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

  • 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

  • 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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ALWAYS SHINE

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 87 minutes
  • Directed By: Sophia Takal
  • Country: USA
This twisty psychological drama about obsession, fame, and femininity follows two friends, both actresses (Mackenzie Davis and Caitlin FitzGerald), who take a trip together to Big Sur, to reconnect. Once alone, the women's suppressed jealousies and deep-seated resentments begin to rise, causing them to lose their grasp on not only the true nature of their relationship, but also their identities. | Read More
Female Director(s), Thriller, NY Director(s)
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AWOL

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 82 minutes
  • Directed By: Deb Shoval
  • Country: USA
Joey is a young woman in search of direction in her small town. A visit to an army recruiting office appears to provide a path, but when she meets and falls in love with Rayna that path diverges in ways that neither woman anticipates. Building on the award-winning short of the same name, director Deb Shoval crafts a clear-eyed love story, and an impressive feature film debut. | Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)
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BLAME

  • 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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DEAN

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 87 minutes
  • Directed By: Demetri Martin
  • Country: USA
In comedian Demetri Martin’s funny and heartfelt directorial debut, Martin plays an illustrator who falls hard for an LA woman (Gillian Jacobs) while trying to prevent his father (Kevin Kline) from selling the family home in the wake of his mother’s death. | Read More
Drama, Comedy, New York
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DREAMLAND

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 89 minutes
  • Directed By: Robert Schwartzman
  • Country: USA
Robert Schwartzman makes his directorial debut with this comedy about the cost of reaching your dreams. Part-time pianist Monty Fagan (Johnny Simmons) begins a May-December romance that upends his home life. A set of perfectly cast co-stars push or manipulate Monty along the way: Amy Landecker, Frankie Shaw, Alan Ruck, Beverly D’Angelo, along with Robert’s older brother Jason, and their mother Talia Shire. | Read More
Drama, Comedy, Music
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ENDLESS

  • 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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FIXER

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 103 minutes
  • Directed By: Ian Olds
  • Country: USA
After an exiled Afghan journalist arrives in a small town in Northern California, he lands a menial job as a crime reporter for the local newspaper. Restless in his new position, he teams up with an eccentric local (James Franco) to investigate the town’s peculiar subculture, only to find things quickly taking a dangerous turn. | Read More
Drama and NY Director(s)
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FLOWER

  • 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 and Comedy

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