BABY RUBY – World Premiere – Discovery Category
Directed by: Bess Wohl
Starring: Kit Harington, Noémie Merlant, and Meredith Hagner
The tightly scripted world of a vlogger and influencer (Noémie Merlant, Portrait of a Lady on Fire) unravels as postpartum depression, a lack of support from those in her orbit, and her baby’s apparent hostility all mount, in noted playwright Bess Wohl’s feature debut.
HOW TO BLOW UP A PIPELINE – World Premiere – Platform Category
Directed by: Daniel Goldhaber
Producers: Daniel Goldhaber, Ariela Barer, Alex Hughes, Isa Mazzei, Adam Wyatt Tate, David Grove Churchill Viste
Executive Produced by: Jordan Sjol, Jon Rosenberg, Natalie Sellers, Forrest Goodluck, Eugene Kotlyarenko, Riccardo Maddalosso
Starring: Sasha Lane, Lukas Gage, Kristine Froseth, Ariela Barer, Forrest Goodluck, Jake Weary, Marcus Scribner, Jayme Lawson
Co-written by: Daniel Goldhaber, Ariela Barer, Jordan Sjol
Based on the manifesto by Andreas Malm
A crew of young environmental activists execute a daring mission to sabotage an oil pipeline in director Daniel Goldhaber’s taut and timely thriller that is part high-stakes heist, part radical exploration of the climate crisis.
SOMETHING YOU SAID LAST NIGHT – World Premiere – Discovery Category
Directed by: Luis De Filippis
Produced by: Jessica Adams, Harry Cherniak, Michael Graf and Rhea Plangg
Featuring: Carmen Madonia, Ramona Milano, Paige Madison Evans, Joey Parro, Augustus Oicle, Xavier Woon A Tai
An aspiring twentysomething writer hesitantly accompanies her equally reluctant younger sister on vacation with their deliriously happy parents, in Luis De Filippis’ resonant, cliché-free debut feature.
THE SON (Sony Pictures Classics) – North American Premiere – Gala Presentations
A drama that follows a family as it struggles to reunite after falling apart. THE SON centers on Peter (Jackman), whose hectic life with his infant and new partner Beth (Kirby) is upended when his ex-wife Kate (Dern) appears with their son Nicholas (McGrath), who is now a teenager. The young man has been missing from school for months and is troubled, distant, and angry. Peter strives to take care of Nicholas as he would have liked his own father to have taken care of him while juggling work, his and Beth’s new son, and the offer of his dream position in Washington. However, by reaching for the past to correct its mistakes, he loses sight of how to hold onto Nicholas in the present.
Directed by: Florian Zeller
Executive Producer: Simon Gillis, Philippe Carcassonne, Hugh Jackman, Daniel Battsek, Ollie Madden, Lauren Dark, Peter Touche, Christelle Conan, Hugo Grumbar, Tim Haslam
Producer: Joanna Laurie, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Florian Zeller, Christophe Spadone
Screenplay: Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller
Cinematographer: Ben Smithard
Editor: Yorgos Lamprinos
Production Designer: Simon Bowles
Sound: David Lascelles, Niv Adiri
Original Score: Hans Zimmer
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Laura Dern, Vanessa Kirby, Zen McGrath, Hugh Quarshie, Anthony Hopkins
SUSIE SEARCHES – World Premiere – Discovery
Directed by: Sophie Kargman
Producer: Adam Mirels, Robbie Mirels
Executive Producer: Kiersey Clemons, Jamie Fairweather, David Newhouse
Written by: Sophie Kargman, William Day Frank
Starring: Kiersey Clemons, Alex Wolff, Jim Gaffigan, Ken Marino
Susie is an awkward college student with a failing true-crime podcast. When popular student Jesse goes missing, Susie seizes the opportunity to bolster her popularity and boost her listener count by solving the mystery of his disappearance. As Susie’s investigation proceeds, she and Jesse are thrust into the limelight. As secrets are revealed, we learn there’s more to the truth and to Susie than first meets the eye.