Nantucket Film Festival: Features Lineup

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1. 500 Years (2017)

105 min | Documentary

66 Metascore

From a historic genocide trial to the overthrow of a President, 500 YEARS tells a sweeping story of mounting resistance played out in Guatemala's recent history through the actions and ... See full summary »

Director: Pamela Yates

Votes: 50

2. A Gray State (2017)

TV-MA | 93 min | Documentary

74 Metascore

A documentary about the mysterious death of fringe political filmmaker David Crowley, who was found dead alongside members of his family in their suburban Minnesota home in January of 2015.

Director: Erik Nelson | Stars: David Crowley, Komel Crowley, Rani Crowley, Dan Crowley Sr.

Votes: 962

3. Abundant Acreage Available (2017)

TV-PG | 80 min | Drama

68 Metascore

After their father dies, a middle-aged brother and sister wrestle with legacy and ownership when three brothers, whose family farmed the land for generations, return after 50 years.

Director: Angus MacLachlan | Stars: Steve Coulter, Max Gail, Francis Guinan, Terry Kinney

Votes: 154

4. After Auschwitz (2017)

83 min | Documentary

74 Metascore

"You're free. Go home" Most Holocaust films end with these words, the very words that survivors heard at liberation. After Auschwitz begins with these words, inviting audiences to ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Kean | Stars: Eva Beckmann, Rena Drexler, Renee Firestone, Erika Jacoby

Votes: 59 | Gross: $0.07M

5. An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (2017)

PG | 98 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

A decade after An Inconvenient Truth (2006) brought climate change to the heart of popular culture, the follow-up shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution.

Directors: Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk | Stars: Al Gore, Cory Booker, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton

Votes: 6,952 | Gross: $3.50M

6. 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: 9,845 | Gross: $0.47M

7. Bill Nye: Science Guy (2017)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

A famous television personality struggles to restore science to its rightful place in a world hostile to evidence and reason.

Directors: David Alvarado, Jason Sussberg | Stars: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye, Ann Druyan, Heather Berlin

Votes: 844 | Gross: $0.07M

8. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017)

88 min | Documentary, Biography, History

70 Metascore

The life and career of the hailed Hollywood movie star and underappreciated genius inventor, Hedy Lamarr.

Director: Alexandra Dean | Stars: Hedy Lamarr, Mel Brooks, Jennifer Hom, Anthony Loder

Votes: 2,523 | Gross: $0.82M

9. Cars 3 (2017)

G | 102 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

59 Metascore

Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he's still the best race car in the world.

Director: Brian Fee | Stars: Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Chris Cooper, Nathan Fillion

Votes: 61,876 | Gross: $152.90M

10. 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: Eugenia León, Jesusa Rodríguez, Tania Libertad, Marcela Rodríguez

Votes: 529 | Gross: $0.15M

11. City of Ghosts (2017)

R | 92 min | Documentary, War

86 Metascore

A documentary that follows the efforts of "Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently," a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Heineman | Stars: Abdelaziz Alhamza, Mohamad Almusari, Hamoud Almousa, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi

Votes: 3,005 | Gross: $0.13M

12. Dear Dictator (2017)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy

44 Metascore

When political turmoil forces a British-Caribbean dictator to flee his island nation, he seeks refuge and hides with a rebellious teenage girl in suburban America, and ends up teaching the young teen how to start a revolution and overthrow the "mean girls" at her high school.

Directors: Lisa Addario, Joe Syracuse | Stars: Michael Caine, Odeya Rush, Katie Holmes, Seth Green

Votes: 3,413

13. Dina (2017)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary

75 Metascore

An eccentric suburban woman and a Walmart door greeter navigate their evolving relationship in this unconventional love story.

Directors: Antonio Santini, Dan Sickles | Stars: Dina Buno, Scott Levin, Frank Costanzo, Jeannie Levin

Votes: 554 | Gross: $0.09M

14. The Last Movie Star (I) (2017)

R | 94 min | Drama

46 Metascore

An aging former movie star is forced to face the reality that his glory days are behind him. On its surface, the film is a tale about faded fame. At its core, it's a universal story about growing old.

Director: Adam Rifkin | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Ariel Winter, Clark Duke, Chevy Chase

Votes: 2,778 | Gross: $0.01M

15. Fits and Starts (2017)

80 min | Comedy

A struggling writer can't seem to escape his wife's literary success. When a road trip to a publisher's salon takes an unexpected turn, he has to face his own creative shortcomings and find a way to regain control of his life and work.

Director: Laura Terruso | Stars: Wyatt Cenac, Greta Lee, Maria Dizzia, Alex Karpovsky

Votes: 210

16. For Ahkeem (2017)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

75 Metascore

After a school fight lands 17-year old Daje Shelton in a court-supervised alternative high school, she's determined to turn things around and make a better future for herself in her rough ... See full summary »

Directors: Jeremy S. Levine, Landon Van Soest | Star: Daje Shelton

Votes: 96 | Gross: $0.02M

17. Fun Mom Dinner (2017)

R | 81 min | Comedy

46 Metascore

Four moms whose only common ground is their kids' preschool class, decide to get together for a harmless "fun mom dinner."

Director: Alethea Jones | Stars: Katie Aselton, Toni Collette, Bridget Everett, Molly Shannon

Votes: 4,022

18. Get Shorty (2017– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Crime

The adventures of a mobster-turned-movie producer in Hollywood. TV show based on Elmore Leonard's novel and subsequent film.

Stars: Carolyn Dodd, Goya Robles, Chris O'Dowd, Ray Romano

Votes: 3,700

19. Hot Summer Nights (2017)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

44 Metascore

In the summer of 1991, a sheltered teenage boy comes of age during a wild summer he spends in Cape Cod getting rich from selling pot to gangsters, falling in love for the first time, partying and eventually realizing that he is in over his head.

Director: Elijah Bynum | Stars: Timothée Chalamet, Maika Monroe, Alex Roe, Emory Cohen

Votes: 8,390

20. I Am Evidence (2017)

TV-MA | 89 min | Documentary

An investigation into the way sexual assault cases are handled by police departments across the United States.

Directors: Trish Adlesic, Geeta Gandbhir | Stars: Michelle Brettin, Rachel Dissell, Mariska Hargitay, Helena Lazaro

Votes: 350

21. Ingrid Goes West (2017)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

71 Metascore

An unhinged social media stalker moves to LA and insinuates herself into the life of an Instagram star.

Director: Matt Spicer | Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Wyatt Russell

Votes: 27,951 | Gross: $3.02M

22. La Bamba (1987)

PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Music

65 Metascore

Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of early rock and roll singer Ritchie Valens who died at age 17 in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper.

Director: Luis Valdez | Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Esai Morales, Rosanna DeSoto, Elizabeth Peña

Votes: 25,576 | Gross: $54.22M

23. 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: 3,623 | Gross: $0.94M

24. Literally, Right Before Aaron (2017)

TV-14 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

28 Metascore

Still reeling from his breakup with college sweetheart Allison, Adam's world is thrown into further chaos when he's surprisingly invited to attend her wedding.

Director: Ryan Eggold | Stars: Cobie Smulders, Lea Thompson, Ryan Hansen, Justin Long

Votes: 1,806

25. Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry (2016)

82 min | Documentary

58 Metascore

A portrait of the world as lensed through the works of farmer, writer and activist Wendell Berry.

Directors: Laura Dunn, Jef Sewell | Stars: John Berry Jr., Mary Berry, Tanya Berry, Wendell Berry

Votes: 103

26. Love After Love (2017)

91 min | Drama, Romance

84 Metascore

Following the death of their father, two sons deal with the trials of their own lives while watching their mother explore new beginnings of her own.

Director: Russell Harbaugh | Stars: Andie MacDowell, Chris O'Dowd, James Adomian, Gareth Williams

Votes: 684 | Gross: $0.11M

27. Lucky (I) (2017)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

80 Metascore

The spiritual journey of a ninety-year-old atheist.

Director: John Carroll Lynch | Stars: Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Ron Livingston, Ed Begley Jr.

Votes: 15,202 | Gross: $0.96M

28. Marjorie Prime (2017)

99 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

82 Metascore

A service that provides holographic recreations of deceased loved ones allows a woman to come face-to-face with the younger version of her late husband.

Director: Michael Almereyda | Stars: Stephanie Andujar, Hana Colley, Geena Davis, Hannah Gross

Votes: 4,809 | Gross: $0.18M

29. Menashe (2017)

PG | 82 min | Drama

81 Metascore

Within Brooklyn's ultra-orthodox Jewish community, a widower battles for custody of his son. A tender drama performed entirely in Yiddish, the film intimately explores the nature of faith and the price of parenthood.

Director: Joshua Z Weinstein | Stars: Menashe Lustig, Yoel Falkowitz, Hershy Fishman, Ruben Niborski

Votes: 1,544 | Gross: $1.70M

30. Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George's Creators (2017)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary

A documentary film exploring the extraordinary lives of Hans and Margret Rey, the authors of the beloved Curious George children's books.

Director: Ema Ryan Yamazaki | Stars: Louise Borden, Nat Scrimshaw, Nick Scrimshaw, Anita Silvey

Votes: 78

31. More Art Upstairs (2017)

TV-14 | 76 min | Documentary

For three weeks in September, beer-fueled debates in the bars of one Michigan town aren't about sports and politics but art. Hundreds of thousands of people come to Grand Rapids to engage ... See full summary »

Director: Jody Hassett Sanchez | Stars: Judith Braun, Lynn Cazabon, Nick Kline, Leah Smith

Votes: 17

32. Motherland (2017)

94 min | Documentary

84 Metascore

Taking us into the heart of the planet's busiest maternity hospital, the viewer is dropped like an unseen outsider into the hospital's stream of activity. At first, the people are strangers... See full summary »

Director: Ramona S. Diaz

Votes: 169

33. Patti Cake$ (2017)

R | 109 min | Drama, Music

67 Metascore

PATTI CAKE$ is centered on aspiring rapper Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$, who is fighting an unlikely quest for glory in her downtrodden hometown in New Jersey.

Director: Geremy Jasper | Stars: Sahr Ngaujah, Danielle Macdonald, Bridget Everett, Mamoudou Athie

Votes: 8,751 | Gross: $0.80M

34. 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, Sasapin Siriwanji, Bong

Votes: 702 | Gross: $0.08M

35. Porto (2016)

R | 76 min | Drama, Romance

48 Metascore

Jake and Mati are two outsiders in Porto who once experienced a brief connection. A mystery remains about the moments they shared, and in searching through memories, they relive the depths of a night uninhibited by the consequences of time.

Director: Gabe Klinger | Stars: Anton Yelchin, Lucie Lucas, Paulo Calatré, Françoise Lebrun

Votes: 1,424 | Gross: $0.02M

36. Quest (II) (2017)

104 min | Documentary, Family, Music

88 Metascore

A husband and wife live in an impoverished neighborhood in north Philadelphia while they raise their daughter and run a recording studio in their basement.

Director: Jonathan Olshefski | Stars: Christopher Rainey, Christine'a Rainey, P.J. Rainey, William Withers

Votes: 225 | Gross: $0.05M

37. School Life (2016)

PG-13 | 99 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

Long careers are drawing to a close for John and Amanda, who teach Latin, English, and guitar at a stately home-turned-school, where they are legends with a mantra: "Reading. 'Rithmetic. Rock 'n' roll!" But leaving is the hardest lesson.

Directors: Neasa Ní Chianáin, David Rane

Votes: 225 | Gross: $0.04M

38. Serenade For Haiti (2016)

78 min | Documentary, Drama, History

A classical music school in the heart of troubled Port-au-Prince, Haiti, thrives despite decades of entrenched poverty and political strife. When a catastrophic earthquake completely ... See full summary »

Director: Owsley Brown

Votes: 8

39. Shadowman (2017)

81 min | Documentary, Biography

78 Metascore

Richard Hambleton was a founder of the street art movement before succumbing to drugs and homelessness. Rediscovered 20 years later, he gets a second chance. But will he take it?

Director: Oren Jacoby | Stars: Richard Hambleton, Paul DeRienzo

Votes: 93 | Gross: $0.01M

40. Spettacolo (2017)

TV-PG | 91 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

Once upon a time there was a tiny hill town in Tuscany that found a remarkable way to confront their issues - they turned their lives into a play. "Spettacolo" is a portrait of this 50-... See full summary »

Directors: Jeff Malmberg, Chris Shellen | Stars: Andrea Cresti, Chiara Del Ciondolo, Gianna Fiore, Gianpiero Giglioni

Votes: 101 | Gross: $0.03M

41. Step (2017)

PG | 84 min | Documentary

81 Metascore

STEP documents the senior year of a girls' high-school step dance team against the background of inner-city Baltimore.

Director: Amanda Lipitz | Stars: Gari McIntyre, Amanda Leonard, Blessin Giraldo, Chevonne Hall

Votes: 759 | Gross: $1.15M

42. Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton (2017)

Not Rated | 118 min | Documentary, Sport

66 Metascore

This is the remarkable story of an American icon who changed the sport of big wave surfing forever. Transcending the surf genre, this in-depth portrait of a hard-charging athlete explores ... See full summary »

Director: Rory Kennedy | Stars: Nick Carroll, Darrick Doerner, Laird Hamilton, Gabrielle Reece

Votes: 370 | Gross: $0.18M

43. The Ballad of Lefty Brown (2017)

R | 111 min | Action, Drama, Western

64 Metascore

A thrilling and action-packed Western, The Ballad of Lefty Brown is a story about loyalty, friendship, and the relentless pursuit of justice.

Director: Jared Moshe | Stars: Bill Pullman, Peter Fonda, Stephen Alan Seder, Kathy Baker

Votes: 4,064 | Gross: $0.01M

44. 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: 106,281 | Gross: $42.87M

45. The Freshman (1925)

Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

A nerdy college student will do anything to become popular on campus.

Directors: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Brooks Benedict, James H. Anderson

Votes: 4,597 | Gross: $0.00M

46. The Keepers (II) (2017)

TV-MA | 436 min | Documentary, Crime

A seven-part docuseries about the unsolved murder of a nun and the horrific secrets and pain that linger nearly five decades after her death.

Stars: Gemma Hoskins, Abbie Schaub, Virginia Anzengruber, Jean Hargadon Wehner

Votes: 13,903

47. The Little Hours (2017)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

69 Metascore

In the Middle Ages, a young servant fleeing from his master takes refuge at a convent full of emotionally unstable nuns. Introduced as a deaf mute man, he must fight to hold his cover as the nuns try to resist temptation.

Director: Jeff Baena | Stars: Alison Brie, Dave Franco, Kate Micucci, Aubrey Plaza

Votes: 16,122 | Gross: $1.65M

48. 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: 264

49. The Strange Ones (2017)

R | 81 min | Drama, Thriller