Tribeca Cinema 1
10:30 AM/12:00 PM
Death By Medicine (93 m, USA)
Dir. by G. Null
Genres: Human Rights, Social Issue, Health/Medical, News
Synopsis: The film explores the dominant medical paradigm, the current health crisis, and a healthier, more holistic system. Based on Gary Nulls groundbreaking book with statistical evidence of hundreds of thousands of injuries and deaths due to conventional medicine. It looks at the pharmaceutical industry, drug reps, medical schools, medical journals and the absence of real medical science. The lack of oversight by our regulatory agencies, private insurance firms and lobbying influence upon our legislators. The result is the American medical system is broken and it is time to create a new medical paradigm.
IRANIUM (56 m, USA)
Dir. by A. Traiman
Genres: Educational, Religious, Human Rights, Independent, Period/Historical, Culture, Social Issue, History, News
Synopsis: Iranium is a timely documentary presenting the dangerous scenarios posed to the free world by a nuclear Iran. The film exposes the dangerous ideology guiding the Iranian regime, and the devastation caused both inside and outside Iran's borders.
The Strange Things about the Johnsons (28 m, USA)
Dir. by A. Aster
Genres: Family, Comedy, Drama
Synopsis: The Johnsons are an attractive, well to do, upper-middle class family whose reputation could not be better among their friends and neighbors. But they hide an insidious secret, and Mr. Johnson has written an underground memoir which threatens to expose to a truly bizarre family dynamic.
Man In the Mirror (16'55 m, USA)
Dir. by J. Schumacher
Genres: Family, Drama, Educational, Coming of Age , Independent, Urban, Social Issue
Synopsis: Jason Gutierrez is a Puerto Rican from New York City and the quintessential All-American guy. Status comes at a price as rumors spread that Jason is gay. With his identity questioned, Jason pushes himself to understand who he is and how far he will go to prove that he's just one of the boys.
Brooktown Hollow (10'28 m, USA)
Dir. by J. Smith
Genres: Alternative, Romance, Erotic, Coming of Age , Cult, Fantasy, Independent, Magical Realism, Surreal, Culture, Art
Synopsis: A farm boy learns that his cow and only friend must be killed because meat is running low. As night falls, a mysterious young man draws the boy deep into the forest who holds a secret that could save his cow and change the boy's life forever.
Slashed (10'59 m, Australia)
Dir. by R. Thomson
Genres: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Erotic
Synopsis: Worlds will collide when Renata and Frieda's erotic fantasies cross the digital frontier.
Cyclicity (10'11 m, USA)
Dir. by J. Knade
Genres: Drama, Romance, Avant-garde, Independent, Urban
Synopsis: Cyclicity is a girl meets girl love story that explores philosophical themes and contemporary romance while showing the life of a relationship, from beginning to end, from the first hopeful spark of attraction to the painful final goodbyes.
Mirabilis (13 m, Australia) WORLD PREMIERE
Dir. by A. Guilbert
Genres: Alternative, Drama, Erotic, Cult, Art
Synopsis: A woman enters a city fringe pub and meets what appears to be her father. The two exchange deep emotions for one another in Auslan as
the male character is deaf. It appears that they have not seen one another in a long time and many tears are shed.Eventually they leave the bar for the
fathers hotel room upstairs.
Nude Studies (87 m, Australia)
Dir. by S. Popescu
Synopsis: An absorbing study of self, identity, the nature of love and raw sexual desire. Emotionally ravaged and haunted by tragedy in Australia, Sarah, a young Australian filmmaker, accepts a film commission to escape to the far north of wintery, small town Canada. Searching for artistic inspiration, she decides to make a series of films based on famous nude paintings, and local girl, Lyndsay, seems the perfect model. But, as the intimate project develops, so to does the emotional intensity of the work and their relationship, which has ramifications for all concerned. With unforgettable performances and stunning cinematography, Nude Study will leave you bitten, sweetened, and reluctant to let the story go.
Passi El Que Passi (Whatever Happens) (81 m, Spain)
Dir. by R. Bellsolà
Genres: Comedy, Independent, Romantic Comedy
Synopsis: Alex is a screenwriter working on a very personal script, the story of a weekend with a goal: to make love to his wife four times... Four times is not that many, isn't it?
But with their daughter, friends, neighbors and a party getting in the way... things are not going to be that easy and even less fitting all that into a first draft with the decision not to rewrite a single line!