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2017 FILM GUIDE

SHOWING 38 RESULTS | FILMS SORTED BY THE LETTER: 'S'
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SAMBá

  • Section: International Narrative Competition
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Israel Cárdenas and Laura Amelia Guzman
  • Country: Dominican Republic
Cisco has his back against the ropes. After spending 15 years in an American jail, he’s returned to the Dominican Republic yet is unable to get a job, a problem compounded by his mother’s ailing health and his younger brother’s delinquent habits. To make money, he’s resorted to illegal street fighting. But Cisco finds a possible salvation in Nichi, an Italian ex-boxer who sees dollar signs in Cisco’s gritty fighting skills. | Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Sports, Female Screenwriter(s), Latino Director(s)
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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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THE SENSITIVES

  • Section: Documentary Competition
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 83 minutes
  • Directed By: Drew Xanthopoulos
  • Country: USA
Meet the Sensitives, people who are debilitatingly sensitive to modern life—electricity, chemicals, you name it. Their symptoms and coping mechanisms might vary, but they all face the unusual and heartbreaking choice of either living in dangerous and uncertain conditions with their loved ones, or in physical and technological isolation. Director Drew Xanthopoulos captures their lives in cinematic verite style. | Read More
Documentary, First Time Filmmaker, Environmental
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SERGEANT JAMES

  • Section: Virtual Arcade
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 7 minutes
  • Created By: Alexandre Perez
  • Country: France
It’s Leo’s bedtime, but he thinks there is something under his bed. Is it just the harmless imagination of a young boy, or something more sinister? Is it…you? From director Alexandre Perez, Sergeant James recaptures the innocence of youth, the wonder of the unknown, the folly of fear and the terrifying possibility that things are far creepier than they seem. | Read More
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SHADOWMAN

  • Section: Documentary Competition
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 83 minutes
  • Directed By: Oren Jacoby
  • Country: USA
In the early 1980s, Richard Hambleton was New York City’s precursor to Banksy, a rogue street artist whose silhouette paintings haunted the sides of Manhattan buildings. Like so many other geniuses of his time, he fell victim to drug addiction, even as his work continued to rise in both demand and value. Shadowman doubles as both a time capsule of a forgotten New York City era, and a redemption story. | Read More
Documentary, New York, NY Director(s), TFF Alumni

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