Encompasses a selection of pure, bold works by promising filmmakers distinguished by an innovative, forward-thinking approach to storytelling.
Kid-Thing and Compliance
(Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Craig Zobel; Writer: Craig Zobel; Stars: Ann Dowd, Dreama Walker, Pat Healy, Bill Camp, Philip Ettinger, James McCaffrey, Matt Servitto, Ashlie Atkinson, Nikiya Mathis, Ralph Rodriguez, Stephen Payne, Amelia Fowler, John Merolla, Desmin Borges, Matt Skibiak)
A drama based on the real life case of fast food restaurant employees who abused vulnerable young people on the orders of a stranger on the phone who claimed to be investigating shoplifting.
I Am Not A Hipster
(Year: 2012; Director: Destin Cretton; Writer: Destin Cretton; Stars: Dominic Bogart, Alvaro Orlando, Brad William Henke, Tammy Minoff, Kandis Erickson, Lauren Coleman), Official Site
Set in the indie music and art scene, this is a character-driven story exploring themes of love, loss and what it means to be creative in the face of tragedy.
(Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: David Zellner; Writer: David Zellner; Stars: Sydney Aguirre, Susan Tyrrell, Nathan Zellner, David Zellner)
A rebellious girl whose existence is devoid of parental guidance, hears a woman calling from a mysterious hole in the ground, asking for help.
Mosquita Y Mari
(Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Aurora Guerrero; Writer: Aurora Guerrero; Stars: Fenessa Pineda, Venecia Troncoso, Joaquín Garrido, Laura Patalano, Dulce Maria Solis)
A friendship between two 15-year-old Latinas becomes complex as they struggle to recognise the sexual undercurrent in their relationship.
My Best Day
(Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Erin Greenwell; Writer: Erin Greenwell; Stars: Rachel Style, Ashlie Atkinson, Raúl Castillo, Jo Armeniox, Robert Salerno, Harris Doran), Official Site
Karen’s life as a small-town receptionist is turned upside down when the father she never knew calls for a refrigerator repair. That day she encounters a sister addicted to off track betting, a brother struggling with grade school heartache and bullies, and a load of fireworks.
Sleepwalk With Me
(Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Mike Birbiglia, Seth Barrish; Writer: Mike Birbiglia, Ira Glass, Joe Birbiglia, Seth Barrish; Stars: Mike Birbiglia, Lauren Ambrose, Carol Kane, James Rebhorn, Cristin Milioti)
A stand-up comedian with a serious sleep disorder reassesses his life.
That's What She Said
(Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Carrie Preston; Writer: Kellie Overbey; Stars: Anne Heche, Marcia DeBonis, Alia Shawkat)
Armed with nothing but their addictions and lots of personal baggage, two best friends and a mysterious young interloper battle a series of misadventures on their quest for love in New York City.
Twenty-Eight Hotel Rooms
(Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Matt Ross; Writer: Matt Ross; Stars: Marin Ireland, Chris Messina)
Seen only as fragments in the secret world of hotel rooms, a long-term affair becomes perhaps the most significant relationship of a couple’s lives.