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2017 FILM GUIDE

SHOWING 85 RESULTS | FILMS SORTED BY GENRE: 'DOCUMENTARY'
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THE FAMILY I HAD

  • Section: Viewpoints
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 77 minutes
  • Directed By: Katie Green and Carlye Rubin
  • Country: USA
In The Family I Had, a mother recalls how her seemingly brilliant teenage son came to shatter their idyllic family through one horribly violent and shocking act. Now, left to pick up the pieces, the survivors test the boundaries of their newly defined reality in this moving true crime exploration of the nature and limits of familial love. | Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, Female Screenwriter(s)
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THE FARTHEST

  • Section: Viewpoints
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 120 minutes
  • Directed By: Emer Reynolds
  • Country: Ireland
On the 40th anniversary of Voyager’s twelve-billion-mile flight (and counting), experience a comprehensive behind-the-scenes account from those who built and nurtured this unprecedented deep space achievement. Emer Reynolds creates a vivid celebration of curiosity and exploration for the most audacious project in human history, and one of humankind’s greatest successes. | Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary
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FLAMES

  • Section: Viewpoints
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 86 minutes
  • Directed By: Zefrey Throwell and Josephine Decker
  • Country: USA
Filmed over five years, Flames follows real-life couple Josephine Decker and Zefrey Throwell from the white-hot passion of first love to the heartbreak of breaking up. But for these two filmmakers, the end of the relationship wasn’t the end of the story. As they continue filming, reconstructing what happened and where it went wrong, lines begin to blur between what was real and what was “the film”—if there’s even a difference anymore. | Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Documentary, New York, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), Experimental, First Time Filmmaker
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FOR AHKEEM

  • Section: Viewpoints
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Jeremy S. Levine and Landon Van Soest
  • Country: USA
Beginning one year before the events in Ferguson, Missouri, Levine and Van Soest’s intimate and cinematic For Ahkeem is the coming of age story of 17-year-old Daje Shelton in neighboring North St. Louis. Falling in love and fighting with mom, Daje struggles with typical teen growing pains, but also must increasingly combat the institutional and social roadblocks that keep black teens like her from succeeding in America. | Read More
Drama, Documentary, NY Director(s)
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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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FROM THE ASHES

  • Section: Special Screenings
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 82 minutes
  • Directed By: Michael Bonfiglio
  • Country: USA
From the Ashes captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry and what its future should be under the Trump Administration. From Appalachia to the West’s Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the “war on coal” to present compelling and often heartbreaking stories about what’s at stake for our economy, health, and climate. From the Ashes invites audiences to learn more about an industry on the edge and what it means for their lives.

Before the Premiere Screening: Special introduction by three-term Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg.

After the Premiere Screening: A conversation with director Michael Bonfiglio, Founder & CEO of Coalfield Development Corporation, Brandon Dennison, director of the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign, Mary Anne Hitt, and film subject Misti O'Quinn to discuss the state of the American coal industry. Moderated by Edward Norton. | Read More
Documentary, Environmental
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GET ME ROGER STONE

  • Section: Spotlight Documentary
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 100 minutes
  • Directed By: Dylan Bank, Daniel DiMauro, and Morgan Pehme
  • Country: USA
With his bespoke suits and collection of Nixon memorabilia, political firebrand and noted eccentric Roger Stone has been a fixture of Republican politics since the 1970s, yet at the same time has always been an outsider. Despite its success, his brand of confrontational (some would say “dirty”) politics was always publicly rejected by the conservative mainstream, though with the shocking ascendancy of his longtime pet project Donald Trump (interviewed in the film), Stone—the ultimate political trickster—would likely say he was just ahead of his time. | Read More
Documentary
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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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THE GODFATHER OF FITNESS

  • Section: Shorts
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 18 minutes
  • Directed By: Rade Popovic
  • Country: USA, Serbia
The Godfather of Fitness tells the improbable story of how an ambitious boy from California, obsessed with grueling workouts and good nutrition, became one of the most respected men in the world of fitness. | Read More
Documentary

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