of his sexual escapades in this experimental documentary. Screened in conjunction with On the Downlow in the Coming Out program.
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Indie stalwart (and Hal Hartley fixture) Martin Donovan shines in this cat-and-mouse tale of a tightly wound director who forges an obsessive relationship with an actress (Irene Jacob, winner of the 1991 Best Actress award at Cannes for her performance in Kieslowski's Red). The perceptive second feature from director Wade (Julian Po) also features an intriguing turn from Maggie Gyllenhaal as a call girl with her own gift for acting. | Read More
Fifty years ago, Diego Rivera, Gabriel Figueroa, and Manuel Alvarez Bravo collaborated on a documentary film about Rivera, but it was never finished until now, after Figueroa's son and Rivera's grandson decided to show how these three great artists shared a vision. Co-hosted with The Mexican Cultural Institute of New York. | Read More
In 1939, Nazis seized control of Austrian art collector Lea Bondi's beloved Egon Schiele painting "Portrait of Wally." For 70 years the Bondi family fought to reclaim the painting in a battle that pitted them against the likes of the Austrian government, billionaire art collectors, MoMA, and NPR. Director Andrew Shea's documentary is a fascinating and intricate detective story that highlights the struggle between doing what is right and doing what is convenient. | Read MoreDocumentary