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Director Ondi Timoner has made a career telling stories of artists driven to the edge by their creative pursuits…often to the detriment of their personal lives.
Starring Tessa Thompson and Lily James as sisters living in a North Dakota oil town which happens to be the further point on a map where a woman can obtain an abortion.
Directing her new film Egg, written by Risa Mickenberg, is much the same; the story of two art school friends now married and expecting children but following very different paths.
The new film from Israeli born director Hagar Ben-Asher, her first English language/American made film, tells the agonizing final moments (some days, some literally minutes) of life for women on death row.
Writer-director Courtney Balaker is retelling the story from Kelo’s perspective with Little Pink House, a film based on Jeff Benedict’s book of the same name, hoping this cautionary story will lead to meaningful action.
Emmy winner Madeleine Sackler, however, has the rare opportunity of screening two of her films at Tribeca this year: her latest documentary, It’s a Hard Truth, Ain’t It and her first narrative feature, O.G.
Co-directed with Ben Howling, the film is a new take on the zombie-horror genre based on their well-received short film of the same name.
Altering the body-switching plot device, the film stars Amy Schumer as Renee, a body-conscious New Yorker who sees herself in a new light after hitting her head.
The Rider, a vérité narrative about a horse trainer who suffers a career-ending rodeo injury beautifully mixes stunning visuals of the American western with a deeply personal story of a young man’s life come undone.
As the debate surrounding abortion rages on (and restrictive laws increase), the complications and nuances of this subject can sometimes be lost in heated conversation.
Radium Girls, the feature film directorial debut of Ginny Mohler and Lydia Dean Pilcher, has been announced as a special premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival
Building off her award winning short film, Olivia Newman has found an original and inspiring coming-of-age story with her debut feature First Match.
From awkward interactions to fractured relationships, Lynn Shelton is a master at capturing modern day human comedies, frequently focusing on characters in a state of arrested development.
Saying goodbye to their families and fearing the prospect of losing their individuality is an upset aspect of life in Sarita Khurana and Smriti Mundhra’s new documentary A Suitable Girl.
Sharon Stone remembered the script and said, “Why make a coming-of-age comedy about someone turning 30? Why not make it about someone turning 50?”
Every year, the SR Socially Relevant (TM) Film Festival New York highlights films using the medium to raise awareness for vital social issues of the day. This year they will close there festival with a screening of Darcy, co-directed by Heidi Elizabeth Philipsen.
Since 1983, English director Sally Potter’s been a director worth keeping an eye on.
The Breadwinner is based on the best-selling young adult novel by Deborah Ellis, about an 11-year-old girl forced to dress as a boy and provide for her family in Afghanistan after her father’s been arrested by the Taliban.
Passionflix is a stand-alone production/distribution company for original romance films based on existing novels.
Her first studio film, Roadside’s Forever My Girl, is receiving a far larger distribution and is dramatically different in tone and structure from Little Chenier.
Colette Burson is returning to her roots for her new feature film Permanent.
Just a week ago Burski’s film opened in limited release in LA, and screened in Alabama to encourage citizens to get out the vote (perhaps playing a role in Alabama’s recent election).
Loïe Fuller’s Serpentine Dance and tense relationship with Isadora Duncan is captured in Stephanie Di Giusto’s directorial debut.
Wells is breaking out in 2017, adding writer-director to her resume with Mr. Roosevelt, the 20-something coming-of-age comedy.
Amy Glazer’s new film Kepler’s Dream is her first foray into the literary adaption of a young adult book.
But as she followed Sonia through her day-to-day life and heard the story of her youth first-hand, she found a fascinating story and new image of her grandmother.
First-time screenwriter Susan Coyne creates a heartwarming historical drama which likely will get viewers in the holiday spirit.
Negri costars in the film, in a role loosely based on herself, opposite actress Catherine Curtain and Robert Vaughn, in his final performance.
When Christina Herrera Borquez decided to document one of these landmark struggles for the right to marriage, she thought the struggle would take place over a few months.
The film depicts the brutal rape of Bonnie (Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Stephanie Beatriz) and the devastating aftermath.