2017 Naples International Film Festival

by kire1975 | created - 20 Nov 2017 | updated - 20 Nov 2017 | Public

OCT 26-29, 2017 | Naples, Florida


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1. Charged: The Eduardo Garcia Story (2017)

TV-PG | 86 min | Documentary, Action, Adventure

Charged with 2400 volts of electricity, Eduardo Garcia lost an arm, ribs, muscle mass and nearly his life, but more important than what he lost is what he found.

Director: Phillip Baribeau | Stars: Eduardo Garcia, Jennifer Jane, Manuel Garcia, Eugenio Garcia

Votes: 347 | Gross: $0.01M

Opening Night Film

2. Mad to Be Normal (2017)

106 min | Biography, Drama, History

During the 1960s, a renegade Scottish psychiatrist courts controversy within his profession for his approach to the field, and for the unique community he creates for his patients to inhabit.

Director: Robert Mullan | Stars: David Tennant, Elisabeth Moss, Michael Gambon, Gabriel Byrne

Votes: 866

3. Let Yourself Go (2017)

99 min | Comedy

A psychoanalyst named Elia goes to the gym and meets a personal trainer who changes his life.

Director: Francesco Amato | Stars: Toni Servillo, Verónica Echegui, Carla Signoris, Luca Marinelli

Votes: 819 | Gross: $0.01M

4. 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

5. Late Blossom Blues (2017)

89 min | Documentary

A 1932-born hard-working poor black man from the Mississippi backwoods becomes an internationally acclaimed Blues star after he releases his debut album at age 81.

Directors: Wolfgang Pfoser-Almer, Stefan Wolner | Stars: Bill Luckett, Dixie Street, Vencie Varnado, Leo Bud Welch

Votes: 15

6. 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: 105 | Gross: $0.03M

7. 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: 285

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

103 min | Documentary, Music

73 Metascore

A documentary about the role of Native Americans in popular music history.

Directors: Catherine Bainbridge, Alfonso Maiorana | Stars: Link Wray, Wayne Kramer, Taylor Hawkins, David Fricke

Votes: 505 | Gross: $0.23M

9. The Paris Opera (2017)

110 min | Documentary

54 Metascore

A behind-the-scenes look at the Paris Opera, under the direction of Stephane Lissner.

Director: Jean-Stéphane Bron | Stars: Stéphane Lissner, Benjamin Millepied

Votes: 209 | Gross: $0.06M

10. 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: 4,257 | Gross: $0.01M

11. New Chefs on the Block (2017)

TV-14 | 96 min | Documentary

Two chefs in DC struggle to open and maintain their first restaurants. Against all odds, one becomes Bon Appetit Magazine's Best New Restaurant in America. The other is forced to redefine ... See full summary »

Director: Dustin Harrison-Atlas

Votes: 26

12. The Sounding (2017)

93 min | Drama, Mystery

A mysterious new language leads to conflict and rebellion.

Director: Catherine Eaton | Stars: Teddy Sears, Catherine Eaton, Harris Yulin, Frankie Faison

Votes: 174

13. Served Like a Girl (2017)

103 min | Documentary

85 Metascore

Director Lysa Heslov's documentary, "Served Like a Girl, provides a candid look at several American women as they transition from active duty to civilian life after serving tours of duty in... See full summary »

Director: Lysa Heslov | Stars: Nichole Alred, Jas Boothe, Rachel Engler, Hope Garcia

Votes: 276 | Gross: $0.01M

14. The Vanishing of Sidney Hall (2017)

R | 119 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

18 Metascore

Sidney Hall finds accidental success and unexpected love at an early age, then disappears without a trace.

Director: Shawn Christensen | Stars: Logan Lerman, Elle Fanning, Kyle Chandler, Michelle Monaghan

Votes: 7,984

15. The Boy Downstairs (2017)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

59 Metascore

A young woman is forced to reflect on her first relationship when she inadvertently moves into her ex-boyfriend's apartment building.

Director: Sophie Brooks | Stars: Zosia Mamet, Matthew Shear, Deirdre O'Connell, Sarah Ramos

Votes: 1,143 | Gross: $0.01M

16. More Than Enough (2017)

93 min | Drama

The film follows the relationship between a bullied student, Shelly, whose home life is in shambles, and a wealthy eccentric, Wes, with no friends and issues with women. Things take a turn when Wes offers to become the teen's guardian.

Director: Anne-Marie Hess | Stars: Maddie Hasson, Billy Burke, Dabier, Melora Walters

Votes: 89

17. Rock'n Roll (2017)

123 min | Comedy, Drama

Guillaume Canet is told by a young co-star that he's no longer Rock'n' Roll and can't sell films anymore. He then tries to prove her wrong and gets help from his girlfriend, Marion Cotillard.

Director: Guillaume Canet | Stars: Guillaume Canet, Marion Cotillard, Gilles Lellouche, Philippe Lefebvre

Votes: 3,226

18. Seat 25 (2017)

84 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

When Faye Banks secretly enters a competition to win a seat on the first manned mission to Mars, she never expects to win. But when the dangerous one way trip becomes a reality, her life on... See full summary »

Director: Nicholas Agnew | Stars: Kate Ashfield, Nicholas Banks, Daniel Brennan, Madeleine Cooke

Votes: 357

19. Jasper Jones (2017)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

JASPER JONES is a coming of age story about Charlie Bucktin, a bookish boy of 14. On the night that Jasper Jones, the town's mixed race outcast shows him the dead body of young Laura ... See full summary »

Director: Rachel Perkins | Stars: Levi Miller, Kevin Long, Toni Collette, Aaron L. McGrath

Votes: 2,680

20. The Fabulous Allan Carr (2017)

90 min | Documentary, Biography

Allan Carr built his bombastic reputation producing the hit movie GREASE and Broadway sensation LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, but it all came crashing down after he conceived the notorious 1989 Academy Awards.

Director: Jeffrey Schwarz | Stars: Tom Hanks, Julie Andrews, Judy Garland, Rob Lowe

Votes: 58

21. The Divine Order (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: 1,881 | Gross: $0.08M

22. 20 Weeks (2017)

90 min | Drama, Romance

A couple must decide on how to move forward when their baby is diagnosed with a serious health condition at the 20 week scan.

Director: Leena Pendharkar | Stars: Jocelin Donahue, Richard Riehle, Amir Arison, Michelle Krusiec

Votes: 138

23. Laura Gets a Cat (2017)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Laura, an unemployed writer in New York City, tries to juggle an unexciting boyfriend, an affair with a performance artist, and a vivid imaginary life.

Director: Michael Ferrell | Stars: Dana Brooke, Michael Ferrell, Josh Tyson, Brian Mullins

Votes: 38

24. Blame (I) (2017)

100 min | Drama

54 Metascore

A drama teacher's taboo relationship with an unstable student strikes a nerve in her jealous classmate, sparking a vengeful chain of events within their suburban high school that draws parallels to 'The Crucible'.

Director: Quinn Shephard | Stars: Tate Donovan, Quinn Shephard, Chris Messina, Trieste Kelly Dunn

Votes: 2,079

25. The Scent of Rain & Lightning (2017)

R | 100 min | Drama, Mystery, Western

Based on the novel THE SCENT OF RAIN & LIGHTNING by Nancy Pickard. When a young woman learns her parents' killer has been released from jail, she is forced to revisit old wounds while ... See full summary »

Director: Blake Robbins | Stars: Maika Monroe, Maggie Grace, Justin Chatwin, Bonnie Bedelia

Votes: 718

26. Napping Princess (2017)

111 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

69 Metascore

In the near future, a high school senior discovers that events in her waking life begin to parallel events in her dreams.

Director: Kenji Kamiyama | Stars: Mitsuki Takahata, Shinnosuke Mitsushima, Jamison Boaz, Ray Chase

Votes: 965 | Gross: $0.05M

"Napping Princess"

27. Stuck (IV) (2017)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Musical

36 Metascore

An original pop musical film about six strangers who get stuck on a New York City subway together and change each others lives in unexpected ways.

Director: Michael Berry | Stars: Giancarlo Esposito, Amy Madigan, Ashanti, Arden Cho

Votes: 264

28. All I Want (II) (2017)

7 min | Short, Comedy, Musical | Completed

This is the story of a journey of human audacity in the whimsical garb of life.

Director: Venika Mitra | Stars: Deepak Kalra, Kailash Shah, Aaryan Chandrra, Hemant Rathi

29. DeKalb Elementary (2017)

21 min | Short, Drama

Inspired by an actual 911 call placed during a school shooting incident in Atlanta, Georgia.

Director: Reed Van Dyk | Stars: Shinelle Azoroh, John Brockus, Michael Brown, Chuck Cobb

Votes: 774

30. Just, go! (2017)

11 min | Short, Action, Adventure

Inspired by the incredible true story about a young man Just (24), who is in wheelchair and who sees how the girl he is in love is robbed, so he decides to go after thieves and regain the handbag of the girl he loves.

Directors: Pavels Gumennikovs, Pavels Gumennikovs | Stars: Aleksandrs Ronis, Sergejs Fjodorovs, Jana Herbsta, Toms Velicko

Votes: 17

31. Spring Jam (2016)

6 min | Animation, Short

A young stag, lacking impressive antlers, must improvise with sweet music in order to have any chance during the mating season.

Director: Ned Wenlock

Votes: 35

32. Child for Child (2017)

TV-MA | 11 min | Short, Crime, Thriller

The life of a Venezuelan Kidnapper takes an unexpected turn on his last job.

Director: Juan Avella | Stars: Andrith Aguilar, Ernesto Campos, Alejandro Furth, Maria Antonieta Hidalgo

Votes: 34

33. The Eleven O'Clock (2016)

Not Rated | 13 min | Short, Comedy

The delusional patient of a psychiatrist believes he is actually the psychiatrist. As they each attempt to treat each other the session gets out of control.

Director: Derin Seale | Stars: Josh Lawson, Damon Herriman, Jessica Wren, Alyssa McClelland

Votes: 781

34. Coin Operated (2017)

5 min | Animation, Short

A young boy dreams of star-ships and space travel.

Director: Nicholas Arioli

Votes: 142

35. Marlon (II) (2017)

20 min | Short, Drama, Family

Marlon, 14 years old, is visiting her mother in jail for the first time since her imprisonment. The young girl, protected by her family and relatives, stubbornly believes that her mother is still her childhood heroine...

Director: Jessica Palud | Stars: Flavie Delangle, Jonathan Couzinié, Anne Suarez, Brigitte Boutard

Votes: 29

36. Seeing Him (2017)

8 min | Short, Drama

When Sophie and her younger lover James find their relationship being challenged they are forced to confront a truth they have both been hiding from.

Directors: Chris Jones, Catherine Arton | Stars: Vanessa Bailey, George Taylor, Catherine Rowney, Duncan Duff

Votes: 17

37. Catastrophe (2017)

2 min | Animation, Short

When a pet bird keels over in its cage, suspicion naturally falls on the cat in the apartment.

Director: Jamille van Wijngaarden | Stars: Ricky Weissman, Wimie Wilhelm

Votes: 50

38. Forever Now (2017)

19 min | Short, Biography, Comedy

After several years together William and Cecilie breaks up. To treat the sorrow with love the same night they decide to do the drug, MDMA, together. This results in a emotional ... See full summary »

Director: Kristian Håskjold | Stars: Frederikke Dahl Hansen, Ferdinand Falsen Hiis, Henning Valin Jakobsen

Votes: 208

39. Shy Guys (2018)

9 min | Short, Comedy

Strangers (Tony winner Reed Birney and Blake DeLong) bravely confront and resolve one of the most terrifying and perplexing scourges to ever afflict mankind...while standing at urinals with... See full summary »

Director: Fredric Lehne | Stars: Dino Barlaam, Reed Birney, Blake DeLong, Bill Lehne

Votes: 18

40. A Whole World for a Little World (2017)

15 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A woman tells a beautiful and delightful fairy tale to her baby girl, using the story to explain how she and the baby's father met and fell in love.

Director: Fabrice Bracq | Stars: Delphine Théodore, Garance Bracq, Stéphane Coulon, Marie-Christine Adam

Votes: 23

41. Garden Party (2017)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

In a deserted rich house, a couple of amphibians explore their surroundings and follow their primal instincts.

Directors: Florian Babikian, Vincent Bayoux, Victor Caire, Théophile Dufresne, Gabriel Grapperon, Lucas Navarro

Votes: 1,456

42. Gridlock (2016)

20 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

Gridlock is a thriller set during a traffic jam on a country road. When a little girl goes missing from one of the cars, her father forms a desperate search party to find her, and soon everyone is a suspect.

Director: Ian Hunt Duffy | Stars: Moe Dunford, Peter Coonan, Amy De Bhrún, Ronan Leahy

Votes: 44

43. No Other Way to Say It (2017)

7 min | Short, Comedy

Writer/Director Tim Mason pulls the curtain back on the glamorous world of advertising in this short comedy about a voiceover actor trying to nail the right tone for a pair of indecisive ad... See full summary »

Director: Tim Mason | Stars: Cayne Collier, Ed Flynn, Megan Kellie, Beth Melewski

Votes: 39

44. Retouch (2017)

20 min | Short, Crime, Drama

Maryam's husband died in front of her eyes and she just watches until he died.

Director: Kaveh Mazaheri | Stars: Sonia Sanjari, Mohammad Hossein Ziksari, Siamak Farsi, Azadeh Abadpour

Votes: 137

45. Second to None (I) (2016)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Frederick Butterfield has always been runner up to his twin brother Herman. When Herman, the older by a mere minute, becomes the world's oldest man, Frederick finally sees an opportunity to be first place.

Director: Vincent Gallagher | Star: Morgan C. Jones

Votes: 79