Directors: Elan Bogarin and Jonathan Bogarin
With whimsy and love, two siblings conduct a creative archaeological excavation of their beloved late grandmother’s home and possessions in this magical-realist documentary.
ABOVE AND BEYOND: NASA'S JOURNEY TO TOMORROW
Director: Rory Kennedy
On the occasion of NASA's 60th anniversary, acclaimed director Rory Kennedy considers its breathtaking achievements: expanding our knowledge of not only space but of our own imperiled planet.
BATHTUBS OVER BROADWAY
Director: Dava Whisenant
A comedy writer becomes obsessed with the wonderfully strange, funny, and secret world of Broadway-style musicals produced to celebrate corporations.
Director: Robert Greene
An old town on the Arizona-Mexico border collectively confronts the darkest episode in its history: the illegal, violent deportation of thousands of immigrant miners during a strike in 1917.
Writer/Director: Isabel Coixet
In a provincial seaside town in 1950s England, a young widow opens up a progressive bookstore only to find herself facing off against the community's ruthless grande dame. Based on the acclaimed novel by Penelope Fitzgerald. Featuring Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, and Patricia Clarkson.
Director: Cameron Yates
Flynn McGarry began a supper club in his living room before he was even a teenager. This coming of age portrait follows the talented culinary wunderkind as he reckons with sudden fame and continues to develop his delectable craft.
THE CHILDREN ACT
Writer: Ian McEwan | Director: Richard Eyre
While dealing with her own personal problems, a British judge faces a controversial case involving a desperately ill teenager refusing life-saving medical treatment on religious grounds. Based on the novel by Ian McEwan. Featuring Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, and Fionn Whitehead.
CRIME + PUNISHMENT
Director: Stephen Maing
A diverse group of police officers courageously risk their lives and careers to become whistleblowers exposing corrupt New York Police Department practices that illegally target young minorities. Special Jury Award, 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
Director: Kimberly Reed
The state of Montana exposes the insidious reach of corporate interests into politics and the power of grassroots opposition to this threat to free and fair elections.
DAUGHTERS OF THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS
Director: Dana Adam Shapiro
A look back at the colorful history and cultural impact of the iconic cheerleading squad, who changed the face of professional sports. Special Jury Award, 2018 SXSW Film Festival.
DON'T WORRY, HE WON'T GET FAR ON FOOT
Writer/Director: Gus Van Sant
Left paralyzed by an accident, alcoholic John Callahan seeks recovery and sobriety through irreverent humor and art. Featuring Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, and Jack Black.
Writer: Risa Mickenberg | Director: Marianna Palka
Old school friends - both expecting babies - reunite in this sharply-written satiric chamber piece exploring the complications of balancing motherhood and individual identity. Featuring Christina Hendricks, Anna Camp, Alysia Reiner, David Alan Basche, and Gbenga Akinnagbe.
Writer/Director: Bo Burnham
As middle school comes to an end, Kayla, an awkward teen more comfortable talking to a camera than an actual person, tries to push herself out of her shell with hilarious results. Featuring Elsie Fisher and Josh Hamilton.
Director: Lauren Greenfield
Lauren Greenfield explores society’s preoccupation with materialism through a review of her provocative photographic and film oeuvre.
Director: Laura Nix
A profile of the forward-thinking scientists of tomorrow: Inspiring teenagers from around the globe who bring their environmentally-themed projects to the world's largest science fair.
JANE FONDA IN FIVE ACTS
Director: Susan Lacy
An intimate portrait exploring the many facets of the Oscar-winning actress, from celebrity royalty to sex kitten, political activist to fitness tycoon.
Writers: Evgenia Peretz and Jim Taylor & Tamara Jenkins | Director: Jesse Peretz
Duncan has obsessed over faded singer-songwriter Tucker Crowe for decades, much to the chagrin of girlfriend Annie. Tucker's sudden reemergence upends the couple's routine existence in unexpected ways. Based on the novel by Nick Hornby. Featuring Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke, and Chris O'Dowd.
Director: Eugene Jarecki
A musical road trip across America in Elvis Presley's 1963 Rolls Royce explores the rise and fall of America through the story of the life and death of the King of Rock and Roll. Featuring Alec Baldwin, Chuck D, Emmylou Harris, Ethan Hawke, Ashton Kutcher, and Mike Myers.
LEAVE NO TRACE
Writer/Director: Debra Granik | Writer: Anne Rosellini
A father and daughter living off the grid in a nature preserve find their idyllic, isolated existence forever changed when they are detected by authorities. Featuring Ben Foster and Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie.
MINDING THE GAP
Director: Bing Liu
Over a decade, three teenagers from volatile homes, bonded over their love of skateboarding, face the responsibilities and complexities that come with adulthood. Special Jury Award, 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
A MURDER IN MANSFIELD
Director: Barbara Kopple
A sensitive exploration of the 1989 murder of Noreen Boyle by her husband, and the life-changing impact this crime had on their son.
OUR NEW PRESIDENT
Director: Maxim Pozdorovkin
American politics as seen exclusively through the distinct, and decidedly warped, lens of the Russian news media, at once both humorous and deeply disturbing. Special Jury Award, 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
Writer: Aaron Guzikowski | Director: Michael Noer
A roguish safecracker framed for murder and a crafty counterfeiter form an unlikely partnership to survive a notorious penal colony in 1930s French Guiana. Featuring Charlie Hunnam, Rami Malek, and Tommy Flanagan.
PICK OF THE LITTER
Directors: Don Hardy and Dana Nachman
Five adorable puppies are followed from birth through training to become potential guide dogs for the blind.
THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING
Director: Nathaniel Kahn
An unprecedented look at the intersection of contemporary art and commerce - offering privileged access to private collectors, art star studios, and top auction houses and dealers - and its impact on society.
Writer: Oren Moverman | Director: Marc Turtletaub
The discovery that she has a special gift for solving jigsaw puzzles proves unexpectedly transformative for Agnes, an unassuming suburban housewife and mother. Featuring Kelly Macdonald, Irrfan Khan, and David Denman.
ROLL RED ROLL
Director: Nancy Schwartzman
A notorious case of rape by members of small town high school football team exposes a culture of unconscionable complicity and denial about sexual assault.
Writer/Director: Aneesh Chaganty | Writer: Sev Ohanian
Unfolding entirely on computer screens, this innovative mystery follows a desperate father as he searches for his missing 16-year-old daughter. Featuring John Cho and Debra Messing. Audience Award, 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
Director: Rudy Valdez
A deeply felt portrait exploring the personal impact of mandatory minimum sentencing laws on the filmmaker's own family, centered on his imprisoned sister and her three young daughters. Audience Award, 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
Director: Sandi Tan
In 1992, as a teenager, Sandi Tan made Singapore's first indie film - only to have it vanish without a trace. Two decades later, it reappears, leading her to unravel the mystery of what happened. Directing Award, 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
Director: Matt Tyrnauer
An insider's look back at the meteoric rise and crushing fall of the legendary NYC nightclub that epitomized 1970s hedonism, where beautiful people, sex, and drugs awaited those lucky enough to make it past the velvet ropes.
THIS IS HOME
Director: Alexandra Shiva
An empathetic look at the experiences of four Syrian refugee families newly-arrived in Baltimore, given just eight months to become self-sufficient, and unexpectedly having to contend with Trump's travel ban. Audience Award, 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS
Director: Tim Wardle
The stranger than fiction tale of identical triplets separated at birth, adopted by different families, and reunited by coincidence at the age of 19 - and the shocking secret behind their unusual history. Special Jury Award, 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
Writers: Charlene deGuzman, Sarah Adina Smith, Mark Duplass | Director: Suzi Yoonessi
A love and sex addict struggles to stay sober by channeling her energy into making music with her 12-step sponsor's reclusive brother. Featuring Charlene deGuzman, John Hawkes, and Melissa Leo. Special Jury Award, 2018 SXSW Film Festival.
WE THE ANIMALS
Writer/Director: Jeremiah Zagar | Writer: Daniel Kitrosser
Growing up in a volatile household, brothers Manny and Joel begin to emulate their violent father, while their sensitive younger brother Jonah begins imagining a wholly different path. Based on the acclaimed novel by Justin Torres. Featuring Raul Castillo, Sheila Vand, Evan Rosado, Isaiah Kristian, and Josiah Gabriel. Special Award, 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
YOU CAN CHOOSE YOUR FAMILY
Writer: Glen Lakin | Director: Miranda Bailey
When Philip discovers his overbearing father secretly has been maintaining a second family a state away, the teen decides to use this information as blackmail to hilarious results. Featuring Jim Gaffigan, Logan Miller, Anna Gunn, Samantha Mathis, Alex Karpovsky.
10 THINGS WE SHOULD DO BEFORE WE BREAK UP
Writer/Director: Galt Niederhoffer
WORLD PREMIERE. After Abigail, a single mom of two, becomes pregnant following a one-night stand with Ben, the unlikely pair try to make a go of it. Featuring Christina Ricci and Hamish Linklater.
Writer/Director: Andrew Heckler
Based on a true story, BURDEN tells the redemptive tale of a longtime Ku Klux Klansman who faces retribution when he renounces his racist hatred under the influence of his girlfriend and of a local African-American reverend. Audience Award, 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Featuring Garrett Hedlund, Forest Whitaker, Andrea Riseborough, Tom Wilkinson, and Usher Raymond. Co-presented with Facing History and Ourselves.
Andrew Heckler will receive the New Voices in Screenwriting award at the 2018 Screenwriters Tribute.
ROBIN WILLIAMS: COME INSIDE MY MIND
Director: Marina Zenovich
A revealing portrait exploring the manic highs and painful lows of the singularly inventive, too-soon departed comic genius.
Director/Producer: Steven Cantor
Ballet Now provides a rarely seen, unfiltered glimpse into the world of ballet and what it takes to create a groundbreaking, one-of-kind dance extravaganza.
WE ONLY KNOW SO MUCH
Writer/Director: Donal Lardner Ward | Writer: Elizabeth Crane
WORLD PREMIERE. As Jean reckons with the consequences of an affair, her husband worries he's falling prey to the same dementia that has befallen his father, while their children try to navigate the pitfalls of first love and young adulthood. Featuring Jeanne Tripplehorn, Damian Young, Loudon Wainwright III, Noah Schnapp, and Donal Logue.
Writer: Jane Anderson | Director: Björn Runge
On the eve of her novelist husband being presented with the Nobel Prize in Literature, Joan decides to pursue her own long-deferred aspirations as a writer. Based on the bestselling novel by Meg Wolitzer. Featuring Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, and Max Irons.
WOMAN WALKS AHEAD
Writer: Steven Knight | Director: Susanna White
Determined to paint a portrait of Sitting Bull, Catherine Weldon leaves the safety of Brooklyn to travel to the Dakota Territory and finds herself in the middle of a struggle for the Lakota people's rights. Featuring Jessica Chastain, Michael Greyeyes, Ciarán Hinds, and Sam Rockwell.
Writer/Director: Shana Feste
Animal-loving single mom Laura is forced to drive her estranged, pot-dealing father Jack from Seattle to Los Angeles to live with her sister after he is kicked out of a retirement home. Along for the ride are her troubled son, a host of unresolved family issues, and unexpected reunions. Featuring Vera Farmiga, Christopher Plummer, Bobby Cannavale, Peter Fonda, Christopher Lloyd, and Kristen Schaal.
THE INCREDIBLES 2
Writer/Director: Brad Bird
Disney*Pixar’s super family returns in THE INCREDIBLES 2! Helen is called on to help bring back Supers, while Bob navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home when a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot. Featuring Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner, and Samuel L. Jackson.
Director: Lisa D'Apolito
Rare private journals and intimate recordings reveal the personal side of the legendary Gilda Radner. Rocketing to stardom as one of the original cast members of Saturday Night Live, the unforgettable comedian confronted the pleasures and perils of instant celebrity, but her biggest challenge was a battle with ovarian cancer.
WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?
Director: Morgan Neville
A moving exploration of the enduring impact of beloved children’s television show host and longtime Nantucket resident Fred Rogers on generations of viewers through his pioneering program, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.
Morgan Neville will receive the Special Achievement in Documentary Storytelling award at the 2018 Screenwriters Tribute.
MISSION STATEMENT: TO PROMOTE THE CULTURAL AWARENESS AND APPRECIATION OF THE ART OF SCREENWRITING IN THE WORLD OF CINEMA.
To promote the cultural awareness and appreciation of the art of screenwriting and storytelling.
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