Company commander Claus Pedersen and his men are stationed in an Afghan province where they face the relentless pressure of fighting the Taliban while trying to protect the local civilians. Meanwhile back home Claus’ wife Maria is trying to hold everything together with a husband at war and three children missing their father. During a routine mission, the soldiers are caught in heavy crossfire and in order to save his men, Claus makes a decision that has grave consequences for him - and his family back home.
DANNY SAYS is a documentary on the life and times of Danny Fields. Since 1966, Danny Fields has played a pivotal role in music and “culture” of the late 20th century: working for the Doors, Lou Reed, Nico, Judy Collins and managing groundbreaking artists like the Stooges, the MC5 and the Ramones. DANNY SAYS follows Fields from Harvard Law dropout, to the Warhol Silver Factory, to Director of Publicity at Elektra Records, to “punk pioneer” and beyond. Danny’s taste and opinion, once deemed defiant and radical, has turned out to have been prescient. DANNY SAYS is a story of marginal turning mainstream, avant garde turning prophetic, as Fields looks to the next generation.
Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead - The Story of the National Lampoon
From the 1970s thru the 1990s, the hippest and most outrageous comedy in print was the National Lampoon. The groundbreaking humor magazine pushed the limits of taste and acceptability parodying everything from politics, religion, entertainment and the whole of American lifestyle. The print publication even branched out into successful radio shows, record albums, live stage revues and iconic movies, including Animal House and National Lampoon’s Vacation. The National Lampoon launched the careers of legends like John Belushi, Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Christopher Guest, Gilda Radner and many more.
Judd Apatow Kevin Bacon Richard Belzer Chevy Chase Beverly D'Angelo John Goodman Christopher Guest Al Jean John Landis Tim Matheson P.J. O'Rourke Harold Ramis Douglas Tirola John Battsek Molly Thompson Susan Bedusa Douglas Tirola Danielle Rosen Joseph Krings G. Jesse Martinez
An aging comedian tours the California desert, lost in a cycle of third-rate venues, novelty tourist attractions, and vain attempts to reach his estranged daughter. By day, he slogs through the barren landscape, inadvertently alienating every acquaintance. At night, he seeks solace in the animation of his onstage persona. Fueled by the promise of a lucrative Hollywood engagement and the possibility of rekindling a relationship with his daughter, he trudges through a series of increasingly surreal and volatile encounters.
Cast: Gregg Turkington John C. Reilly Tye Sheridan Michael Cera Amy Seimetz Lotte Verbeek
Directed by: Rick Alverson
Screenwriters: Rick Alverson Gregg Turkington Tim Heidecker
Produced by: George Rush Ryan Lough Ryan Zacarias Brooke Bernard Alex Lipschultz Patrick Hibler
The First Monday in May
The First Monday in May follows the creation of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's most attended fashion exhibition in history, "China: Through The Looking Glass," an exploration of Chinese-inspired Western fashions by Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton. With unprecedented access, filmmaker Andrew Rossi captures the collision of high fashion and celebrity at the Met Gala, one of the biggest global fashion events chaired every year by Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour. Featuring a cast of renowned artists in many fields (including filmmaker Wong Kar Wai and fashion designers Karl Lagerfeld, Jean Paul Gaultier and John Galliano) as well as a host of contemporary pop icons like Rihanna, the movie dives into the debate about whether fashion should be viewed as art.
Directed by: Andrew Rossi
Produced by: Fabiola Beracasa Beckman Dawn Ostroff Sylvana Ward Durrett
Cast: Andrew Bolton Anna Wintour Rihanna Jean-Paul Gaultier Karl Lagerfeld Baz Luhrmann Wong Kar-Wai
Former SWAT leader David Hendrix and hard-partying movie star Brody Walker must cut their ride-along short when a police training facility is attacked by a team of mercenaries.
Dominic Purcell Cody Hackman Stephen Lang Trish Stratus Danny Glover Allan Ungar Rob Robol Allan Ungar Geoff Hart Bruno Marino
HIGH-RISE stars Hiddleston as Dr. Robert Laing, the newest resident of a luxurious apartment in a high-tech concrete skyscraper whose lofty location places him amongst the upper class. Laing quickly settles into high society life and meets the building’s eccentric tenants: Charlotte (Miller), his upstairs neighbor and bohemian single mother; Wilder (Evans), a charismatic documentarian who lives with his pregnant wife Helen (Moss); and Mr. Royal (Irons), the enigmatic architect who designed the building. Life seems like paradise to the solitude-seeking Laing. But as power outages become more frequent and building flaws emerge, particularly on the lower floors, the regimented social strata begins to crumble and the building becomes a battlefield in a literal class war.
Tom Hiddleston Jeremy Irons Sienna Miller Luke Evans Elisabeth Moss James Purefoy Ben Wheatley Amy Jump Jeremy Thomas
In Order of Disappearance
When a father (Stellan Skarsgård), uncovers his son’s murderer, he begins to unravel. Once an upstanding citizen, Nils embarks on a blood-thirsty quest for revenge that escalates into a full-blown international gang war. With darkly funny humor reminiscent of Tarantino and The Coen Brothers, Nils finds himself caught up in a world not his own – surrounded by drug traffickers, con artists and kingpins, in order to bring his son’s murderers to justice.
The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun
A beautiful secretary steals her boss’ sports car to go joyriding in this stylish psychological thriller. She goes to visit a seaside town she swears she’s never been to, but everyone knows her name. And when a body turns up in the trunk of the car, she is suddenly the lead suspect in a murder she knows nothing about. Based on a novel by Sébastien Japrisot (One Deadly Summer, A Very Long Engagement).
Cast: Freya Mavor Benjamin Biolay Elio Germano Stacy Martin
Directed by: Joann Sfar
Written by: Gilles Marchand Patrick Godeau
Produced by: Patrick Godeau Karen Monluc
The Last King
In the year 1206 Norway is ravaged by civil war. The King's illegitimate infant son, Håkon Håkonsson, whom half the kingdom wants killed off, is guarded in secrecy by two men. A story which changed the course of the country's history.
Cast: Kristofer Hivju Nikolaj Lie Kaas Jakob Oftebro Thorbjørn Harr
Directed by: Nils Gaup
Written by: Ravn Lanesskog
Produced by: Finn Gjerdrum Stein B. Kvae
Jake (Theo Taplitz) is a quiet, sensitive middle schooler with dreams of being an artist. He meets the affably brash Tony (Michael Barbieri) at his grandfather's funeral, and the unlikely pair soon hit it off. The budding friendship is put at risk, however, when a rent dispute between Jake's father, Brian (Greg Kinnear), and Tony's mother, Leonor (Paulina Garcia), threatens to become contentious.
Little Men is a critical yet empathetic look at the dangers of gentrification. Ira Sachs, director of Love Is Strange and the Sundance Grand Jury Prize WinnerForty Shades of Blue, accentuates the natural vibrancy of Brooklyn and brings out the best in his actors. Taplitz and Barbieri have a natural rapport and earnestness that belies their young age. Kinnear and Garcia bring weight to their roles as the feuding parents, and Jennifer Ehle, Talia Balsam, and Alfred Molina round out the cast with wonderful supporting turns. It's a triumphant return to the Festival for Sachs, who has made a film that never lets its abundant kindness interfere with its honest portrayal of a rapidly changing neighborhood.
Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World
In LO AND BEHOLD: REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD, the Oscar-nominated Herzog chronicles the virtual world from its origins to its outermost reaches, exploring the digital landscape with the same curiosity and imagination he previously trained on earthly destinations as disparate as the Amazon, the Sahara, the South Pole and the Australian outback. Herzog leads viewers on a journey through a series of provocative conversations that reveal the ways in which the online world has transformed how virtually everything in the real world works - from business to education, space travel to healthcare, and the very heart of how we conduct our personal relationships.
The Lovers and the Despot
My Golden Days
Mathieu Amalric reprises the role of Paul Dédalus from My Sex Life…or How I Got Into an Argument. Paul prepares to leave Tajikistan and reflects on his life. He has a series of flashbacks that unfold in three episodes. The first includes his childhood in Roubaix, France. He next recalls a student trip to the USSR, where a clandestine mission led him to offer his identity to a young Russian. Finally, he remembers University life and returning home to party with his sister and shifting circle of friends. Most of all, he remembers Esther, the love of his life.
THE ONES BELOW is a dark, modern fairy tale in which the lives of two couples become fatally intertwined.
Kate (Clémence Poésy) and Justin (Stephen Campbell Moore) live in the upstairs flat of a London house. Thirty-something, successful and affluent, they are expecting their first baby. All appears well on the surface though Kate harbors deep-rooted fears about her fitness to be a mother and her ability to love her child.
One day, another couple, Jon (David Morrissey) and Theresa (Laura Birn), move in to the empty apartment below. They are also expecting a baby and, in stark contrast to Kate, Theresa is full of joy at the prospect of imminent motherhood.
Pregnancy brings the women together in a blossoming friendship as Kate becomes entranced by Theresa’s unquestioning celebration of her family-to-be.
Everything changes one night at a dinner party in Kate and Justin’s flat. Kate begins to sense that all is not as it seems with the couple below. Then a tragic accident throws the couples into a nightmare and a reign of psychological terror begins.
THE ONES BELOW is the debut feature from writer-director David Farr (screenwriter of Hanna and The Night Manager) starring the ensemble cast of Clémence Poésy (Birdsong, The Tunnel, Harry Potter), David Morrissey (The Walking Dead, Red Riding, Welcome to the Punch) Stephen Campbell Moore (Complicit, History Boys, Ashes to Ashes), and Laura Birn (Purge, Pearls and Pigs, Heart of a Lion)..
Cast: Clémence Poésy Stephen Campbell Moore David Morrissey Laura Birn
Directed by: David Farr
Written by: David Farr
Produced by: Nikki Parrott
Presenting Princess Shaw
Princess Shaw placed her dreams on YouTube. Then they became a reality. This is the extraordinary true story of an aspiring musician down on her luck, who inspired internationally famous YouTube artist Kutiman to create a magical collaboration that would bring her music to a whole new audience.
A van full of young college students visit old Satanic Panic-era sites in Los Angeles. They end up following the creepy owner of an occult store home, only to find themselves saving a suspicious girl from an apparent human sacrifice. Only this “victim” turns out to be much more dangerous than the cult from which she escaped.
Cast: Sarah Hyland Justin Chon Clara Mamet Steven Krueger
Produced by: Lawrence Mattis Michael Moran
Directed by: Jeffrey G. Hunt
Written by: Anthony Jaswinski
Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine
Academy Award®-winning director Alex Gibney [Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief] pulls no punches in his portrait of Apple founder Steve Jobs and his legacy. This probing and unflinching look at the life and aftermath of the bold, brilliant and at times ruthless iconoclast explores what accounted for the grief of so many when he died.
Director: Alex Gibney
Producers: Viva Van Loock Alex Gibney
A heart-racing documentary portrait of Carl Boenish, the father of the BASE jumping movement, whose early passion for skydiving led him to ever more spectacular – and dangerous – feats. Experience his jaw-dropping journey in life and love, to the pinnacle of his achievements when he and wife Jean broke the BASE jumping Guinness World Record in 1984 on the Norwegian ‘Troll Wall’ mountain range. Incredibly, within days, triumph was followed by disaster. Told through a stunning mix of Carl’s 16mm archive footage, well-crafted re-enactments and state-of-the-art aerial photography, Sunshine Superman will leave you breathless and inspired.
Directed by: Marah Strauch
Executive Producers: Alex Gibney Josh Braun Dan Braun Samantha Horley Phil Hunt
Produced by: Eric Bruggemann Marah Strauch
Co-Produced by: Lars Løge
SUNSET SONG is an intimate epic of hope, tragedy and love at the dawning of the Great War. A young woman’s endurance against the hardships of rural Scottish life, based on the novel by Lewis Grassic Gibbon, told with gritty poetic realism by Britain’s greatest living auteur, Terence Davies. The film takes place during the early years of the twentieth century, with the conflicts and choices a young woman experiences reflecting the struggle between tradition and change; a struggle that continues to resonate today.
Cast: Agyness Deyn Peter Mullan Kevin Guthrie
Directed by: Terence Davies
Written by: Terence Davies
Produced by: Roy Boulter Sol Papadopoulos Nicolas Steil
A mind-bending sci-fi thriller in the tradition of Dark City and Blade Runner, about a brilliant physicist who has uncovered the secret of time travel, and a ruthless corporate tycoon that will stop at nothing to steal it. To protect his discovery, he must travel back in time, but in the process, he endangers his own existence and the very fabric of reality.
Chad McKnight AJ Bowen Brianne Davis Scott Poythress Michael Ironside Jacob Gentry Alexander Motlagh Christopher Alender Ben Lovett
After stumbling upon a bizarre “competitive endurance tickling” video online, wherein young men are paid to be tied up and tickled, reporter David Farrier reaches out to request a story from the company. But the reply he receives is shocking—the sender mocks Farrier's sexual orientation and threatens extreme legal action should he dig any deeper. So, like any good journalist confronted by a bully, he does just the opposite: he travels to the hidden tickling facilities in Los Angeles and uncovers a vast empire, known for harassing and harming the lives of those who protest their involvement in these films. The more he investigates, the stranger it gets, discovering secret identities and criminal activity.
Discovering the truth becomes Farrier’s obsession, despite increasingly sinister threats and warnings. With humor and determination, Farrier and co-director Dylan Reeve summon up every resource available to get to the bottom of this tickling worm hole.
Directed by: David Farrier Dylan Reeve
Produced by: Carthew Neal
The very day he’s about to drive his family to a new life in the city, geologist Kristian Elkjord senses something wrong with the mountain that overlooks his scenic town. No one wants to believe that this could be the big one, especially with tourist season at its peak, but when a landslide from the Mountain sends tons of rock and earth crashing into the sea, everyone has ten minutes to outrace the resulting tsunami to higher ground in this thrilling action spectacular.
Kristoffer Joner Ane Dahl Torp Jonas Oftebro Roar Uthaug John Kåre Raake Harald Rosenløw Eeg Martin Sundland Are Heidenstrøm
Alex Gibney’s ZERO DAYS is a documentary thriller about the world of cyberwar. For the first time, the film tells the complete story of Stuxnet, a piece of self-replicating computer malware (known as a “worm” for its ability to burrow from computer to computer on its own) that the U.S. and Israel unleashed to destroy a key part of an Iranian nuclear facility, and which ultimately spread beyond its intended target. ZERO DAYS is the most comprehensive accounting to date of how a clandestine mission hatched by two allies with clashing agendas opened forever the Pandora’s Box of cyberwarfare. Beyond the technical aspects of the story, ZERO DAYS reveals a web of intrigue involving the CIA, the US Military's new cyber command, Israel's Mossad and Operations that include both espionage and covert assassinations but also a new generation of cyberweapons whose destructive power is matched only by Nuclear War.
COLONEL GARY D. BROWN ERIC CHIEN RICHARD A. CLARKE GENERAL MICHAEL HAYDEN OLLI HEINONEN CHRIS INGLIS VITALY KAMLUK EUGENE KASPERSKY EMAD KIYAEI RALPH LANGNER ROLF MOWATT-LARSSEN SEÁN PAUL McGURK YOSSI MELMAN LIAM O’MURCHU GARY SAMORE DAVID SANGER YUVAL STEINITZ SERGEY ULASEN MAJOR GENERAL AMOS YADIN