In the Olympic Athlete Village, a young cross-country skier bonds with a volunteer doctor after her competition ends. Starring Nick Kroll and Alexi Pappas. Filmed on location in the actual Olympic Village at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics with three people comprising the entire cast and crew: Jeremy Teicher, Nick Kroll, and Alexi Pappas. Real Olympic athletes, including Jamie Anderson and Gus Kenworthy, also make their way into the film as additional characters.
Winner of both the Best Actor (Jeff Daniels) Best Independent Film Awards at the 2019 Hollywood Independent Reel Film Festival, GUEST ARTIST tells the story of a young man who comes into the orbit of his hero (Daniels) and must reconcile dreams of youth with the sagacity and reality of life lived fully.
Set in 1960’s small-town Oklahoma, and presented in stunning black-and-white cinematography, TO THE STARS chronicles the story of Iris and Maggie. Iris is a shy, insecure teen who endures bullying both at school and at home. Maggie is the mysterious and magically charismatic new girl who sees Iris’ hidden gifts and encourages her to come into her own. When Maggie’s Delphic past is uncovered, the townsfolk are thrown into a panic, and Maggie and Iris are forced to take drastic measures to stand their ground together in a world where women who don’t follow the rules are egregiously unwelcome.
Based on the novel by Lisa Klein, Shakespeare’s monumental drama, Hamlet, is reimagined through the perspective of its tragic heroine, Ophelia. Featuring a star-studded cast including Daisy Ridley (STAR WARS), Naomi Watts (21 GRAMS, MULHOLLAND DR.), Clive Owen (CLOSER, CHILDREN OF MEN), Tom Felton (HARRY POTTER), and a score by Academy-Award composer Steven Price.
2019 Sundance Grand Jury Award nominated PAHOKEE encapsulates the experience of being a teenager at the edge of the earth -a town of just under 6,000 residents in southeast Florida. As Na’Kerria, Jocabed, Junior, and BJ head into senior year, they must reckon with the economic challenges while looking onward towards the future.
Juggernaut German director of benchmarks in both narrative and documentary cinema and SFF alum, Werner Herzog (AGUIRRE, WRATH OF GOD, GRIZZLY MAN, FITZCARRALDO, ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD, etc.) holds a meeting with last leader of the Soviet Union, a man who irrevocably changed the course of history by ushering the end of the communist era in Eastern Europe, reuniting Eastern and Western Germany, and precipitating resolution of the Cold War, the singular and singularly historic Mikhail Gorbachev.
When the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circuses announced their closing in 2017, many were stunned to hear The Greatest Show On Earth would be no more. Nowhere was the pain more heartfelt than in Sarasota, Florida, the winter home of the circus for decades; a place where many of circus’ iconic families are reflecting deeply on its glorious past, while amplifying hopes for the future of an evolving circus.
Comedians Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani star in this dark comedy, in which a happy couple realizes their love is truly all encompassing when they are met with a supreme challenge. After accidentally involving themselves in the murder of a stranger, the two are led into a series of events that force them to solve this mystery and grow more familiar with one another than they have ever been.
Behind the gates of a palm tree-lined fantasyland, four residents of America’s largest retirement community, The Villages, FL, strive to find happiness and meaning.
Shot from atop a telephone pole, this one-take wonder watches a neighborhood’s day unfold.
DESERT ONE, directed by two-time Academy Award-winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple (MISS SHARON JONES!, HARLAN COUNTY, USA) reveals the true story behind one of the most daring rescues in modern US history: a secret mission to free hostages captured during the 1979 Iranian revolution. It has been called “the most audacious, difficult, complicated, rescue mission ever attempted.” DESERT ONE uniquely blends emotion and bravado to tell the incredible tale of America’s secret mission to free the hostages of the 1979 Iranian revolution. Kopple discovers a wealth of unearthed archival sources and receives unprecedented access, engaging in intimate conversations with many of the soldiers closest to the story, some for the first time, as well as President Jimmy Carter, Vice President Walter Mondale and TV newsman Ted Koppel. Evocative new animation brings audiences closer than anyone has ever gotten to being on the inside for this history-making operation. At a moment when tensions once again rise between the governments of Iran and the U.S., old wounds remain painfully current for many on each side who detail their recollections in DESERT ONE — but talk of hope also emerges, that the lessons of the past might finally guide us to a better future.
MILITARY WIVES centers on a group of women from different backgrounds whose partners are away serving in Afghanistan. Faced with their loved ones’ absences, they come together to form the very first military wives choir, helping each other through some of life’s most difficult moments, and quickly find themselves on an international stage. Peter Cattaneo (THE FULL MONTY) directs Kristin Scott Thomas and Sharon Horgan in this feel-good crowd-pleaser inspired by true events.
A pair of teenage girls in rural Pennsylvania travel to New York City to seek out medical help after an unintended pregnancy,
It’s one of the most memorable moments from 9/11: White House Chief of Staff Andy Card walks up to President George W. Bush and whispers in his ear: “A second plane has hit the second tower. America is under attack.”
The place was Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Florida. Sitting in front of the President were sixteen school children, all 6-7 years old. They were chosen because they were some of the best readers in their school and Emma E. Booker was a success story, test scores were up compared to other schools in the district. It was the perfect place for Bush to promote his education program, No Child Left Behind.
While the President processed the shocking news, the kids read from the book The Pet Goat. The imagery is surreal to watch, even today. An American President on camera at the exact moment he learns of a major attack on the country. Members of the press and Bush’s advisors stand nearby, shifting nervously and waiting. The kids keep reading; their voices are strong and full of hope. It’s like history is on pause. These are the final moments of innocence, right before the storm.
What happened to those kids? Which ones went on to graduate college and get a good job? Who fell on hard times and why? We’ve tracked them down to find out what they remember, what’s happened since, and their dreams for the future.
Eighteen years later, they are all in their mid-20s, trying to get their footing in a country and world shaped so much by 9/11. Some have joined the military or started their own businesses, while others have fallen on hard times.
They bore witness to the very moment a new American reality was born. They are the generation of Google, smart phones and Facebook, but also cyber-bullying, global terrorism, and climate change. All of them are African-American and Latino in a country that will be majority minority in less than 30 years. President Bush came to speak to them on 9/11 because they represented the future. They still do. It’s time to catch up.
This film is about the 9/11 Generation and the American Dream. It shines a light on a unique group of Americans, exploring their personal and professional lives, and giving voice to their hopes and fears. The 9/11 Kids provide a window into some of the most vital themes of the American experience.
The film tells the true story of Dream Alliance, an unlikely race horse bred by Welsh bartender Jan Vokes. With very little money and no experience, Jan convinces her neighbors to chip in their earnings to help raise Dream in the hopes he can compete with the racing elites. The group’s investment pays off as Dream rises through the ranks with grit and determination and goes on to race in the Welsh Grand National.
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