Seattle 2017: Features Lineup

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1. The Big Sick (2017)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

86 Metascore

Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family's expectations, and his true feelings.

Director: Michael Showalter | Stars: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano

Votes: 103,396 | Gross: $42.87M

Opening Night

2. Landline (I) (2017)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

66 Metascore

In 1995, a teenager living with her sister and parents in Manhattan discovers that her father is having an affair.

Director: Gillian Robespierre | Stars: Jenny Slate, Jay Duplass, Abby Quinn, John Turturro

Votes: 3,540 | Gross: $0.94M

Centerpiece Gala

3. The Young Karl Marx (2017)

Not Rated | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

62 Metascore

The early years of Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels and Jenny Marx, between Paris, Brussels and London.

Director: Raoul Peck | Stars: August Diehl, Stefan Konarske, Vicky Krieps, Olivier Gourmet

Votes: 4,310 | Gross: $0.13M

Closing Night Gala

4. Trouble (I) (2017)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

60 Metascore

Middle-aged siblings feud over possession of their father's estate in this sibling rivalry dramatic comedy.

Director: Theresa Rebeck | Stars: Anjelica Huston, Bill Pullman, David Morse, Julia Stiles

Votes: 146

Outstanding Achievement in Acting Award for Anjelica Huston

5. The Hero (I) (2017)

R | 96 min | Drama, Romance

61 Metascore

An ailing movie star comes to terms with his past and mortality.

Director: Brett Haley | Stars: Sam Elliott, Laura Prepon, Krysten Ritter, Nick Offerman

Votes: 6,738 | Gross: $4.08M

An Afternoon with Sam Elliott

6. 7 Minutes (2016)

88 min | Drama

The owners of an Italian textile factory sell the majority of the property to a multinational company. No layoffs are planned, but there's a special clause in the agreement that the new ... See full summary »

Director: Michele Placido | Stars: Cristiana Capotondi, Fiorella Mannoia, Maria Nazionale, Ottavia Piccolo

Votes: 381

Official Competition

7. Bad Influence (2016)

89 min | Drama

Against the backdrop of an impending environmental crisis, two troubled adolescents strive to find their place in the world in this stirring debut film from Chile, which weaves together political themes both social and personal.

Director: Claudia Huaiquimilla | Stars: Andrew Bargsted, Eliseo Fernández, Francisco Pérez-Bannen, Francisca Gavilán

Votes: 184

Official Competition

8. Beach Rats (2017)

R | 98 min | Drama

78 Metascore

A Brooklyn teenager spends his days experimenting with drugs and looking online for older men to meet with.

Director: Eliza Hittman | Stars: Harris Dickinson, Madeline Weinstein, Kate Hodge, Neal Huff

Votes: 9,408 | Gross: $0.47M

Official Competition

9. Have a Nice Day (2017)

77 min | Animation, Comedy, Crime

77 Metascore

A city in southern China and a bag containing a million yuan draw several people from diverse backgrounds with different personal motives into a bloody conflict.

Director: Jian Liu | Stars: Changlong Zhu, Kai Cao, Jian Liu, Siming Yang

Votes: 1,322 | Gross: $0.08M

Official Competition

10. Hedi (2016)

88 min | Drama

Hedi, a young man with great dreams, is struggling his way through social conventions in Tunisia. While his mother tries to decide his life for him, Hedi meets Rim and suddenly he discovers that his world goes beyond and above conventions.

Director: Mohamed Ben Attia | Stars: Majd Mastoura, Rym Ben Messaoud, Sabah Bouzouita, Omnia Ben Ghali

Votes: 816

Official Competition

11. My Happy Family (2017)

120 min | Drama

86 Metascore

In a patriarchal society, an ordinary Georgian family lives with three generations under one roof. All are shocked when 52-year-old Manana decides to move out from her parents' home and ... See full summary »

Directors: Nana Ekvtimishvili, Simon Groß | Stars: Ia Shugliashvili, Merab Ninidze, Berta Khapava, Tsisia Qumsishvili

Votes: 1,988

Official Competition

12. Sami Blood (2016)

110 min | Drama, History

79 Metascore

A reindeer-breeding Sámi girl who is exposed to the racism of the 1930's at her boarding school, starts dreaming of another life. But to achieve it, she has to become someone else and break all ties with her family and culture.

Director: Amanda Kernell | Stars: Maj-Doris Rimpi, Olle Sarri, Ánne Biret Somby, Bo Lundmark

Votes: 4,684

Official Competition

13. Zoology (2016)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

Middle-aged zoo worker Natasha still lives with her mother in a small coastal town. She is stuck and it seems that life has no surprises for her until one day - she grows a tail and turns her life around.

Director: Ivan I. Tverdovskiy | Stars: Masha Tokareva, Aleksandr Gorchilin, Natalya Pavlenkova, Irina Chipizhenko

Votes: 943

Official Competition

14. Anisoara (2016)

106 min | Drama

Anishoara is a 15 year old girl, who lives in a beautiful old village in Moldova. She raises without mother and for several years she cares for her little brother Andrei and her drinking ... See full summary »

Director: Ana Felicia Scutelnicu | Stars: Willem Menne, Andrei Morari, Anisoara Morari, Petru Roscovan

Votes: 67

New Directors Competition

15. Boundaries (2016)

100 min | Drama

Emily Price tries to balance family life and leading crunch negotiations between a Canadian politician and the president of a country whose natural resources are being exploited.

Director: Chloé Robichaud | Stars: Emily VanCamp, Alexandre Landry, Serge Houde, Macha Grenon

Votes: 183

New Directors Competition

16. Diamond Island (2016)

101 min | Drama

69 Metascore

An adolescent who leaves rural Cambodia to become a construction worker only to be reunited with his missing older brother.

Director: Davy Chou | Stars: Sobon Nuon, Cheanick Nov, Madeza Chhem, Mean Korn

Votes: 284

New Directors Competition

17. The Inland Road (2017)

TV-14 | 80 min | Drama

After surviving a fatal car crash, teenage runaway Tia moves in with the strangers involved in the accident, threatening the family's delicate balance.

Director: Jackie van Beek | Stars: David Elliot, Jodie Hillock, Gloria Popata, Chelsie Preston Crayford

Votes: 102

New Directors Competition

18. I Was a Dreamer (2016)

97 min | Comedy, Drama

At 39 years of age Mirko has just left prison. In the outskirts of Rome, a new future waits for him. When he is elected president of the homeowners' committee, he realizes he can dream of a different kind of existence.

Director: Michele Vannucci | Stars: Mirko Frezza, Alessandro Borghi, Vittorio Viviani, Ivana Lotito

Votes: 65

New Directors Competition

19. Kati Kati (2016)

75 min | Drama

A young woman with no memory of her life or death, is helped with assimilation to the afterlife by a ghost.

Director: Mbithi Masya | Stars: Nyokabi Gethaiga, Elsaphan Njora, Paul Ogola, Peter King Nzioki

Votes: 84

New Directors Competition

20. The Man (2017)

94 min | Drama

Simon is the king of the Danish art scene - eccentric, successful, wealthy, with a beautiful wife and a young mistress. Life is beautiful, until the day his unknown son Casper turns up and ... See full summary »

Director: Charlotte Sieling | Stars: Søren Malling, Jakob Oftebro, Ane Dahl Torp, Sus Wilkins

Votes: 507

New Directors Competition

21. Paris Prestige (2016)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

Just out of prison, Nas returns to his neighborhood, Pigalle, where he finds his friends and his older brother Arezki, boss of the bar Le Prestige. Nas is determined to recreate a name and Le Prestige could well serve as a springboard .

Directors: Hamé Bourokba, Ekoué Labitey | Stars: Reda Kateb, Slimane Dazi, Mélanie Laurent, Constantine Attia

Votes: 336

New Directors Competition

22. Quit Staring at My Plate (2016)

105 min | Drama

Marijana's life revolves around her family, whether she likes it or not. They live on top of one another in a tiny apartment, driving one another crazy. Then her controlling father has a ... See full summary »

Director: Hana Jusic | Stars: Mia Petricevic, Niksa Butijer, Arijana Culina, Zlatko Buric

Votes: 831

New Directors Competition

23. Struggle for Life (2016)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy

Marc Châtaigne (Vincent Macaigne), a trainee of the Ministry of the Standard, is entrusted with a delicate mission by the minister's cabinet director: to go to Guyana to monitor the upgrade... See full summary »

Director: Antonin Peretjatko | Stars: Vincent Macaigne, Vimala Pons, Pascal Légitimus, Mathieu Amalric

Votes: 843

New Directors Competition

24. Chameleon (2016)

82 min | Drama, Thriller

Chameleon invites us into the darkest corners of the human mind as an unexpected guest interrupts a couple's last day together, transforming their peaceful farewell.

Director: Jorge Riquelme Serrano | Stars: Gastón Salgado, Paula Zúñiga, Paulina Urrutia, Alejandro Goic

Votes: 42

Ibero-American Competition

25. Devil's Freedom (2017)

74 min | Documentary

A documentary about the violence in Mexico told from the word of those who have suffered the pain and those who make the pain.

Director: Everardo González

Votes: 337

Ibero-American Competition

26. May God Save Us (2016)

TV-MA | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Inspectors Velarde and Alfaro must find what appears to be a serial killer. This hunt against the clock will make them realize something they'd never thought about: neither one of them is that different from the killer.

Director: Rodrigo Sorogoyen | Stars: Antonio de la Torre, Roberto Álamo, Javier Pereira, Luis Zahera

Votes: 7,111

Ibero-American Competition

27. Pendular (2017)

108 min | Drama, Romance

The loving relationship between a sculptor and a dancer.

Director: Júlia Murat | Stars: Raquel Karro, Rodrigo Bolzan, Valeria Barretta, Marcio Vito

Votes: 302

Ibero-American Competition

28. Santa & Andrés (2016)

105 min | Drama

The story of an improbable friendship between a revolutionary country girl and a noncompliant gay writer she has to watch over for three consecutive days.

Director: Carlos Lechuga | Stars: Lola Amores, Eduardo Martinez, Cesar Domínguez, Luna Tinoco

Votes: 122

Ibero-American Competition

29. Two Irenes (2017)

89 min | Drama

In the shimmering heat of Brazil, 13-year-old Irene discovers a dark secret her father's been hiding: he has another family and even another daughter with the same name.

Director: Fabio Meira | Stars: Priscila Bittencourt, Isabela Torres, Marco Ricca, Suzana Ribeiro

Votes: 399

Ibero-American Competition

30. The Winter (2016)

95 min | Drama

After years of working on an 'estancia' in Patagonia, the Old Foreman is forced to retire and a younge'r man takes his place. The change is difficult and challenging for both men. Each one must survive the oncoming winter.

Director: Emiliano Torres | Stars: Alejandro Sieveking, Cristian Salguero, Adrián Fondari, Pablo Cedrón

Votes: 190

Ibero-American Competition

31. Woodpeckers (2017)

TV-MA | 106 min | Drama

68 Metascore

Julián finds love and a reason for living in the last place imaginable: the Dominican Republic's Najayo Prison. His romance, with fellow prisoner Yanelly, must develop through sign language... See full summary »

Director: José María Cabral | Stars: Orestes Amador, Ramón Emilio Candelario, Carlota Carretero, Jose Cruz

Votes: 439

Ibero-American Competition

32. American Folk (2017)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Musical

62 Metascore

Two strangers, both folk musicians stranded in California, take a road trip to New York in the days after 9/11. A story about the kindness of strangers and the power of music.

Director: David Heinz | Stars: Joe Purdy, Amber Rubarth, Krisha Fairchild, David Fine

Votes: 271

New American Cinema Competition

33. Columbus (2017)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

89 Metascore

A Korean-born man finds himself stuck in Columbus, Indiana, where his architect father is in a coma. The man meets a young woman who wants to stay in Columbus with her mother, a recovering addict, instead of pursuing her own dreams.

Director: Kogonada | Stars: John Cho, Haley Lu Richardson, Parker Posey, Michelle Forbes

Votes: 10,573 | Gross: $1.02M

New American Cinema Competition

34. The Price (I) (2017)

91 min | Drama

61 Metascore

A young Nigerian-American financier struggles with love, family, and a prescription drug dependency as his ambitions steer him down a criminal path.

Director: Anthony Onah | Stars: Peter Vack, Lucy Griffiths, Michael Hyatt, Aml Ameen

Votes: 180

New American Cinema Competition

35. The Feels (2017)

TV-MA | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

A lesbian bachelorette weekend goes awry when one of the brides admits she's never had an orgasm.

Director: Jenée LaMarque | Stars: Constance Wu, Angela Trimbur, Josh Fadem, Jenée LaMarque

Votes: 1,120

New American Cinema Competition

36. In the Radiant City (2016)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

A man who testified against his brother returns to his rural Kentucky hometown twenty years later to face his fractured family.

Director: Rachel Lambert | Stars: Michael Abbott Jr., Marin Ireland, Madisen Beaty, Celia Weston

Votes: 151

New American Cinema Competition

37. The Landing (2017)

83 min | Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi

An investigation into the tragic end of Apollo 18, the last US mission to the moon in 1973. In interviews conducted in 1998, on the 25th anniversary of the incident, witnesses and ... See full summary »

Directors: David Dodson, Mark Dodson | Stars: Cindy Lou Adkins, Warren Farina, Don Hannah, Page Hannah

Votes: 48

New American Cinema Competition

38. Lane 1974 (2017)

Not Rated | 79 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

Based on a true story, Lane is a 13-year-old girl coming of age on a Northern California commune in the 1970s. While Lane enjoys the freedom of living off-the-grid with her mother and ... See full summary »

Director: S.J. Chiro | Stars: Katherine Moennig, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Sara Coates, Sophia Mitri Schloss

Votes: 206

New American Cinema Competition

39. Say You Will (2017)

TV-14 | 95 min | Drama

A recent high school graduate cares for his mother and navigates his first relationship in the wake of his father's suicide.

Director: Nick Naveda | Stars: Travis Tope, Katherine Hughes, Israel Broussard, Sam Trammell

Votes: 249

New American Cinema Competition

40. Close Relations (2016)

112 min | Documentary

Russian citizen and Soviet-born Ukrainian native Vitaly Mansky crisscrosses Ukraine to explore Ukrainian society after the Maidan revolution as mirrored within his own large Ukrainian ... See full summary »

Director: Vitaliy Manskiy

Votes: 144

Documentary Competition

41. The Farthest (2017)

PG | 121 min | Documentary, History

87 Metascore

It is one of humankind's greatest achievements. More than 12 billion miles away a tiny spaceship is leaving our Solar System and entering the void of deep space - the first human-made object ever to do so.

Director: Emer Reynolds | Stars: Frank Drake, Carolyn Porco, John Casani, Lawrence Krauss

Votes: 2,788 | Gross: $0.01M

Documentary Competition

42. Ghost Hunting (2017)

94 min | Documentary

Director Raed Andoni places a newspaper advertisement in Ramallah. He is looking for former inmates of the Moskobiya interrogation centre in Jerusalem. In his ad he asks that the men should... See full summary »

Director: Raed Andoni | Stars: Ramzi Maqdisi, Mohammed Khattab, Wafa Mari, Atef Al-Akhras

Votes: 115

Documentary Competition

43. The Reagan Show (2017)

TV-PG | 74 min | Documentary

66 Metascore

Made up entirely of archival news and White House footage, this documentary captures the pageantry, absurdity, and mastery of the made-for-TV politics of Ronald Reagan.

Directors: Sierra Pettengill, Pacho Velez | Stars: Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan, Mikhail Gorbachev, George Bush

Votes: 244

Documentary Competition

44. What Lies Upstream (2017)

TV-14 | 85 min | Documentary, Mystery

80 Metascore

In this scandalous political thriller, an investigation into a chemical spill spirals into an indictment of the entire system meant to protect drinking water, revealing cover-ups at the highest levels of government.

Director: Cullen Hoback | Stars: Dr. Marc Edwards, Dr. Rahul Gupta, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, Cullen Hoback

Votes: 891

Documentary Competition

45. Winnie (2017)

98 min | Documentary

Winnie Madikizela Mandela is one of the most misunderstood and intriguingly powerful contemporary female political figures. Her rise and seeming fall from grace, bear the hallmarks of epic tragedy.

Director: Pascale Lamche | Stars: Winnie Mandela, Anné-Mariè Bezdrop, Zindzi Mandela, Sophie Mokoena

Votes: 159

Documentary Competition

46. Free and Easy (2016)

99 min | Comedy

When a traveling soap salesman arrives in a desolate Chinese town, a crime occurs, and sets the strange residents against each other with tragicomic results.

Director: Jun Geng | Stars: Benbin Gu, Xarxu Wang, Gang Xu, Baohe Xue

Votes: 280

China Stars Showcase

47. God of War (2017)

Not Rated | 128 min | Action, History

54 Metascore

During the 16th century, Japanese pirates proliferate along the Chinese coastline. In 1557, the pirates take over Cengang in Zhejiang. After months of futile advances, Commander Yu (Sammo ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Chan | Stars: Wenzhuo Zhao, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Regina Wan, Keisuke Koide

Votes: 1,668 | Gross: $0.05M

China Stars Showcase

48. Have a Nice Day (2017)

77 min | Animation, Comedy, Crime

77 Metascore

A city in southern China and a bag containing a million yuan draw several people from diverse backgrounds with different personal motives into a bloody conflict.

Director: Jian Liu | Stars: Changlong Zhu, Kai Cao, Jian Liu, Siming Yang

Votes: 1,322 | Gross: $0.08M

China Stars Showcase