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SAT, Nov. 25 @ 1pm – TC 179GD

A disturbed young man raised on foster care enters his father’s Muslim household in the suburbs of Paris and becomes a major source of disruption in the family. Directed by Hicham Ayouch, 2014, 90 min, France/Morocco/UAE/Qatar, French, drama, English subt French.

The House

WORLD PREMIERE
SAT, Nov. 25 @ 3pm – 179GD
TUE, Dec. 5 @ 3:30pm – Cinema Village

Born in Lisbon during the Fascist Regime in order to control the students that came from the Portuguese overseas colonies, the House of Students of the Empire became a meeting space fundamental in the struggles for independence of the Portuguese colonies. Future anti-colonial and national movement leaders such as Agostinho Neto and Amílcar Cabral were all members of the House and participated in its social and political activities. The historical documentary The House recovers memories and testimonies by some of its surviving members while also adapting to screen excerpts of Pepetela's novel "A Geração da Utopia". Directed by Rui Simões, Portugal, 2017, Documentary, 78 min, English.


Transit Havana – New Heroes of the Cuban Revolution

US PREMIERE
SAT, Nov. 25 @ 5pm – TC 179GD
SAT, Dec. 2 @ 3:30pm – Cinema Village
TUE, Dec. 5 @ 9:10pm – Cinema Village

In Havana, transsexuals Odette, Juani and Malú wait for genital surgery - performed by European top surgeons and organized by the president's daughter, Mariela Castro. Castro is leading a sexual revolution combined with classic state socialism. New possibilities face old problems: will Cuban trans people find happiness despite intolerance, poverty and prostitution? This documentary features the historic day when presidents Castro and Obama suddenly announce new diplomatic relations, creating great expectations among the main characters. ‘TRANSIT HAVANA – New Heroes of the Cuban Revolution’ gives us a unique insight into the paradoxes of Cuba, showing a surprising side of an island in transition. Directed by Daniel Abma, Germany, Netherlands, Cuba, 2016, Documentary, 86 min, Spanish / Dutch/ English.

Of Ink and Blood

NY PREMIERE
SAT, Nov. 25 @ 7pm – TC 179GD
MON, Dec. 4 @ 9 :10pm – Cinema Village

Sébastien owns a book shop and has literary ambitions of his own. He befriends Joseph, an established novelist whose work he admires. But when Joseph is killed on his doorstep, Sébastien discovers a mysterious manuscript left behind. Directed by Francis Fortin, Alexis Fortier Gauthier, Maxim Rheault, India/ USA, 2013, Drama, 108 min, Malayalam.

Kafou

NY PREMIERE
SAT, Nov 25 @ 9pm – TC 179GD

Port-au-Prince by night. Doc and Zoe are hired to deliver an unknown package. Their job comes with three essential rules: Never stop the car. Never roll down the windows. Never open the trunk. Doc and Zoe stumble upon a dog at a crossroad. Every crossroad requires a sacrifice. Their decision will change their path irreversibly. Directed by Bruno Mourral, Hatity, 2017, Dark Comedy, 50 min, Hatian Creole.

Angelica

SAT, Nov. 25 @ 1:30pm - TC Chapel
MON, Nov. 27 @ 6:15pm – TC 179GD

Angélica has spent her whole life escaping from her mixed racial identity, but a family crisis forces her to return to Puerto Rico and rethink her life. Directed by Marisol Gomez, Mexico/ Puerto rico, 2016, Drama, 97 min, Spanish/ English.


Full service

NY PREMIERE
SAT, Nov 25 @3:30pm – TC Chapel
SAT, Dec. 2 @ 8:00pm – TC Chapel

Abike, a Nigerian born oil industry executive and a Christian, is driving to a friend's house by way of rural roads. When she realizes her tank is needling towards empty, she pulls into the only station she can find. There she is greeted by Scot, a local who inherited his business from his grandfather. Scott has never met anyone like Abike and she patiently dissects his assumptions about her and her life with humor and gravity, before leaving him to ponder their commonalties and her power. Directed by KPage Stuart Valdes, USA, 2017, Dama, 16 min, English.

Created Equal

NY PREMIERE
SAT, Nov 25 @3:30pm – TC Chapel
SAT, Dec. 2@ 8:00pm – TC Chapel

This later drama by acclaimed filmmaker Bill Duke (Hoodlum, Sister Act II, Dark Girls) follows a cocky, up-and-coming attorney who begrudgingly takes on a case to sue the Archdiocese of New Orleans for sex discrimination; after a woman, who's desperate to become a priest, solicits his help. Directed by Bill Duke, USA, 2017, Drama/ Thriller, 91 min, English.

Devil in plain sight

US PREMIERE
SAT, Nov 25 @ 6pm – TC Chapel
MON, Nov 27 @ 8:30pm – TC Chapel

Three people come together in a fateful night, a devastating secret will forever affect all of them. Directed by Matthew Beaves, USA, 2016, Short, 18 min, English.

Boston2Philly

NY PREMIERE
SAT, Nov 25 @ 6pm – TC Chapel
MON, Nov 27 @ 8:30pm – TC Chapel

Williams (Ralph A.), a young Black man from Boston, is struggling with his identity and his ability to form real relationships in his new city of Philadelphia after a tragic accident takes the lives of his family. Directed by Ralph Celestin, USA, 2017, Coming of Age/ Drama/ Romance/ Tragedy, 100 min, English.


Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me

SAT, Nov. 25 @ 4:00pm – Cowin TC
SAT, Dec. 9 @ 9pm – MIST Harlem

Directed by Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Sam Pollard, Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me is the first major film documentary about the legendary Harlem born entertainer. The doc puts the spotlight on Davis’ personal life and career as he navigated through the shifting tides of civil rights and racial progress during 20th century America. With a star-studded roster of interviewees (including Jerry Lewis, Whoopi Goldberg and Billy Crystal) this exhilarating documentary pays tribute to the legendary, multi-talented song-and-dance man. Directed by Sam Pollard, USA, 100 minutes, 2017, documentary in English


GALA: Woven

NY PREMIERE
SAT, Nov. 25 @ 8pm – TC Cowin – GALA: Red Carpet @ 7:00pm
SUN, Dec. 3 @ 9:10 – Cinema village


Attempting to integrate her mother’s traditions with her own dreams, Ethiopian-born Elenie Tariku’s life is destroyed when a mysterious crime in New York takes the life of her only brother. As Elenie searches for the truth behind his death, her life intertwines with an intriguing man whose own personal turmoil brings them together for better or worse. Directed by Salome Mulugeta and Nagwa Ibrahim, US, 2017, 96 mi, English.

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