And in more festival news of the day: the inagural First Time Fest—a new New York festival showcasing the talents of first time filmmakers—has offered some exciting news as of today. The premiere Fest will be held between March 1st and March 4th at the Loews Village VII Cinema in Manhattan, and includee a hefty lineup of wonderful new films, as well as a retrospective of established directors first films. The organization hosting the event, The Player’s Club, have also announced that the John Huston Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinema will go to the thrilling genius Darren Aronofsky. And better still, he will be presented the award by none other than Hollywood’s greatest living cinematic treasure himself, Martin Scorsese.
Check out the full line-up of films below, as well as what will be showing at the First Exposure retrospective from The Virgins Suicides to Welcome to the Dollhouse.
New York Premiere. USA, 86 minutes.
Written and directed by Seth Fisher. With Fisher, Brian Cox, Mark Blum, Laila Robins, Mei Melançon.
HEADFIRST (LA TETE LA PREMIERE)
U.S. Premiere. Belgium/France, 89 minutes.
Written and directed by Amélie van Elmbt. With Alice de Lencquesaing, David Murgia, Jacques Doillon.
World Premiere. Belarus, 133 mins.
Written and directed by Dmitry Marinin, Andrey Kureychik. With Leonid Pashkovsky, Tatyana Bovkalova, Viktor Rybchinsky, Anna Sirotina.
I LOVE YOU ALL (LOS QUIERO A TODOS)
U.S. Premiere. Argentina, 75 mins.
Written, directed, and produced by Luciano Quillici. With Ramiro Aguero, Santiago Gobemori, Diego Jalfen, Valeria Louis, Leticia Mazur, Margarita Molfino, Alan Sabbagh.
USA, 90 mins.
Written and directed by Tony Glazer. With Tom Pelphrey, Neal Bledsoe, Harris Doran, Summer Crockett Moore, Anthony Rapp, David Zayas, Michael O’Keef.
U.S. Premiere. Australia/Mongolia, 90 mins.
Documentary, directed by Benj Binks.
New York Premiere. Chile/Argentina, 112 mins.
Written and directed by Diego Rougier. With Fele Martínez, Patricio Contreras, Sergio Hernández, Javiera Contador.
World Premiere. Australia, 90 mins.
Directed by Sophie O’Connor. With Lily Hall, Christina Hallett, Kevin Dee, Georgia Bolton.
New York Premiere.USA, 90 mins.
Written and directed by Max Weissberg. With Lethia Nall, Eric Garcia, Rob Hollander, H.R. Britton, James Eason, Jenny Grace, Olivia Horton, Michele Cesari.
USA/Egypt, 85 mins.
Documentary directed by Fredrik Stanton.
U.S. Premiere. Israel, 90 mins.
Written and directed by Eliav Lilti. With Barak Friedman, Noa Friedman, Esti Yerushalmi, Zohar Shtrauss, Ohad Knoller, Michal Shtamler.
USA, 77 mins.
Documentary directed by Amy Nicholson.
FIRST EXPOSURE FILMS
USA, 1996, 91 mins. Speaker TBA.
Directed by Wes Anderson.
Written by Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson.
Cast: Owen Wilson, Luke Wilson, Robert Musgrave, Andrew Wilson, Lumi Cavazos, James Caan.
HARLAN COUNTY, U.S.A.
USA, 1976, 103 mins.
Barbara Kopple in person.
Documentary directed by Barbara Kopple.
JACK GOES BOATING
USA, 2010, 91 mins.
Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Ryan in person.
Directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman. Written by Robert Glaudini.
Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Ryan, John Ortiz, Daphne Rubin-Vega.
THE MALTESE FALCON
USA, 1941, 101 mins.
Written and directed by John Huston.
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sidney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Elisha Cook, Jr.
USA, 1998, 83 mins.
Written and directed by Darren Aronofsky.
Cast: Sean Gullette, Mark Margolis, Ben Shenkman, Pamela Hart, Stephen Pearlman.
USA, 1991, 85 mins.
Producer Christine Vachon in person.
Written and directed by Todd Haynes.
Cast: Edith Meeks, Millie White, Buck Smith, Anne Giotta, Lydia Lafleur, Ian Nemser
THE STORY OF A THREE-DAY PASS
USA, 1968, 87 mins.
Melvin van Peebles in person.
Written and directed by Melvin Van Peebles.
Cast: Harry Baird, Pierre Doris, Christian Marin, Nicole Berger
USA, 1989, 84 mins.
Nancy Savoca in person.
Directed by Nancy Savoca.
Written by Nancy Savoca and Richard Guay.
Cast: Annabella Sciorra, Ron Eldard, Aida Turturro, Roger Rignack
THE UNBELIEVABLE TRUTH
USA, 1989, 90 mins.
Hal Hartley in person.
Written and directed by Hal Hartley.
Cast: Adrienne Shelley, Robert John Burke, Edie Falco, Gary Sauer.
THE VIRGIN SUICIDES
USA, 1999, 97 mins.
Sofia Coppola and cinematographer Ed Lachman in person.
Written and directed by Sofia Coppola.
Cast: Kirsten Dunst, James Woods, Kathleen Turner, Josh Hartnett, Michael Paré, Danny DeVito
WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE
USA, 1996, 88 mins.
Todd Solondz in person.
Written and directed by Todd Solondz.
Cast: Heather Matarazzo, Brendan Sexton III, Matthew Faber, Daria Kalinina, Eric Mabius