May 31 - June 3, 2018

Film Guide

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1985

(Centerpiece Film)
Directed By: Yen Tan
Run Time: 85 mins
Country: USA
Category: Narrative Feature

Inspired by the award-winning short film of the same name, 1985 follows Adrian (Cory Michael Smith, GOTHAM), a closeted young man returning to his Texas hometown for Christmas during the first wave of the AIDS crisis. Burdened with an unspeakable tragedy in New York, Adrian reconnects with his brother (Aidan Langford) and estranged childhood friend (Jamie Chung), as he struggles to divulge his dire circumstances to his religious parents (Virginia Madsen and Michael Chiklis).

Reception following the screening at THEORY, 396 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT.

Date: 6/2* | Location: Bow Tie – Theater 1 | Time: 2:00pm | BUY NOW

*Q&A with Clay Pecorin (Executive Producer) with moderator Clay Floren (Executive Producer)

Sponsored by the YWCA Greenwich

A WOMAN CAPTURED

(Centerpiece Film)
Directed by: Bernadett Tuza-Ritter
Run Time: 89 mins
Country: Hungary
Category: Documentary Feature

A European woman has been kept by a family as a domestic slave for 10 years. Drawing courage from the filmmaker’s presence, she decides to escape the unbearable oppression and become a free person.

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Date: 6/2* | Location: Bow Tie – Theater 2 | Time: 4:00pm  | BUY NOW

Date: 6/3* |Location: Bow Tie – Theater 3 | Time: 11:30am  | BUY NOW

*Featuring a Q&A with Bernadett Tuza-Ritter (Director), Louisa Daley Winthrop (LCSW, YWCA), moderated by Mary Lee A. Kiernan (President and CEO, YWCA Greenwich)  

 

AMERICAN ANIMALS

Directed By: Bart Layton
Run Time: 116 mins
Country: USA, UK
Category: Narrative Feature

Lexington, Kentucky, 2004: Spencer and Warren dream of remarkable lives beyond their middle-class suburban existence. They head off to colleges in the same town, haunted by the fear they may never be special in any way. Spencer is given a tour of his school’s incredibly valuable rare book collection and describes it all to Warren. Suddenly, it hits them—they could pull off one of the most audacious art thefts in recent history, from the university’s special collections library. Convinced they can get away with it, they recruit two other friends. Suddenly, the dance of knowing what happens if they cross the line becomes all-consuming.

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Date: 5/31 | Location: Bow Tie – Theater 1 | Time: 9:00pm  | BUY NOW

Date: 6/1 |Location: Bow Tie – Theater 1 | Time: 3:15pm  | BUY NOW

 

Co-Presented with Focus on French Cinema

BARBARA

Directed By: Mathieu Amalric
Run Time: 107 mins
Country: Narrative Feature
Category: France

An actress, Brigitte (Jeanne Balibar), is preparing to play famous French songstress, Barbara, in a new film. Brigitte works on her character, studying Barbara’s voice, her songs, gestures and the way she carried herself. Eventually, the character of Barbara starts to take her over. As things progress, Yves (Mathieu Amalric), the director becomes infatuated with her – but does his infatuation lie with Brigitte the actress, or Barbara, the unforgettable French star?

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Date: 5/31 | Location: Bow Tie Cinemas – Theater 1 | Time: 4:45pm | BUY NOW

 

BULLIES

Directed By: Daniel Bydlowski
Run Time: 28 mins
Country: USA
Category: Narrative Short

Eugene is a shy 10-year-old boy who is constantly tormented in school. One day, while attempting to hide from his bullies, Eugene discovers a secret that could keep him safe for the rest of his life, if he’s willing to pay the price.

Featuring Q&A with Daniel Bydlowski (Director), Ross Ellis (CEO and Founder of STOMP Out Bullying), and moderated by Scholastic Kids Reporter, Amelia Poor.

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Date: 6/3 | Location:Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library | Time: 11:30am | BUY NOW

CHEF FLYNN

Directed By: Cameron Yates
Run Time: 82 mins
Country: USA
Category: Documentary Feature

Ten-year-old Flynn transforms his living room into a supper club using his classmates as line cooks. With sudden fame, Flynn outgrows his bedroom kitchen, and sets out to challenge the hierarchy of the culinary world.

Date: 6/3* |Location: Bow Tie – Theater 1 | Time: 12:00pm  | BUY NOW

*Q&A with Cameron Yates (Director), Laura Coxson (Producer), and Philipp Engelhorn (Executive Producer)

 

CONNECTICUT SHORTS

The Connecticut Shorts Program showcases short films that were either shot in Connecticut or made by a filmmaker from Connecticut. This new category will celebrate local film talent and the beautiful state of Connecticut. Featuring: The Hammamis – L.A. Fadeway – Notes From Dunblane: Lessons From a School Shooting – UZMA The Greatest – Cats Cradle – A Train To Rockaway.

The Connecticut Shorts Program will screen as a series twice during the 2018 Festival and is sponsored by the Connecticut Office of Film, Television, and Digital Media.

Date: 6/1* | Location: Bow Tie – Theater 3 | Time: 1:15pm | BUY NOW

Date: 6/3* | Location: Bow Tie – Theater 2 | Time: 11:00am | BUY NOW

*Q&A with cast and crew.

 

COYOTE

Directed By: Thomas Simmons
Run Time: 106 mins
Country: USA
Category: Documentary Feature

Mike Plant burned his way through life by an unconventional set of rules, leading him to dark corners of the world before finding his passion and the pinnacle of an extreme sport that celebrates individuals who race around the world on a sailboat… a true American adventure story.

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Date: 5/31 | Location: Bow Tie – Theater 1 | Time: 7:00pm  | BUY NOW

Date: 6/2 | Location: Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library| Time: 6:30pm  | BUY NOW

 

CRIME + PUNISHMENT

Directed By: Stephen Maing
Run Time: 111 mins
Country: USA
Category: Documentary Feature

Amidst a landmark class action lawsuit over illegal policing quotas, CRIME + PUNISHMENT intimately observes the real lives and struggles of a group of black and Latino whistleblower cops known as “The NYPD 12” and the young minorities they are pressured to arrest and summons in New York City. Over four years of unprecedented access, the film cinematically exposes the interconnected stories of systemic injustice in New York City policing through the bold efforts of a group of active duty officers, an innocent young man stuck in Rikers and one unforgettable private investigator. They bravely risk their safety, careers and livelihoods to bring light to harmful policing practices which have plagued the precincts and streets of New York City for decades.

Date: 6/2* |Location: Bow Tie – Theater 1 | Time: 4:45pm  | BUY NOW

*Q&A with Stephen Maing (Director) and “The NYPD 12” Subjects

 

THE DAWN WALL

(Centerpiece Film)
Directed By: Josh Lowell and Peter Mortimer
Run Time: 100 mins
Country: Austria, USA
Category: Documentary Feature

In January, 2015, American rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson captivated the world with their effort to climb The Dawn Wall, a seemingly impossible 3,000 foot rock face in Yosemite National Park, California. The pair lived on the sheer vertical cliff for weeks, igniting a frenzy of global media attention. But for Tommy Caldwell, The Dawn Wall was much more than just a climb. It was the culmination of a lifetime defined by overcoming obstacles. At the age of 22, the climbing prodigy was taken hostage by rebels in Kyrgyzstan. Shortly after, he lost his index finger in an accident, but resolved to come back stronger. When his marriage fell apart, he escaped the pain by fixating on the extraordinary goal of free climbing The Dawn Wall. Blurring the line between dedication and obsession, Caldwell and his partner Jorgeson spend six years meticulously plotting and practicing their route. On the final attempt, with the world watching, Caldwell is faced with a moment of truth. Should he abandon his partner to fulfill his ultimate dream, or risk his own success for the sake of their friendship?

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Date: 6/2* | Location: Bow Tie – Theater 3 | Time: 3:30pm | BUY NOW

Date: 6/3* |Location: Bow Tie – Theater 3 | Time: 6:00pm  | BUY NOW


*Q&A with Josh Lowell (Director) and Brett Lowell (Director of Photography)

 

 

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS

Non-fiction motion pictures that document reality with durations less than forty minutes in length. Featuring: Empire on Main Street – Kayayo, The Living Shopping Baskets – Roadside Attraction – RUN: The Rob Young Story – Washed Away.

The Documentary Shorts Program will screen twice as a series during the 2018 Festival.

Date: 6/1 | Location: Bow Tie – Theater 2 | Time: 11:30am  | BUY NOW

Date: 6/3 | Location: Bow Tie – Theater 3 | Time: 8:45pm  | BUY NOW

EIGHTH GRADE

(Centerpiece Film)
Directed By: Bo Burnham
Run Time: 94 mins
Country: USA
Category: Narrative Feature

Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school—the end of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year—before she begins high school.

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Date: 6/2 |Location: Bow Tie – Theater 1 | Time: 7:30pm  | BUY NOW

 

FIND THIS DUMB LITTLE BITCH AND THROW HER INTO A RIVER

Directed By: Ben Brand
Run Time: 87 mins
Country: Netherlands
Category: Narrative Feature

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Remco (15), his father and his younger sister Lizzy (13) sell illegally imported puppies from their home. In order to be seen and liked by his friends, Remco naively puts a video of his younger sister online, with unthinkable and disastrous consequences.

Date: 6/1 | Location: Bow Tie – Theater 2 | Time: 9:00pm  | BUY NOW

Date: 6/3| Location: Bow Tie – Theater 2 | Time: 8:00pm  | BUY NOW

 

GENERATION WEALTH

Directed By: Lauren Greenfield
Run Time: 106 mins
Country: USA
Category: Documentary Feature

For the past 25 years acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield (The Queen of Versailles, Thin, kids+money, #likeagirl) has travelled the world, documenting with ethnographic precision and an artist’s sensitivity a vast range of cultural movements and moments. Yet, after so much seeking and searching, she realized that much of her work pointed at one uniting phenomenon: wealth culture. With her new film, GENERATION WEALTH, she puts the pieces of her life’s work together for in an incendiary investigation into the pathologies that have created the richest society the world has ever seen. Spanning consumerism, beauty, gender, body commodification, aging and more, Greenfield has created a comprehensive cautionary tale about a culture heading straight for the cliff’s edge. GENERATION WEALTH, simultaneously a deeply personal journey, rigorous historical essay, and raucously entertaining expose, bears witness to the global boom-bust economy, the corrupted American Dream and the human costs of capitalism, narcissism and greed.

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Date: 6/2 | Location: Bow Tie – Theater 3 | Time: 6:00pm  | BUY NOW 

GETTING NAKED: A BURLESQUE STORY

Directed By: James Lester
Run Time: 85 mins
Country: USA
Category: Documentary Feature

GETTING NAKED: A BURLESQUE STORY peels back the curtain to reveal the sexy sub-culture of the neo-burlesque scene in New York City. This verité documentary intimately follows four performers, each of whom has discovered a newfound identity and belonging in a world of bawdy comedy and striptease. However, they find all that glitters is not necessarily gold, as this liberating community does not insulate from the harsh realities of sexism, illness and existential crisis. GETTING NAKED explores what it means to be an artist, an entertainer, and a woman in the toughest city on Earth.

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Date: 6/1* | Location: Bow Tie – Theater 2 | Time: 2:00pm  | BUY NOW

Date: 6/2* | Location: Bow Tie – Theater 2 | Time: 6:45pm  | BUY NOW

*Q&A with James Lester (Director)

 

HALF THE PICTURE

Directed By: Amy Adrion
Run Time: 95 mins
Country: USA
Category: Documentary Feature

HALF THE PICTURE is a feature length documentary about the dismal number of women directors working in Hollywood, using the current EEOC investigation into discriminatory hiring practices as a framework to talk to successful women directors about their career paths, their struggles, their inspiration and their hopes for the future.

Date: 5/31 | Location: Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library | Time: 6:30pm  | BUY NOW

Date: 6/2 | Location: Bow Tie – Theater 3 | Time: 10:30am  | BUY NOW

 

INVENTING TOMORROW

Directed By: Laura Nix
Run Time: 104 mins
Country: USA, India, Indonesia, Mexico
Category: Documentary Feature

Meet passionate teenage innovators from around the globe who are creating cutting-edge solutions to confront the world’s environmental threats – found right in their own backyards – while navigating the doubts and insecurities that mark adolescence. Take a journey with these inspiring teens as they prepare their projects for the largest convening of high school scientists in the world, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).

Date: 5/31 | Location: Bow Tie – Theater 3 | Time: 6:15pm | BUY NOW

*Q&A with Laura Nix (Director)

JOÃO, O MAESTRO

Directed By: Mauro Lima
Run Time: 117 mins
Country: Brazil
Category: Narrative Feature

João Carlos Martins was a child with serious health problems, and because of this, he lived a reclusive childhood isolated from the world. But all of that changed, the day that he was introduced to the piano. Leading him to quickly rise as one of the most revered artists in the world of classical music.

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Date: 6/2* | Location: Bow Tie – Theater 3 | Time: 12:45pm  | BUY NOW

Date: 6/3* | Location: Bow Tie – Theater 3 | Time: 3:00pm  | BUY NOW

*Q&A with Paula Barreto (Producer), Lucy Barreto (Producer), Claudio Adão (Producer), Camilla Adão (Producer), and Russel Nahar Shohag (Producer)

 

LEAVE NO TRACE

Directed By: Debra Granik
Run Time: 108 mins
Country: USA
Category: Narrative Feature

Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services. After clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland.

Date: 6/2* | Location: Bow Tie – Theater 2 | Time: 1:30pm  | BUY NOW

Date: 6/3* | Location: Bow Tie – Theater 2 | Time: 3:30pm  | BUY NOW

 

 

MADELINE’S MADELINE

Directed By: Josephine Decker
Run Time: 93 mins
Country: USA
Category: Narrative Feature

Madeline (newcomer Helena Howard) has become an integral part of a prestigious physical theater troupe. When the workshop’s ambitious director (Molly Parker) pushes the teenager to weave her rich interior world and troubled history with her mother (Miranda July) into their collective art, the lines between performance and reality begin to blur. The resulting battle between imagination and appropriation rips out of the rehearsal space and through all three women’s lives.

Date: 6/3 | Location: Bow Tie – Theater 2 | Time: 6:00pm  | BUY NOW

 

MCQUEEN

Directed By: Ian Bonhôte
Run Time: 111 mins
Country: UK
Category: Documentary Feature

Beginning with his modest upbringing in London, Lee Alexander McQueen quickly ascended the ranks of the international fashion world. After graduating from Central Saint Martins and establishing his eponymous label, McQueen became head designer of Givenchy at age 27 and went on to win the Fashion Awards’ (then the British Fashion Awards) prize for British Designer of the Year four times. His theatrical runway shows and daring designs existed on the cutting edge of ’90s fashion, his controversial and confrontational work earning him equal attention from fans and detractors alike. At the same time, he also forged a friendship with the influential stylist Isabella Blow, cultivating an intimate relationship that would last until her death in 2007. As McQueen’s star rose, so did the pressure, and accompanying anxiety, to constantly strive for ever greater heights of genius.

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Date: 5/31 | Location: Bow Tie – Theater 3 | Time: 3:30pm  | BUY NOW

Date: 6/1 | Location: Bow Tie – Theater 3 | Time: 3:30pm  | BUY NOW

NARRATIVE SHORTS

Fictional motion pictures that tell a story with durations less than 40 minutes in length. Featuring: Calamity – Falling – May Day – Parades (Fabula Rasa) – The Peculiar Abilities of Mr. Mahler.

The Narrative Shorts Program will screen twice as a series during the 2018 Festival.

Date: 6/1 | Location: Bow Tie – Theater 2 | Time: 6:45pm  | BUY NOW

Date: 6/3 | Location: Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library | Time: 7:00pm  | BUY NOW

Presented by Berkshire Hathaway

ONE VOTE

Directed By: Christine Woodhouse
Run Time: 78 mins
Country: USA
Category: Documentary Feature

Filmed in five locations on a single day, One Vote captures the compelling stories of diverse American voters on Election Day 2016.

Date: 6/3* | Location: Avon Theatre | Time: 11:00am  | BUY NOW

*Q&A with Christine Woodhouse (Director) with moderator Emily Wachtel

*Sponsored by The League of Women Voters of Greenwich

Presented by ESPN

ROWDY

Directed By: Hannah Storm
Run Time: 50 Minutes
Country: USA
Category: Documentary Feature

Rowdy Gaines is an American former competitive swimmer, U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame member, three-time Olympic gold medalist, and member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame. He also accomplished all of this while overcoming a serious illness known as Guillain Barre syndrome. His inspirational journey is profiled in this not-to-miss documentary.

Date: 6/3* | Location: Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library  | Time: 2:30pm  | RESERVE NOW

*Q&A with Hannah Storm (Director) and Rowdy Gaines (Three Time Olympic Gold Medalist, USA Swimming)

SAMMY DAVIS JR.: I’VE GOTTA BE ME

Directed By: Samuel D. Pollard
Run Time: 100 mins
Country: USA
Category: Documentary Feature

A dancer, singer, impressionist, and actor of unparalleled charisma, Sammy Davis Jr. began dazzling audiences at age three and never stopped until his death at 64. A star of stage and screen and member of the legendary Rat Pack, he broke racial barriers but paid a heavy price for it. Defying societal norms concerning interracial romance, religion, and political affiliation, Davis courted controversy many times, but always with grace and honesty.

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Date: 5/30* | Location: Avon Theatre| Time: 7:30pm  | BUY NOW

Date: 6/1* | Location: Bow Tie – Theater 3  | Time: 6:00pm  | BUY NOW

5/30: Q&A with Samuel Pollard (Director) with moderator Bruce Fretts

6/1: Q&A with Michael Kantor (Producer) with moderator Larry Weissman

SHAKESPEARE WALLAH

Directed By: James Ivory
Run Time: 120 minutes
Country: USA
Category: Narrative Feature

One of the first Merchant-Ivory productions, Shakespeare Wallah establishes the tone for so many of their collaborations to come: the deft, multi-layered screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, luminous cinematography, a wry sense of humor, and a cast of characters rich in their very human complexity. The true story of Geoffrey Kendal and his family of traveling theatrical players is used as a fascinating lens into the ever-evolving colonial relationship between Great Britain and India. With music by the legendary Satyajit Ray and a memorable performance by Madhur Jaffrey (which earned her the Silver Bear award for Best Actress at the 15th Berlin International Film Festival).

Date: 6/2* | Location: Avon Theatre| Time: 11:00am  | BUY NOW

*Q&A with James Ivory (Director) with moderator John Farr (Founder of the Bedford Playhouse)

 

SOUFRA

Directed By: Thomas A. Morgan
Run Time: 73 mins
Country: Lebanon/USA
Category: Documentary Feature

SOUFRA follows the unlikely and wildly inspirational story of intrepid social entrepreneur, Mariam Shaar – a generational refugee who has spent her entire life in the Burj El Barajneh refugee camp just south of Beirut, Lebanon. The film follows Mariam as she sets out against all odds to change her fate by launching a successful catering company, “Soufra”, and then expand it into a food truck business with a diverse team of fellow refugee woman who now share this camp as their home.

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Date: 6/2* | Location: Bow Tie – Theater 1  | Time: 11:30am | BUY NOW

Date: 6/3* | Location: Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library  | Time: 4:30pm  | BUY NOW

*Q&A with Thomas A. Morgan (Director), Ann O’Brien (IRIS, Director of Community Engagement), and Chris George (IRIS, Executive Director)

 

Presented by CAIS

SUMMERTIME

Directed By: Edward Burns
Run Time: 124 mins
Country: USA
Category: Narrative Feature

Set in and around a Long Island beach club in the summer of 1983, SUMMERTIME is an ensemble coming-of-age romance, chronicling the lives of a group of working class 20 somethings as they fall in and out of love. The movie is set over three holidays; Memorial Day Weekend; July 4th; and the saddest day of the year…Labor Day, when summer love may come to a melancholy end, but the memories will last forever.

Date: 5/31 | Location: Bow Tie Cinemas – Theater 2 | Time: 3:00pm | BUY NOW

*Q&A with Aaron Lubin (Producer)

 

THE CALIFORNIA NO

Directed By: Ned Ehrbar
Run Time: 84 mins
Country: USA
Category: Narrative Feature

During his first visit to couples therapy, a listless Los Angeles writer discovers that he’s actually in an open marriage — or at least his wife is. The revelation sets off a series of events that upends his personal and professional life and forces him to reconsider everything about himself.

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Date: 6/2* | Location: Bow Tie – Theater 2  | Time: 11:00am | BUY NOW

Date: 6/3* | Location: Bow Tie – Theater 2  | Time: 1:00pm | BUY NOW

*Q&A with Ned Ehrbar (Director)

 

THE DEVIL WE KNOW

Directed By: Stephanie Soechtig
Run Time: 88 mins
Country: USA
Category: Documentary Feature

Unraveling one of the biggest environmental scandals of our time, a group of citizens in West Virginia take on a powerful corporation after they discover it has knowingly been dumping a toxic chemical – now found in the blood of 99.7% of Americans – into the drinking water supply.

Date: 5/31 | Location: Bow Tie – Theater 2  | Time: 6:00pm | BUY NOW

THE GUILTY

Directed By: Gustav Möller
Run Time: 85 mins
Country: Denmark
Category: Narrative Feature

When police officer Asger Holm (Jakob Cedergren) is demoted to desk work, he expects a sleepy beat as an emergency dispatcher. That all changes when he answers a panicked phone call from a kidnapped woman who then disconnects abruptly. Asger, confined to the police station, is forced to use others as his eyes and ears as the severity of the crime slowly becomes more clear. The search to find the missing woman and her assailant will take every bit of his intuition and skill, as a ticking clock and his own personal demons conspire against him.

Date: 6/2 | Location: Bow Tie – Theater 3  | Time: 8:15pm | BUY NOW

 

THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING (Opening Night Film)

Directed By: Nathaniel Kahn
Run Time: 98 mins
Country: USA
Category: Documentary Feature

Exploring the labyrinth of the contemporary art world, THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING examines the role of art and artistic passion in today’s money-driven, consumer-based society. Featuring collectors, dealers, auctioneers and a rich range of artists, from current market darlings Jeff Koons, Gerhard Richter and Njideka Akunyili Crosby, to one-time art star Larry Poons, the film exposes deep contradictions as it holds a mirror up to contemporary values and times, coaxing out the dynamics at play in pricing the priceless.

Date: 6/1* | Location: Bow Tie – Theater 1  | Time: 5:45pm | BUY NOW

*Q&A with Nathaniel Kahn (Director), Jennifer Stockman (Producer), Carla Solomon (Producer), Debi Wisch (Producer), Bob Richman (Director of Photography), and Larry Poons

THREE INDENTICAL STRANGERS

Directed By: Tim Wardle
Run Time:  96 mins
Country: UK
Category: Documentary Feature

THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS is the incredible true story of how three complete strangers make the astounding discovery at age 19 that they are identical triplets separated at birth. This multi-layered, gripping, conspiracy thriller begins with the trio’s joyous reunion in 1980 which catapults them to fame but also sets in motion a chain of events that unearths an extraordinary and disturbing secret that goes far beyond their own lives – a secret that might one day answer a key question at the heart of human behavior.

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Date: 6/3 | Location: Bow Tie – Theater 1  | Time: 6:30pm | BUY NOW

 

WE THE ANIMALS

Directed By: Jeremiah Zagar
Run Time: 94 mins
Country: USA
Category: Narrative Feature

Us three, us brothers, us kings. Manny, Joel and Jonah tear their way through childhood and push against the volatile love of their parents. As Manny and Joel grow into versions of their father and Ma dreams of escape, Jonah, the youngest, embraces an imagined world all his own. Based on the novel by Justin Torres.

Date: 6/1 |Location: Bow Tie – Theater 2  | Time: 4:30pm | BUY NOW

Date: 6/3 |Location: Bow Tie – Theater 1  | Time: 4:30pm | BUY NOW

 

WHITE RABBIT

Directed By: Daryl Wein
Run Time: 71 mins
Country: USA
Category: Narrative Feature

Recently single, Korean-born LA artist Sophia Lee devotes herself to her public performance art, whether it’s a provocative Korean perspective in the park on the LA Riots or quirky digital art on social media. To pay the bills, she does odd jobs for TaskRabbit. When a filmmaker reaches out to discuss an acting role in his film, she is excited to explore the opportunity, only to realize he can’t distinguish between her art and her real-life identity. Meanwhile, when a stranger makes Sophia late for a TaskRabbit gig, she loses her temper with her, only to run into her repeatedly and discover a strong connection. Sophia develops feelings for her, but it’s unclear if her love is reciprocated.

Date: 5/31 | Location: Bow Tie – Theater 2  | Time: 8:00pm | BUY NOW

 

Presented by Hospital for Special Surgery

WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR

Directed By: Morgan Neville
Run Time: 94m
Country: USA
Category: Documentary Feature

A feature documentary about the lessons, ethics and legacy of iconic children’s television host, Fred Rogers. WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? looks at children’s television host Mr. Rogers’ hard-fought campaign to influence generations of kids and adults in the ways of kindness. Fred Rogers led a singular life. He was a puppeteer. A minister. A musician. An educator. A father, a husband, and a neighbor. Fred Rogers spent 50 years on children’s television beseeching us to love and to allow ourselves to be loved. With television as his pulpit, he helped transform the very concept of childhood. He used puppets and play to explore the most complicated issues of the day—race, disability, equality and tragedy. He spoke directly to children and they responded by forging a lifelong bond with him—by the millions. And yet today his impact is unclear. WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? explores the question of whether or not we have lived up to Fred’s ideal. Are we all good neighbors?

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Date: 6/3 | Location: Bow Tie – Theater 1  | Time: 2:30pm | BUY NOW

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