Film Forum 2017

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1. Everybody Knows... Elizabeth Murray (2016)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

81 Metascore

A determined single mother, with nothing but guts and vision, breaks through notorious art world barriers to become one of the preeminent painters of our time.

Director: Kristi Zea | Stars: Meryl Streep, JoAnne Akalaitis, Jennifer Bartlett, Douglas Baxter

Votes: 31

2. Leonard Cohen: Bird on a Wire (1974)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary, Music

79 Metascore

Directed by celebrated British filmmaker Tony Palmer, "Bird on a Wire" follows Cohen on his 1972 European tour. Long lost 16mm prints were restored for this release, not seen since 1972.

Director: Tony Palmer | Stars: Leonard Cohen, Ron Cornelius, Bob Johnston, Udo Jürgens

Votes: 130

3. Mr. Gaga (2015)

100 min | Documentary, Biography

71 Metascore

Mr. Gaga tells the story of Ohad Naharin, renowned choreographer and artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company, an artistic genius who redefined the language of modern dance.

Director: Tomer Heymann | Stars: Ohad Naharin, Tzofia Naharin, Olivia Ancona, Avi Belleli

Votes: 651 | Gross: $0.17M

4. I Am Not Your Negro (2016)

PG-13 | 93 min | Documentary

95 Metascore

Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House.

Director: Raoul Peck | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, James Baldwin, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X

Votes: 12,562 | Gross: $7.12M

5. The Settlers (2016)

107 min | Documentary

75 Metascore

An intimate look at life inside the Jewish settlements in the West Bank.

Director: Shimon Dotan

Votes: 153

6. Frantz (2016)

PG-13 | 113 min | Drama, History, Romance

73 Metascore

In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious Frenchman who visits the fiancé's grave to lay flowers.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Pierre Niney, Paula Beer, Ernst Stötzner, Marie Gruber

Votes: 9,637 | Gross: $0.88M

7. Karl Marx City (2016)

89 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

A filmmaker journey through the former East Germany looking into her father's 1999 suicide.

Directors: Petra Epperlein, Michael Tucker | Stars: Christa Epperlein, Petra Epperlein, Uwe Epperlein, Volker Epperlein

Votes: 151

8. Slava (2016)

101 min | Drama

83 Metascore

A reclusive Bulgarian railway trackman finds millions of cash spilled on the tracks and turns them in to the police. When the transport ministry's head of PR Julia Staikova decides to use ... See full summary »

Directors: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov | Stars: Stefan Denolyubov, Margita Gosheva, Alexandra Angelova, Poli Angelova

Votes: 1,434 | Gross: $0.02M

9. Obit. (2016)

93 min | Documentary

72 Metascore

Writers and editors from the New York Times discuss their unique approach to writing the obituaries of public figures.

Director: Vanessa Gould | Stars: Bruce Weber, William McDonald, Margalit Fox, William Grimes

Votes: 475 | Gross: $0.30M

10. Manifesto (III) (2015)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

72 Metascore

Cate Blanchett performs manifestos as a series of striking monologues.

Director: Julian Rosefeldt | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Erika Bauer, Ruby Bustamante, Carl Dietrich

Votes: 4,155 | Gross: $0.14M

11. Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan (2016)

90 min | Documentary

87 Metascore

Documentary on the great American Ballerina Wendy Whelan

Directors: Linda Saffire, Adam Schlesinger | Stars: Peter Martins, Wendy Whelan

Votes: 197 | Gross: $0.13M

12. Ascent (II) (2016)

80 min | Drama

75 Metascore

Through a gray blanket of cloud the contours of a mountain can be barely discerned. This is Mount Fuji, a volcano with many faces and of immeasurable cultural and symbolic significance. We ... See full summary »

Director: Fiona Tan | Star: Hiroki Hasegawa

Votes: 137

13. Moka (2016)

89 min | Drama

69 Metascore

A grieving woman pursues a couple who she suspects of killing her son in a hit-and-run.

Director: Frédéric Mermoud | Stars: Emmanuelle Devos, Nathalie Baye, David Clavel, Diane Rouxel

Votes: 709 | Gross: $0.13M

14. Pop Aye (2017)

104 min | Drama

73 Metascore

On a chance encounter, a disenchanted architect bumps into his long-lost elephant on the streets of Bangkok. Excited, he takes his elephant on a journey across Thailand, in search of the farm where they grew up together.

Director: Kirsten Tan | Stars: Penpak Sirikul, Thaneth Warakulnukroh, Bong, Supanthu Julma

Votes: 595 | Gross: $0.08M

15. Bronx Gothic (2017)

91 min | Documentary

66 Metascore

From director Andrew Rossi (Page One: Inside the New York Times, The First Monday in May) comes an electrifying portrait of writer and performer Okwui Okpokwasili and her acclaimed ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Rossi | Star: Okwui Okpokwasili

Votes: 24 | Gross: $0.03M

16. Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World (2017)

103 min | Documentary, Music

73 Metascore

RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World is a feature documentary about the role of Native Americans in popular music history.

Directors: Catherine Bainbridge, Alfonso Maiorana | Stars: Apl.de.Ap, Dan Auerbach, Scott Barretta, Adam Beach

Votes: 348 | Gross: $0.23M

17. Machines (2016)

71 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

Director Rahul Jain presents an intimate, observantly portrayal of the rhythm of life and work in a gigantic textile factory in Gujarat, India. Moving through the corridors and bowels of ... See full summary »

Director: Rahul Jain

Votes: 380 | Gross: $0.01M

18. Inxeba (2017)

88 min | Drama, Romance

80 Metascore

Xolani, a lonely factory worker, travels to the rural mountains with the men of his community to initiate a group of teenage boys into manhood.

Director: John Trengove | Stars: Nakhane Touré, Bongile Mantsai, Niza Jay, Thobani Mseleni

Votes: 1,100 | Gross: $0.03M

19. Ucitelka (2016)

Unrated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

77 Metascore

Since the arrival of the new teacher, Maria Drazdechova, to a Bratislava suburban school in the year of 1983, life has turned upside down for students and parents. The teacher's corrupted ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Hrebejk | Stars: Zuzana Mauréry, Zuzana Konecná, Csongor Kassai, Tamara Fischer

Votes: 1,850 | Gross: $0.06M

20. Ex Libris: The New York Public Library (2017)

197 min | Documentary

91 Metascore

A look within the walls of the New York Public Library.

Director: Frederick Wiseman | Stars: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Elvis Costello, Richard Dawkins, Edmund de Waal

Votes: 594 | Gross: $0.16M

21. Bugs (III) (2016)

73 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

In an effort to determine their sustainability as a food source, two chefs travel throughout the world tasting insects.

Director: Andreas Johnsen | Stars: Josh Evans, Roberto Flore, Ben Reade

Votes: 187 | Gross: $0.00M

22. Min börda (2017)

15 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

'An animated musical with apocalyptic undertones. The story is divided into four episodes which takes place in a supermarket, a long term hotel, a call center and a hamburger restaurant. ... See full summary »

Director: Niki Lindroth von Bahr | Stars: Sven Björklund, Carl Englén, Mattias Fransson, Olof Wretling

Votes: 203

23. Chavela (2017)

Unrated | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, History

68 Metascore

The life of pioneering singer Chavela Vargas, from her birth in Costa Rica in 1919 to her death in Mexico in 2012.

Directors: Catherine Gund, Daresha Kyi | Stars: Pedro Almodóvar, Elena Benarroch, Miguel Bosé, Liliana Felipe

Votes: 430 | Gross: $0.15M

24. Liberation Day (2016)

100 min | Documentary, Music

65 Metascore

ALL ART IS PROPAGANDA. George Orwell ...AND ALL PROPAGANDA IS ART. Laibach

Directors: Ugis Olte, Morten Traavik | Stars: Boris Benko, Tomaz Cubej, Milan Fras, Janez Gabric

Votes: 571

25. 1945 (2017)

91 min | Drama

75 Metascore

12 August 1945, 11 AM. Two mysterious strangers dressed in black appear at the railway station of a Hungarian village. Within a few hours, everything changes.

Director: Ferenc Török | Stars: Péter Rudolf, Bence Tasnádi, Tamás Szabó Kimmel, Dóra Sztarenki

Votes: 1,688 | Gross: $0.94M

26. Song of Granite (2017)

104 min | Biography, Drama

68 Metascore

Acclaimed filmmaker Pat Collins brings the dramatic life story of legendary seannós singer Joe Heaney to the screen in THE SONG IN GRANITE, an audacious exploration of the man and his music... See full summary »

Director: Pat Collins | Stars: Michael O'Chonfhlaola, Macdara Ó Fátharta, Jaren Cerf, Pól Ó Ceannabháin

Votes: 148 | Gross: $0.02M

27. Naples '44 (2016)

80 min | Documentary, War

51 Metascore

A British Intelligence Officer in Naples at the end of World War II: Norman Lewis's acknowledged masterpiece about a war-torn city and its unforgettable humanity.

Director: Francesco Patierno | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Adriano Giannini, Alan Arkin, Ernest Borgnine

Votes: 94 | Gross: $0.02M

28. De kinderen van juf Kiet (2016)

Not Rated | 115 min | Documentary

83 Metascore

Immigrant children have to find their way in a new classroom, with a new teacher and a language they don't understand. An ode to the teacher every child deserves.

Directors: Peter Lataster, Petra Lataster-Czisch | Stars: Kiet Engel, Haya Khleif, Branche Jovanovski, Leanne Yahyaowi

Votes: 222 | Gross: $0.01M

29. Happy End (2017)

R | 107 min | Drama

72 Metascore

A drama about a family set in Calais with the European refugee crisis as the backdrop.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Mathieu Kassovitz, Fantine Harduin

Votes: 8,728 | Gross: $0.30M

30. Die göttliche Ordnung (2017)

96 min | Comedy, Drama

67 Metascore

In 1971, a young housewife organizes the women of her town to petition for the right to vote.

Director: Petra Biondina Volpe | Stars: Marie Leuenberger, Maximilian Simonischek, Rachel Braunschweig, Sibylle Brunner

Votes: 1,349 | Gross: $0.08M



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