Join us for this FREE world premiere screening of a film that captures the live theatrical musical whose backstory is explored in Andrzej Fidyk's TFF '09 documentary Yodok Stories. The performance—shot in Seoul, South Korea in 2006—creatively tells the shocking true story of a group of escapees from one of North Korea's most notorious concentration camps. | Read More
A small-time con man's search for the perfect scam is disrupted by unexpected family challenges. This heartwarming drama features memorable performances by Chazz Palminteri and Christine Lahti. | Read MoreDrama and Crime
Returning to the role that won him TFF's Best Actor award in Eytan Fox's Yossi & Jagger in 2003, Ohad Knoller is extraordinary as Yossi, a closeted gay man living a solitary existence in Tel Aviv. A chance encounter with a group of soldiers ignites Yossi's desire to live an open, fulfilling life. Directed with uncommon honesty and compassion by Fox, this is a deeply moving film about the power of second chances. | Read MoreDrama
In this smart, darkly funny drama by John Dahl (The Last Seduction) about addiction and recovery, Ben Kingsley delivers a bravura performance as Frank, an alcoholic contract killer forced to go through a twelve-step program and become a funeral home assistant. Also starring Tea Leoni and Luke Wilson. An IFC Films Release.
| Read MoreDrama, Crime, Thriller, Comedy
Beginning in 1963, art educator Rodger Larson mentored an array of New York City teenagers, many of them from disadvantaged backgrounds, about 16mm filmmaking. Cameras in hand, they created films of astonishing originality comprising of documentaries, animation, and fiction films preserved by the Donnell Media Center at the New York Public Library. | Read More
Jack (Mark Duplass) hasn't recovered from his brother's death. His best friend—and late brother's ex—Iris (Emily Blunt) sends him to her family's isolated cabin for some quiet reflection, but complications, rivalries, and surprising revelations arise when both Iris and her heartbroken sister Hannah (Rosemarie DeWitt) end up at the cabin as well. Lynn Shelton's long-awaited follow-up to Humpday heralds a graceful maturation of the reliably against-the-grain filmmaker. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Romantic Comedy
TFF, Google Ideas, and the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) present a FREE panel discussion involving six former extremists who have renounced violence and are working together to promote a sense of community and youth education. The conversation aims to provide a forum for high school students and their parents to identify signs of recruitment and the subsequent dangers of radicalization. Moderated by Jared Cohen, director of Google Ideas and a CFR adjunct fellow. | Read More
A peasant from the marshlands of southern Iraq journeys in a tiny boat up the Tigris to Baghdad, seeking medicine for his sick wife. The first feature shot in Iraq in more than a decade effectively mixes lyricism with documentary-style realism, capturing the final days of life under Saddam Hussein, whose regime confiscated five reels of this film that are now lost forever. | Read More
A stunning revival of one of the iconic characters of Japanese popular culture -- Zatoichi, the blind masseur sworn to defend the innocent. Violent showdowns ensue when Zatoichi wanders into a town run by sinister gangs and a powerful samurai. In Japanese auteur Kitano's first period film, stylistically choreographed swordplay mixes with a multi-layered story, creating a powerful, wild romp. | Read More
At 85, not only does Tony Bennett still have the smoothest pipes in the music business, he's got the kind of philosophy that has made him one of the most beloved and respected performers of the last six decades. Made with as much class and refinement as Tony himself, this is an insider's look at the icon as he records his latest duets collection with stars like Lady Gaga, Aretha Franklin, and—bittersweetly—Amy Winehouse.
Exclusively for American Express Cardmembers, Time Warner Cable, and Festival passholders. | Read MoreDocumentary and Music
Former New York Mets manager Bobby Valentine took his baseball expertise to Japan in 2004. This film follows a season in the life of an American who has become an admired icon-and a primary reason that baseball remains Japan's most popular sport. | Read MoreESPN, Sports, Documentary
As the strict Game Master of a fantasy role-playing game, Scott (Sam Eidson) leads his friends in a weekly quest through mysterious lands from the safety of his grandmother’s kitchen. But his mastery of his own domain starts to slip — along with everything else in his life — when neo-nerd hipster Miles (Garrett Graham) joins the game, winning over the group with his confident charm and dethroning Scott with an unexpected coup. Caught in delusions of grandeur, Scott must roll the dice and risk everything to expose Miles as the fraud he believes him to be. A darkly comedic fable of epic proportions, Zero Charisma is an ode to nerds from every realm. | Read More