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2017 FILM GUIDE

SHOWING 10 RESULTS | FILMS IN THE SECTION 'US NARRATIVE COMPETITION'
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AARDVARK

  • Section: US Narrative Competition
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 89 minutes
  • Directed By: Brian Shoaf
  • Country: USA
While battling her own anxieties, therapist Emily Milburton (Jenny Slate) spends her time listening to other people’s problems. Her professional and personal worlds collide when Emily’s newest patient, Josh Norman (Zachary Quinto), walks through her door. Mentally ill and experiencing hallucinations, Josh harbors complex feelings for his estranged brother, Craig (Jon Hamm). Things begin to get interesting when Emily falls for Craig. | Read More
Drama, NY Director(s), First Time Filmmaker
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ABUNDANT ACREAGE AVAILABLE

  • Section: US Narrative Competition
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 80 minutes
  • Directed By: Angus MacLachlan
  • Country: USA
Still reeling over the recent death of their father, siblings Jesse (Terry Kinney) and Tracy (Amy Ryan) are attempting to settle into their new lives in his absence. Their simple existence is unexpectedly disrupted by the sudden arrival of three mysterious brothers, camping on their land and possessing a surprising connection to their family farm. | Read More
Drama
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BLAME

  • Section: US Narrative Competition
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 100 minutes
  • Directed By: Quinn Shephard
  • Country: USA
Abigail (Quinn Shephard) is an outcast who seeks solace in fantasy worlds. When high school drama teacher Jeremy (Chris Messina) casts her in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, Abigail’s confidence blooms. But soon her relationship with Jeremy begins to move beyond innocent flirtation, and it in turn fuels a classmate's vengeful jealousy that quickly spirals out of control and brings about a chain of events that draws parallels to Salem. | Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), First Time Filmmaker
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THE ENDLESS

  • Section: US Narrative Competition
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 111 minutes
  • Directed By: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead, and Aaron Moorhead
  • Country: USA
Years after escaping a cult as teenagers, brothers Aaron and Justin return to their former home after receiving a mysterious message. While Aaron is quickly drawn back into the fold, Justin remains uneasy. However, neither can deny it when strange events begin happening that seem to mirror the cult’s unusual axioms. Following their Tribeca breakout, Resolution, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead direct and star in another intensely original genre hybrid. | Read More
Horror, Thriller, Science Fiction, TFF Alumni
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FLOWER

  • Section: US Narrative Competition
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 93 minutes
  • Directed By: Max Winkler
  • Country: USA
Rebellious and quick-witted, 17-year-old firecracker Erica Vandross (Zoey Deutch) kills time with her friends gawking at older men in bowling alleys and sexually scheming guys out of their money. However, her biggest scheme is still to come when her mother asks her boyfriend and his troubled, fresh-out-of-rehab son to move in with them in this biting dark comedy. | Read More
Drama, Comedy
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KEEP THE CHANGE

  • Section: US Narrative Competition
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 94 minutes
  • Directed By: Rachel Israel
  • Country: USA
In a support group, David—a smooth talker struggling to hide his disability—meets a woman with similar learning challenges, and they quickly forge an intimate bond. Starring a cast of nonprofessional actors on the autism spectrum, Keep the Change details an underrepresented community with authenticity, optimism and humor. | Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Comedy, New York, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), First Time Filmmaker
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LOVE AFTER LOVE

  • Section: US Narrative Competition
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 91 minutes
  • Directed By: Russ Harbaugh
  • Country: USA
The world of a mother and her two adult sons feels emotionally untethered following the death of their family’s patriarch. Andie MacDowell, Chris O’Dowd, and James Adomian deliver searing performances in this absorbing story of a family losing and regaining their equilibrium in the wake of loss. | Read More
Drama, New York, NY Director(s), First Time Filmmaker
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ONE PERCENT MORE HUMID

  • Section: US Narrative Competition
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 98 minutes
  • Directed By: Liz W. Garcia
  • Country: USA
Catherine (Julia Garner) and Iris (Juno Temple) are childhood friends home from college for a hot New England summer. As they attempt to enjoy parties and skinny-dipping and the usual vacation hijinks, a shared trauma in their past becomes increasingly difficult to suppress. As the wedge between the friends grows, they each pursue forbidden affairs to cope. | Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)
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SATURDAY CHURCH

  • Section: US Narrative Competition
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 81 minutes
  • Directed By: Damon Cardasis
  • Country: USA
14-year-old Ulysses is a shy and effeminate teen being raised in the Bronx by his strict Aunt Rose. He finds escape in a rich fantasy life of music and dance, and soon with a vibrant transgender youth community called Saturday Church. Damon Cardasis’ directorial debut is a rousing celebration of one boy’s search for his identity. | Read More
Drama, Music, New York, NY Director(s), First Time Filmmaker, LGBT
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THIRST STREET

  • Section: US Narrative Competition
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 82 minutes
  • Directed By: Nathan Silver
  • Country: USA, France
There’s a fine line between lust and obsession—and for flight attendant Gina (Lindsay Burdge), that line is often difficult to see. Grieving over a lover’s suicide, Gina loses her grip on reality after falling for a suave Parisian bartender. Tribeca alum Nathan Silver (Actor Martinez) takes cues from ‘70s Euro erotic psychodramas in this gorgeously retro and piercingly intimate look at one-sided love. | Read More
Drama, Action, Comedy, New York, TFF Alumni

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