The Trip to Spain

In their third culinary road trip, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon take on Spain. After their hilarious, and surprisingly touching, trips through their homeland England and then Italy, the format is established. Hired to travel a country and review a different restaurant each day, the two eat amazing-looking meals, trade deadpan quips and celebrity impressions, and explore historical writers and poets from the country. Not “The Trip to Spain”

2017, UK, 110 minutes, Directed by Michael Winterbottom
Cast: Steve Coogan Rob Brydon Marta Barrio Claire Keelan

Lost in Paris

Fiona is used to Canada’s frigid winters — barely batting an eye as she’s battered by the wind and snow (how her elegantly gangly body reacts is another matter). But when she’s summoned to visit Paris by her elderly aunt Martha, she jumps at the chance for adventure and, perhaps, love. Loaded up with her huge backpack, she lands in Paris only to find Martha “Lost in Paris”

Lemon

Lemon: a person or thing that proves to be defective, imperfect, or unsatisfactory. Isaac can not get a break. He tries hard but his blind girlfriend is dumping him, his family hates him and his career has stalled. This can’t be his life. So he decides to take a chance and date a new girl. What could go awkwardly wrong? Director Janicza Bravo put her “Lemon”

2017, USA, 83 minutes, Directed by Janicza Bravo
Cast: Brett Gelman, Judy Greer, Michael Cera, Shiri Appleby, Fred Melamed, Rhea Perlman, David Paymer, Gillian Jacobs, Jon Daly, Martin Starr

Landline

Set in 1995 Manhattan, LANDLINE follows three uncompromising women within a family navigating monogamy, honesty and familial bonds. When rebellious younger sister Ali (Abby Quinn) discovers that their father (John Turturro) may be having an affair, newly engaged older sister Dana (Jenny Slate) uncovers her own wild side while trying to keep the news from their mother (Edie Falco). Gillian Robespierre (Obvious Child, PIFF 2014) “Landline”

2017, USA, 96 minutes, Directed by Gillian Robespierre
Cast: Jenny Slate, Edie Falco, Abby Quinn, John Turturro, Jay Duplass

Brigsby Bear

Winner of the 2017 John Schlesinger Award, Presented to a First Time Feature Filmmaker (Narrative). Sponsored by 90+ Cellars.

2016, USA, 100 minutes, Directed by Dave McCary
Cast: Kyle Mooney, Claire Danes, Mark Hamill, Greg Kinnear, Michaela Watkins

Ingrid Goes West

2017 Next Wave honoree Aubrey Plaza gives a fearless performance as Ingrid, an unstable young woman with a checkered past of obsessive behavior. She secretly moves to Los Angeles to get close to Taylor Sloane — an Instagram “lifestyle guru.” After Ingrid adopts a Taylor-made identity for herself, her machinations to prove she’s BFF material for her Insta idol are underway — that is, until “Ingrid Goes West”

2017, USA, 97 minutes, Directed by Matt Spicer
Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, Billy Magnussen

Mr. Roosevelt

After a death in her family, struggling LA-based comedian Emily Martin (writer/director Noël Wells, Netflix’s “Master of None”) returns home to Austin, Texas. There she finds herself in the awkward position of staying with her ex and his new girlfriend until the funeral, where she’s forced to confront the life and relationships she left behind as well as the life she’s now living. MR. ROOSEVELT “Mr. Roosevelt”

2017, USA, 90 minutes, Directed by Noël Wells
Cast: Noël Wells, Nick Thune, Britt Lower, Daniella Pineda, Andre Hyland, Doug Benson, Armen Weitzman, Sergio Cilli