Films

BUTTONS
THEATRICAL RELEASE
Catalog No.: FTF-019 | 
Release date: Sept 2, 2011 | 
Directors: Ben & Josh Safdie and Alex Kalman | 
Length: 70 minutes
 | Years: 2008-2011

“Yes! This is just right.”
– Albert Maysles

“Buttons are sublime. See them.”
– Scott Maccaulay, Filmmaker Magazine

“Buttons feels almost like a moving photo album with its portraits of subway musicians, children in strollers, police officers and bored street vendors.”
The New York Times

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TWO GATES OF SLEEP
THEATRICAL RELEASE
Catalog No.: FTF-018 | 
Release date: April 1, 2011 | 
Director: Alistair Banks Griffith | 
Length: 78 minutes
 | Year: 2011

“Manages the incredible task of calling to mind the work of both David Lynch and Terrence Malick.” – Damon Wise, Empire Magazine

“A luscious widescreen meditation on nature, death and Southern discomfort.”
– Jordan Mintzer, Variety

“Aside from Gus Van Sant, there are few filmmakers in America making cinema like this today.” – Jonathan Crocker, Love Film

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THE FAMILY JAMS
THEATRICAL RELEASE
Catalog No.: FTF-017 | 
Release date: April 8, 2010 | 
Director: Kevin Barker | 
Length: 81 minutes
 | Year: 2010

“(CRITICS’ PICK!) THE FAMILY JAMS may not ever attain the stature of, say, a concert film like DA Pennebaker’s DONT LOOK BACK. But it should, as a record of musicians in youthful flower, sharing a loose, heartfelt camaraderie and lack of pretension.”

– Andy Webster, THE NEW YORK TIMES

 

“Time makes Mr. Barker’s modest film a more valuable pop-culture artifact than he might have imagined, but its charms guarantee enjoyable viewing even if these folks had vanished into obscurity.”

– Steve Dollar, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

 

“A curiously effective musical docu that captures the raw dynamics of collective creativity… JAMS affords the opportunity to hang with gifted, genre-defying fringe artists at a pivotal point in their evolving careers.”

– Ronnie Scheib, VARIETY

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BEETLE QUEEN CONQUERS TOKYO
DVD | DIGITAL
Catalog No.: FTF-016 | 
Release date: MAY 17, 2010 | 
Director: Jessica Oreck | 
Length: 90 minutes
 | Year: 2010

“A doorway to something huge and eternal.”
Time Out New York

“Bewitching.”
The Village Voice

“Finds insights and forges connections that transcend squeamishness”
Film Comment Magazine

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NY EXPORT: OPUS JAZZ
DVD | DIGITAL
Catalog No.: FTF-015 | 
Release date: November 23, 2010 | 
Directors: Jody Lee Lipes & Henry Joost | 
Length: 60 minutes
 | Year: 2010

“INNOVATIVE.”
The Los Angeles Times

“AUSTERE IN PURPOSE AND YET LUSH AND EXPANSIVE IN EXECUTION.”
Vanity Fair

“THIS FILM IS JUST ABOUT THE PUREST, SEXIEST THING GOING IN BALLET.”
New York Magazine

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RIO BREAKS
DVD | DIGITAL
Catalog No.: FTF-014 | 
Release date: August 31, 2010 | 
Director: Justin Mitchell | 
Length: 85 minutes
 | Year: 2009

‘Gentle, touching and beautifully captured, this is the best surfing documentary since Riding Giants’ – Total Film

‘A poignant study of the Rio kids who see breaking waves as the only escape from a short life of crime with a favela drug gang’ – Empire

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MAKE-OUT WITH VIOLENCE          DVD | LTD LP/DVD | BLU-RAY
Catalog No.: FTF-013 | 
Release date: October 26, 2010 | 
Directors: The Deagol Brothers | 
Length: 105 minutes
 | Year: 2009

“One of the best Indie Films of the decade!”
Cinematical

“A lyrical, surreal and deeply felt zombie movie that constantly subverts and rethinks the genre.”
– Jim Ridley, Village Voice

“One of the most original films I’ve seen at a festival.”
– Kim Voynar, Film Essent

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YOU WONT MISS ME
DVD | LTD LP/DVD
Catalog No.: FTF-011 | 
Release date: May 17, 2011 | 
Director: Ry Russo-Young | 
Length: 81 minutes
 | Year: 2009

“So hypnotic, so emotional, and ultimately so successful.”
– James Ponsoldt, Filmmaker Magazine

“This powerful, iconoclastic pic could gain a cult following.”
– Ronnie Scheib, Variety

“Miss Me gets its milieu’s bathroom-sex stink and has a pure 180-proof burn.”
– Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice

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WAH DO DEM
DVD
Catalog No.: FTF-010 | 
Release date: October 26, 2010 | 
Directors: Sam Fleischner & Ben Chase | 
Length: 76 minutes
 | Year: 2009

“Explores the limits of cultural isolation with ramshackle avidity”
New York Times

“Fresh and Natural”
Hammer To Nail

“Sublime and Awesome”
Hollywood Reporter

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UNTIL THE LIGHT TAKES US

DVD | LTD DVD | BLU-RAY
Catalog No.: FTF-009 | 
Release date: October 19, 2010 | 
Directors: Aaron Aites & Audrey Ewell | 
Length: 93 minutes
 | Year: 2009

“Absorbing”
New York Times (Critic’s Pick)

“Morbidly Fascinating”
Variety

“Richly compelling and artfully shot.”
LA Weekly (Critic’s Pick)

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ALTAMONT NOW

DVD | DIGITAL
Catalog No.: FTF-008 | 
Release date: July 27, 2010 | 
Director: Joshua von Brown | 
Length: 80 minutes
 | Year: 2009

“I was so impressed. Loved it!”
– Allison Anders, Director of Gas Food Lodging

“F-ing Happening!”
– Keith Morris, Circle Jerks & Black Flag

“Equal parts art house, grind house, and rock ‘n’ roll. Wickedly funny.”
– Andy Gately, The Onion A.V. Club

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BROCK ENRIGHT: GOOD TIMES WILL NEVER BE THE SAME

DVD | LTD LP/DVD | BLU-RAY
Catalog No.: FTF-007 | 
Release date: June 29, 2010 | 
Director: Jody Lee Lipes | 
Length: 79 minutes
 | Year: 2010

“Enigmatic and thoroughly original.”
New York Magazine

“Blurs the line between fantasy and reality.”
Time Out New York

“A perfect time capsule of what constitutes art in the 21st century.”
– Ronnie Scheib, Variety

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ALL THE WAY FROM MICHIGAN NOT MARS
DVD | LTD LP/DVD | DIGITAL
Catalog No.: FTF-006 | 
Release date: October 27, 2009 | 
Director: Matt Boyd | 
Length: 80 minutes
 | Year: 2009

“Illuminating and Highly Entertaining”
– Paul Bower, Tiny Mix Tapes

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HIGH SCHOOL RECORD
DVD | DIGITAL
Catalog No.: FTF-004 | 
Release date: October 27, 2009 | 
Director: Ben Wolfinsohn | 
Length: 90 minutes
 | Year: 2008

“A movie of uncommon feeling and authenticity… Gives vivid life to a host of memorable characters who don’t easily fit into the usual high school movie stereotypes… A found object, a time capsule unearthed.”
– Scott Foundas, Variety

“Nothing like Napoleon Dynamite, but instead comes off more like Penelope Spheeris’ 1984 punk rock classic Suburbia. There’s a raw authenticity here.”
– Eric Campos, Film Threat

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YOU WEREN’T THERE: A HISTORY OF CHICAGO PUNK 1977-1984

DVD | LTD LP/DVD | DIGITAL
Catalog No.: FTF-003 | 
Release date: October 27, 2009 | 
Directors: Joe Losurdo & Christina Tillman  | 
Length: 130 minutes
 | Year: 2009

“Truely great documentaries not only evoke a period but resurrect them wholesale. That’s the case with You Weren’t There – A History of Chicago Punk 1977-84, a bloodspattered valentine directed by Joe Losurdo and Christina Tillman.”
– Robert K. Elder, Chicago Tribune

“A smart and well-crafted look at the Second City’s punk scene from its birth until the Orwellian year of 1984.”
– Jerry Connolly, Big Takeover

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DAMON & NAOMI: 1001 NIGHTS
DVD | LTD LP/DVD | DIGITAL
Catalog No.: FTF-002 | 
Release date: September 29, 2009 | 
Directors: Various | 
Length: 172 minutes
 | Year: 2001-2009

“Damon & Naomi have slowly, steadily made themselves into one of the most consistently interesting cultural juggernauts on the contemporary scene.”
Byron Coley and Thurston Moore, Arthur Magazine

“Like real water in a world of soda pop.”
– Robert Wyatt

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FROWNLAND
DVD | LTD LP/DVD | DIGITAL
Catalog No.: FTF-001 | 
Release date: September 29, 2009 | 
Director: Ronald Bronstein | 
Length: 107 minutes
 | Year: 2008

“This is personal cinema at its most uncompromising and fierce.”                             – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“One of the most unusual and audacious American independent films ever made.”
– Richard Brody, The New Yorker

Frownland is like a shriek for help. It centers on an extraordinary performance that plays like an unceasing panic attack. To call it uncompromising is to wish for a better word.”
– Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

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