Best of Fest
Join us for final day of film screenings featuring award winners and audience favorites!
Initial selections will be announced the evening of Saturday, January 14th...the remaining will be announced on Sunday, January 15th.
Browse films below or view the entire schedule HERE.
Shot in lustrous black and white, this bold and severe Holocaust drama explores the complex relationship between a Russian aristocrat—caught hiding two Jewish children in her Paris apartment—and two Nazi officials. “Robust, absorbing… enduring resonant.” Variety Winner: Best Director, Venice. Read More
Running Time: 131
In 1977 Jerusalem, two sisters, the daughters of Holocaust survivors, investigate a taboo topic: the mystery of their difficult father’s experiences in Poland during World War II. This profoundly moving drama confronts a burden of history that is still very much part of the Israeli present. Read More
Running Time: 103
On May 25th, 2014, 13-year-old Malavath Poorna became the youngest woman to scale Everest. An adivasi (indigenous) teen, Poorna was selected as a champion of welfare schools, and Rahul Bose puts her accomplishment in the context of female empowerment while delivering the spectacle you would expect. Read More
Running Time: 96
This moving documentary traces the evolution of Steve Maloney’s eponymous mixed-media sculpture, in which he took a wrecked Huey helicopter and transformed it into a remarkable memorial to the men who served and lost their lives in Vietnam. It’s a salutary reminder of the healing power of art. Read More
Running Time: 70
An English Amélie, if you will, this whimsical modern fairytale spins a sweet, brightly-hued yarn about Bella Brown, an OCD librarian with a dreadful fear of flora, who almost accidentally cultivates a support group of amiable eccentrics (and one cantankerous neighbor) and discovers her own true voice. Read More
Running Time: 92
In this unforgettable comedy, a prankster father puts on a wig and false teeth and invades the life of his rigid, ambitious corporate consultant daughter, whose life is upended in profound and often hilarious ways. “A work of great beauty, great feeling and great cinema.” The New York Times. Winner: FIPRESCI Prize, Cannes. Read More
Running Time: 162
Two of Spanish-speaking cinema’s finest stars, Ricardo Darín and Javier Cámara, play lifelong friends reconnecting for a short visit under the shadow of terminal cancer in this wide and tender (and surprisingly funny) movie from Cesc Gay. Goya Winner: Best Film, Director, Actor, Supporting Actor, Screenplay, Goya Awards. Read More
Running Time: 108
When the mayor leads resistance to a mining company’s plans to buy up and idustrialize residential areas in an impoverished northern Czech town it exposes deep rifts in the community. Then his daughter goes missing… An enthralling eight-hour mini-series from the creator of Burning Bush (PSIFF 2014). Read More
Running Time: 449