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2017 FILM GUIDE

SHOWING 13 RESULTS | FILMS IN THE SECTION 'VIEWPOINTS'
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CITY OF GHOSTS

  • Section: Viewpoints
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Matthew Heineman
  • Country: USA
The fearless citizen-journalists of “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently” (RBSS) risk their lives on a daily basis to document and expose the atrocities of the Islamic State in their home city of Raqqa, Syria. Academy Award-nominee Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land) returns to Tribeca with an immersive and deeply personal documentary chronicling the lives of these activists. | Read More
Documentary
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DOG YEARS

  • Section: Viewpoints
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 103 minutes
  • Directed By: Adam Rifkin
  • Country: USA
Vic Edwards (Burt Reynolds) was one of the biggest movie stars in the world, known for his mustachioed good looks and cocky swagger. With his Hollywood glory a distant memory, the now-octogenarian Vic is prompted to reassess his life with the passing of his beloved dog and the arrival of an invitation to receive a lifetime achievement award from the (fictional) International Nashville Film Festival. | Read More
Drama
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THE FAMILY I HAD

  • Section: Viewpoints
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 77 minutes
  • Directed By: Katie Green and Carlye Rubin
  • Country: USA
In The Family I Had, a mother recalls how her seemingly brilliant teenage son came to shatter their idyllic family through one horribly violent and shocking act. Now, left to pick up the pieces, the survivors test the boundaries of their newly defined reality in this moving true crime exploration of the nature and limits of familial love. | Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, Female Screenwriter(s)
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THE FARTHEST

  • Section: Viewpoints
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 120 minutes
  • Directed By: Emer Reynolds
  • Country: Ireland
On the 40th anniversary of Voyager’s twelve-billion-mile flight (and counting), experience a comprehensive behind-the-scenes account from those who built and nurtured this unprecedented deep space achievement. Emer Reynolds creates a vivid celebration of curiosity and exploration for the most audacious project in human history, and one of humankind’s greatest successes. | Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary
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FLAMES

  • Section: Viewpoints
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 86 minutes
  • Directed By: Zefrey Throwell and Josephine Decker
  • Country: USA
Filmed over five years, Flames follows real-life couple Josephine Decker and Zefrey Throwell from the white-hot passion of first love to the heartbreak of breaking up. But for these two filmmakers, the end of the relationship wasn’t the end of the story. As they continue filming, reconstructing what happened and where it went wrong, lines begin to blur between what was real and what was “the film”—if there’s even a difference anymore. | Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Documentary, New York, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), Experimental, First Time Filmmaker
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FOR AHKEEM

  • Section: Viewpoints
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Jeremy S. Levine and Landon Van Soest
  • Country: USA
Beginning one year before the events in Ferguson, Missouri, Levine and Van Soest’s intimate and cinematic For Ahkeem is the coming of age story of 17-year-old Daje Shelton in neighboring North St. Louis. Falling in love and fighting with mom, Daje struggles with typical teen growing pains, but also must increasingly combat the institutional and social roadblocks that keep black teens like her from succeeding in America. | Read More
Drama, Documentary, NY Director(s)
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THE LAST ANIMALS

  • Section: Viewpoints
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 92 minutes
  • Directed By: Kate Brooks
  • Country: USA, U.K.
Photojournalist Kate Brooks turns her lens from war zones to a new kind of genocide in this sweeping and sobering film. As the single-digit population of the Northern White Rhino ticks closer to extinction, Brooks exposes the epidemic of highly effective poachers and trafficking syndicates, and the heroic efforts of conservationists, park rangers, and scientists to protect these majestic creatures. | Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, First Time Filmmaker, Environmental
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MR LONG

Following an assignment gone wrong in Tokyo, professional Taiwanese hitman Mr. Long (Chang Chen) finds himself stranded without a passport in a run-down Japanese village. So naturally Long does what any cold-hearted killer would do in his situation: befriend the locals and open a wildly popular noodle cart. Moving artfully between scenes of slickly choreographed violence and charming, whimsical drama, Japanese director SABU’s latest is a refreshing twist on the gangster genre, offering a surprisingly tender and heartwarming fable of redemption. | Read More
Drama, Comedy
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MY ART

  • Section: Viewpoints
  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 86 minutes
  • Directed By: Laurie Simmons
  • Country: USA
For artist Ellie Shine (Laurie Simmons), age really isn’t anything but a number. Unhappy with where her career has gone, the single New Yorker flees upstate to recharge her creative spark away from the big city’s various distractions. There, she attracts the romantic interests of three men who accompany Ellie on an odd and unexpected journey toward finding her late-blooming artistic momentum. | Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), New York, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), First Time Filmmaker
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MY FRIEND DAHMER

  • Section: Viewpoints
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 107 minutes
  • Directed By: Marc Meyers
  • Country: USA
Before Jeffrey Dahmer became one of the most notorious serial killers of all time, he was a teenage loner. Conducting grisly experiments in a makeshift backyard lab, Jeff was invisible to most, until his increasingly bizarre behavior unexpectedly attracted friends. Based on the cult graphic novel, My Friend Dahmer chronicles the origins of the man, the monster…the high school senior. | Read More
Drama, NY Director(s), TFF Alumni

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