The Trials of Muhammad Ali and Sidewalk Stories
(Country: Italy; Year: 2013; Director: Michelangelo Frammartino; Writer: Michelangelo Frammartino)
Wrapping the audience in waves of sound, Alberi takes us on a circular journey through the Italian countryside. The natural music at the tops of the eponymous trees makes way for the rhythmic cadence of civilization - men baring axes and the natural clatter of daily life - before their unforgettable return home from the forest.
World premiere. Documentary
Herblock - The Black & The White
(Year: 2013; Director: Michael Stevens; Writer: Sara Lukinson, Michael Stevens)
Herbert Block’s career at The Washington Post spanned 55 years and 13 presidents, a timeframe in which he claimed three Pulitzer Prizes, the Medal of Freedom and a significant role in President Nixon’s resignation. Ben Bradlee, Tom Brokaw, Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein, Jules Feiffer, Ted Koppel and Jon Stewart are among the many commentators bearing witness to Block’s life, work and indelible contribution to American satire in this inviting documentary.
World premiere. Documentary. Herbert Block to attend
(Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg; Year: 2013; Director: Eric Rochant; Writer: Eric Rochant; Stars: Jean Dujardin, Cécile De France, Tim Roth, Émilie Dequenne, Aleksey Gorbunov, Vladimir Menshov, Maksim Vitorgan, Dmitriy Nazarov, Branka Katic, Prasanna Puwanarajah, Eric Viellard, John Lynch, Wendell Pierce, John Scurti, Michael G. Shannon)
Eric Rochant’s first feature in seven years follows undercover Russian FSB officer Gregory Lioubov and international trader Alice Redmond, who has her own secrets to hide. Their relationship sparks a deadly chase to snag Lioubov’s real target, business magnate Ivan Rostovsky.
International premiere. Narrative. Featuring special guest appearances from director Eric Rochant and Cécile de France
Running From Crazy
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Barbara Kopple)
Mariel Hemingway, granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway, strives for a greater understanding of her family history of suicide and mental illness. As tragedies are explored and deeply hidden secrets are revealed, Mariel searches for a way to overcome a similar fate.
New York premiere. Documentary
(Country: US; Year: 1989; Director: Charles Lane; Writer: Charles Lane; Stars: Charles Lane, Tom Alpern, Nicole Alysia, Edwin Anthony, Michael Baskin, Jeff Bates, Angel Cappellino, Jeffrey Carpentier, John Carr, Vince Castelano, Jimmy Clohessy, Robert Clohessy, Tanya Cunningham, Deena Engle, Ellia English)
The low-budget, New York-in-the-Eighties movie that proves that silence is not all that golden. Charles Lane plays a sidewalk chalk artist whose efforts to care for an abandoned toddler are confounded by the oddball homeless characters he meets.
Herblock - The Black & The White and Alberi
The Trials of Muhammad Ali
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Bill Siegel; Stars: Muhammad Ali, Khalilah Ali, John Carlos, Louis Farrakhan, Salim Muwakkil, Robert Lipsyte)
A documentary about the boxer's politics, his religious beliefs and his refusal to serve in Vietnam.
World premiere. Documentary