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2014 FILM GUIDE

SHOWING 40 RESULTS | FILMS SORTED BY GENRE: 'FEMALE DIRECTOR(S)'
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THE NEWBURGH STING

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 80 minutes
  • Directed By: Kate Davis and David Heilbroner
  • Country: USA
Just 60 miles north of New York City sits the poverty-stricken town of Newburgh, where, in 2009, four men were arrested for planning to bomb Jewish centers in the Bronx. Their leader, a suspicious Pakistani businessman working for the government, led them straight to the authorities. With endless footage gathered from hidden cameras, David Heilbroner and Kate Davis investigate just what homegrown terrorism truly means in this shocking and galvanizing exposé. | Read More
Female Director(s), Crime, Documentary, NY Director(s)
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NIGHT MOVES

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 113 minutes
  • Directed By: Kelly Reichardt
  • Country: USA
Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, and Peter Sarsgaard star as radical activists plotting to blow up Oregon’s Green Peter Dam in an act of environmental sabotage. As their plan marches towards fruition, they soon discover that small steps have enormous consequences. Old Joy and Wendy and Lucy director Kelly Reichardt crafts another graceful and absorbing film about outsiders searching for a meaningful place on the edges of the system in this atmospheric suspense thriller. | Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Relationships, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)
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OF MANY

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 34 minutes
  • Directed By: Linda G. Mills
  • Country: USA
Set against the backdrop of the Arab-Israeli conflict and tensions between Jewish and Muslim college students, Of Many tells the story of the relationship between an Orthodox Rabbi and Imam. Topical and humorous, this documentary offers an inspiring narrative of friendship, uniting a community around multi-faith dialogue and action.

Screening in Shorts Program: City Limits | Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, Relationships, New York, NY Director(s)
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PALO ALTO

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 100 minutes
  • Directed By: Gia Coppola
  • Country: USA
Shy soccer player April (Emma Roberts) babysits for her single-dad coach, Mr. B. (James Franco). Introspective Teddy (Jack Kilmer) hangs with his sidekick, Fred (Nat Wolff), an unpredictable live wire. One party bleeds into another as April and Teddy finally acknowledge their mutual affection, and Fred’s escalating recklessness spirals into chaos. Palo Alto is a vibrant cinematic immersion into the overlapping stories and emotions that make up the high school experience. | Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), First Time Filmmaker, Friendship
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REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 101 minutes
  • Directed By: Nancy Kates
  • Country: USA
This in-depth documentary intimately tracks Susan Sontag’s seminal, life-changing moments through her own words, as read by Patricia Clarkson—from her early infatuation with books to her first experience in a gay bar, from her first marriage to her last lover. Regarding Susan Sontag is a nuanced investigation into the life of a towering cultural critic and writer whose works on photography, war, and terrorism still resonate today. | Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, New York, Female Screenwriter(s)
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RúBAí

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 11 minutes
  • Directed By: Louise Ni Fhiannachta
  • Country: Ireland
The First Holy Communion is fast approaching and eight-year-old Rúbaí flatly refuses to be a part of it. She’s an atheist and proud of it, but faces emotional blackmail, religious and philosophical debate, and overt intolerance in today’s supposedly diverse and modern Ireland.

Screening in Shorts Program: Moral Fibers | Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Comedy
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THIS TIME NEXT YEAR

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 91 minutes
  • Directed By: Farihah Zaman and Jeff Reichert
  • Country: USA
In 2012, Superstorm Sandy swept along the East Coast. This Time Next Year is one community’s story of what it takes to rebuild. TFF alum Jeff Reichert (Gerrymandering) teams up with co-director/producer Farihah Zaman to follow the residents of Long Beach Island, New Jersey, during the first full year after the storm. This documentary is more than just a film; it is a call to action. | Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, NY Director(s), Returning Filmmaker, TFI Supported
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ZERO MOTIVATION

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 101 minutes
  • Directed By: Talya Lavie
  • Country: Israel
Talya Lavie steps into the spotlight with a dark comedy about everyday life for a unit of young female Israeli soldiers. At the human resources office at a remote desert base, women bide their time pushing paper, battling for the top score in Minesweeper, and counting the minutes until they can return to civilian life. Amidst their boredom and clashing personalities, issues of commitment— from friendship to love and country—are handled with humor and sharp-edged wit. | Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), Returning Filmmaker, First Time Filmmaker
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