The film follows a 13-year-old boy (Manny) from Tijuana as he embarks on his first drug smuggle across the 'Devil’s Highway,' a notoriously fatal stretch of desert on the Arizona/Mexico border.
Screening in Shorts Program: Flight Delays | Read MoreDrama
This insightful and provocative documentary charts the lives of some of America’s heaviest hitters—including Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, and Bernard Hopkins—as they seek to break out of poverty via one of the few outlets available. Bert Marcus skillfully weaves their personal histories and gripping footage from their biggest bouts to explore the meaning of the American dream in a society increasingly fragmented between rich and poor. | Read MoreDrama, Sports, Documentary, Returning Filmmaker, First Time Filmmaker
After a social media-fueled meltdown, chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) hits the road with his son and his sous chef (John Leguizamo) to launch a food truck business. Complete with lavish food imagery and a star-studded cast, including Sofia Vergara, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman, Oliver Platt, and Amy Sedaris, Favreau’s fresh take on food and chef culture has poignant messages about our media-driven world and the real meaning of success. | Read MoreComedy, Relationships, NY Director(s), Food
Inspired by the Choose Your Own Adventure books of the 1980s, Choose Your Own Documentary tells the story of Nathan Penlington’s discovery of a diary tucked away in one of these books and his attempts to unravel its many mysteries. Part comedy stand-up, part documentary, this is a unique live interactive experience in which the audience plays a vital role. With over 1,566 possible versions, and multiple endings, every performance is different and the audience votes on the path the documentary takes. Where will the story lead? How will the story end? You decide. | Read MoreTransmedia
A new generation of artists and hackers is emerging and creating tools for poetic and socially engaged experiments in art, storytelling, and technology. 3D-scanned conversations from this community form a network of ideas explored in a non-linear documentary that is assembled from code, bringing form and content together in a truly exciting way. Clouds will be presented as both an interactive installation and in virtual reality on the Oculus Rift. | Read MoreTransmedia
Compared to What is a rare and intimate peek into the life
of Barney Frank, the quick-witted, cantankerous, and first
openly gay Congressman in the United States. On the verge of his retirement, Frank reflects on his 40 years in office and the role his own homosexuality played in his campaigns for social justice. | Read MoreFemale Director(s), Documentary, Relationships, Female Screenwriter(s)
Contrapelo is the story of a proud Mexican barber who is forced to shave the leader of a drug cartel. By the end of the shave, the Barber will find out that he and the Capo are not so different.
Screening in Shorts Program: Handle With Care | Read MoreDrama and Thriller
New York fell silent after the loss of its Twin Towers. A strange quiet descended upon New York City. Day Ten follows William as he wanders the silent streets, struggling to come to terms with what has happened to his city, as loved ones go missing and people resort to prayer.
Screening in Shorts Program: Soul Survivors | Read MoreDrama, New York, NY Director(s)