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2017 FILM GUIDE

SHOWING 14 RESULTS | FILMS SORTED BY GENRE: 'MUSIC'
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SATURDAY CHURCH

  • Section: US Narrative Competition
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 81 minutes
  • Directed By: Damon Cardasis
  • Country: USA
14-year-old Ulysses is a shy and effeminate teen being raised in the Bronx by his strict Aunt Rose. He finds escape in a rich fantasy life of music and dance, and soon with a vibrant transgender youth community called Saturday Church. Damon Cardasis’ directorial debut is a rousing celebration of one boy’s search for his identity. | Read More
Drama, Music, New York, NY Director(s), First Time Filmmaker, LGBT
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WHEN GOD SLEEPS

  • Section: Documentary Competition
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 88 minutes
  • Directed By: Till Schauder
  • Country: USA, Germany
“My songs didn’t make me famous. The fatwa did.” And so we embark on the journey of rapper Shahin Najafi, whose bold style and transgressive lyrics put him in the crosshairs of religious clerics in his native Iran. When God Sleeps tells the story of this tireless artist-activist against the backdrop of the 2015 Paris terrorist attacks and the European right-wing backlash against Middle Eastern refugees. | Read More
Documentary, Music, TFF Alumni
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WHITNEY. “CAN I BE ME”

  • Section: Spotlight Documentary
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 105 minutes
  • Directed By: Nick Broomfield and Rudi Dolezal
  • Country: U.K.
Whitney Houston was the most awarded female recording artist of all time, with more consecutive number one hits than The Beatles, and on top of that she was America’s Sweetheart. Yet despite her fame, talent, and success, she died tragically at the age of 48. Featuring largely never-before-seen footage and Broomfield and Dolezal’s moving documentary tells the story of the girl behind the voice. | Read More
Documentary, Music

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