AFF 2017

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Selection of 8th American Film Festival

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1. Forty Guns (1957)

Not Rated | 80 min | Romance, Western

Showdown in Arizona between the Bonnell brothers, U.S.Marshals, and Jessica Drummond, the iron-fist rancher who controls the territory.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Barry Sullivan, Dean Jagger, John Ericson

Votes: 4,419

2. A Fuller Life (2013)

80 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

57 Metascore

Friends and admirers of iconoclastic film director Sam Fuller read from his memoirs.

Director: Samantha Fuller | Stars: James Franco, Jennifer Beals, Bill Duke, James Toback

Votes: 176

3. A Ghost Story (2017)

R | 92 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

84 Metascore

In this singular exploration of legacy, love, loss, and the enormity of existence, a recently deceased, white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to try to reconnect with his bereft wife.

Director: David Lowery | Stars: Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, McColm Cephas Jr., Kenneisha Thompson

Votes: 55,239 | Gross: $1.60M

4. All Eyez on Me (2017)

R | 139 min | Biography, Drama, Music

38 Metascore

Tells the true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur.

Director: Benny Boom | Stars: Demetrius Shipp Jr., Danai Gurira, Kat Graham, Annie Ilonzeh

Votes: 20,201 | Gross: $44.92M

5. American Honey (2016)

R | 163 min | Drama, Romance

79 Metascore

A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits.

Director: Andrea Arnold | Stars: Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf, Riley Keough, McCaul Lombardi

Votes: 35,709 | Gross: $0.66M

6. Barracuda (2017)

100 min | Drama, Music, Thriller

78 Metascore

A strange woman comes to Texas to meet her half-sister and stake a claim to the family music legacy-one way or another.

Directors: Jason Cortlund, Julia Halperin | Stars: Sophie Reid, Leslie Naugle, Ricky Catter, Allison Tolman

Votes: 636

7. 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: 11,281 | Gross: $0.47M

8. Beatriz at Dinner (2017)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

68 Metascore

A holistic medicine practitioner attends a wealthy client's dinner party after her car breaks down.

Director: Miguel Arteta | Stars: Salma Hayek, John Lithgow, Connie Britton, Jay Duplass

Votes: 8,656 | Gross: $7.12M

9. White Dog (1982)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Horror

A trainer attempts to retrain a vicious dog that's been raised to attack black people.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Kristy McNichol, Christa Lang, Vernon Weddle, Jameson Parker

Votes: 8,277

10. Gemini (II) (2017)

R | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

71 Metascore

A heinous crime tests the complex relationship between a tenacious personal assistant and her Hollywood starlet boss. As the assistant unravels the mystery, she must confront her own understanding of friendship, truth and celebrity.

Director: Aaron Katz | Stars: Lola Kirke, Zoë Kravitz, John Cho, Greta Lee

Votes: 4,263 | Gross: $0.20M

11. The Hero (I) (2017)

R | 96 min | Drama, Romance, Western

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: 7,636 | Gross: $4.08M

12. Borg vs. McEnroe (2017)

R | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

63 Metascore

The story of the 1980 tennis rivalry between the placid Björn Borg and the volatile John McEnroe.

Director: Janus Metz | Stars: Sverrir Gudnason, Shia LaBeouf, Stellan Skarsgård, Tuva Novotny

Votes: 25,355 | Gross: $14.11M

13. California Dreams (I) (2017)

83 min | Documentary

A journey into the hallucination of cinema.

Director: Mike Ott | Stars: Cory Zacharia, Mark Borchardt, Henning Gronkowski, Kevin Gilger

Votes: 102

14. 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, Danny August Mason, Alex Jones, Sean Wright

Votes: 1,213

15. After Hours (1985)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

90 Metascore

An ordinary word processor has the worst night of his life after he agrees to visit a girl in Soho who he met that evening at a coffee shop.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette, Verna Bloom, Tommy Chong

Votes: 55,297 | Gross: $10.60M

16. Assholes (2017)

74 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

17 Metascore

Adah and Aaron are literally Assholes.

Director: Peter Vack | Stars: Betsey Brown, Patrick Labella, Jack Dunphy, Peter Vack

Votes: 226

17. Battle of the Sexes (2017)

PG-13 | 121 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

73 Metascore

The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.

Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris | Stars: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman

Votes: 47,610 | Gross: $12.64M

18. Call Me by Your Name (2017)

R | 132 min | Drama, Romance

93 Metascore

In 1980s Italy, romance blossoms between a seventeen-year-old student and the older man hired as his father's research assistant.

Director: Luca Guadagnino | Stars: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar

Votes: 192,172 | Gross: $18.10M

19. Chi-Raq (2015)

R | 127 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

77 Metascore

A modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago, Illinois.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Nick Cannon, Teyonah Parris, Wesley Snipes, Angela Bassett

Votes: 8,656 | Gross: $2.65M

20. Citizen Jane: Battle for the City (2016)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, Biography, History

70 Metascore

Writer and urban activist Jane Jacobs fights to save historic New York City during the ruthless redevelopment era of urban planner Robert Moses in the 1960s.

Director: Matt Tyrnauer | Stars: Thomas Campanella, Vincent D'Onofrio, Mindy Fullilove, Alexander Garvin

Votes: 500 | Gross: $0.31M

21. Crown Heights (2017)

R | 94 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

64 Metascore

When Colin Warner is wrongfully convicted of murder, his best friend Carl King devotes his life to proving Colin's innocence.

Director: Matt Ruskin | Stars: LaKeith Stanfield, Nnamdi Asomugha, Natalie Paul, Luke Forbes

Votes: 1,764 | Gross: $0.24M

22. Desolation (III) (2016)

TV-MA | 90 min | Action, Thriller

After being whisked away to Los Angeles by a handsome Hollywood star, Katie is left alone in his apartment, where strange and scary things begin to happen.

Director: David Moscow | Stars: Cailey Fleming, Dominik Garcia, Raymond J. Barry, Brock Kelly

Votes: 600 | Gross: $0.02M

23. Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

71 Metascore

A bored suburban housewife, seeking escape from her life, suffers amnesia after an accident, wakes up, and is mistaken for a free-spirited New York City drifter named Susan.

Director: Susan Seidelman | Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Madonna, Aidan Quinn, Mark Blum

Votes: 20,296 | Gross: $27.40M

24. 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: 671 | Gross: $0.09M

25. Downsizing (2017)

R | 135 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

63 Metascore

A social satire in which a man realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself to five inches tall, allowing him to live in wealth and splendor.

Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Kristen Wiig

Votes: 92,743 | Gross: $24.45M

26. Elián (2017)

TV-PG | 108 min | Documentary

66 Metascore

Executive-produced by Alex Gibney, the documentary shares the remarkable story of Elian Gonzalez, the 5-year-old Cuban boy plucked from the Florida Straits on Thanksgiving Day in 1999. ... See full summary »

Directors: Tim Golden, Ross McDonnell | Star: Raúl Esparza

Votes: 138

27. Everything Beautiful Is Far Away (2017)

Not Rated | 91 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi

A guy, a girl, and a robothead hike across a desert planet in search of a mythical lake.

Directors: Pete Ohs, Andrea Sisson | Stars: Julia Garner, Joseph Cross, C.S. Lee, Jillian Mayer

Votes: 818

28. Flesh and Blood (2017)

90 min | Drama

57 Metascore

Mark Webber explores family dynamics, in a bold way using his real life family members.

Director: Mark Webber | Stars: Madeline Brewer, Mark Webber, Rocco Rosanio, Guillermo Santos

Votes: 155

29. Frank Serpico (2017)

Unrated | 98 min | Documentary, Biography

68 Metascore

In his own words, Frank Serpico tells the story of his one-man crusade for police reform in the NYPD during the early 1970s.

Director: Antonino D'Ambrosio | Stars: Frank Serpico, Stanislao Pugliese, Janet Panetta, John O'Connor

Votes: 251 | Gross: $0.01M

30. Get Out (I) (2017)

R | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

85 Metascore

A young African-American visits his white girlfriend's parents for the weekend, where his simmering uneasiness about their reception of him eventually reaches a boiling point.

Director: Jordan Peele | Stars: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener

Votes: 460,912 | Gross: $176.04M

31. Golden Exits (2017)

R | 94 min | Drama

71 Metascore

An intersectional narrative of two families in Brooklyn and the unraveling of unspoken unhappiness that occurs when a young foreign girl spending time abroad upsets the balance on both sides.

Director: Alex Ross Perry | Stars: Emily Browning, Adam Horovitz, Mary-Louise Parker, Lily Rabe

Votes: 1,802 | Gross: $0.04M

32. Good Time (2017)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

80 Metascore

After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Connie Nikas embarks on a twisted odyssey through New York City's underworld to get his brother Nick out of jail.

Directors: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Benny Safdie, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Buddy Duress

Votes: 74,720 | Gross: $2.03M

33. 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: 15,571 | Gross: $7.12M

34. Infinity Baby (2017)

80 min | Comedy

Owing to a genetic mix-up involving stem cell research, the recently founded company Infinity Baby is able to offer a service for aspiring parents who never want to leave the baby bubble - infants that do not age.

Director: Bob Byington | Stars: Nick Offerman, Kieran Culkin, Martin Starr, Megan Mullally

Votes: 662

35. Inheritance (III) (2017)

75 min | Drama

A woman learns her estranged father has died and returns with her brother and new lover to her childhood home of Belize, where she must face her past while fighting for intimacy in the present.

Directors: Laura E. Davis, Jessica Kaye | Stars: Jessica Kaye, Mark Webber, Daniel Ahearn, Shamira Gill-Card

Votes: 232

36. Jackie (V) (2016)

R | 100 min | Biography, Drama, History

81 Metascore

Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy.

Director: Pablo Larraín | Stars: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup

Votes: 70,528 | Gross: $13.96M

37. Kaboom (2010)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance

64 Metascore

A sexually "undeclared" college freshman's clairvoyant/prophetic dreams are the first sign that something very strange is going on involving his class-mates -- with him at the center.

Director: Gregg Araki | Stars: Thomas Dekker, Haley Bennett, Chris Zylka, Roxane Mesquida

Votes: 12,241 | Gross: $0.12M

38. 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: 3,938 | Gross: $0.94M

39. Lemon (2017)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Drama

59 Metascore

A man watches his life unravel after he is left by his girlfriend of 10 years.

Director: Janicza Bravo | Stars: Brett Gelman, Judy Greer, Michael Cera, Gillian Jacobs

Votes: 1,550 | Gross: $0.03M

40. Lucky (I) (2017)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Western

80 Metascore

Lucky follows the spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist and the quirky characters that inhabit his off the map desert town.

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

Votes: 17,588 | Gross: $0.96M

41. Manchester by the Sea (2016)

R | 137 min | Drama

96 Metascore

A depressed uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies.

Director: Kenneth Lonergan | Stars: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges

Votes: 234,142 | Gross: $47.70M

42. Maya Dardel (2017)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama

53 Metascore

A famous writer announces that she intends to end her life and male writers may compete to become executor of her estate. Men drive up the mountain and are challenged intellectually and erotically, until one discovers Maya's end game.

Directors: Zachary Cotler, Magdalena Zyzak | Stars: Lena Olin, Lois Drabkin, Chris Voss, Jordan Gavaris

Votes: 377

43. 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, Josh Alpert, Abraham Bresky, Jorge Cea

Votes: 1,836 | Gross: $1.70M

44. Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo (2017)

TV-PG | 101 min | Documentary, History

71 Metascore

At the heart of the Apollo program was the special team in Mission Control who put a man on the moon and helped create the future.

Director: David Fairhead | Stars: John Aaron, Stephen Bales, Jerry Bostick, James Burke

Votes: 1,118

45. Mommy Dead and Dearest (2017)

TV-MA | 82 min | Documentary, Crime

In this documentary, the murder of Deedee Blanchard by her daughter Gypsey Rose is explored, as well as the circumstances leading up to the event.

Director: Erin Lee Carr | Stars: Jim Arnott, David Blanchard, Dee Dee Blanchard, Gypsy Rose Blanchard

Votes: 7,069

46. Moonlight (I) (2016)

R | 111 min | Drama

7.4