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2017 FILM GUIDE

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Award Screening: Founders' Award for Best US Narrative Feature: Keep the Change

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
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AWARD SCREENING: NORA EPHRON PRIZE: THE DIVINE ORDER

  • Section: Awards Screenings
  • Runtime: 96 minutes
Award Screening: Nora Ephron Prize: The Divine Order

Political leaders in Switzerland cited ‘Divine Order’ as the reason why women still did not have the right to vote as late as 1970. Director Petra Volpe explores this surprising history through the story of Nora, a quiet housewife from a quaint village searching for the fierce suffragette leader inside her. | Read More
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BARAKA

  • Section: Shorts
  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 22 minutes
  • Directed By: Néstor Ruiz Medina
  • Country: Spain
In the months before the war in Iraq, two close brothers are forced to separate, soon meeting again when the war is in full swing, but neither is the same. | Read More
Drama
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BIG CITY

  • Section: Shorts
  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 9 minutes
  • Directed By: Lachlan Ryan and Jordan Bond
  • Country: Australia
Vijay, a lonely taxi driver who recently moved to Melbourne, picks up Chris, a stray drunk who befriends him, and over the course of the night, Chris experiences some of Vijay's troubles and Vijay learns to see the city in a new light. | 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 BOY DOWNSTAIRS

  • Section: Spotlight Narrative
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Sophie Brooks
  • Country: USA
Zosia Mamet exhibits winsome charm as Diana, navigating the rite of passage of every single New Yorker: the search for an apartment. She seemingly finds a jewel of a home until realizing her downstairs neighbor is her ex whose heart she broke. Like a true New Yorker, she keeps the apartment. | Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Comedy, New York, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), First Time Filmmaker
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BUSTER'S MAL HEART

  • Section: Spotlight Narrative
  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 96 minutes
  • Directed By: Sarah Adina Smith
  • Country: USA
A fugitive hotly pursued by rangers reviews the pathway to his present circumstances and finds conflicting stories. A spellbinding Rami Malek (Mr. Robot) brings impressive range to Sarah Adina Smith’s sophomore feature: a twisting, mind-bending thriller in which the typical rules don’t apply, least of all to a man who cannot be certain of anything he’s done. | Read More
Female Director(s), Thriller, Experimental

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