Sundance 2017: Hulk Hogan Trial, Anton Yelchin, JonBenet Ramsey & Ferguson Unrest Among U.S. & World Cinema …

As we have a past few years, Deadline co-Editor-in-Chief, Film Mike Fleming Jr. and myself will lead a Sundance coverage with violation news on a deals, a films, a panels, and what’s going down on a streets of Park City.

Here are today’s announced slates; start formulation what films we need to see:


Presenting a universe premieres of 16 comment underline films, a Dramatic Competition offers festivalgoers a initial demeanour during groundbreaking new voices in American individualist film.

Band Aid / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Zoe Lister-Jones) — A integrate who can’t stop fighting embark on a last-ditch bid to save their marriage: branch their fights into songs and starting a band. Cast: Zoe Lister-Jones, Adam Pally, Fred Armisen, Susie Essman, Hannah Simone, Ravi Patel. World Premiere


Beach Rats / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Eliza Hittman) — An drifting teen on a outdoor edges of Brooklyn struggles to shun his dour home life and navigate questions of self-identity, as he balances his time between his derelict friends, a intensity new girlfriend, and comparison organisation he meets online.Cast: Harris Dickinson, Madeline Weinstein, Kate Hodge, Neal Huff. World Premiere

Brigsby Bear / U.S.A. (Director: Dave McCary, Screenwriters: Kevin Costello, Kyle Mooney) — Brigsby Bear Adventures is a children’s TV expose constructed for an assembly of one: James. When a expose abruptly ends, James’s life changes forever, and he sets out to finish a story himself. Cast: Kyle Mooney, Claire Danes, Mark Hamill, Greg Kinnear, Matt Walsh, Michaela Watkins. World Premiere

Burning Sands / U.S.A. (Director: Gerard McMurray, Screenwriters: Christine Berg, Gerard McMurray) — Deep into a fraternity’s Hell Week, a adored oath is ripped between honoring a formula of overpower or station adult opposite a heightening assault of subterraneous hazing. Cast: Trevor Jackson, Alfre Woodard, Steve Harris, Tosin Cole, DeRon Horton, Trevante Rhodes. World Premiere

Crown Heights / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Matt Ruskin) — When Colin Warner is wrongfully convicted of murder, his best friend, Carl King, devotes his life to proof Colin’s innocence. Adapted from This American Life, this is a implausible loyal story of their harrowing query for justice. Cast: Keith Stanfield, Nnamdi Asomugha, Natalie Paul, Bill Camp, Nestor Carbonell, Amari Cheatom. World Premiere

Golden Exits / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Alex Ross Perry) — The attainment of a immature unfamiliar lady disrupts a lives and romantic balances of dual Brooklyn families. Cast: Emily Browning, Adam Horovitz, Mary-Louise Parker, Lily Rabe, Jason Schwartzman, Chloë Sevigny. World Premiere

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The Hero / U.S.A. (Director: Brett Haley, Screenwriters: Brett Haley, Marc Basch) — Lee, a former Western film icon, is vital a gentle existence lending his golden voice to advertisements and smoking weed. After receiving a lifetime feat endowment and astonishing news, Lee reexamines his past, while a possibility assembly with a caustic comic has him looking to a future. Cast: Sam Elliott,  Laura Prepon, Krysten Ritter, Nick Offerman, Katherine Ross. World Premiere

I Don’t Feel during Home in This World Anymore / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Macon Blair) — When a vexed lady is burglarized, she finds a new clarity of purpose by tracking down a thieves, alongside her repulsive neighbor. But they shortly find themselves dangerously out of their abyss opposite a container of trouble-maker criminals. Cast: Melanie Lynskey, Elijah Wood, David Yow, Jane Levy, Devon Graye. World Premiere. DAY ONE


Ingrid Goes West / U.S.A. (Director: Matt Spicer, Screenwriters: Matt Spicer, David Branson Smith) — A immature lady becomes spooky with an Instagram lifestyle blogger and moves to Los Angeles to try and cater her in genuine life. Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Wyatt Russell, Billy Magnussen. World Premiere

Landline / U.S.A. (Director: Gillian Robespierre, Screenwriters: Elisabeth Holm, Gillian Robespierre) — Two sisters come of age in ’90s New York when they learn their dad’s affair—and it turns out he’s not a usually charlatan in a family. Everyone still smokes inside, no one has a dungeon phone and a Jacobs finally bond by lying, intrigue and hibachi. Cast: Jenny Slate, John Turturro, Edie Falco, Abby Quinn, Jay Duplass, Finn Wittrock. World Premiere

Novitiate / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Maggie Betts) — In a early 1960s, during a Vatican II era, a immature lady training to spin a nun struggles with issues of faith, sexuality and a changing church. Cast: Margaret Qualley, Melissa Leo, Julianne Nicholson, Dianna Agron, Morgan Saylor. World Premiere

Patti Cake$ / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Geremy Jasper) — Straight out of Jersey comes Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$, an determined rapper fighting by a universe of frame malls and frame clubs on an doubtful query for glory. Cast: Danielle Macdonald, Bridget Everett, Siddharth Dhananjay, Mamoudou Athie, Cathy Moriarty. World Premiere

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Roxanne Roxanne / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Michael Larnell) — The many feared conflict speaker in early-’80s NYC was a extreme teen from a Queensbridge projects with a weight of a universe on her shoulders. At age 14, hustling a streets to yield for her family, Roxanne Shanté was good on her proceed to apropos a hip-hop legend. Cast: Chanté Adams, Mahershala Ali, Nia Long, Elvis Nolasco, Kevin Phillips, Shenell Edmonds. World Premiere

To a Bone / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Marti Noxon) — In a last-ditch bid to conflict her serious anorexia, 20-year-old Ellen enters a organisation liberation home. With a assistance of an radical doctor, Ellen and a other residents go on a sometimes-funny, sometimes-harrowing tour that leads to a ultimate question—is life value living? Cast: Lily Collins, Keanu Reeves, Carrie Preston, Lili Taylor, Alex Sharp, Liana Liberato. World Premiere

Walking Out / U.S.A. (Directors and screenwriters: Alex Smith, Andrew Smith) — A father and son onslaught to bond on any spin until a heartless confront with a predator in a heart of a forest leaves them both severely injured. If they are to survive, a child contingency lift his father to safety. Cast: Matt Bomer, Josh Wiggins, Bill Pullman, Alex Neustaedter, Lily Gladstone. World Premiere

The Yellow Birds / U.S.A. (Director: Alexandre Moors, Screenwriters: David Lowery Ronnie Porto) — Two immature organisation enroll in a army and are deployed to quarrel in a Gulf War. After an inconceivable tragedy, a flourishing infantryman struggles to change his guarantee of overpower with a law and a anguish mother’s hunt for peace. Cast: Tye Sheridan, Jack Huston, Alden Ehrenreich, Jason Patric, Toni Collette, Jennifer Aniston. World Premiere


Sixteen world-premiere American documentaries that irradiate a ideas, people and events that figure a benefaction day.

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Casting JonBenet / U.S.A., Australia (Director: Kitty Green) — The unsolved genocide of six-year-old American beauty black JonBenet Ramsey stays a world’s many marvellous child murder case. Over 15 months, responses, reflections and performances were elicited from a Ramsey’s Colorado hometown community, formulating a confidant work of art from a common memories and mythologies a crime inspired. World Premiere

Chasing Coral / U.S.A. (Director: Jeff Orlowski) — Coral reefs around a universe are declining during an rare rate. A organisation of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a stirring sea tour to learn because and to exhibit a underwater poser to a world. World Premiere. NEW CLIMATE

City of Ghosts / U.S.A. (Director: Matthew Heineman) — With rare access, this documentary follows a unusual tour of “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently”—a organisation of different citizen reporters who banded together after their homeland was overtaken by ISIS—as they risk their lives to mount adult opposite one of a biggest evils in a universe today. World Premiere

Dina / U.S.A. (Directors: Dan Sickles, Antonio Santini) — An individualist suburban lady and a Walmart door-greeter navigate their elaborating attribute in this radical adore story. World Premiere

Dolores / U.S.A. (Director: Peter Bratt) — Dolores Huerta bucks 1950s gender conventions by co-founding a country’s initial farmworkers’ union. Wrestling with lifting 11 children, gender bias, kinship improved and victory, and scarcely failing after a San Francisco Police beating, Dolores emerges with a prophesy that connects her newfound feminism with secular and category justice. World Premiere

The Force / U.S.A. (Director: Pete Nicks) — This cinema verité demeanour during a long-troubled Oakland Police Department goes low inside their struggles to confront sovereign final for reform, a renouned overthrow following events in Ferguson and an bomb scandal. World Premiere

ICARUS / U.S.A. (Director: Bryan Fogel) — When Bryan Fogel sets out to expose a law about doping in sports, a possibility assembly with a Russian scientist transforms his story from a personal hearing into a geopolitical thriller involving unwashed urine, unexplained genocide and Olympic Gold—exposing a biggest liaison in sports history. World Premiere

The New Radical / U.S.A. (Director: Adam Bhala Lough) — Uncompromising millennial radicals from a United States and a United Kingdom conflict a complement by dangerous technological means, that evolves into a high-stakes diversion with universe authorities in a midst of a dramatically changing domestic landscape. World Premiere

NOBODY SPEAK: Hulk Hogan, Gawker and Trials of a Free Press / U.S.A. (Director: Brian Knappenberger) — The hearing between Hulk Hogan and Gawker Media pitted remoteness rights opposite leisure of a press, and lifted vicious questions about how large income can overpower media. This film is an hearing of a perils and duties of a giveaway press in an age of inequality. World Premiere

Quest / U.S.A. (Director: Jonathan Olshefski) — For over a decade, this mural of a North Philadelphia family and a artistic refuge offering by their home song studio was filmed with vérité intimacy. The family’s 10-year tour is an enlightenment of competition and category in America, and it’s a covenant to love, recovering and hope. World Premiere

STEP / U.S.A. (Director: Amanda Lipitz) — The comparison year of a girls’ high propagandize step organisation in inner-city Baltimore is documented, as they try to spin a initial in their families to attend college. The girls essay to make their dancing a success opposite a backdrop of amicable disturbance in their uneasy city. World Premiere

Strong Island / U.S.A., Denmark (Director: Yance Ford) — Examining a aroused genocide of a filmmaker’s hermit and a legal complement that authorised his torpedo to go free, this documentary interrogates ruthless fear and racialized perception, and re-imagines a disadvantage in catastrophe’s wake, severe us to change. World Premiere

Trophy / U.S.A. (Director: Shaul Schwarz, Co-Director: Christina Clusiau) — This in-depth demeanour into a powerhouse industries of big-game hunting, tact and wildlife charge in a U.S. and Africa unravels a formidable consequences of treating animals as commodities. World Premiere. NEW CLIMATE

Unrest / U.S.A. (Director: Jennifer Brea) — When Harvard PhD tyro Jennifer Brea is struck down during 28 by a heat that leaves her bedridden, doctors tell her it’s “all in her head.” Determined to live, she sets out on a practical tour to request her story—and 4 other families’ stories—fighting a illness medicine forgot. World Premiere

Water Power: A California Heist / U.S.A. (Director: Marina Zenovich) — In California’s involved H2O system, scandalous H2O barons find ways to structure a state-engineered complement to their possess advantage. This hearing into their centers of energy shows tiny farmers and  everyday adults confronting drought and a new, debilitating groundwater crisis. World Premiere. NEW CLIMATE

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Whose Streets? / U.S.A. (Director: Sabaah Folayan, Co-Director: Damon Davis) — A nonfiction comment of a Ferguson overthrow told by a people who lived it, this is an steadfast demeanour during how a murdering of 18-year-old Michael Brown desirous a encampment to quarrel back—and sparked a tellurian movement. World Premiere. DAY ONE


Twelve films from rising filmmaking talents around a universe offer uninformed perspectives and resourceful styles.

Axolotl Overkill / Germany (Director and screenwriter: Helene Hegemann) — Mifti, age 16, lives in Berlin with a expel of characters including her half-siblings; their rich, self-involved father; and her addict crony Ophelia. As she mourns her recently defunct mother, she starts to rise an mania with Alice, an enigmatic, and many older, white-collar criminal. Cast: Jasna Fritzi Bauer, Arly Jover, Mavie Hörbiger, Laura Tonke, Hans Löw, Bernhard Schütz. World Premiere

Berlin Syndrome / Australia (Director: Cate Shortland, Screenwriter: Shaun Grant) — A ardent holiday intrigue takes an astonishing and sinister spin when an Australian photographer wakes one morning in a Berlin unit and is incompetent to leave. Cast: Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt. World Premiere

Carpinteros (Woodpeckers) / Dominican Republic (Director and screenwriter: José María Cabral) — Julián finds adore and a reason for vital in a final place imaginable: a Dominican Republic’s Najayo Prison. His intrigue with associate restrained Yanelly contingency rise by pointer denunciation and though a believe of dozens of guards. Cast: Jean Jean, Judith Rodriguez Perez, Ramón Emilio Candelario. World Premiere

Don’t Swallow My Heart, Alligator Girl! / Brazil, Netherlands, France, Paraguay (Director and screenwriter: Felipe Bragança) — In this parable about adore and memories, Joca is a 13-year-old Brazilian child in adore with an inland Paraguayan girl. To conquer her love, he contingency face a aroused region’s war-torn past and a secrets of his elder brother, Fernando, a motorcycle cowboy. Cast: Cauã Reymond, Eduardo Macedo, Adeli Gonzales, Zahy Guajajara, Claudia Assunção, Ney Matogrosso. World Premiere

Family Life / Chile (Directors: Alicia Scherson, Cristián Jiménez, Screenwriter: Alejandro Zambra) — While house-sitting for a detached cousin, a waste male fabricates a existence of a vengeful ex-wife self-denial his daughter, in sequence to benefit a magnetism of a singular mom he has only met. Cast: Jorge Becker, Gabriela Arancibia, Blanca Lewin, Cristián Carvajal. World Premiere

Free and Easy / Hong Kong (Director: Jun Geng, Screenwriters: Jun Geng, Yuhua Feng, Bing Liu) — When a roving soap salesman arrives in a barren Chinese town, a crime occurs, and sets a bizarre residents opposite any other with tragicomic results. Cast: Gang Xu, Zhiyong Zhang, Baohe Xue, Benshan Gu, Xun Zhang. World Premiere

God’s Own Country / United Kingdom (Director and screenwriter: Francis Lee) — Springtime in Yorkshire: removed immature sheep rancher Johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge celebration and infrequent sex, until a attainment of a Romanian migrant worker, employed for a lambing season, ignites an heated attribute that sets Johnny on a new path. Cast: Josh O’Connor, Alec Secareanu, Ian Hart, Gemma Jones. World Premiere

My Happy Family / Georgia (Directors: Nana Simon, Screenwriter: Nana Ekvtimishvili) — Tbilisi, Georgia, 2016: In a congenital society, an typical Georgian family lives with 3 generations underneath one roof. All are repelled when 52-year-old Manana decides to pierce out from her parents’ home and live alone. Without her family and her husband, a tour into a different begins. Cast: Ia Shugliashvili, Merab Ninidze, Berta Khapava, Tsisia Qumsishvili, Giorgi Tabidze, Dimitri Oragvelidze. World Premiere

The Nile Hilton Incident / Sweden (Director and screenwriter: Tarik Saleh) — In Cairo, weeks before a 2011 revolution, Police Detective Noredin is operative in a barbarous Kasr el-Nil Police Station when he is handed a box of a murdered singer. He shortly realizes that a review concerns a energy elite, tighten to a President’s middle circle. Cast: Fares Fares, Mari Malek, Mohamed Yousry, Yasser Ali Maher, Ahmed Selim, Hania Amar. World Premiere

Pop Aye / Singapore, Thailand (Director and screenwriter: Kirsten Tan) — On a possibility encounter, a annoyed designer bumps into his long-lost elephant on a streets of Bangkok. Excited, he takes his elephant on a tour opposite Thailand in hunt of a plantation where they grew adult together. Cast: Thaneth Warakulnukroh, Penpak Sirikul, Bong. World Premiere. DAY ONE

Sueño en otro idioma (I Dream in Another Language) / Mexico (Director: Ernesto Contreras, Screenwriter: Carlos Contreras) — The final dual speakers of a millennia-old denunciation haven’t oral in 50 years, when a immature linguist tries to move them together. Yet dark in a past, in a heart of a jungle, lies a tip concerning a predestine of a Zikril language. Cast: Fernando Álvarez Rebeil, Eligio Meléndez, Manuel Poncelis, Fátima Molina, Juan Pablo de Santiago, Hoze Meléndez. World Premiere

The Wound / South Africa (Director: John Trengove, Screenwriters: John Trengove, Thando Mgqolozana, Malusi Bengu) — Xolani, a waste bureau worker, travels to a farming plateau with a organisation of his encampment to trigger a organisation of teenage boys into manhood. When a daring trigger from a city discovers his best-kept secret, a banned love, Xolani’s whole existence starts to unravel. Cast: Nakhane Touré, Bongile Mantsai, Niza Jay Ncoyini. World Premiere


Twelve documentaries by some of a many confidant and unusual general filmmakers operative today.

The Good Postman / Finland, Bulgaria (Director: Tonislav Hristov) — In a tiny Bulgarian encampment uneasy by a ongoing interloper crisis, a internal postman runs for mayor—and learns that even teen deeds can transcend good intentions. North American Premiere

In Loco Parentis / Ireland, Spain (Directors: Neasa Ní Chianáin, David Rane) — John and Amanda learn Latin, English and guitar during a fantastical, noble home-turned-school. Nearly 50-year careers are sketch to a tighten for a span who have spin legends with a mantra: “Reading! ’Rithmetic! Rock ’n’ roll!” But for student and clergyman alike, withdrawal is a hardest lesson. North American Premiere

It’s Not Yet Dark / Ireland (Director: Frankie Fenton) — This is a implausible story of Simon Fitzmaurice, a immature filmmaker who becomes totally inept from engine neurone illness though goes on to proceed an award-winning underline film by a use of his eyes. International Premiere

Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower / U.S.A. (Director: Joe Piscatella) — When a Chinese Communist Party backtracks on a guarantee of liberty to Hong Kong, teen Joshua Wong decides to save his city. Rallying thousands of kids to skip propagandize and occupy a streets, Joshua becomes an doubtful personality in Hong Kong and one of China’s many scandalous dissidents. World Premiere

Last Men in Aleppo / Denmark (Directors: Feras Fayyad, Steen Johannessen) — After 5 years of fight in Syria, Aleppo’s remaining residents ready themselves for a siege. Khalid, Subhi and Mahmoud, initial members of The White Helmets, have remained in a city to assistance their associate citizens—and knowledge daily life, death, onslaught and delight in a city underneath fire. World Premiere

Machines / India, Germany, Finland (Director: Rahul Jain) — This intimate, mindful description of a stroke of life and work in a enormous weave bureau in Gujarat, India, moves by a corridors and guts of a enormously disorienting structure—taking a spectator on a tour of dehumanizing earthy labor and heated hardship. North American Premiere. NEW CLIMATE

Motherland / U.S.A., Philippines (Director: Ramona Diaz) — The planet’s busiest maternity sanatorium is located in one of a lowest and many populous countries: a Philippines. There, bad women face harmful consequences as their nation struggles with reproductive health routine and a politics of regressive Catholic ideologies. World Premiere

Plastic China / China (Director: Jiu-liang Wang) — Yi-Jie, an 11-year-old girl, works alongside her relatives in a recycling trickery while forgetful of attending school. Kun, a facility’s desirous foreman, dreams of a improved life. Through a eyes and hands of those who hoop a refuse, comes an hearing of tellurian expenditure and culture. International Premiere. NEW CLIMATE

RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked The World / Canada (Director: Catherine Bainbridge) — This absolute documentary about a purpose of Native Americans in contemporary song history—featuring some of a biggest song stars of a time—exposes a vicious blank chapter, divulgence how inland musicians helped figure a soundtracks of a lives and, by their contributions, shabby renouned culture. World Premiere

Tokyo Idols / United Kingdom, Canada (Director: Kyoko Miyake) — This scrutiny of Japan’s mindfulness with lady bands and their song follows an determined cocktail thespian and her fans, delving into a informative mania with immature womanlike sexuality and a flourishing undo between organisation and women in hypermodern societies. World Premiere

WINNIE / France (Director: Pascale Lamche) — While her father served a life sentence, paradoxically kept protected and implicitly uncontaminated, Winnie Mandela rode a proposal assault of apartheid, fighting on a front line and underground. This is a infinite story of a puzzling army that total to take her down, labeling him a saint, her, a sinner. World Premiere

The Workers Cup / United Kingdom (Director: Adam Sobel) — Inside Qatar’s labor camps, African and Asian migrant workers building a comforts of a 2022 World Cup contest in a football contest of their own. World Premiere. DAY ONE


Pure, confidant works renowned by an innovative, forward-thinking proceed to storytelling stock this program. Digital record interconnected with unobstructed creativity promises that a films in this territory will figure a “greater” subsequent call in American cinema. Presented by Adobe.

Columbus / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Kogonada) — Casey lives with her mom in a little-known Midwestern city condemned by a guarantee of modernism. Jin, a caller from a other side of a world, attends to his failing father. Burdened by a future, they find remit in one another and a design that surrounds them. Cast: John Cho, Haley Lu Richardson, Parker Posey, Rory Culkin, Michelle Forbes. World Premiere

Dayveon /U.S.A. (Director: Amman Abbasi, Screenwriters: Amman Abbasi, Steven Reneau) — In a arise of his comparison brother’s death, 13-year-old Dayveon spends a breathless summer days roaming his farming Arkansas town. When he falls in with a internal gang, he becomes drawn to a intercourse and assault of their world. Cast: Devin Blackmon, Kordell “KD” Johnson, Dontrell Bright, Chasity Moore, Lachion Buckingham, Marquell Manning. World Premiere. DAY ONE

Deidra Laney Rob a Train / U.S.A. (Director: Sydney Freeland, Screenwriter: Shelby Farrell) — Two teenage sisters start robbing trains to make ends accommodate after their singular mother’s romantic meltdown in an wiring store lands her in jail. Cast: Ashleigh Murray, Rachel Crow, Tim Blake Nelson, David Sullivan, Danielle Nicolet, Sasheer Zamata. World Premiere

A Ghost Story / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: David Lowery) — This is a story of a spook and a residence he haunts. Cast: Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, Will Oldham, Sonia Acevedo, Rob Zabrecky, Liz Franke. World Premiere

Gook / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Justin Chon) — Eli and Daniel, dual Korean American brothers who possess a struggling women’s shoe store, have an doubtful loyalty with 11-year-old Kamilla. On a initial day of a 1992 L.A. riots, a contingent contingency urge their store—and anticipate a definition of family, their personal dreams and a future. Cast: Justin Chon, Simone Baker, David So, Curtiss Cook Jr., Sang Chon, Ben Munoz. World Premiere

L.A. Times / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Michelle Morgan) — In this classically styled comedy of manners set in Los Angeles, worldly thirtysomethings try to establish either ideal complacency exists in coupledom or if a ideally matched integrate is indeed only an civic myth. Cast: Michelle Morgan, Dree Hemingway, Jorma Taccone, Kentucker Audley, Margarita Levieva, Adam Shapiro. World Premiere

Lemon / U.S.A. (Director: Janicza Bravo, Screenwriters: Janicza Bravo, Brett Gelman) — A male watches his life uncover after he is left by his blind girlfriend. Cast: Brett Gelman, Judy Greer, Michael Cera, Nia Long, Shiri Appleby, Fred Melamed. World Premiere

Menashe / U.S.A. (Director: Joshua Z Weinstein, Screenwriters: Joshua Z Weinstein, Alex Lipschultz, Musa Syeed) — Within Brooklyn’s ultra-orthodox Jewish community, a widower battles for control of his son. A proposal play achieved wholly in Yiddish, a film closely explores a inlet of faith and a cost of parenthood. Cast: Menashe Lustig. World Premiere


Person to Person / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Dustin Guy Defa) — A record gourmet hustles for a large measure while his sad roommate tries to erase a terrible mistake, a teen bears declare to her best friend’s new attribute and a rookie reporter, alongside her perfectionist supervisor, chases a clues of a murder box involving a life-weary time emporium owner. Cast: Abbi Jacobson, Michael Cera, Tavi Gevinson, Philip Baker Hall, Bene Coopersmith, George Sample III. World Premiere

Thoroughbred / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Cory Finley) — Two teenage girls in suburban Connecticut rekindle their doubtful loyalty after years of flourishing apart. In a process, they learn that conjunction is what she seems to be—and that a murder competence solve both of their problems. Cast: Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy, Anton Yelchin, Paul Sparks, Francie Swift, Kaili Vernoff. World Premiere

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