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2017 FILM GUIDE

SHOWING 41 RESULTS | FILMS SORTED BY GENRE: 'COMEDY'
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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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GILBERT

  • Section: Spotlight Documentary
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 96 minutes
  • Directed By: Neil Berkeley
  • Country: USA
Legendary comedian Gilbert Gottfried has had quite a career. Rocketing to fame in the 1980s, he was thrust into the public consciousness almost immediately thanks to his brash personality, unique worldview, and off-kilter comic timing. Now, foul-mouthed and unapologetic after decades of flying solo in both his work and in his personal life, Gilbert has shockingly reinvented himself…as a family man. | Read More
Drama, Comedy, Documentary, New York
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HAIR

  • Section: Shorts
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 5 minutes
  • Directed By: John Turturro
  • Country: USA
An unscripted dialogue between John Turturro and Bobby Cannavale about a man's particularness about his hair. | Read More
Comedy, New York
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HOLY AIR

  • Section: International Narrative Competition
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 81 minutes
  • Directed By: Shady Srour
  • Country: Israel
Desperate to care for his pregnant wife and ailing father, Adam (writer/director Shady Srour) embarks on his latest, riskiest business venture: selling bottled holy air. A sharp comedy set in modern-day Nazareth, Holy Air examines the complicated emotions that go into living as a modern, progressive, Christian family on the world’s most spiritual ground. | 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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KING OF PEKING

  • Section: International Narrative Competition
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 88 minutes
  • Directed By: Sam Voutas
  • Country: USA, Australia, China
Big Wong and his son Little Wong are traveling film projectionists, screening Hollywood movies for local villagers. Faced with losing custody of his son, Big Wong starts making and selling illegal bootleg DVDs out of the old movie theater where he works, despite Little Wong’s objections. More than a father-son story, King of Peking is a love letter to cinema. | Read More
Drama, Comedy
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THE LAST POKER GAME

  • Section: Special Screenings
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Howard Weiner
  • Country: USA
The Last Poker Game follows Dr. Abe Mandelbaum (Martin Landau), who has just moved into a nursing home with his ailing wife. After forming an unlikely friendship with a womanizing gambler (Paul Sorvino), their relationship is put to a test when they each try to convince a mysterious nurse (Maria Dizzia) that they are her long-lost father. | Read More
Drama, Comedy, First Time Filmmaker
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LEMON

  • Section: Shorts
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 12 minutes
  • Directed By: Timothy Michael Cooper
  • Country: USA
Seconds after the wedding, a bride is stunned to learn that her new husband fudged nearly everything about his past, his family, and his accomplishments—but his revelations force her to come clean about a few shocking secrets of her own. | Read More
Comedy, New York, NY Director(s), First Time Filmmaker
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LITERALLY, RIGHT BEFORE AARON

  • Section: Spotlight Narrative
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 97 minutes
  • Directed By: Ryan Eggold
  • Country: USA
Still reeling from his breakup with college sweetheart Allison (Cobie Smulders), Adam's (Justin Long) world is thrown into further chaos when he’s surprisingly invited to attend her wedding. Over a surreal weekend, he stumbles through a nightmarish rehearsal dinner and drinks his way through the reception as he thinks back on where it all went wrong with the one that got away. Ryan Eggold directs this refreshingly unconventional romantic comedy. | Read More
Drama, Comedy, First Time Filmmaker
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LOST & FOUND

  • Section: Tribeca TV
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 30 minutes
  • Country: USA
Stella and Ian are separating. But for this modern LA couple, that’s nothing to be sad or ashamed about. They decide to host an “un-wedding” party to celebrate. As friends and family descend on their home for the occasion, secrets are revealed and loyalties tested in this comedy-drama about family, friendship, and marriage from Executive Producers Haroula Rose and Melonie Diaz. With: Melonie Diaz, Will Janowitz, Jennifer LeFleur, Terence Nance, Avi Rothman, Laura Lee Botsacos, Abby Wathen, Nick Thurston, Haroula Rose, Ethan Gold. | Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Comedy, Music, Female Screenwriter(s), TFF Alumni

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