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The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
The country that brought dynamite to the world brings us a smash hit comedy that follows the Forrest Gump-like life story of Allan Karlsson, a Swedish explosives expert who has had his finger on the trigger of some of the biggest events of the last 100 years. Karlsson’s modern-day exploits find him on the lam from a group of inept thugs after he wanders out the window of his retirement home and happens upon a suitcase full of money. Packed with Looney Tunes-esque hijinks and plenty of wry Scandinavian humor, you can expect a high body count and a whole lot of laughs in Sweden’s highest grossing film of all time.
Film Info
Section:Foreign
Release Year:2013
Runtime:114 min.
Type of Film:Feature Narrative
Rating:R
Production Country:Sweden
Original Language:English
French
German
Italian
Russian
Swedish
Subtitles:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Robert Gustafsson
Iwar Wiklander
David Wiberg
Mia Skäringer
Jens Hultén
Bianca Cruzeiro
Director:Felix Herngren
Produced by:Malte Forssell
Felix Herngren
Henrik Jansson-Schweizer
Patrick Nebout
Screenwriter:Felix Herngren
Hans Ingemansson
Cinematography:Göran Hallberg
Editing By:Henrik Källberg
Music By:Matti Bye
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20 Years of Madness
In mid-90s Detroit, a motley crew of young skaters, goths, punks, and other self-described “weirdos” created an anarchic sketch show that aired on public access television, called “30 Minutes of Madness.” A local cult hit, everyone involved was sure this real life “Wayne’s World” was their entree to a big time career on MTV or Comedy Central-but then, reality got in the way. Now, on the occasion of its 20th anniversary, the gang returns to their Michigan hometown in an attempt to rediscover the creative mojo that once provided such an exhilarating outlet. But with their lives in various states of disarray-some have struggled with mental illness and drug addiction, others with jail time and homelessness-the journey to get the band back together takes on unexpected emotional weight and poignancy as the heartbreak of teenage ambition meets middleaged disappointment. With its bittersweet playfulness, this wistful story of creativity and purpose will ring true with anyone who remembers what
Film Info
Section:Documentary
Don't Miss
Release Year:2015
Runtime:90 min.
Type of Film:Feature Documentary
Rating:NR
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Web Site:www.20yearsofmadness.com
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Jerry White Jr.
Joe Hornacek
John Ryan
Jesus Rivera
Matt Zaleski
Susan Pipper
Director:Jeremy Royce
Produced by:Jeremy Royce
Jerry White Jr.
Kaveh Taherian
Cinematography:Will Jobe
Jeremy Royce
Editing By:Jeremy Royce
Music By:Samuel Jones
Alexis Marsh
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7 Chinese Brothers
Jason Schwartzman gives a finely nuanced performance as Larry, a good-hearted slacker with few friends and even fewer career prospects. His cantankerous grandmother (Oscar-winner Olympia Dukakis) tolerates the time he spends attempting to be a good grandson, but essentially he lives the life of a man more comfortable in the company of his sleepy French bulldog (Schwartzman’s scene-stealing, real-life pet) than with other humans. Larry’s life gets a much-needed shot in the arm when he stumbles into a Quick- Lube job he actually likes. And the job comes with an attractive female boss (Eleanore Pienta) he likes a lot more-maybe even enough to keep the job and win the girl. Writer-director and TCFF regular Bob Byington’s latest work is perhaps his best, an existential comedy that shrewdly observes the mundane details of American workaday existence. In Person: Director Bob Byington. Scheduled to Appear via Skype: Jason Schwartzman (Sat).
Film Info
Section:American
Release Year:2015
Runtime:76 min.
Type of Film:Feature Narrative
Rating:NR
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Jason Schwartzman
Stephen Root
Olympia Dukakis
Alex Karpovsky
Jonathan Togo
Nick W. Nicholson
Director:Bob Byington
Produced by:Seana Flanagan
Molly Christie Benson
Nancy Schafer
Screenwriter:Bob Byington
Cinematography:Adam Ginsberg
Editing By:Robert Greene
Leah Marino
Music By:Chris Baio
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99 Homes
When doting father and construction worker Dennis Nash falls disastrously behind on his mortgage payments and gets evicted from his home by a cut-throat local real estate agent, his family suffers the consequences experienced by so many Americans during the US hous-ing-market meltdown of the last decade. But Nash’s true story takes a surprising turn when he solves the problem by going to work for the same bank axeman who turned him out. Acclaimed director Ramin Bahrani (“Man Push Cart,” “Chop Shop”) brings us another moving chronicle about the struggles of ordinary people in his modern day Faustian tale starring Andrew Garfield, Laura Dern, and one of America’s greatest living actors, Michael Shannon (“Take Shelter,” TCFF 2012, “Boardwalk Empire”).
Film Info
Section:Friends Only Screenings
Release Year:2014
Runtime:110 min.
Type of Film:Feature Narrative
Rating:R
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Web Site:www.broadgreen.com/films/99-homes
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Andrew Garfield
Michael Shannon
Laura Dern
Tim Guinee
Cullen Moss
J.D. Evermore
Director:Ramin Bahrani
Produced by:Ashok Amritraj
Ramin Bahrani
Justin Nappi
Kevin Turen
Andrew Garfield
Screenwriter:Ramin Bahrani
Amir Naderi
Bahareh Azimi
Cinematography:Bobby Bukowski
Editing By:Ramin Bahrani
Music By:Antony Partos
Matteo Zingales
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Altman
A beautiful tribute to an artist who created some of our favorite films, and a film that will make you appreciate Altman’s great work all the more, Ron Mann’s biographical doc traces the idiosyncratic career path of iconic director Robert Altman, charting a filmography that spanned over fifty years and earned him five Oscar nominations. Assembled with the help of Altman’s widow Kathryn and a wealth of home movies, archival interviews, and behind-the-scenes footage, Mann’s film lets Altman tell his story largely in his own words, giving a rare insight into the mind of a moviemaking maverick whose uncompromising vision shaped the American filmmaking landscape for decades to come. The film is topped off by cameos from many of the faces that Altman collaborated with over the years-including Elliott Gould, Paul Thomas Anderson, and Lily Tomlin-as they answer one question: What is Altmanesque? In Person: Director Ron Mann and Kathryn Altman.
Film Info
Section:Robert Altman Tribute
Don't Miss
Release Year:2014
Runtime:96 min.
Type of Film:Feature Documentary
Rating:NR
Production Country:Canada
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Paul Thomas Anderson
James Caan
Keith Carradine
Elliott Gould
Philip Baker Hall
Sally Kellerman
Director:Ron Mann
Produced by:Ron Mann
Screenwriter:Len Blum
Cinematography:Simon Ennis
Editing By:Robert Kennedy
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Amy
Since her tragic death in 2011, Amy Winehouse has been remembered as a beehived, gin-soaked, self-destructive junkie with the sultry growl—an image the unrelenting tabloid media sensationalized to the point of parody. And while it’s easy to reduce this soulful yet erratic artist to a caricature, what director Asif Kapadia masterfully accomplishes instead is a much deeper look at a talented musician who might still be making music if not for a myriad of damaging influences on her life, only one of which was the substance that killed her. By using the voices of 100+ interviewees seamlessly mixed over archival footage—much of which was obtained from the personal collections of Winehouse’s family and friends—viewers are plunged into the heartrending predicament of an artist celebrated for the songs that came out of the most tragic experiences of her life.
Film Info
Section:Documentary
Release Year:2015
Runtime:127 min.
Type of Film:Feature Documentary
Rating:R
Production Country:UK
Original Language:English
Web Site:http://www.amyfilm.co.uk/
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Amy Winehouse
Director:Asif Kapadia
Produced by:James Gay-Rees
Editing By:Chris King
Music By:Antonio Pinto
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The Armor of Light
In this astonishing directorial debut by longtime doc producer Abigail Disney, one of our country’s most controversial issues gets an unlikely spiritual voice when an Evangelical minister takes a shockingly liberal stance. Known for his advocacy against abortion but disturbed by the movement’s vigilante killing of a doctor, Reverend Rob Schenck comes to a profound conclusion when he asks the provocative question: does pro-gun go against pro-life? In a gutsy move that creates friction with his NRA card-carrying flock, Reverend Schenck finds the courage to preach about the high cost of gun violence and begins a journey that leads him to Lucy McBath, a mother who challenged Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” laws after her unarmed son died at the hands of a gunman. Weaving their stories together in a wrenching moral battle, “The Armor of Light” redefines pro-life in an effort to get people to transcend party lines, evolve their stances, and find common ground. In Person: Director Abiga
Film Info
Section:Documentary
Don't Miss
Release Year:2015
Runtime:87 min.
Type of Film:Feature Documentary
Rating:NR
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Web Site:http://armoroflightfilm.com/
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Reverend Rob Schenck
Lucy McBath
John Phillips
Ron Davis
Director:Abigail Disney
Kathleen Hughes
Produced by:Eva Anisko
Cinematography:Jeff Hutchens
Editing By:Andrew Fredericks
Music By:Paul Brill
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Banana
The term “underdog” doesn’t begin to describe Banana, a socially awkward, chubby teen with an unfortunate nickname that comes from his curved foot and clumsy soccer skills. Even so, Banana will stop at nothing to get the girl of his dreams-even if it means bumbling his way through a series of awkward missteps. Equipped with a life philosophy based on the principles of his favorite sport, soccer, he’s determined to stay in attack mode until his efforts are rewarded. And his dreams of getting to know the girl he desires may finally be within reach when he strikes upon a plan to become her tutor. Like a John Hughes film crossed with “Rushmore,” this Italian coming-of-age comedy about going to great lengths in the name of love is endlessly charming.
Film Info
Section:Foreign
Free Movies at the Buzz
Release Year:2014
Runtime:90 min.
Type of Film:Feature Narrative
Rating:NR
Production Country:Italy
Original Language:Italian
Subtitles:English
Web Site:http://premium-films.com/en/film/banana
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Ascanio Balbo
Anna Bonaiuto
Giorgio Colangeli
Camilla Filippi
Gianfelice Imparato
Andrea Jublin
Director:Andrea Jublin
Produced by:Oliva Musini
Screenwriter:Andrea Jublin
Cinematography:Gherardo Gossi
Editing By:Esmeralda Calabria
Music By:Nicola Piovani
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Being Canadian
You’ve met them, whether you realize it or not. In fact, you may be sitting next to one right now. What makes Canadians different than us? Why does that country produce so many hilarious people? And what the hell is poutine? LA-based Canadian comedy writer Rob Cohen travels across his homeland, discussing Canadian history and talking to a who’s who of Canadian luminaries like Dan Aykroyd, Seth Rogen, Mike Myers, Michael J. Fox, Alanis Morissette, Martin Short, and the band Rush. It would be downright rude not to take this chance to learn more about your Northern neighbors—and there’s nothing these people hate more than rudeness.
Film Info
Section:Friends Only Screenings
Release Year:2015
Runtime:90 min.
Type of Film:Feature Documentary
Premiere Status:US Premiere
Rating:NR
Production Country:Canada
Original Language:English
Web Site:http://beingcanadianmovie.com/
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Cobie Smulders
Mike Myers
Ben Stiller
Michael J. Fox
Nathan Fillion
Seth Rogen
Director:Robert Cohen
Produced by:Colin K. Gray
Megan Raney
Screenwriter:Robert Cohen
Cinematography:Megan Raney
Editing By:Dean Gonzalez
Becky Hutner
Music By:Craig Northey
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