Meet Monica Velour and Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
(Country: Canada, France; Year: 2010; Director: Jean-Paul Salomé; Writer: Natalie Carter, Jean-Paul Salomé; Stars: Ellen Barkin, Xavier Beauvois, Gabe Begneaud, Brett Beoubay, Kent Jude Bernard, Sean M. Blanchard, Allen Boudreaux, Andrew Breland, Nick Chinlund, Emilie de Ravin, James DuMont, J.D. Evermore, Josh Gates, Brian Geraghty, Marc-André Grondin)
When teenager Nicholas Barclay (Marc-André Grondin) mysteriously resurfaces after he went missing three years ago, his sister (Emilie De Ravin) and mother (Ellen Barkin) welcome him back with open arms, but a no-nonsense FBI agent (Famke Janssen) is out to prove he’s an impostor.
Climate Of Change
(Country: US; Year: 2010; Director: Brian Hill; Writer: Simon Armitage; Stars: Narrated by Tilda Swinton)
A group of 13-year-olds in India rally against the use of plastics. A renaissance man in Africa teaches villagers to harness solar power. Self-described “hillbillies” in Appalachia battle the big business behind strip mining. Documentary about a world of regular people taking action in the fight to save our environment.
North American Premiere
(Country: US; Year: 2010; Director: Richard Levine; Writer: Richard Levine; Stars: Carla Gugino, Liev Schreiber, Helen Hunt, Eddie Izzard, Brian Dennehy, Ezra Miller, David Harbour, Benita Robledo, Chris Beetem, Tilky Jones, Skyler Fortgang, Bianca Giancoli, Daniel Yelsky, Albert M. Chan, Sabrina Hahn)
Meet Ned: his live-in father-in-law is putting serious strains on Ned’s marriage. He’s having a hard time adjusting to raising an independent teenager. His job as a TV writer is unfulfilling, and late nights with a sexy coworker are only complicating matters…
Last Play At Shea
(Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Jon Small, Greg Whiteley; Stars: Billy Joel)
The intersecting histories of a stadium, a team, and a music legend are examined in a documentary that charts the ups and downs of the New York Mets and the life and career of Long Island native Billy Joel, the last performer to play Shea Stadium.
Meet Monica Velour
(Country: US; Year: 2010; Director: Keith Bearden; Writer: Keith Bearden; Stars: Kim Cattrall, Dustin Ingram, Brian Dennehy, Keith David, Jee Young Han, Daniel Yelsky, Jamie Tisdale, Jay Malack, Tony Cox, Sam McMurray, Lauren Mae Shafer, Tevis R. Marcum, Elizabeth Wright Shapiro, Peter Carey, Kojo Asiedu)
A young dork seizes the chance of a lifetime to meet the former porn star he idolises.
Monogamy and The Chameleon
(Country: US; Year: 2010; Director: Dana Adam Shapiro; Writer: Dana Adam Shapiro, Evan M. Wiener; Stars: Chris Messina, Rashida Jones, Meital Dohan, Zak Orth, Ivan Martin, Madison Arnold, Sarah Burns, Paul Diomede, Hannah Gilli, Neal Huff, Adam Pally, Mason Pettit, Samantha Sherman, Gil Rogers, Emily Tremaine)
Brooklyn wedding photographer Theo’s (Chris Messina) side business taking surveillance-style photos of clients on the sly takes an unexpected turn - and creates a rift with his fiancée.
My Trip To Al-Qaeda
(Country: US; Year: 2010; Director: Alex Gibney; Writer: Lawrence Wright; Stars: Lawrence Wright)
Chronicling fundamentalist Islam’s rise to power and exploring Lawrence Wright’s struggle to maintain his objectivity as a journalist writing about Islamic terror.
Nice Guy Johnny
(Year: 2010; Director: Edward Burns; Writer: Edward Burns; Stars: Edward Burns)
Baby-faced 24-year-old Johnny Rizzo is about to trade his dream job in talk radio for some snoozeville gig that’ll pay enough to please his fiancée. Enter Uncle Terry (Burns), a rascally womanizer set on turning a day in the Hamptons into an eye-opening fling for his nephew. Nice guy Johnny’s not interested, of course, but then he meets Brooke…
World and TFF Virtual Premiere
RUSH: Beyond the Lighted Stage
(Country: Canada; Year: 2010; Director: Scot McFadyen, Sam Dunn)
Documentary charts the career of the rock trio.
Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
(Country: UK; Year: 2010; Director: Mat Whitecross; Writer: Paul Viragh; Stars: Andy Serkis, Ray Winstone, Naomie Harris, Olivia Williams, Luke Evans, Mackenzie Crook, Toby Jones, Wesley Nelson), Official Site
The life and wild times of Ian Dury - pop singer, artist, hell raiser.
North American Premiere
Nice Guy Johnny and Visionaries
The Space Between
(Country: US; Year: 2010; Director: Travis Fine; Writer: Travis Fine; Stars: Melissa Leo, Anthony Keyvan, Brad William Henke, AnnaSophia Robb, Phillip Rhys, Sayed Badreya, Kyle Bornheimer, Ntare Mwine, Hunter Parrish, Kelli Williams, Brett Cullen, Nate Hartley, Tim Bagley, Audrey Wasilewski, Don Franklin)
Lonely flight attendant Montine McLeod (Melissa Leo) becomes responsible for a 10-year-old Pakistani-American boy traveling solo when news of the 9/11 attacks grounds their flight in Texas. After learning the boy’s father works in the World Trade Center, McLeod musters the compassion she could never afford her own family, and the two embark on a heartrending road trip to meet an uncertain future in New York City.
Tetsuo: The Bullet Man
(Country: Japan; Year: 2009; Director: Shinya Tsukamoto; Writer: Shinya Tsukamoto, Hisakatsu Kuroki; Stars: Eric Bossick, Akiko Monou, Yûko Nakamura, Stephen Sarrazin, Tiger Charlie Gerhardt, Prakhar Jain, Shinya Tsukamoto, Michael Duncan, Alan Koji, Sou Fujita, Markus Wambsganss, Hajime Izuki, Dwayne Lawler, Aldo La Riviere, Yutaka Mishima), Official Site
More than 20 years after he used 16mm to prove himself worthy of a cult following with Tetsuo, The Iron Man, Shinya Tsukamoto is back with another frenetic, hyperbolic experience. This slick, modernized third installation of the Tetsuo series—shown here in the final director's cut for the first time - continues to challenge ideas of man and machine… and the trouble that ensues when the two become one.
North American Premiere
Vidal Sassoon The Movie
(Country: US; Year: 2010; Director: Craig Teper)
This fun, fast-paced documentary traces with the life of a self-made man whose passion and perseverance took him from a Jewish orphanage in London to the absolute pinnacle of his craft.
(Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Chuck Workman; Stars: Jonas Mekas)
Chuck Workman brings alive the vibrant history of the avant-garde cinema. Through interviews with filmmakers and critics including Jonas Mekas, Kenneth Anger, Su Friedrich, and Amy Taubin, he reveals how this artistic movement highlights subjective vision, sensory experience, and dreams over plot and storyline.