Film Guide 2019


A HIDDEN LIFE

2019 Spotlight | feature narrative | 173 min East Coast Premiere At the dawn of the second World War, the Edenic life of peasant farmer Franz Jägerstätter (August Diehl) and his family is disrupted by the intrusion of violence and hatred developing throughout t …

Directed by Terrence Malick

HORS PISTE

2019 Shorts Program | narrative short | 6 min An alpine rescue mission goes way, way off course…

Directed by Léo Brunel, Loris Cavalier, Camille Jalabert, Oscar Malet

THE HOTTEST AUGUST

2019 Air, Land & Sea | feature documentary | 94 min NYC. August 2017. The summer after the presidential inauguration. A city oppressed by unrelenting heat and the tensions that have been simmering ever since the election. A city that is trying to gra …

Directed by Brett Story

HOW TO BREATHE IN KERN COUNTY

2019 Short Films | documentary short | 9 min New York Premiere As the workday grinds to a halt, a gathering of street racers take to the backroads of Bakersfield in search of catharsis.

Directed by Chris Filippone

HUMAN CAPITAL

2019 Spotlight | feature narrative | 97 min US Premiere Adapted from Paolo Virzì’s award-winning 2013 film and Stephen Amidon’s 2004 novel of the same name, director Marc Meyers’ ensemble drama follows two families whose lives become hopelessly in …

Directed by Marc Meyers

THE HUMAN FACTOR

2019 Conflict & Resolution | feature documentary | 108 min East Coast Premiere The intricacies of the volatile Palestinian-Israeli peace talks are deftly explored in Academy Award-nominated director Dror Moreh’s (THE GATEKEEPERS) latest documentary. With unprecedented access …

Directed by Dror Moreh

IN MEMORIAM

2019 World Cinema Documentary | feature documentary | 90 min World Premiere In the United States, an active shooter incident now occurs every 12 days. IN MEMORIAM looks at the human cost of the country’s mass shooting epidemic through the surviving communities of three of …

Directed by Ben Steele

AN INTERLOPER’S KISS

2019 Shorts Program | narrative short | 7 min World Premiere A voyeuristic look at one woman’s daily routine, from the perspective of an unlikely love interest.

Directed by Grace Kim

INVISIBLE LIFE

2019 World Cinema Narrative | feature narrative | 139 min East Coast Premiere Rio De Janeiro, 1950. Euridice and Guida are inseparable sisters bristling at the conservative rules of their household. Although their parents’ expectations are that they will get married and sta …

Directed by Karim Aïnouz

THE IRISHMAN

2019 Opening, Closing, Centerpiece | feature narrative | 209 min • Friday Centerpiece Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci star in Martin Scorsese’s THE IRISHMAN, an epic saga of organized crime in post-war America told through the eyes of World War II vet …

Directed by Martin Scorsese

IT’S BEEN TOO LONG

2019 Short Films | narrative short | 8 min Two ex-lovers meet at a romantic lodge to rekindle their passion—but first, they must confess the sins of their past.

Directed by Amber Schaefer

JACKSON POLLOCK: BLUE POLES

2019 Short Films | documentary short | 18 min New York Premiere In 1973, the controversial sale of Jackson Pollock’s “Blue Poles” almost brought down the Australian government. Today, it is estimated to be the highest priced artwork in the world.

Directed by Alison Chernick

JAEBORN BY NUMBERS

2019 Short Films | narrative short | 22 min New York Premiere The contemporary art world is thrown into chaos when a paint-by-number tableau is auctioned for $14 million at Christie’s.

Directed by Roger Gariépy

JOJO RABBIT

2019 Spotlight | feature narrative | 108 min East Coast Premiere Growing up during the Second World War with his single mother (Scarlett Johansson), a young German boy spends his days idolizing his country’s tyrannical regime and taking comfort in the presence …

Directed by Taika Waititi

JUST ME AND YOU “Juste Moi et Toi”

2019 Shorts Program | narrative short | 22 min New York Premiere • Jury Selection for Best Narrative Short Director Sandrine Brodeur-Desrosiers receives a $500 cash prize and the film qualifies for consideration at the Academy Awards® for Best Live Action Sho …

Directed by Sandrine Brodeur-Desrosiers

JUST MERCY

2019 Opening, Closing, Centerpiece | feature narrative | 136 min • Opening Night A powerful and thought-provoking true story, JUST MERCY follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice. After graduating from Ha …

Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton

KIFARU

2019 Compassion, Justice & Animal Rights | feature documentary | 81 min New York Premiere Through the eyes of two new recruits joining the team of caretakers at Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy, KIFARU explores the often brutal and painstaking process of protecting and caring for Sudan, t …

Directed by David Hambridge

THE KINGMAKER

2019 World Cinema Documentary | feature documentary | 100 min New York Premiere Continuing her career-long fascination with the extremely wealthy, documentarian Lauren Greenfield (THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES, GENERATION WEALTH) profiles Imelda Marcos, the former Filipino politician …

Directed by Lauren Greenfield

KNIVES OUT

2019 Spotlight | feature narrative | 131 min East Coast Premiere Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson (LOOPER, STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI) pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in KNIVES OUT, a fresh, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a …

Directed by Rian Johnson

LARA

2019 Narrative Competition | feature narrative | 98 min US Premiere • Special Jury Mention for Acting Performance for Corinna Harfouch Waking up on the morning of both the most important piano concert of her son’s career and her own 60th birthday, Lara (Corinna …

Directed by Jan-Ole Gerster

LAUGH LINES “Lachfalten”

2019 Shorts Program | narrative short | 6 min East Coast Premiere In this dreamy world, idiosyncratic figures unite and pull apart to tell eight, interlaced stories of friendship.

Directed by Patricia Wenger

LES MISERABLES

2019 World Cinema Narrative | feature narrative | 103 min East Coast Premiere Starting his first day as a member of the Anti-Crime Squad in Montfermeil—the same Paris suburb that Victor Hugo set as the location for his eponymous novel—Stéphane (Damien Bonnard) finds hims …

Directed by Ladj Ly

LIBERTY

2019 Shorts Program | narrative short | 17 min As their community faces redevelopment, Alex and Milagros find their longtime friendship tested by their impending separation.

Directed by Faren Humes

LIFE IN MINIATURE

2019 Short Films | documentary short | 5 min Inspired by the whimsical world around her, this miniature artist’s creations are a far cry from the genteel museum pieces of her contemporaries.

Directed by Ellen Evans

LITTLE JOE

2019 World Cinema Narrative | feature narrative | 105 min East Coast Premiere Alice (Emily Beecham, Best Actress winner at this year’s Cannes Film Festival) is equally committed to her work as a genetic plant breeder and her role as a single mother to her son, Joe (Kit Conn …

Directed by Jessica Hausner