Set the Thames on Fire follows two young men’s episodic adventures through the dank alleys and depraved nightlife of a ravaged London. Director Ben Charles Edwards’s background as a painter is evident in his directorial debut. This genre film is visually stunning. Fans of Terry Gilliam will see his influence on this first-time director.
Official selection: 2016 Palm Springs International Film Festival, 2016 Belfast Film FestivalFind out more »
Directed by André Téchiné 116 min | 2016 | France | Not Rated Damien and Thomas attend the same grammar school class. They cannot stand each other and whenever verbal insults fail to do enough damage they take a swing at each other. Damien’s mother Marianne is a country doctor and his father a military pilot on a tour of duty abroad. Thomas is of Maghrebi descent and is the adopted son of a farming family living on a remote…Find out more »
Marina and Federica have been together for five years now. They share the same apartment, bed, and face cream, laugh and fight together, and yet they are not sure if they are a couple.
Winner: David di Donatello Awards 2016—Best ActressFind out more »
Post-film Q&A with filmmaker Freddy Rodriguez (Fire).
Compiled of six short films submitted by an open call for submissions, this is the first Damn These Heels shorts program.Find out more »
For an aimless young woman searching for direction in rural Pennsylvania, the only path appears to be enlisting in the Army, but before deployment she falls for a married woman and begins to lose sight of what's most important to her.
Official Selection: 2016 Tribeca Film FestivalFind out more »
An East Coast teenager and aspiring special-effects makeup artist struggles with both his sexuality and his fear of his macho father, in this imaginative twist on the coming-of-age tale.
Winner: Best Canadian Feature—2015 Toronto International Film FestivalFind out more »
A tale of two longtime friends negotiating their mutual desire for one another over the course of a weekend visit.
Official Selection: 2016 SXSWFind out more »
The duties of a young German farmer weigh heavily upon him. Besides working the farm, he diligently cares for his father who is seriously ill. When his father’s boyhood friend suddenly shows up, long suppressed family secrets come to the surface.
Official Selection: 2016 Berlin Film FestivalFind out more »
After his ex-girlfriend disappears, Sidney, a grifting glam rock dilettante, is forced to look after his 11-year- old son full-time. His "cool dad" facade crumbles and his life goes into full tailspin as he struggles to let go of his rock-and- roll lifestyle.
Official Selection: 2016 Slamdance Film FestivalFind out more »
Wealthy, middle-aged Armando lures young men to his home in Caracas with money,only he doesn't want to touch, he wants to watch. One day he meets 17-year- old Elder, and after their first, violent meeting an unexpected intimacy develops that changes their lives forever.
Winner: Golden Lion—2016 Venice Film FestivalFind out more »