Talking Pictures | Talking Pictures: Book to Screen

The opportunity to engage directly with filmmakers and hear their insights and observations at first hand is one of those things that makes this Festival special. Join us and fellow film lovers for conversations with A-list directors, actors and creative talents, moderated by a leading entertainment journalist, dedicated to exploring the stories behind the stories.

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BPM (Beats Per Minute) | Talking Picture

Co-writer/director Robin Campillo’s moving drama immerses us in the lives of a volatile group of ACT UP activists in 1989 Paris, when AIDS was ravaging the gay community and authorities were turning a blind eye. A fast-paced, deeply affecting tale, urgently told. Read More

Running Time: 144

Call Me by Your Name | Talking Pictures: Book to Screen

A rapturous love story set in the Italian countryside in 1983 and centered around the sexual awaking of 17-year-old Elio (the extraordinary Timothée Chalamet), who loses his virginity to his summertime girlfriend but falls in love with an older man: his professor father’s grad student assistant. Read More

Running Time: 131

Darkest Hour | Talking Pictures

Gary Oldman delivers another transformative performance as Winston Churchill in his early days as Prime Minister, facing the daunting task of choosing whether to battle Hitler or negotiate with him. Read More

Running Time: 125

The Disaster Artist | Talking Pictures: Book to Screen

Screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber discuss how they adapted the true story about the genesis of the one of the worst films in history into one of the most poignant and hilarious comedies of 2017. Read More

Running Time: 105

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power | Talking Pictures

Marking the 10th anniversary of the eye-opening climate change documentary, Al Gore returns in a poignant follow up that illuminates the modern revolution for sustainable energy. Read More

Running Time: 98

Last Flag Flying | Talking Pictures: Book to Screen

Richard Linklater and Darryl Ponicsan adapt Ponicsan’s follow up to his novel The Last Detail. Checking in with old characters for a whole new adventure, the hilarious new film follows three ex-Navy buddies as they reunite to bury the one of their sons who was killed in Iraq. Read More

Running Time: 124

The Lost City of Z | Talking Pictures: Book to Screen

A gorgeous throwback to epic Hollywood filmmaking, James Gray’s ravishingly shot historical drama recounts the true story of the obsessed British explorer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), who risks all to discover a legendary lost city in the Amazon. Read More

Running Time: 141

The Square | Talking Pictures

Following his masterpiece Force Majeure (PSIFF 2015), which skewered the social dynamics of family behavior, Ruben Östlund returns with this hilarious and provocative story of a respected museum curator who finds it difficult to live up to his own purported ideals.Winner of the 2017 Palme d’Or. Read More

Running Time: 151

Stronger | Talking Pictures

Tour de force performances from Jake Gyllenhaal and Tatiana Maslany are on display in this true story of an ordinary man who unwittingly becames a public icon hope for the city of Boston after he survives the 2013 bombing. Read More

Running Time: 119

Thelma | Talking Pictures

Shy Thelma leaves her religious family in a small town on the west coast of Norway to attend university in Oslo. Thelma’s attraction to an alluring female student develops simultaneously with mysterious seizures—symptoms of an inexplicable, often dangerous, supernatural ability. Read More

Running Time: 116

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri | Talking Pictures

Featuring airtight performances from some of the best actors working to date (including Francis Macdormand, Woody Harrelson, and Sam Rockwell), Martin McDonagh’s black comedy tells the story of clever and courageous mother who turns on the local law enforcement when they fail to solve her daughter’s murder. Read More

Running Time: 115

Wonder Woman

From visionary director Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot as the iconic heroine, Wonder Woman has been heralded by critics and audiences alike. The story centers around Amazonian princess Diana, a brave and fierce warrior, who embarks on a journey to eradicate the world of a deadly evil, and fulfill her true destiny. Read More

Running Time: 141

2018 Film Festival