Selection of films shown at the inaugural London event, running from April 26 to 29 at the O2 arena. For more information visit the official site.
Liberal Arts and LUV
2 Days In New York
(Country: US; Year: 2011; Director: Julie Delpy; Writer: Julie Delpy, Alexia Landeau, Alexandre Nahon; Stars: Chris Rock, Julie Delpy, Vincent Gallo, Kate Burton, Dylan Baker, Brady Smith, Malinda Williams, Alex Manette, Emily Wagner, Alexia Landeau, Erin Maya Darke, Albert Delpy, Alexandre Nahon, Darlene Violette, Tatina de Marinis)
Trouble brews for a New York couple when French relatives come to stay.
An Oversimplification Of Her Beauty
(Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Terence Nance; Writer: Terence Nance; Stars: Terence Nance, Namik Minter, Chanelle Pearson)
A quixotic young man humorously courses live action and various animated landscapes as he tries to understand himself after a mystery girl stands him up.
(Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Jeff Orlowski; Writer: Mark Monroe; Stars: James Balog, Svavar Jonatansson, Adam LeWinter, Jeff Orlowski), Official Site
Time-lapse photography of glaciers over several years providing tangible visual evidence of climate change.
(Country: US; Year: 2011; Director: Youssef Delara, Michael D Olmos; Writer: Youssef Delara; Stars: Gina Rodriguez, Jenni Rivera, Lou Diamond Phillips, Edward James Olmos, Emilio Rivera, Chrissie Fit), Official Site
A Latino girl counts the cost of becoming a rising hip-hop star.
(Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: So Yong Kim; Writer: So Yong Kim; Stars: Paul Dano, Jon Heder, Jena Malone, Margarita Levieva, Shay Mandigo), Official Site
A rock musician in the middle of an acrimonious divorce tries to gain access to his six-year-old daughter.
Finding North and For Ellen
The House I Live In
(Country: Netherlands, UK, Germany, Japan, Australia, US; Year: 2012; Director: Eugene Jarecki; Writer: Eugene Jarecki, Christopher St John; Stars: Eugene Jarecki, Nannie Jeter, Betty Chism, Dennis Whidbee, Elzie Hooks, Robert Wilson, David Simon, Michael Correa, Gabor Mate, Charles Bowden, Mark W Bennet, Maurice Haltiwanger, Jim K McGough, Eric Franklin, Don Walker), Official Site
Does the War on Drugs do more harm than good?
(Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Josh Radnor; Writer: Josh Radnor; Stars: Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Olsen, Richard Jenkins, Allison Janney, Zac Efron, Elizabeth Reaser, John Magaro)
When 30-something Jesse is invited back to his alma mater, he falls for a 19-year-old college student and is faced with the powerful attraction that springs up between them.
(Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Sheldon Candis; Writer: Sheldon Candis, Justin Wilson; Stars: Common, Michael Rainey Jr., Dennis Haysbert, Danny Glover, Charles S. Dutton)
An 11-year-old boy has a sharp coming-of-age as he spends a day in the company of his uncle.
(Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Ry Russo-Young; Writer: Lena Dunham, Ry Russo-Young; Stars: John Krasinski, Olivia Thirlby, Rosemarie DeWitt, India Ennenga, Justin Kirk), Official Site
Martine, a young artist from New York, is invited into the home of a hip, liberal LA family for a week. Her presence unravels the family’s carefully maintained status quo and a mess of sexual and emotional entanglements ensues.
Chasing Ice and 2 Days In New York
The Queen Of Versailles
(Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Lauren Greenfield)
Snapshot of the effect of the mortgage crisis on billionnaire 'Timeshare King' David Siegel and his family.
Shut Up And Play The Hits
(Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: Will Lovelace, Dylan Southern; Stars: Chuck Klosterman, James Murphy, Keith Wood, Gunnar Bjerk, Nancy Whang, Al Doyle, Gavin Russom, Pat Mahoney, Tyler Pope, Matt Thornley)
A documentary that follows LCD Soundsystem front man James Murphy over a crucial 48-hour period, from the day of their final gig at Madison Square Garden to the morning after, the official end of one of the best live bands in the world.
Safety Not Guaranteed
(Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Colin Trevorrow; Writer: Derek Connolly; Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass, Jake Johnson, Karen Soni)
A trio of magazine employees investigate a classified ad seeking a partner for time travel.
Under African Skies
(Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Joe Berlinger)
Paul Simon returns to South Africa to explore the incredible journey of his historic Graceland album, including the political backlash he sparked for allegedly breaking the UN cultural boycott of South Africa, designed to end Apartheid.