Talking Pictures

In-depth discussions with the creators of the year's top titles.


Funny, furious, and all too relevant, BlacKkKlansman tells the tall-but-true tale of Ron Stallworth (John David Washington), the first black detective in the Colorado Springs police department, who put on his “white voice” and joined forces with Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver) to infiltrate and undermine the local branch of the Ku... Read More

Running Time: 135

Bohemian Rhapsody

In conversation with Actor Rami Malek Read More

Running Time: 134


Fantastic in every sense of the word, this idiosyncratic thriller centers on a customs officer with a special talent for detecting contraband who ultimately must choose between good and evil. From a short story by the author of Let the Right One In.

In conversation with Director Ali Abbasi
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Running Time: 110

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Melissa McCarthy shines and surprises as the acerbic, heavy-drinking, down-on-her-luck Lee Israel, a writer who finds larcenous success forging and selling the letters of famous dead celebrities. A flamboyant Richard E. Grant gives an award-winning performance as her charmingly shady partner in crime. Based on a true story. In... Read More

Running Time: 106

Eighth Grade

Written and directed by comedian turned filmmaker Bo Burnham, EIGHTH GRADE is a widely acclaimed, heart-warming and ultra-realistic coming of age drama that centers around Kayla Day (Elsie Fisher) and the ups and downs of her last week of middle school. Read More

Running Time: 93

If Beale Street Could Talk

Based on the novel by James Baldwin, If Beale Street Could Talk is the story of Tish, a newly engaged Harlem woman who races against the clock to prove her lover’s innocence while carrying their first-born child to term. It is a celebration of love told through the story of a young couple, their families and their lives, trying... Read More

Running Time: 119

The Public

Librarians Stuart Goodson (Emilio Estevez) and Myra (Jena Malone) see their regular winter day shaken up when homeless patrons decide to take shelter in their library for the night. What starts as a peaceful sit-in quickly escalates into a face-off with the police and the media. Following the screening Mr. Estevez will answer... Read More

Running Time: 119


A lyrical tribute to the women who raised him, Alfonso Cuarón’s masterpiece, set against the backdrop of a Mexico City on the brink of upheaval, weaves the stories of indigenous domestic servant Cleo with the troubled middle-class family she is loved by but never part of. In conversation with Writer/Director Alfonso Cuarón and... Read More

Running Time: 135


Winner of the Palme D’Or in Cannes and Japan’s submission to the Academy Award®, Shoplifters is far more than a heist story. This haunting exploration of love and compassion for marginalized people poses the question of what really defines a family.

In conversation with Writer/Director Hirokazu Kore-eda
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Running Time: 121

Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique sensibilities to a fresh version of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. Spider-ManTM: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and... Read More

Support The Girls

Written and directed by Andrew Bujalski, Support the Girls is a compassionate comedy that revolves around Lisa (Regina Hall) and the girls who work at Double Whammies, the local sports-themed bar she manages. Optimistic to a fault, Lisa faces a day that will challenge her tendency to see the best in others. Read More

Running Time: 93

The Wife

Critics are lauding Glenn Close for her subtle portrayal of the seemingly loyal wife of 40 years to a literary lion (Jonathan Pryce) named as the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature. Director Björn Runge’s deft and intelligent tragicomedy allows Close to shine.

In conversation with Actress Glenn Close
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Running Time: 100

Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood was a landmark in children’s television, and Morgan Neville (Oscar®-winner for Twenty Feet from Stardom )’s heartfelt portrait more than does justice to the show’s beloved host, Fred Rogers. Expect to be surprised by the film’s relevance and deeply moved by its subject. In conversation with Director... Read More

Running Time: 94

2019 Film Festival