A dream vacation of a lifetime quickly turns into a hijacking, endangering passengers and crew, on a boat journey down the Amazon River and into the Brazilian rainforest. Desperate criminals storm aboard, pursuing a lost fortune in the jungle. Now under threat, and with food and fuel running low, the once idealistic tourists – now hostages – must use all their ingenuity as their Amazon cruise becomes a descent into a desperate struggle for survival. Written by Marlin Darrah
Alma is a scientist at Berlin’s famous Pergamon Museum. In order to obtain research funds for her studies, she accepts an offer to participate in an extraordinary experiment. For three weeks, she must live with a humanoid robot with artificial intelligence designed to allow it to morph into that of her ideal life partner. Enter Tom, a machine in human form, created to make her happy.
When everyone in town falls under the spell of charismatic cosmetic surgeon Doctor Coppelius, feisty Swan must act to save her sweetheart Franz, before his heart is used to spark life into Coppelia – the ‘perfect’ robot-woman the Doctor has created.
Experiential cinema in its purest form, GUNDA chronicles the unfiltered lives of a mother pig, a flock of chickens, and a herd of cows with masterful intimacy. Using stark, transcendent black and white cinematography and the farm’s ambient soundtrack, Master director Victor Kossakowsky invites the audience to slow down and experience life as his subjects do, taking in their world with a magical patience and an other worldly perspective. GUNDA asks us to meditate on the mystery of animal consciousness, and reckon with the role humanity plays in it. Executive produced by Joaquin Phoenix.
A dysfunctional couple head to a remote lakeside cabin under the guise of reconnecting, but each has secret designs to kill the other. Before they can carry out their respective plans, unexpected visitors arrive and the couple is faced with a greater danger than anything they could have plotted.
Tired of his parents’ constant bickering, 15 year old Damien is certain they’re all wrong for each other— he would know, he’s a relationship expert. Damien and his best friend Erin have a side hustle coupling-up classmates for the right price. So when Damien discovers his parents may have had a shotgunning wedding, he convinces Erin to turn their efforts toward finding his parents new partners— but the cost of doing business may come at the price of everyone involved.
Fearing he’ll never be a success, Barnaby Bates, a struggling LA comedy writer, pulls away from a blossoming romantic relationship with Rose, an empathetic young photographer, in order to focus on his career. Things get complicated when he’s visited by a mysterious stranger from the future who warns that the world as Barnaby knows it will soon be coming to an end.
This is a day in the lives of two completely different people. One is steady empowered woman -April that works for the EPA and married to the right person for everyone else but herself. By total accident she meets the complete opposite to her estranged husband, Marlon a cook that has too many mishaps in his life. He too is at the crossroads to choose how to straighten his life. Their serendipitous meeting not only changes their outlook on life but alters their future and what happens between forever.
Jimmy carries a leather, black doctor’s bag around with him containing the rope he plans to hang himself with. He returns home to the fictional town of Ballylough to the cold austere beauty of West Cavan to seek salvation for sins committed in the past before saying goodbye.
Emmy-winning Israeli filmmaker Maya Zinshtein (Forever Pure) returns to the Festival with this riveting exposé that investigates the unlikely connection between Jews and evangelical Christians in the U.S. and Israel, and the startling hypocrisy at its core. From conversations with a devout pastor and his congregation in rural Kentucky to meetings with religious leaders in Washington D.C. and Israel, Zinshtein closely follows Chicago native Yael Eckstein, President and CEO of the influential advocacy group the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, in her fundraising and coalition-building efforts. What she uncovers is a shocking alliance rooted in apocalyptic prophecy and driven in unprecedented ways by Donald Trump’s White House.
Max, a failed writer, goes in search of her estranged girlfriend while simultaneously, trying to unload a large quantity of drugs she stole off her bosses to pay for a trip back East to care for her dying mother. She also might have her dead sister in the trunk of her car.
Jack is a loser who’s in love with a girl who doesn’t even know his name. His luck changes after finding the book. When he reads it, good things happen to him, but if a whole day goes by without reading the book, horrible things happen.
SF stripper Champagne White (multi-hyphenate talent D’Arcy Drollinger) is expecting her boyfriend Rod to pop the question; when he instead tells her of a secret plot involving booty bumps and the world’s largest retail store, it’s up to the intrepid ecdysiast to save the day. With a lo-fi ’70s exploitation film aesthetic and a John Waters-esque sense of the absurd and outrageous, Drollinger adapts his wildly successful stage show for the big screen, featuring extraordinary talent from the world of drag, including Alaska 5000 from RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Robin, who travels with her husband to Germany’s Black Forest upon learning that her huntsman grandfather has died and left her all his worldly possessions. Upon arrival, a terrifying secret forces her to reckon with her family’s past and a mysterious ritual she thought was the stuff of fairy tales.
What starts as just another delivery becomes the catalyst for life-shattering trouble. With Brian injured and evidence mounting against them, three friends find themselves on the run from the law. In a panic, Brian turns to his mentor and ringleader, Bear, and together they come up with a perfect scheme of betrayal and murder.
“Heroes” tells the story of five legends of motorsport, whose lives are intimately intertwined and interconnected as they all scale the heights of their sport, while contending with profound personal challenges along the way.
November 1944. On the flooded isle of Walcheren, Zeeland, thousands of Allied soldiers are battling the German army. Three young lives become inextricably connected. A Dutch boy fighting for the Germans, an English glider pilot and a girl from Zeeland connected to the resistance against her will, are forced to make crucial choices that impact both their own freedom and the freedom of others.
Daniel and Shelly have lost everything to the LV pandemic that has currently engulfed the world. Most show no symptoms to the disease, but Daniel barely survived the infection. Shelly seems fine except for a strange case of sleepwalking. The doctors can’t help her, so Daniel decides to document his wife’s illness for evidence. What he finds could not only destroy his relationship, but the world itself.
Trainee policeman, ‘Sung-min’ and job seeker, ‘Jun-hyeok’ were suspicious about a suicide incident of a girl who lived in the same dormitory, and they will be tracking her SNS account with the help of a private detective agency hacker, ‘Nu-ri’. The investigation which started out of chivalry leads to uncontrollable consequences. These three people, Jun-hyeok, Sung-min, and Nu-ri become targets of SNS crime…
Mega pop star, Fancy G (Ashanti), hosts a contest to find the next big solo artist. But the young contestants realize they are “better together” and secretly form a band called Honey Girls and become a huge hit cloaked in mystery.
Known as “The Toolbox Killer,” Lawrence Bittaker, alongside his partner Roy Norris, committed heinous acts. Bittaker remained silent about his crimes for 40 years until he met criminologist Laura Brand. Over the course of five years, Brand recorded her many conversations with Bittaker as he spoke from death row about his methods and motives, providing unique insights into the mind of a criminal sadist.
“Fittest in Dubai” is a 60 min documentary film of the first CrossFit Sanctional event in the world. First place male and female competitors qualify for a position to the CrossFit Games in the United States.
Dominic’s fetish is… himself. Nothing turns him on more than his own reflection. That’s why discovering that he has a twin brother, raised in a remote monastery by a depraved priest, causes him major consternation. Fate brings the two young men back together again, and their fraternal relationship is torn between sex, revenge and redemption.
After fighting for her life within a corn field maze and trying to outrun a number of murderous psychos, Melanie has regained consciousness to discover that she is now being held hostage by the Walker family, so they can continue to harvest her skin for their breakthrough skin care cream. Business is booming for the Walkers and Melanie soon finds that she’s not alone. Dozens of others are being held captive for their skin, as the family has plans to grow the business internationally. With one failed escape attempt under her belt, Melanie must once again fight for the opportunity to survive.