Showcase of US films out of competition.
The Puffy Chair and Rize
(Country: US; Year: 2004; Director: Anthony Ng; Writer: Anthony Ng; Stars: Ajay Naidu, Priscilla Garita, Johnny Sanchez, Brian Gant, Catherine Zambri, Michelle Luchese, Lori Prince, Richard Furlong, Michelle Irethia Baker, John Heinlein, )
Three sets of New Yorkers look to make sense of their lives outside the confines of their matchbox apartments and mundance jobs.
(Country: US; Year: 2005; Director: Blackhorse Lowe; Writer: Blackhorse Lowe; Stars: Livandrea Knoki, Sheldon Silentwalker, Ernest Tsosie III, James June, Carmelita B. Lowe, Larry A Lowe, Corey Allison, Sahar Khadjenoury, Melaw Antoine, Orlando White, Richard Castaneo)
Romance blossoms between two Navajo students on a road trip back home to the reservation.
(Country: US; Year: 2004; Director: Matt Mulhern; Writer: Matt Mulhern; Stars: David Schwimmer, Janeane Garofalo, Judah Friedlander, Susan Lynch, Dick Cavett, Steven Schirripa)
An alcoholic divorcee is forced to face up to his life.
High School Record
(Country: US; Year: 2005; Director: Ben Wolfinsohn; Writer: Ben Wolfinsohn; Stars: Jenna Thornill, Dean Spunt, Bobby Sandoval, Jennifer Clavin, Becky Stark, Mike Watt)
Mockumentary about high-school kids capturing their lives on camera.
(Country: US; Year: 2005; Director: Adrienne Weiss; Writer: David Paterson; Stars: Alicia Goranson, David Eigenberg, Brendan Sexton III)
Romantic comedy about a woman whose home life is dominated by her eccentric, unstable younger brother.
(Country: US; Year: 2004; Director: John D Harkrider; Writer: John D Harkrider; Stars: John D Harkrider, Herb Lovelle, Michael Voyer, Wendell Pierce, Anna Lodej, Keith Davis, Timothy Burke)
Will music be the saviour of a corporate lawyer facing up to his past?
(Country: US; Year: 2005; Director: Michael Kang; Writer: Michael Kang; Stars: Jeffrey Chyau, Sung Kang, Jade Wu, Samantha Futerman, Alexis Chang, Stephen Chen, Conor J. White, Jackson Budinger, Clint Jordan, Eleanor Hutchins, Ron Domingo)
The trials and tribulations of a 13-year-old who works in a sleazy motel.
The Puffy Chair
(Country: US; Year: 2005; Director: Jay Duplass; Writer: Mark Duplass; Stars: Mark Duplass, Kathryn Aselton, Rhett Wilkins, Julie Fischer, Bari Hyman, Gerald Finnegan, Larry Duplass, Cindy Duplass, Henry Barendse, David Parsons, Jose Manuel Alvarado)
Surprisingly real road trip movie about a quest to find a piece of furniture.
(Country: US; Year: 2005; Director: David LaChapelle; Stars: Lil C, Tommy the Clown, Dragon, Tight Eyez, La Nina, Miss Prissy)
A dance craze supersedes gang culture in South Central, LA.
(Country: US; Year: 2005; Director: Mark Brown; Writer: Mark Brown, Shelley Garrett; Stars: Vivica A Fox, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Kym Whitley, Monica Calhoun, Taral Hicks, Dondre Whitfield, De'Angelo Wilson, Garrett Morris, Terrence Howard, Brooke Burns, Sheila Cutchlow)
Romance beckons for a struggling beauty shop owner.
(Country: US; Year: 2004; Director: Alice Wu; Writer: Alice Wu; Stars: Michelle Krusiec, Joan Chen, Lynn Chen, Jin Wang, Guang Lan Koh, Jessica Hecht, Ato Essandoh, David Shih, Brian Yang, Nathanel Geng, Mao Zhao)
Romantic comedy about a young woman keeping her lesbianism a secret because of conflicts with Chinese tradition.
(Country: US; Year: 2005; Director: Melissa Painter; Writer: Melissa Painter; Stars: Danny Alexander, Hunter Parrish, Cara Seymour, John Terry, Steven Brian, Chelsea Carlson, Steven Brian Conard)
A petty thief drifts into a small town and inherits a family.
(Country: US; Year: 2005; Director: Doug Sadler; Writer: Doug Sadler; Stars: Bodine Alexander, Terry Alston, Jane Beard, Jim Chance, Charles H. Clyburn, Tara Devon Gallagher, Kate Goehring, Don Harvey, Shawn Hatosy, Irving Jacobs, Cherry Jones)
A lonely young girl and a desperate woman develop an intense relationship that offers salvation.
The Talent Given Us
(Country: US; Year: 2004; Director: Andrew Wagner; Writer: Andrew Wagner; Stars: Allen Wagner, Judy Wagner, Emily Wagner, Maggie Wagner, Judy Dixon, Billy Wirth, Andrew Wagner, Tom Hines, Bret Roberts, , )
A couple take a road trip with their reclusive son.
(Country: US; Year: 2005; Director: Stephen Marshall; Writer: Stephen Marshall; Stars: Rosario Dawson, Nathan Crooker, Amy Redford, Brett DelBuono, Brendan Sexton III, Immortal Technique, Robert Bella, Cynthia Garrett, Ned Silverman, Brett Berg, Jermaine Chambers)
Documenting street protests surrounding the Republican National Convention.