X/Y and The Kidnapping Of Michel Houellebecq
(Country: France, Georgia; Year: 2014; Director: Tinatin Kajrishvili; Writer: Dato Chubinishvili, Tinatin Kajrishvili; Stars: Sergo Buiglishvili, Anuka Grigolia, Nita Kalichava, Mari Kitia, Giorgi Makharadze, Tamar Mamulashvili, Giorgi Maskharashvili, Beka Samadbegishvili)
Exploration of a woman's life with the convict she married.
(Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Keith Miller; Writer: Keith Miller; Stars: James 'Primo' Grant, John Diaz, Wanda Colon, Jaiden Kaine, Richard Bird, Tamara Robinson, Jasmine Burgos)
A member of the notorious Bloods since he was 12 years old, Primo takes John, the son of a fallen gang member, under his wing, versing him in the code of the streets. Set amongst the streets of East New York, Five Star blends documentary and fiction.
(Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Lou Howe; Writer: Lou Howe, Lou Howe; Stars: Rory Culkin, Emily Meade, Lynn Cohen, David Call, Alexia Rasmussen, Louisa Krause, Jee Young Han, Deirdre O'Connell, Sean Cullen, Julia Murney, Blago Simon, Samantha Sherman, Desmin Borges, Frank De Julio, Shana Kaplan)
Convinced that reuniting with his old girlfriend will bring his dreams to fruition, a vulnerable and confused teenager risks it all in a desperate and increasingly obsessive pursuit.
(Country: Mexico; Year: 2014; Director: Alonso Ruizpalacios; Writer: Alonso Ruizpalacios, Gibrán Portela; Stars: Tenoch Huerta, Sebastián Aguirre, Ilse Salas, Leonardo Ortizgris, Raúl Briones, Laura Almela, Adrian Ladron, Camila Lora, Alfonso Charpener)
Coming of age comedy.
North American premiere
(Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Noah Buschel; Writer: Noah Buschel; Stars: Kelly Lynch, Corey Stoll, Billy Crudup, Brendan Sexton III, Michael Chernus, Marin Ireland, Yul Vazquez, Katherine Waterston, Elizabeth Rodriguez, John Ventimiglia, David Johansen, Halley Feiffer, Anthony Arkin, Albert Jones, Ron C. Jones)
After going down in the fifth round, boxer Bud Gordon bowed out of the limelight. Now residing in a fixer-upper apartment in New Jersey with his girlfriend, Bud longs for his former Manhattan glory. In an effort to get back in the game, he makes a deal with a crooked restaurateur. But quick schemes rarely bring easy pay-offs and as the consequences of his business negotiations unfold, Bud has to make a choice between his integrity and his aspirations.
Human Capital and Goodbye To All That
Goodbye To All That
(Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Angus MacLachlan; Writer: Angus MacLachlan; Stars: Heather Graham, Ashley Hinshaw, Melanie Lynskey, Anna Camp, Paul Schneider, Amy Sedaris, Michael Chernus, Celia Weston, Steve Coulter, Heather Lawless, Audrey P. Scott, Jordan Googe, Steven Hall, Christopher Cozort, Ben Baker)
A father tries to get his life back on track after divorce.
Human Capital (Il Capitale Umano)
(Country: Italy, France; Year: 2013; Director: Paolo Virzì; Writer: Stephen Amidon, Paolo Virzì, Francesco Bruni, Francesco Piccolo; Stars: Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Valeria Golino, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Fabrizio Gifuni, Luigi Lo Cascio, Bebo Storti, Gigio Alberti, Giovanni Anzaldo, Matilde Gioli, Guglielmo Pinelli, Pia Engleberth, Nicola Centonze, Silvia Cohen, Vincent Nemeth, Paolo Pierobon)
The lives of two generations overlap as they tumble toward an ill-fated event that inextricably links them.
The Kidnapping Of Michel Houellebecq (L'enlèvement de Michel Houellebecq)
(Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Guillaume Nicloux; Writer: Guillaume Nicloux; Stars: Michel Houellebecq, Mathieu Nicourt, Maxime Lefrançois, Françoise Lebrun)
The story of what might have happened when author Michel Houellebecq disappeared during a promotional tour.
North American premiere
Loitering With Intent
(Director: Adam Rapp; Writer: Michael Godere, Ivan Martin; Stars: Sam Rockwell, Marisa Tomei, Isabelle McNally, Bryan Geraghty)
After running into a film producer eager to invest in a new project, aspiring writers Dominic and Raphael need to come up with a script fast, so the pair head to the seclusion of rural Fire Island, NY, to churn out their masterpiece. But when Dominic’s siren of a sister (Marisa Tomei) turns up desperate for reprieve from her boyfriend (Sam Rockwell), they soon realise they’re in for more than they bargained for.
Something Must Break (Någonting måste gå sönder)
(Country: Sweden; Year: 2014; Director: Ester Martin Bergsmark; Writer: Ester Martin Bergsmark; Stars: Saga Becker, Iggy Malmborg, Shima Niavarani, David Nzinga, Mattias Åhlén)
When Sebastian meets Andreas for the first time, he knows they belong together. While Sebastian defies gender norms — flouting convention in his androgynous fluidity — straight-identifying Andreas becomes unable to accept his attraction to another man, as their relationship progresses. Struggling with his identity, Sebastian becomes increasingly determined to become “Ellie,” even if it means walking away from Andreas.
North American premiere
Something Must Break and Brides
(Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Ryan Piers Williams; Writer: Ryan Piers Williams; Stars: America Ferrera, Ryan Piers Williams, Common, Melonie Diaz, Maria Dizzia, David Harbour, Dree Hemingway,Alina Puscau, Tom Kemp, Adam Rapp, Castille Landon, Danny Deferrari, Miriam Weisbecker, Jon Paul Phillips, Amber Tamblyn)
Restless New Yorkers try to find happiness.
(Country: Israel; Year: 2014; Director: Talya Lavie)
Dark comedy about everyday life for a unit of young female Israeli soldiers. The human resources office at a remote desert base serves as the setting for this cast of characters, who bide their time pushing paper, battling for the top score in Minesweeper, and counting down the minutes until they can return to civilian life.