From Oscar-worthy film titles to favorites on the film festival circuit, the Special Presentations section offers an array of poignant storytelling combined with nuanced performances and dynamic subjects.
ENDS THURSDAY 2/2/2017.
ENDS THURSDAY 12/22/17.
ENDS THURSDAY 3/30/2017.
Oscar Nominee: Best Animated Feature.
ENDS THURSDAY 12/29/2017.
Featuring interviews with Tom Hanks, John Mayer, Sam Shepard and others, this impassioned and thought-provoking documentary considers the meaningful place that outmoded—but still perfectly functional—machines like typewriters can and should hold in an increasingly digitized and dehumanize world.
Set against the breathtaking expanse of the Mongolian steppe, this awe-inspiring documentary follows 13-year-old Aisholopan as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to hunt eagles, a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries.
Graced with humor and heart, legendary English director Ken Loach’s gripping social-realist tale about a widowed woodworker fighting the system to preserve his dignity—and that of a struggling single mother he meets along the way—won the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
Replete with the intricately choreographed slapstick that has come to define the work of Belgian couple Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon (The Fairy, DFF34), Lost in Paris is a wondrously fun and frantic comedy about two peculiar people finding love while lost in the City of Lights.
On November 20, 1982, during a Cal Berkeley–Stanford game, the greatest play in the history of American football—dubbed “The Play”—went down in front of 80,000 stunned fans. Even today, the details of that hilarious and epic moment are hotly debated; this is the story behind it.
Ines, an uptight German working for an international consulting firm in Bucharest, is paid an unexpected visit by her estranged father, who uses pranks in an attempt to get closer to her—with hilariously uncomfortable results. The two must finally reconcile their differences in this dramatic comedy,