New York Film Festival 2016

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The Cinema Travellers The Cinema Travellers
The Cinema Travellers and I Am Not Your Negro
Abacus: Small Enough To Jail (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Steve James; Stars: Neil Barofsky, Ti-Hua Chang, Jiayang Fan, Roman Fuzaylov, Polly Greenberg, Linda Hall, Don Lee, David Lindorff, Kevin Puvalowski, Chanterelle Sung, Heather Sung, Hwei Lin Sung, Jill Sung, Thomas Sung, Vera Sung)
Chronicle of the legal battle between the Manhattan DA’s Office and Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown, the only bank that was actually prosecuted in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis.
Bright Lights (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Alexis Bloom, Fisher Stevens; Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher, Todd Fisher, Griffin Dunne)
Valentine to the mother and daughter act.
The Cinema Travellers (Country: India; Year: 2016; Director: Shirley Abraham, Amit Madheshiya)
A documentary about travelling cinemas in India.
Dawson City: Frozen Time (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Bill Morrison)
A history in still and moving images charting the transformation of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in fishing camp at the confluence of the Yukon and Klondike Rivers.
Hissen Habré, A Chadian Tragedy (Hissein Habré, une tragédie tchadienne) (Country: Chad, Senegal, France; Year: 2016; Director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun)
Documentary about the victims of the Hissein Habré regime in Chad.
The Settlers The Settlers
The Settlers and Abacus: Small Enough To Jail
I Am Not Your Negro (Country: US, France, Belgium, Switzerland; Year: 2016; Director: Raoul Peck; Writer: James Baldwin)
Essay film based on James Baldwin's writing about the story of race in modern America.
I Called Him Morgan (Country: US, Sweden; Year: 2016; Director: Kasper Collin; Writer: Kasper Collin)
Documentary about jazz musician Lee Morgan and his partner Helen More.
Karl Marx City (Country: Germany; Year: 2016; Director: Petra Epperlein, Michael Tucker)
A jounrey through the former East Germany considering filmmaker Epperlein's father.
Patria O Muerte: Cuba, Fatherland Or Death (Year: 2016; Director: Olatz López Garmendia)
Portrait of Cuba - a country on the verge of change.
Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Linda Saffire, Adam Schlesinger)
Documentary about the US ballerina.
The Settlers (Country: France, Canada, Israel, Germany; Year: 2016; Director: Shimon Dotan; Writer: Oron Adar, Shimon Dotan)
A comprehensive examination of the settlement movement in the West Bank.
The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Errol Morris; Stars: Elsa Dorfman)
Documentary about the life and work of the photographer.
Two Trains Runnin' (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Samuel D Pollard; Writer: Benjamin Hedin; Stars: Common, Gary Clark Jr., Buddy Guy, Tom Martin, Lucinda Williams, Dick Waterman, Taylor Branch, Amanda Petrusich, Ed Denson, Greg Tate, Robert Moses, Peter Guralnick, Phil Spiro, Peniel E. Joseph, Dave Dennis)
Two North-to-South quests of the “Freedom Summer” of 1964 - one to take part in the Civil Rights movement, the other to find Blues legends Skip James and Son House.
Uncle Howard (Country: UK, US, France, Germany, Czech Republic; Year: 2016; Director: Aaron Brookner; Writer: Aaron Brookner; Stars: Madonna, Jim Jarmusch, Andy Warhol, Sara Driver, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Howard Brookner, John Giorno, James Grauerholz, Patti Smith)
Howard Brookner's first film, Burroughs: The Movie, captured the cultural revolution of downtown New York City in the early '80s. Twenty-five years after his promising career was cut short by AIDS, his nephew sets out to discover Howard's never-before-seen films to create a cinematic elegy about his childhood idol.
Whose Country? (Country: Egypt, US, France; Year: 2016; Director: Mohamed Siam)
A documentary about the disappointment felt by many Egyptians following the revolution on 2011, featuring candid interviews with members of the security service.

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