THE JUDGE

US PREMIERE In Palestine’s West Bank, Kholoud Al-Faqih is the first woman judge appointed to any of the Middle East’s Shari’a courts. In this courtroom drama, we witness how she applies the law, sometimes with a different emphasis than her male colleagues. We also see the resistance she faces, along with her male counterpart, a […]

LOVE MEANS ZERO

NYC PREMIERE Nick Bollettieri ran America’s most famous tennis academy, producing multiple champions including several who would become fierce rivals: Jim Courier, Andre Agassi, Boris Becker and more. Was Bollettieri a genius or a tyrant, a father figure or a huckster? There are no simple answers. He’s been interviewed countless times always quick on his […]

LOVE, CECIL

NYC PREMIERE Cecil Beaton was a multi-talented photographer, writer and painter who also designed sets and costumes for OscarĀ®-winning films such as My Fair Lady and Gigi. Filmmaker Lisa Immordino Vreeland, who has previously directed major lm biographies of Diana Vreeland and Peggy Guggenheim, shows how Beaton intersected multiple worlds from British royalty to fashion […]

MOLE MAN

WORLD PREMIERE For nearly his entire life, Ron, a 66-year-old autistic man under the care of his parents, has been building an extraordinary 50-room maze-like structure in his backyard. With his nonagenarian mother in increasingly fragile condition, the fate of Ron’s world becomes uncertain. As his friends and family try to determine what’s best for […]

NAILA AND THE UPRISING

WORLD PREMIERE Award-winning filmmaker Julia Bacha (Budrus) chronicles the remarkable journey of Naila Ayesh, who played a key role in the nonviolent Palestinian uprising known as the First Intifada. When the uprising broke out in the late 1980s, Naila was living in Gaza. Faced with a choice between love, family and freedom, she embraced all […]

SILAS

US PREMIERE Liberian activist Silas Siakor is a tireless crusader against illegal logging. He’s watched multinational corporations wreak havoc on the environment by enriching themselves and impoverishing Liberians. This kind of corruption has gone on for so long that it can induce fatigue. But Silas is a bracing wake-up call to the power of citizens […]

THE STRANGER

INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE Amanda, a 25-year-old single mother, meets the man of her dreams on Facebook. Casper is charming and worldly, and he eventually reveals that he is the sole heir to an outrageous family fortune. Soon enough, the couple moves in together, but Amanda and Casper don’t exactly live happily ever after… This inventive new […]

THIS IS CONGO

NYC PREMIERE Filmmaker Daniel McCabe examines multiple sides of the fractious war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. We meet soldiers, rebels and a diamond merchant known as Mama Romance who allow us to make human connections in a chaotic conflict. This is Congo premiered at the Venice Film Festival where Variety wrote, ‘The film […]