This observational documentary follows a year in the lives of two inspirational teachers at Headfort, the only primary-age boarding school in Ireland. Housed in an 18th century estate, school life embraces tradition and modernity. For John, rock music is just another subject alongside Maths, Scripture and Latin, taught in a collaborative and often hilarious fashion. For his wife Amanda, the key to connecting with children is the book, and she uses all means to snare the young minds. For nearly half a century these two have shaped thousands of minds, but now the unthinkable looms: what would retirement mean? What will keep them young if they leave?
Directed by: Neasa Ní Chianáin and David Rane Produced by: David Rane
“Ismael’s Ghosts” tells the tale of a widowed film director who is in the middle of making a film about an atypical diplomat inspired by his brother. While he has started a new life with Sylvia, he still mourns the death of a former lover, Carlotta, who passed away 20 years earlier; then Carlotta returns from the dead, causing Sylvia to run away.
THE SQUARE is set in a renowned museum where an artist exhibits an installation meant to promote altruism, providing people with a symbolic space where only good things can happen. The movie’s protagonist is the manager of the museum who hires a ruthless PR firm to build some buzz around the installation but things get out of hand when the museum’s PR team goes too far with their publicity plans, sparking a public uproar and exposing the hypocrisy of the media. Moss will play a reporter who is on the beat of the exhibit.
Cast: Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West and Claes Bang Directed by: Ruben Östlund Written by: Ruben Östlund Produced by: Erik Hemmendorff
LUCKY follows the spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist and the quirky characters that inhabit his off the map desert town. Having out lived and out smoked all of his contemporaries, the fiercely independent Lucky finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of self exploration, leading towards that which is so often unattainable: enlightenment. Acclaimed character actor John Carroll Lynch's directorial debut, "Lucky", is at once a love letter to the life and career of Harry Dean Stanton as well as a meditation on mortality, loneliness, spirituality, and human connection.
Cast: Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Ron Livingston, Ed Begley Jr., Tom Skerritt and Beth Grant Directed by: John Carroll Lynch Written by: Logan Sparks and Drago Sumonja Produced by: Greg Gilreath, Adam Hendricks, John Lang , Logan Sparks, Drago Sumonja, Danielle Renfrew Behrens, Ira Steven Behr and Richard Kahan
Blade of the Immortal
Samurai Manji has taken a lot of lives, both innocent and guilty, and now lives life in feudal Japan as a criminal. After being cursed with immortality until he kills enough evil men, Manji meets a young girl who enlists him to be her body-guard. Swearing loyalty, protection and vengeance against the group of sword fighters who slaughtered her family, the unlikely duo set on a remarkable quest to make right against those who did them wrong.
Cast: Takuya Kimura, Hana Sugisaki, Sôta Fukushi, Ebizô Ichikawa, Min Tanaka and Tsutomu Yamazaki Directed by: Takashi Miike Written by: Takashi Miike
Set in 1983 in small town Virginia, Permanent centers around a 13 year old and her family. The story of a hairstyle gone incredibly wrong and a young girl's plight to fit in while encountering bullies at a new school.
Cast: Patricia Arquette, Rainn Wilson and Kira McLean Directed by: Colette Burson Written by: Colette Burson Produced by: Mary Ann Marino, Haroula Rose, Sam Bisbee and Joshua Blum
Please Stand By
A young autistic woman runs away from her caregiver in an attempt to submit her manuscript to a writing competition.
Cast: Dakota Fanning, Toni Collette and Alice Eve Directed by: Ben Lewin Written by: Michael Golamco Produced by: Daniel Dubiecki and Lara Alameddine