2018 Spotlight Films
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.
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.
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.