April 30th - May 3rd, 2020
April 30th - May 3rd, 2020

2019 Film Highlights

Opening Night Film: BRITTANY RUNS A MARATHON

Presented by Hospital for Special Surgery

Brittany Forgler is a funny, likeable, 27-year-old hot mess of a New Yorker whose trashy nightclub adventures and early-morning walks of shame make her late for work every day. But when she stops by a Yelp-recommended doctor’s office in an attempt to score Adderall, Brittany gets handed a series of diagnoses instead—elevated heart rate, high blood pressure … the list goes on. Suddenly forced to get a grip, Brittany laces up her Converse sneakers and runs one sweaty block. The next day, she runs two. Soon she runs a mile. Brittany finally has direction—but is she on the right path?

 

SAFE SPACES

Presented by Inspir

A New York City professor (Justin Long) spends a week re-connecting with his family while defending his reputation over controversial behavior at his college.

 

ANY ONE OF US

Presented by Performance Physical Therapy

Presented by Red Bull Media House and in partnership with Wings For Life – Spinal Cord Research Foundation

When professional mountain biker Paul Basagoitia suffers a devastating spinal cord injury (SCI), his life is changed in an instant. Discovering that he’s become paralyzed, Paul begins a grueling battle against his own body and mind, in the hope of one day being able to walk again. After years of relentless hard work, intense physical therapy, and even controversial stem cell treatments, Paul slowly begins to build a new life for himself.

 

LOOPERS

Co-Presented by CAIS and PURE Insurance

Centuries old and enjoyed by tens of millions of people worldwide, golf is seen by many as more than a sport. Yet what do we know about the “other” person on the course? The man or woman behind the player carrying the bag? It is often said that a good caddie does three things: show up, keep up and shut up. But a great caddie wears many hats. They’re the player’s psychologist, mother/father figure, technical adviser and confidante. Whether familiar or new, these are stories that will make you rethink how you look at golf, and especially the job of the caddie. Narrated by Bill Murray.

 

MIKE WALLACE IS HERE

Presented by First Republic Bank

For over half a century, 60 Minutes’ fearsome newsman Mike Wallace went head-to-head with the world’s most influential figures. Relying exclusively on archival footage, the film interrogates the interrogator, tracking Mike’s storied career and troubled personal life while unpacking how broadcast journalism evolved to today’s precarious tipping point.

 

PIZZA, A LOVE STORY

Presented by The Connecticut Office of Film, TV, and Digital Media

Most everyone has a passion for pizza, but only New Haven lays claim to the Holy Trinity of pizza joints with Sally’s, Pepe’s, and Modern. They are not only a cornerstone of New Haven’s Italian-American heritage, but also the establishments that set the bar for this immediately recognizable comfort food. National polls agree: these are the pizzas by which all others are measured. From the rusted wheels of Frank Pepe’s bread cart to the black charcoal on your very own fingertips, take a journey from old world Italy into present-day New Haven.

 

THE MAP TO PARADISE

Presented by The Nature Conservancy

An adventure-filled and spectacularly gorgeous tale about the birth of the global movement to protect the sea. From underwater worlds of ice to glistening coral sanctuaries, discover what it takes to build a movement and to create positive change. Mixing colorful character-driven stories and hand-rendered animations, this film is a rare urgent environmental wake-up call that retains a sense of awe and wonder for the kind of beauty that is still possible.

 

TOUCHING THE SKY

Presented by The Simon and Eve Colin Foundation

Female Israeli soldiers have had the right to apply to flight school for over twenty years. But only few have earned their wings, with the issue of gender still a major topic for cadets, officers and within society at large. We follow the young women who made it to the IAF’s most exclusive program, during the first six tense and intense months. From their first day at the academy through the ruthless cuts – some will stay the course but most will have to leave.

 

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