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ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF FILMS

SATURDAY JUL 19, 2014
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Carlos Marques-Marcet

Special Sneak Preview. Separated by 10,000 kilometers, Alexandra and Sergi must rely on virtual communication to keep the flame of their relationship alive. But...

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FRIDAY JUL 25, 2014
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Tomonari Nishikawa

This is about Times Square, the noises and movements at this most well-known intersection. The layered images of shots by handheld camera through color filters would...

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FRIDAY JUL 25, 2014
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Casimir Nozkowski

A documentary about a synagogue, a whiskey still, a raincoat factory and other past lives of my childhood home.

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THURSDAY JUL 24, 2014
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Ben Li

Tanya and Dodger in the underworld.

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THURSDAY JUL 24, 2014
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Chelsea Manifold

Barry and Puppers magic show.

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SATURDAY AUG 2, 2014
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Lily Amirpour

Special Sneak Preview. A mysterious female vampire haunts an Iranian ghost town and falls for one of its alienated locals in this fantastical black-and-white...

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Frances Bodomo

It's July 16, 1969: America is preparing to launch Apollo 11. Thousands of miles away, the Zambia Space Academy hopes to beat America to the moon in this film...

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FRIDAY JUN 27, 2014
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Alex Mallis

One day after George Zimmerman was acquitted of the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, a group of young men gathered in Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn, and discussed...

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THURSDAY MAY 29, 2014
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Jeremiah Zagar

Brighton is the love story of a young urban couple who abandon their burgeoning careers in order to build a life in community-supported farming. But just as they...

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THURSDAY JUL 24, 2014
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Guillaume Renier, Fabien Kretschmer, Gaëlle Séguillon et Adrien Bisiou

A solar flare sparks major climatic changes on Earth.

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David O. Russell

A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of...

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FRIDAY MAY 16, 2014
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Monia Chokri

A 30-year-old scholar, intelligent and beautiful yet socially crippled, is forced to attend a bachelorette party where her quest for authenticity leads to an...

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MONDAY JUN 2, 2014
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Justin Weinstein, Tyler Measom

Celebrated magician James “The Amazing” Randi has made it his life mission to demystify the claims of modern-day charlatans and to reveal the truth behind their...

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THURSDAY JUL 31, 2014
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Desiree Akhavan

Special Sneak Preview. Shirin is struggling to become an ideal Persian daughter, politically correct bisexual and hip young Brooklynite but fails miserably in her...

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TUESDAY JUL 15, 2014
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Piotr Bernaś

What are the reasons underlying the human drive toward self-destruction? What is the wellhead of motivation for a person who chooses a life involving perpetual...

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SATURDAY MAY 31, 2014
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Nicolai Troshinsky

A boy, having lost his glasses, can only see one thing in focus at a time. His sight gets attracted by the sounds that surround him. He will have to explore a blurry...

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THURSDAY JUL 10, 2014
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Kris Swanberg

Shot with non-actors on the west side of Chicago, Baby Mary, is the story of eight-year-old Kiara, who while walking home from school finds a neglected toddler and...

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SATURDAY AUG 16, 2014
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Mark Ram

Two mountain climbers are scaling the extreme peaks when disaster strikes. They are dangling three thousand feet above the ground. What seems certain death becomes a...

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SATURDAY MAY 31, 2014
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Tomek Ducki

Two elderly swimmers meet at the baths for their ritual swimming. This time they are diving deeper than usual.

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SATURDAY AUG 9, 2014
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Rino Stefano Tagliafierro

A short story of the most important emotions of life, from birth to death, love and sexuality through pain and fear. It is a tribute to art and his disarming beauty....

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THURSDAY JUL 24, 2014
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Celeste Lai and Peyton Skyler

Thoughts about existence illustrated by the interactions of strangers.

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THURSDAY MAY 29, 2014
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Jonah Rosenthal

Life as a young Kenyan boy living in the Great Rift Valley.

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SATURDAY JUN 14, 2014
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Francis Lee

On the 10.22 train from Bradford to London Dad looses his rag, pregnant Mam concocts a surprise whilst their teenage daughter aches from embarrassment on just...

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THURSDAY MAY 29, 2014
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Michael Tyburski

“Brooklyn Farmer” explores the unique challenges facing Brooklyn Grange, a group of urban farmers who endeavor to run a commercially viable farm within the...

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Carlo Sampietro

In Brazilian slang, the phrase Bunda Pandeiro is used to describe attractive buttocks by referring to them as a tambourine. While the ass is a universally recognized...

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TUESDAY JUL 15, 2014
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Hu Wei

A photographer weaves unique links among nomadic families.

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SATURDAY MAY 24, 2014
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Jordan Roth

Together, kids on C-Rock face perilous jumps of up to 110 feet. It's a summertime rite of passage in the Bronx. But growing up means they'll have to leave this...

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THURSDAY MAY 29, 2014
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Bastien Dubois

During the Pacific war on the coast of Papua New Guinea, the Papuans want to claim the god Cargo's gifts by developing a new rite in this beautifully animated film.

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THURSDAY JUL 31, 2014
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Dean Fleischer-Camp

Catherine returns to work after a hiatus. Starring Jenny Slate as the titular character.

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SATURDAY MAY 31, 2014
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Alan Holly

A lost soul stumbles drunken through the city. In a park, Death finds him and shows him many things.

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WEDNESDAY MAY 21, 2014
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Jim Mickle

Jim Mickle’s Sundance hit is an ostensible thriller-cum-revenge flick, harking back to 80’s b-movies and delicately crafted around a simple premise that turns...

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FRIDAY JUN 6, 2014
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Alix Lambert, Sam Chou

When Hartford teacher Marcus McGhee has his car stolen, the police refuse to assist him.

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SATURDAY MAY 24, 2014
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Alix Lambert, Sam Chou

Writer and culture critic, Nelson George, talks about his childhood, the nature of crime, and the state of Hip Hop in the year 2008.

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Brumby Boylston

The marketing department green-lights a red-light tie-in: 60 lost seconds of modern movie merchandising.

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SATURDAY JUN 14, 2014
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Izabela Plucińska

This latest clay animation from Izabela Plucińska is a captivating picture of the feeling of being lost and alienated and an attempt at putting the pieces that fail...

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FRIDAY JUL 11, 2014
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Rose McGowan

Dawn is a quiet young teenager who longs for something or someone to free her from her sheltered life.

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FRIDAY MAY 16, 2014
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Becky Sloan, Joe Pelling

Eventually everyone runs out of time – but before that happens to you, make some time to go on a journey, a journey through directorial duo Becky Sloan and Joseph...

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TUESDAY JUL 15, 2014
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Jodie Mack

Interweaving the forms of personal filmmaking, abstract animation, and the rock opera, this animated musical documentary examines the rise and fall of a...

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Steven Spielberg

A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home-world.

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SATURDAY AUG 9, 2014
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Allison Schulnik

"Eager" is a traditional, stop-motion and clay-mation film ballet by painter/animator Allison Schulnik. It is a celebration of the moving painting. Although there is...

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MONDAY MAR 17, 2014
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Allison Schulnik

Experience clay-mation like you've never it seen before in Allison Schulnik's mesmerizing and beautiful stop-motion ballet.

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SATURDAY MAY 24, 2014
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Andrew Ellis

Furnishing the homes of diplomats, remodeling dilapidated properties, and maintaining her own warehouses full of antique furniture, she gives little thought to...

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FRIDAY JUL 11, 2014
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Conor Finnegan

A small bird is afraid to fly, but with winter approaching and everyone flying south, he must face his fears… for the most part.

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Keith Miller

Free Show. Keith Miller’s carefully crafted and confident sophomore feature brims with the smoldering energy of Brooklyn gang life and effortlessly blurs fiction...

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SATURDAY AUG 9, 2014
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Carlos Gomez Salamanca

Flesh reveals the sacrifice of an animal during a countryside celebration in Colombia. This animated short film proposes various readings around the body and the...

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SATURDAY JUN 14, 2014
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Julian Petschek

A brief summary of flirting behavior provided by the contributors of Wikipedia.

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THURSDAY JUL 24, 2014
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Connor Finnegan

A misunderstanding and mixed relationship with Mother Nature.

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WEDNESDAY AUG 6, 2014
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Linda Västrik

NY Premiere. Deep within one of the world’s last untouched rainforests lives the Yaka/ Mbendjele tribe, a group of hunter-gatherers from the Congo Basin, who are...

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Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee

Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna's...

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Andre Hyland

When a man's car breaks down, it sends him on a quest across town that slowly turns into the most fantastically mundane adventure.

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FRIDAY JUN 20, 2014
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Adam Rifkin

NY Premiere. Using his trailer park neighbors and homeless friends, former child-actor Giuseppe Andrews (Independence Day, Detroit Rock City) has made 30 underground...

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THURSDAY JUL 24, 2014
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Caleb Wood

A mind in the city looks inwards, and escapes to the rabbits domain.

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TUESDAY JUL 15, 2014
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Christian Hödl

The portrait of a middle-aged woman, who wants to live as she wants to: with Elvis Presley.

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Alfonso Cuaron

A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after a catastrophe destroys their shuttle and leaves them adrift in orbit.

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FRIDAY JUN 6, 2014
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Deborah Stratman

This circular study of the Foley process portrays sound artists at work constructing complex layers of fabrication and imposition.

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THURSDAY JUL 10, 2014
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Joe Swanberg

Special Sneak Preview. Anna Kendrick stars as a newly single woman who crashes with her brother and wreaks havoc on his household in Joe Swanberg’s delicate...

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SATURDAY JUN 14, 2014
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Robert G. Putka

Men are from Mars, women are from Brazil. A conversation unfolds, and two lovers find themselves on separate wavelengths.

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SATURDAY MAY 24, 2014
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John Wilson

How-to video about smoking.

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FRIDAY MAY 16, 2014
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David O’Reilly

A man is alone and his head is on fire.

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FRIDAY JUN 6, 2014
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Yuval Hamieri

A man recreates with poor means a lost memory. A memory of the last day with his Mom. Objects come to life, in a desperate struggle, to produce one moment that was...

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MONDAY MAR 17, 2014
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Felix Massie

Christopher Gray has been in love with Stacey for quite some time, and no amount of lemonade can cool his desire. Meanwhile, Barry Flint has just bought his son a...

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SATURDAY MAY 31, 2014
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Felix Massie

Christopher Gray has been in love with Stacey for quite some time, and no amount of lemonade can cool his desire. Meanwhile, Barry Flint has just bought his son a...

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THURSDAY JUL 24, 2014
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Arthur Metcalf

There can be no doubt that a little girl had a hand in the Creation.

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SATURDAY JUN 14, 2014
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Niklas Holmgren

Linda is a middle-aged woman working at a care home for people with chronic psychological disabilities. One day a young, attractive guy comes to live there. Linda is...

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Shane Black

When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.

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SATURDAY JUN 7, 2014
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Ben Berman

A young American man spends one last night with his deceased friend while stranded in rural Mexico.

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FRIDAY JUL 25, 2014
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Christopher Radcliff

Everything changes one night for Alex, a troubled teenager, when is visited by a boy claiming to be his brother -- who disappeared years earlier.

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SATURDAY JUN 14, 2014
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Rachel Israel

A young man is forced to attend a support group that leads to an unexpected connection.

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SATURDAY JUN 7, 2014
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Thomas Vernay, Yann Wallaert

Inspired by GIF, this video clip is about the clichés of American antagonisms: Christian thought, homeland love and excesses of the USA.

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SATURDAY AUG 16, 2014
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Trey Edwards Shults

Krisha has not seen her family for many years. When Krisha decides to join her family for a holiday dinner, tensions escalate and Krisha struggles to keep her own...

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SATURDAY JUL 12, 2014
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David Zellner

Special Sneak Preview. Austin-based filmmakers the Zellner brothers return to Rooftop with a touching absurdist odyssey starring Rinko Kikuchi as a Japanese woman...

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SATURDAY JUN 14, 2014
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Johanna Rubin

A very short romantic comedy: the essence, the very crescendo, the embrace and the kiss. All of it represented in raw meat. It can't get more physical than this.

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SATURDAY JUN 7, 2014
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David Lewandowski

Late for Meeting is the first companion piece to the 2011 short film entitled Going to the Store. A rubbery man makes his way through Los Angeles by any means...

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SATURDAY MAY 31, 2014
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Mathieu Labaye

6m² for the rest of his life…

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THURSDAY JUL 24, 2014
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Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo

Chloé and Louis are secretly in love with each other. Every sentence a choreography.

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FRIDAY JUL 25, 2014
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Leah Ross

Levitate is a portrait of the Rockaways NY and its residents 3-7 months after Hurricane Sandy devastated the peninsula. Shot on s16mm, the film is a montage of...

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SATURDAY JUN 21, 2014
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Mariano Cohn, Gastón Duprat

NY Premiere. Free screening. No script, no plot, just music and gyrating bodies. Living Stars is a sixty-minute dance party and everyone’s invited!

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THURSDAY JUL 24, 2014
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Dana Sink

One ball's journey to recover something precious it has lost.

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SATURDAY JUN 14, 2014
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Farzad Farzaneh

Rakel and her boyfriend Dag clearly have a perfect relationship. Romantic, fun, easygoing and passionate. This evening they are having Dags childhood friend over for...

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FRIDAY JUL 25, 2014
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Melissa Johnson, Robertino Zambrano

A story about the hilarious and awkward misadventures of a 6’4’’ tall woman who is a star on the basketball court but struggles to find true love.

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SATURDAY MAY 24, 2014
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Annelise Ogaard

A candid glimpse into the life of a young woman who stays above the poverty line by hiring herself out as a dominatrix to men she meets online.

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THURSDAY JUL 3, 2014
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Stephanie Ahn

A young man is paid an unexpected visit on the morning of his mother’s funeral.

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FRIDAY JUN 6, 2014
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Mikey Please

Marilyn maketh. Marilyn taketh awayeth. Marilyn is trying really hard to create something good. For once, her expectation and reality are going to align. It will be...

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FRIDAY MAY 16, 2014
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Efren Hernandez

Veronika and Efren take a trip.

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FRIDAY JUL 18, 2014
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Aaron I. Naar

NY Premiere. Part of Rooftop Films SXSW weekend. Matthew Stoneman, a ‘white guy’ from New Hampshire, learned to sing authentic Spanish-language classics while...

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SATURDAY MAY 31, 2014
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Joseph Oxford

When Jack and Jill of Cardboard City are separated by Jill's untimely death, Jack goes on a journey to mend his (literally) broken heart.

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SATURDAY JUN 7, 2014
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Daniel Moshel

George Bizet`s "Habanera" from Carmen has been reinterpreted and enhanced with electronic sounds for MeTube, a homage to thousands of ambitious YouTube users and...

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THURSDAY JUL 24, 2014
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Kameron Gates

This tale of warning puts human fate in the hands of a Rock Giant - literally.

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SATURDAY MAY 31, 2014
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James Kwan

Everything in the Universe is a little bit sticky.

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FRIDAY JUL 11, 2014
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Ali Asgari

It’s 3 AM, a boy and a girl are wandering in the city.they are looking for a hospital to cure the girl, but it’s much harder than they thought.

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SATURDAY AUG 9, 2014
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Lois Patino

A poetic view into the relationship of immensity between man and landscape. We contemplate, from a distance, the activity of skiers on the snowy mountain. The...

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FRIDAY JUL 11, 2014
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Jean Pesce

Mr. Lamb is a dark comedy about a lonely waitress who is in love with her pen pal -- the convicted murderer, Charles Lamb.

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FRIDAY JUL 11, 2014
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Walter Woodman, Patrick Cederberg

In a story that plays out completely on a teens computer screen. Noah soon learns the difference between a like and a love.

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THURSDAY MAY 29, 2014
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Peter Middleton

For three years after losing his sight, John Hull created audio diaries to reflect on his adaptation to blindness. Using excerpts from John’s tapes, this film...

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SATURDAY AUG 16, 2014
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Alexander Carson

In his search for happiness in North America, a European man discovers the pleasures of Fantasy Baseball. Using his new appreciation for sports as a metaphor to...

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SATURDAY MAY 17, 2014
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Gillian Robespierre

Rooftop Films kicks off its 18th season with the international festival favorite Obvious Child, a subversive, modern-day romantic comedy written and directed by...

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SATURDAY AUG 16, 2014
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Abounaddara Collective

A young, free Syrian soldier confesses to killing a man he knew was innocent. He promises to take vengeance on the God who led him to commit the murder. Winner of...

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THURSDAY MAY 29, 2014
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Marleen van der Werf

"Sitting in her favourite oak tree 11-year old Filine encounters little wonders in the natural world around her. Filine doesn't like changes that much. She sometimes...

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FRIDAY JUL 25, 2014
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Brian Bolster

Told almost entirely through voice mail messages, "One year Lease" documents the travails of Brian, Thomas and Casper as they endure a year-long sentence with Rita...

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SATURDAY MAY 24, 2014
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A.V. Rockwell

Larry "Antenna Man" Connor makes a name for himself the best way he knows how. (Sorry, no refunds!)

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SATURDAY AUG 9, 2014
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Wendy Morris

A book of English landscapes was awarded to a young man who grew up on mission stations in Southern Africa in the 19th century. This book, belonging to an ancestor...

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SATURDAY MAY 31, 2014
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Matus Vizar

After millions of generations they have a good chance of becoming another extinct species. But one day, an all too active primate called the human being found them...

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THURSDAY JUL 24, 2014
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Natalie LaBarre

An eccentric inventor realizes he's not a perfect father - so one day, he makes one.

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THURSDAY JUL 24, 2014
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Antonio Balseiro and Carlos Balseiro

A Gaucho lives peacefully in the countryside with his wife until one day they hear explosions and the earth starts to shake.

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FRIDAY MAY 16, 2014
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Dustin Guy Defa

Waking up the morning after hosting a party, a man discovers a stranger passed out on his floor. He spends the rest of the day trying to convince her to leave.

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SATURDAY AUG 9, 2014
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Wendy Morris

Perth+6hrs is a personal reflection on the transience of family, on the fleetingness of childhood, and on the inevitable separations as children grow up and move...

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THURSDAY JUL 24, 2014
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Tom Haugomat, Bruno Mangyoku

Klaus is a reserved child. He leads a peaceful life with both his parents in a housing project, but the supernatural arrival of a cumbersome ghost is going to upend...

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FRIDAY JUL 11, 2014
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Alex Grigg

James and Martha narrowly survive a motorcycle accident. During the aftermath, however, James begins to experience Martha's phantom pains.

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FRIDAY MAY 30, 2014
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Michael Tully

The year is 1985. Rad Miracle is a shy 13-year-old white kid who's obsessed with two things: ping pong and hip hop. Ping Pong Summer is about that time in your life...

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SATURDAY JUN 14, 2014
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Ninja Thyberg

Behind the scenes of a porn shoot, the actors practice various positions. The rumor is that one of the girls (Jenny Hutton) is doing an advanced routine that...

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SATURDAY AUG 9, 2014
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Donato Sansone

A slow and surreal video slideshow of nightmarish, grotesque and apparently static characters.

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THURSDAY AUG 7, 2014
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Florian Habicht

Special Sneak Preview. One of the greatest bands to come out of the ‘90s is captured in this intimate and imaginative documentary, structured around Pulp’s final...

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FRIDAY AUG 8, 2014
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Hitoshi Matsumoto

NY Premiere. When a mild-mannered Japanese mattress salesman joins a hidden, mysterious S&M club that specializes in surprising its clients in public and applying...

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FRIDAY JUL 11, 2014
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Peter Vacz

Rabbit and Deer are living happily and careless until their friendship is put to the test by Deer's new obsession to find the formula for the 3rd dimension. After an...

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FRIDAY JUN 6, 2014
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Todd Rohal

A Sammy Davis, Jr. impersonator, hired to visit with a loyal Rat Pack fan, finds himself delivering last rites at the boy's bedside.

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SATURDAY JUN 7, 2014
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Tom Rosenberg

A surreal study of a simulated terrorist attack in middle America. Composed frames observe the meticulous care taken to create a hyperreal terrorist event. Once the...

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SATURDAY SEP 20, 2014
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Alex Cox

30th Anniversary Showing!

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FRIDAY MAY 16, 2014
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Erik Schmitt

A young man uses art to reshape the city around him in search of its soul, but a beautiful tourist overtakes his mission in this imaginative love story.

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THURSDAY JUL 24, 2014
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Jim Dirschberger and Jay Howell

*Nickelodeon exclusive* While munching on hot wings, Sanjay and Craig face a challenge.

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FRIDAY AUG 15, 2014
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Anja Marquardt

Special Sneak Preview. Part of Rooftop Films SXSW Weekend. Focusing on the life of a sex surrogate working in Manhattan, Anja Marquardt’s impressively assured...

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FRIDAY JUL 25, 2014
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Frank Jerky

Six is a short film that deals with the issue of gun control through the story of a young boy who finds a gun on a roof. The story of Six is fictional, but inspired...

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SATURDAY JUN 28, 2014
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David McMahon

NY Premiere. A small community theatre in Birmingham, Alabama mounts an original drag musical, “Skanks in a One Horse Town.” The cast of amateur performers bond...

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FRIDAY SEP 19, 2014
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Alex Cox

Alex Cox's Straight to Hell Returns is a slightly tweaked re-release of his 1987 cult classic, punk rock, Spaghetti Western comedy, Straight to Hell.

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FRIDAY JUL 25, 2014
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Annie Berman

Created entirely within Google, STREET VIEWS is a somnambulist tour defying natural laws of perspective, time, and continuity. Our guide discovers she can get lost...

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SATURDAY AUG 16, 2014
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Arnaud Crillon

You’re at the beach. It’s hot. Too hot…

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FRIDAY MAY 16, 2014
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Réka Bucsi

47 observations in the irrational connections between human and nature.

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SATURDAY JUN 7, 2014
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Patrik Eklund

Leif wakes up on the road—naked and bloody—with no memory of what has happened. No one believes him when he claims he was abducted by aliens.

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THURSDAY JUL 3, 2014
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Adam Newport-Berra

World Premiere. Alex & Amy are the perfect Brooklyn couple. They have a cat, a Thanksgiving table of bohemian friends, and a glowing future together. Yet the sudden...

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SATURDAY MAY 24, 2014
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Josh Freed

When Yossi began searching for a roommate for his new Harlem apartment, he had no idea where it would lead. The Apartment is a short documentary that captures the...

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SATURDAY MAY 31, 2014
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Alexandre Dubosc

A pastry zoetrope tribute to the films of Tim Burton.

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SATURDAY JUL 26, 2014
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Adam Kahan

Special Sneak Preview. Free Screening. Multi-instrumentalist, civil rights activist and worshipper at the church of dreams, Rahsaan Roland Kirk overcame blindness,...

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FRIDAY JUN 6, 2014
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Geneviève Dulude-De Celles

The Cut tells the story of a father and a daughter, whose relationship fluctuates between proximity and detachment, at the moment of a haircut.

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WEDNESDAY JUL 16, 2014
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Zoe McIntosh

Clint and Dwayne are two of a kind. The kind that start a pimped-out pony gang (ponies replete with glitter, oversized sunglasses, and bling) on the edges of rural...

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TUESDAY JUL 1, 2014
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Mina Djukic

NY Premiere. Running through life with wild abandon, lifelong friends Leni and Lazar set out on an improvised countryside bike trip. Like tiny tornadoes they whirl...

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THURSDAY JUL 24, 2014
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Brent Sievers

Man and nature strive to coexist, but their boundaries are falling apart at the seams.

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SUNDAY MAY 25, 2014
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Hugh Sullivan

New York Premiere. A man's attempts to construct the ultimate romantic weekend backfire when his quest for perfection traps his lover in an infinite loop.

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THURSDAY JUN 19, 2014
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Sara Dosa

NY Premiere. Sara Dosa’s insightful directorial debut introduces viewers to the world of mushroom hunters in Chemult, Oregon, charting the relationships that are...

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Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied 'Special', is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into...

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SATURDAY AUG 16, 2014
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Lucy Walker

A stunningly courageous young woman takes the boldest step imaginable, supported by her mother and loving friends in this stunning documentary from acclaimed...

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SATURDAY AUG 16, 2014
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Eoin Duffy

A black comedy exploring some of life's common fears: fear of the unknown, of failure, rejection and finally the fear of death. Narrated by George Takei.

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SATURDAY AUG 16, 2014
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Joshua Wedlake

A tale of love, life and lunacy told via an estranged odyssey through the digital uncanny. Set along the East Coast of Britain in the latter half of the 20th...

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SATURDAY JUL 5, 2014
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Tony Gerber, Maxim Pozdorovkin

Viktor Bout was a Russian entrepreneur, a war profiteer, an aviation magnate, an arms smuggler and strangest of all, an amateur filmmaker. Dubbed the "merchant of...

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SATURDAY MAY 31, 2014
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Stephen Irwin

Somebody broke the girl's parents. The rabbit was there when it happened. It was an awful mess.

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MONDAY AUG 4, 2014
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Charlie McDowell

Special Sneak Preview. A married couple on the brink of separation escapes to a beautiful vacation house for a weekend getaway in an attempt to salvage what’s left...

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WEDNESDAY JUL 16, 2014
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Kristelle Laroche, Ben Mullinkosson

Three pink tutus. Three pink helmets. Three pink skateboards. Bella, Sierra and Rella prove that skateboarding is not just for boys.

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SATURDAY JUN 7, 2014
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Jean-Bernard Marlin

A rehabilitated teenage girl stands before a judge for sentencing. Still, she fears the system is stacked against her. Winner of best short at the Berlin Film...

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SUNDAY JUN 15, 2014
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Oskar Alegria

NY Premiere. In 1926, the Surrealist artist Man Ray created an experimental film titled Emak Bakia, shot along a forgotten stretch of the Basque coast. Today, a...

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Daniela Sherer

The boundaries between childhood and adulthood become blurry for a kid at his mother’s cocktail party. In this experimental-narrative short, characters, symbols...

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FRIDAY AUG 1, 2014
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Michael Winterbottom

Special Sneak Preview. Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon reprise their roles as themselves in this follow-up to the acclaimed The Trip in yet another off-the-cuff food...

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SATURDAY JUN 14, 2014
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Joe Callander

Love is swapping clips with your spouse in the middle of a three gun problem.

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FRIDAY JUL 25, 2014
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Luke Meyer

There is a particular moment right before fame strikes a young musician – between the full flowering of talent and believing in a dream so pure and strong as to...

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THURSDAY JUL 24, 2014
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Robert Löbel

WIND is an animated short about the daily life of people living in a windy area who seem helplessly exposed to the weather. However, the inhabitants have learned to...

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SATURDAY SEP 20, 2014
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Alex Cox

A hallucinatory biopic that breaks all cinematic conventions, Walker tells the story of nineteenth century American adventurer William Walker (Ed Harris), who...

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SATURDAY JUN 7, 2014
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Steven Girard, Josh Chertoff

A man raps in the mirror, cuts off his head, and has sex with it. There is also a cartoon.

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THURSDAY MAY 22, 2014
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Lukas Moodysson

Special Sneak Preview. Swedish auteur Lukas Moodysson’s (Show Me Love, Together) raucous and ebullient film about three pre-teen outcasts who form an all-girl punk...

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THURSDAY MAY 29, 2014
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Gudmundur Gudmundsson

Two brothers struggle to find their place and purpose while living in a small remote fjord in Iceland. Special mention at Cannes Film Festival and winner of Best...

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Rob Reiner

Rob Reiner's classic 1989 film spans the 12-year relationship of its title characters as they meet, become friends and eventually fall in love.

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THURSDAY JUL 24, 2014
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Peter Glantz and Becky Stark

We are the world and so are you – a series of commercials sponsored by Planet Earth.

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SATURDAY AUG 16, 2014
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Bernardo Britto

A man is hired to compile the definitive history of human existence before the planet blows up.

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SATURDAY APR 19, 2014
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Andrew T. Betzer

Andrew T. Betzer’s feature debut.

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Rooftop Films is a New York based non-profit whose mission is to engage diverse communities by showing independent movies in outdoor locations, producing new films, coordinating youth media education, and renting equipment at low cost to artists.

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