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2017 FILM GUIDE

SHOWING 47 RESULTS | FILMS SORTED BY GENRE: 'NY DIRECTOR(S)'
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AARDVARK

  • Section: US Narrative Competition
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 89 minutes
  • Directed By: Brian Shoaf
  • Country: USA
While battling her own anxieties, therapist Emily Milburton (Jenny Slate) spends her time listening to other people’s problems. Her professional and personal worlds collide when Emily’s newest patient, Josh Norman (Zachary Quinto), walks through her door. Mentally ill and experiencing hallucinations, Josh harbors complex feelings for his estranged brother, Craig (Jon Hamm). Things begin to get interesting when Emily falls for Craig. | Read More
Drama, NY Director(s), First Time Filmmaker
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ACORN AND THE FIRESTORM

  • Section: Spotlight Documentary
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 84 minutes
  • Directed By: Reuben Atlas and Sam Pollard
  • Country: USA
For 40 years, the community-organizing group ACORN advocated for America’s poorest communities, while its detractors accused it of promoting government waste and the worst of liberal policies. Riding high on the momentum of Barack Obama’s presidential victory in 2008, ACORN was at its social zenith when a hidden-camera video sparked a national scandal and brought it all crashing down. | Read More
Documentary, New York, NY Director(s), African American Director(s)
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APPROACHING A BREAKTHROUGH

  • Section: Shorts
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 10 minutes
  • Directed By: Noah Pritzker
  • Country: USA
Back in New York after a stint in Los Angeles, Norman Kaminsky has a terrible argument with his girlfriend just before running into a string of characters from his past – and despite his best efforts, Norman can't seem to run away from his problems. | Read More
Comedy, New York, NY Director(s)
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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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BOBBI JENE

  • Section: Documentary Competition
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 96 minutes
  • Directed By: Elvira Lind
  • Country: USA, Denmark, Israel
In her moving and cinematic documentary, Elvira Lind follows American dancer Bobbi Jene Smith as she makes the decision of a lifetime. Bobbi returns to the U.S., leaving behind a loving boyfriend and a successful 10-year run as a star dancer of the famous Israeli dance company Batsheva. Lind intimately portrays Bobbi’s rigorous creative process as she starts fresh in San Francisco, while still working to maintain a long-distance relationship. | Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Documentary, New York, NY Director(s)
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BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY

  • Section: Special Screenings
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Alexandra Dean
  • Country: USA
Known for her unmatched beauty, Hedy Lamarr’s fans never knew she also possessed a beautiful mind. Immigrating to Hollywood in the late 1930s, Lamarr acted by day and sketched inventions by night, even devising a “secret communication system” for the Allies to beat the Nazis. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story reveals how Lamarr gave her patent away to the Navy, receiving no credit for her engineering innovations, even as she was immortalized as a legend of the silver screen. Executive produced by Susan Sarandon. | Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, 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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THE CLAPPER

  • Section: Spotlight Narrative
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 89 minutes
  • Directed By: Dito Montiel
  • Country: USA
Ed Helms stars as Eddie Krumble, a professional audience member who gains unwanted notoriety when a late-night talk show turns his life into a national obsession, threatening his budding relationship with gas station attendant Judy (Amanda Seyfried). Directed by Dito Montiel (Boulevard, Tribeca ‘14), The Clapper is a heartfelt comedy featuring Tracy Morgan, Adam Levine, Russell Peters, PJ Byrne, and appearances from Rob Gronkowski, Mark Cuban and the late Alan Thicke. | Read More
Comedy, NY Director(s), TFF Alumni
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THE DINNER

  • Section: Spotlight Narrative
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 120 minutes
  • Directed By: Oren Moverman
  • Country: USA
Two brothers, congressman Stan and caustic former teacher Paul, are locked in sibling rivalry and are forced to come head to head over a dinner with their wives. As the two couples (Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan and Rebecca Hall) sit down to dine, their dark family secrets are drudged on to the table along with the main course, in this adaptation of the Herman Koch bestseller. | Read More
Drama, New York, NY Director(s), Food

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