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SHOWING RESULTS | FILMS IN THE SECTION 'SPOTLIGHT'
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2 DAYS IN NEW YORK

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 91 minutes
  • Directed By: Julie Delpy
  • Country: France
This deliriously witty follow-up to 2 Days in Paris finds Marion (writer/director Julie Delpy) living a comfortable life in New York with her latest hipster boyfriend, Mingus (Chris Rock, brilliantly playing it straight), and their two young kids from prior relationships. A riotous comedy of cultural errors ensues when Marion's totally unhinged, gleefully unfiltered family arrives from Paris to meet Mingus for the first time. | Read More
Female Director(s) and Comedy
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5 TO 7

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 97 minutes
  • Directed By: Victor Levin
  • Country: USA
Aspiring novelist Brian (Anton Yelchin) meets Arielle (Bérénice Marlohe), the sophisticated wife of a French diplomat. They soon embark on a “cinq-a-sept” affair that challenges Brian’s traditional American ideas of love and relationships. A cosmopolitan comedy of manners told with surprising warmth and lightness, 5 to 7 marks Victor Levin’s directorial debut and welcomes Marlohe as a glamorous, ebullient screen presence. With Glenn Close and Frank Langella. | Read More
Drama, Romantic Comedy, Relationships, New York, NY Director(s), First Time Filmmaker
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ABOUT ALEX

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 96 minutes
  • Directed By: Jesse Zwick
  • Country: USA
A circle of twenty-something friends reunite to console a suicidal member of their group. Despite their best efforts, old jealousies, unrequited love, and their widening political differences cannot be contained. About Alex is a sometimes irreverent, always moving examination of the struggles of a generation that has it all—and wants more. Starring Aubrey Plaza, Max Greenfield, Max Minghella, Jason Ritter, Nate Parker, and Maggie Grace. | Read More
Drama, Relationships, New York, First Time Filmmaker, Friendship
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ADULT WORLD

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 97 minutes
  • Directed By: Scott Coffey
  • Country: USA
Amy (Emma Roberts) is naïve, awkward and anxious to get her poetry career off of the ground. She begrudgingly accepts a job at the local sex shop, Adult World, while pursuing a surefire kick-start for her success: a mentorship with reclusive writer Rat Billings (the hilarious John Cusack). As Amy’s world melds with that of Adult World, she slowly learns that inspiration can be found in the most improbable places. | Read More
Comedy
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AFERIM

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 106 minutes
  • Directed By: Radu Jude
  • Country: Romania and Bulgaria
Winner of Best Director at the 2015 Berlin Film Festival and shot in savory black-and-white, Radu Jude’s Aferim! offers a rare and gripping glimpse into the political and religious landscape of nineteenth-century Romania. While traveling across the Wallachian countryside to hunt down a fugitive gypsy slave in 1835, an autumnal police officer and his young son encounter a variety of different natives, each with their own prejudices and opinions on the state of their nation. | Read More
Drama
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ALEX OF VENICE

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 86 minutes
  • Directed By: Chris Messina
  • Country: USA
Workaholic environmental attorney Alex (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) has always relied on her husband George (Chris Messina) to take the reins at home. But when he unexpectedly asks for a break, his departure forces Alex to reevaluate her life. Messina steps behind the camera for his directorial debut about a woman pushed to the edge who finds the strength to press on. | Read More
Drama, Relationships, Female Screenwriter(s), First Time Filmmaker
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ALL ABOUT ANN: GOVERNOR RICHARDS OF THE LONE STAR STATE

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 82 minutes
  • Directed By: Keith Patterson and Phillip Schopper
  • Country: USA
An unmissable documentary for any political junkie, All About Ann celebrates the achievements of larger-than-life Ann Richards, the first elected female governor of Texas. Her passion for social inclusivity made her one of the most powerful and progressive governors in U.S. history, but in 1994, she faced her toughest challenge, as an increasingly conservative majority turned towards a new, pro-business candidate: George W. Bush. | Read More
Documentary
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ALMOST CHRISTMAS

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 107 minutes
  • Directed By: Phil Morrison
  • Country: USA
Two French Canadian ne’er-do-wells travel to New York City with a scheme to get rich quick selling Christmas trees. Easygoing charmer Rene (Paul Rudd) clashes with misanthropic ex-con Dennis (Paul Giamatti), whose wife Rene just stole. Still, this odd couple must make an honest go of it in this fresh buddy comedy co-starring Sally Hawkins, by the director of the indie breakout hit Junebug. | Read More
Drama
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ALOFT

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 97 minutes
  • Directed By: Claudia Llosa
  • Country: Canada, France, Spain
In parallel narratives, single-mother Nana (Jennifer Connelly) has a mysterious experience at the hands of a traveling healer, years later her troubled son Ivan (Cillian Murphy) sets out in search of his now absent mother. Academy Award®–nominee Claudia Llosa’s (The Milk of Sorrow) decade-spanning family drama is a dreamlike rumination on faith, forgiveness, and family, set against an otherworldly frozen landscape. A Sony Pictures Classics Release. | Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)
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AMONG THE BELIEVERS

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 84 minutes
  • Directed By: Hemal Trivedi and Mohammed Ali Naqvi
  • Country: Pakistan
An unsettling and eye opening exploration into the spread of the radical Islamic school Red Mosque, which trains legions of children to devote their lives to jihad, or holy war, from a very young age. With incredible access and chilling footage, Among the Believers is a timely and relevant look into the causes that have led to the growth of radical Islam in Pakistan and around the world. | Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)

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