ABUNDANT ACREAGE AVAILABLE
Writer/Director: Angus MacLachlan
Siblings wrestle with questions of family, legacy, and generational responsibility when a group of strangers arrive possessing a surprising connection to their land.
THE BALLAD OF LEFTY BROWN
Writer/Director: Jared Moshé
Aging sidekick Lefty Brown (Bill Pullman) has ridden with Wild West legend Eddie Johnson (Peter Fonda) his entire life. Forced out from his partner’s shadow, Lefty must confront the ugly realities of frontier justice. Featuring Kathy Baker, Jim Caviezel, and Tommy Flanagan.
Writer/Director: Eliza Hittman
A suburban Brooklyn teenager leading a double life faces dark consequences when he tests the limits of his emerging desire.
FITS AND STARTS
Writer/Director: Laura Terruso
Struggling writer David (Wyatt Cenac) finds it hard to escape the shadow of his published wife’s success in this satire of literary world pretension.
Sponsored by LIFETIME
HOT SUMMER NIGHTS
Writer/Director: Elijah Bynum
Lonely teen Daniel (Timothée Chalamet), sent away to Cape Cod for the summer of 1991, re-invents himself when he befriends the charismatic town rebel (Alex Roe).
INGRID GOES WEST
Director: Matt Spicer
Ingrid (Aubrey Plaza) is excited to move to Los Angeles to be closer to her BFF, Taylor (Elizabeth Olsen), a “lifestyle guru” whose Instagram documents her seemingly perfect life.
Writer/Director: Gillian Robespierre | Writer: Elisabeth Holm
Secrets and lies abound in this 1990s set dramatic comedy following the dysfunctions of a Manhattan family. Featuring Jenny Slate, Jay Duplass, John Turturro, and Edie Falco.
Sponsored by LIFETIME
LITERALLY, RIGHT BEFORE AARON
Writer/Director: Ryan Eggold
Adam (Justin Long), still harboring feelings for his ex, Allison (Cobie Smulders), tries to brave the awkwardness of her wedding in this romantic comedy.
THE LITTLE HOURS
Writer/Director: Jeff Baena
A young servant fleeing from his master takes refuge at a dysfunctional convent in medieval Tuscany. Featuring Alison Brie, Dave Franco, Kate Micucci, Aubrey Plaza, Nick Offerman, John C. Reilly, and Molly Shannon.
LOVE AFTER LOVE
Writer/Director: Russell Harbaugh | Writer: Eric Mendelsohn
After the death of her husband, a mother and her two grown sons navigate the peaks and valleys of life over the next several years. Featuring Andie MacDowell, Chris O'Dowd, and James Adomian.
Writers: Logan Sparks, Drago Sumonja | Director: John Carroll Lynch
Lucky (Harry Dean Stanton), a 90-year-old self-sufficient loner living in a desert town, embarks on a journey of self-discovery to try to come to terms with his own mortality.
Writer/Director: Michael Almereyda
In the near future, Marjorie, suffering from dementia, is told the story of her life by a hologram in the form of her late husband. What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance? Featuring Jon Hamm, Geena Davis, Lois Smith, and Tim Robbins.
Writer/Director: Joshua Z Weinstein | Writers: Alex Lipschultz, Musa Syeed
Within Brooklyn’s Hasidic Jewish community, a widower struggles to prove himself a worthy father to retain custody of his son in this gentle drama.
Writer/Director: Kirsten Tan
A chance encounter with an elephant named Pop Aye kicks off an eventful road trip for both man and beast.
Writer/Director: Gabe Klinger | Writer: Larry Gross
Two outsiders in Portugal - Jake (Anton Yelchin), an American loner, and Mati (Lucie Lucas), a French student - experience a brief but intimate connection that leaves a haunting impression.
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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