Film Guide 2020


3 LOGICAL EXITS

2020 Shorts Program | documentary short | 15 min A sociological meditation on the various “exits” young Palestinians choose in order to cope with living in a refugee camp.

Directed by Mahdi Fleifel

AMMONITE

2020 Spotlight | narrative feature | 120 min US Premiere Mary (Academy Award® winner Kate Winslet), a gifted paleontologist long overlooked by patriarchal scientific societies in 19th-century England, works alone, searching for common fossils on the rugg …

Directed by Francis Lee

BETYE SAAR: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS

2020 Shorts Program | documentary short | 8 min New York Premiere At 93, there’s no stopping when it comes to the legendary artist Betye Saar.

Directed by Christine Turner

BLACKHEADS

2020 Shorts Program | narrative short | 8 min A young woman copes with bad therapy, a broken heart, and blackheads.

Directed by Emily Ann Hoffman

BROKEN BIRD

2020 Shorts Program | narrative short | 10 min Caught between two worlds, a biracial girl prepares for her Bat Mitzvah.

Directed by Rachel Harrison Gordon

CHARACTER

2020 Shorts Program | documentary short | 17 min East Coast Premiere Actor Mark Metcalf established himself by playing an array of aggrieved authority figures. Now in his 70s, he reflects back on his life and career in this meditation on power, privilege, and the per …

Directed by Vera Brunner-Sung

THE CHICKEN

2020 Shorts Program | narrative short | 13 min On an unseasonably hot November afternoon in New York, a young Japanese immigrant and his visiting cousin spontaneously decide to buy a live chicken to cook for dinner.

Directed by Neo Sora

CHUJ BOYS OF SUMMER

2020 Shorts Program | narrative short | 17 min US Premiere Speaking only his native language, a Guatemalan teenager begins his new life in rural Colorado.

Directed by Max Walker-Silverman

THE CLIMB

2020 World Cinema | narrative feature | 97 min Best friends Mike (writer-director Michael Angelo Covino) and Kyle (co-writer Kyle Marvin) share a close bond—that is, until a startling confession made on a scenic, mountain bike ride through the …

Directed by Michael Angelo Covino

CODED BIAS

2020 World Cinema | documentary feature | 90 min Modern society sits at the intersection of two crucial questions: What does it mean when artificial intelligence increasingly governs our liberties? And what are the consequences for the people AI i …

Directed by Shalini Kantayya

COLLECTIVE “COLECTIV”

2020 Documentary Competition | documentary feature | 109 min East Coast Premiere After a deadly fire in a Bucharest nightclub killed dozens, Romania’s government pledged that the 100+ citizens left injured would receive immediate and substantial treatment. But in the months th …

Directed by Alexander Nanau

A Conversation With Kate Winslet

2020 A Conversation With | panels and events | 60 min Academy Award®–winning actress Kate Winslet has brought to life some of cinema’s most captivating and memorable roles. Her resumé consists of critically and commercially acclaimed work as well …


A Conversation With Leslie Odom, Jr.

2020 A Conversation With | panels and events | 60 min Leslie Odom, Jr. is a multifaceted Tony and Grammy Award-winning performer. Best known for his breakout role as ‘Aaron Burr’ in the smash hit Broadway musical Hamilton, (Tony Award for Best Acto …


A Conversation With Steven Yeun

2020 A Conversation With | panels and events | 60 min Critically acclaimed actor and producer Steven Yeun has amassed an impressive resume of diverse roles and continues to fearlessly evolve his body of work, with lauded performances across the televis …


CRAZY, NOT INSANE

2020 World Cinema | documentary feature | 117 min US Premiere Why do we kill? Why do some of us kill, and others resist the temptation? What makes a serial killer? Dr. Dorothy Otnow Lewis, a psychiatrist who’s examined numerous serial killers, including …

Directed by Alex Gibney

DAFA METTI (DIFFICULT)

2020 Shorts Program | documentary short | 15 min Under the glittering lights of the Eiffel Tower, undocumented Senegalese migrants sell souvenirs of the monument to support their families back home.

Directed by Tal Amiran

ÊMÎCÊTÔCÊT: MANY BLOODLINES

2020 Shorts Program | documentary short | 11 min New York Premiere An Indigenous filmmaker and her white partner reflect on their differences in race, culture, class, and gender roles as they document their journey to parenthood.

Directed by Theola Ross

ENTRE TÚ Y MILAGROS

2020 Shorts Program | narrative short | 20 min North American Premiere At fifteen, Milagros’s world still revolves around her mother’s affection, until an unexpected encounter with death makes her question not only their relationship, but her own existence.

Directed by Mariana Saffon

FAREWELL AMOR

2020 World Cinema | narrative feature | 101 min Ekwa Msangi’s captivating debut feature is a poignant, tripartite, intergenerational study of the immigrant experience. After 17 years, an Angolan immigrant in New York City welcomes his wife and …

Directed by Ekwa Msangi

THE FATHER

2020 Spotlight | narrative feature | 97 min Roguish, feisty, and staunchly in denial about his ailing memory, 80-year-old Anthony (Academy Award® winner Anthony Hopkins) defiantly lives alone in his London flat and rejects every caretaker hi …

Directed by Florian Zeller

FIREBALL: VISITORS FROM DARKER WORLDS

2020 World Cinema | documentary feature | 97 min US Premiere In his latest attempt to better understand the mysteries of the natural world, the venerable Werner Herzog turns his attention to meteors, comets, and asteroids. Reuniting with co-director Clive Opp …

Directed by Werner Herzog, Clive Oppenheimer

THE GAME

2020 Shorts Program | documentary short | 17 min US Premiere The exhilarating highs and lows of a professional soccer match, all from the watchful perspective of a referee at the very heart of the action.

Directed by Roman Hodel

GRAMERCY

2020 Shorts Program | narrative short | 22 min When Shaq, a young man grappling with depression, returns to his New Jersey hometown, his exploration of grief and brotherhood transforms into the imagining of an inner life.

Directed by Jamil McGinnis, Pat Heywood

GUNDA

2020 World Cinema | documentary feature | 93 min In a remarkable feat of vérité filmmaking, documentarian Victor Kossakovsky gently immerses us in the life of a Norwegian farm through intimate, unspooling encounters with two clever cows, a scene …

Directed by Victor Kossakovsky

HARRY CHAPIN: WHEN IN DOUBT, DO SOMETHING

2020 Views From Long Island | documentary feature | 93 min World Premiere New Date + Location: Drive-In, East Hampton | Thursday, 10/15, 7pm Harry Chapin, the award-winning songwriter behind beloved hits such as ‘Cats in the Cradle’ and ‘Taxi,’ defined his life th …

Directed by Rick Korn