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2017 FILM GUIDE

SHOWING 20 RESULTS | FILMS SORTED BY GENRE: 'THRILLER'
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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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THE CIRCLE

  • Section: Gala
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 110 minutes
  • Directed By: James Ponsoldt
  • Country: USA
When Mae (Emma Watson) is hired to work for the world’s largest and most powerful tech and social media company, she sees it as an opportunity of a lifetime. As she rises through the ranks, she is encouraged by the company’s founder, Eamon Bailey (Tom Hanks), to engage in a groundbreaking experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy, ethics and ultimately her personal freedom. Her participation in the experiment, and every decision she makes begin to affect the lives and future of her friends, family and that of humanity. | Read More
Drama, Thriller, Science Fiction
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CRYPT TV'S MONSTER MADNESS

  • Section: Tribeca N.O.W. Special Screenings
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 28 minutes
  • Country: USA
Crypt TV’s Monster Madness features some of the best and biggest character shorts from the digital brand's scaremakers. From a stunningly terrifying protector of the bullied to a child’s toy that reveals horrors around every corner of a suburban home to the real life tale of a man whose body is stretched and pierced into a piece of daring art, Crypt shorts proudly embrace the horror lifestyle.

After the screening: A conversation with filmmaker Eli Roth, Crypt TV Chief Content Officer, Kate Krantz, and Crypt TV filmmakers Gabriel Younes, Anthony Melton, and Ben Franklin. Moderated by Crypt TV CEO & Co-Founder, Jack Davis. | Read More
Drama, Horror, Thriller, Science Fiction
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DEVIL'S GATE

  • Section: Midnight
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 94 minutes
  • Directed By: Clay Staub
  • Country: USA, Canada
Struggling to overcome a recent professional tragedy, a tough-as-nails FBI agent (Amanda Schull) heads to a small North Dakota town to investigate the disappearance of a local woman and her young son. The search leads to the missing woman’s husband’s (Milo Ventimiglia) secluded farm, on which answers, new mysteries, and God-fearing terrors await. Not to mention, they need to figure out what is going on down in the basement. | Read More
Thriller, Science Fiction, 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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THE EXCEPTION

  • Section: Special Screenings
  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 107 minutes
  • Directed By: David Leveaux
  • Country: USA, U.K.
A riveting World War II thriller, The Exception follows German soldier Stefan Brandt, tasked with investigating exiled German Monarch Kaiser Wilhelm II, only to find himself drawn into an unexpected and passionate romance with mysterious housemaid Mieke. When Heinrich Himmler, head of the SS, comes for an unexpected visit, secrets are revealed, allegiances tested, and Brandt is forced to make the ultimate choice between honoring his country and following his heart.

After the Premiere Screening: A conversation with director David Leveaux and actor Christopher Plummer. | Read More
Drama, Thriller, First Time Filmmaker
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FRANK SERPICO

  • Section: Spotlight Documentary
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 96 minutes
  • Directed By: Antonino D'Ambrosio
  • Country: USA
With unprecedented access to a notoriously reclusive subject, Antonino D’Ambrosio creates a powerful portrait of Frank Serpico, the former NYPD officer who in the 1970s blew the whistle on the corruption and payoffs running rampant in the department. The true story that inspired Sidney Lumet’s American crime classic that bears his name. | Read More
Thriller, Documentary, New York, NY Director(s), TFF Alumni
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HOUNDS OF LOVE

  • Section: Midnight
  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 108 minutes
  • Directed By: Ben Young
  • Country: Australia
Dark forces lurk behind the sunny façade of an unassuming Australian suburb in Ben Young's stylish directorial debut. This ‘80s-set true crime thriller follows 17-year-old Vicki on the night she's abducted by a disturbed couple. While bound to a bed inside of the kidnappers’ home and subjected to psychological and physical torture, Vicki must find a way to drive a wedge between her unhinged captors and escape by any means necessary. | Read More
Drama, Thriller, First Time Filmmaker

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