LONG TIME NO SEE
Written and Directed by: Pierre Filmon
Nine years ago, they lived a brief love affair. Now, a chance meeting has them reunite in a train station, in-between two journeys. He is arriving, she is leaving. They have eighty minutes to re-evaluate their lives, face to face with their truths, regrets and memories. This is their last chance.
WHAT BREAKS THE ICE
WHAT BREAKS THE ICE is a coming of age thriller about two 15-year-old girls, Sammy and Emily, who hark from different worlds but strike up a quick and deep friendship. But what should have been the best summer of their lives takes an unexpected turn when they become accidental accomplices in a fatal crime.
Writer/Director - Rebecca Eskreis
Director of Photography - Greta Zozula
Cast - Sofia Hublitz, Madelyn Cline, Joel Allen, Shakira Barrera, Erik Jensen,
Lukas Gage, David Levi
with Catherine Curtin & Aimee Mullins
Producers - Dustin Duke Dlouhy, Michael Cuomo, Michael W. Gray,
Katie Leary, Courtney Jones
Executive Producers - including Ronald and Amy Guttman.
Closing film at the Big Apple Film Festival 2021
BLACK MAGIC FOR WHITE BOYS
In an almost ruined theater, among bizarre characters, a businessman decides to appeal to his old book of 'real' magic spells to modify his financial crisis while a middle-aged man gets in trouble when his new girlfriend becomes pregnant.
Director: Onur Tukel
Writer: Onur Tukel
With: Ronald Guttman, Onur Tukel, Lou Jay Taylor, Charlie La Rose, Leah Shore, Eva Dorrepaal, Colin Buckingham, Franck Raharinosy, Maurice Carlton, Natalie Carter-Prince, Marjorie Johnson, Tina Fabrique, Matt Hopkins, Kevin Corrigan
In Manhattan, everybody is connected by less than six degrees of sexual separation. A first encounter sparks a series of intimate and comedic moments linking ten New Yorkers in a chain reaction of love and desire. Inspired by Arthur Schnitzler's play "La Ronde" and set in present-day Manhattan.
Writer and Director: Alexis Lloyd
Cast: Jennifer Tilly, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Paz de la Huerta, Lee Pace, Justin Kirk, Vahina Giocante, Condola Rashad, Thomas Sadoski, Antone Pagan, Jason Day, Carla Collado, Ben Levin, Shawn Parsons, Julian Mercer, Aliyaah Hashi
Executive Producers: Susan Batson, Ronald Guttman, Pierre Lagrange
Producers: Molly Conners, Carl Kwaku Ford, Alexis Lloyd
Associate Producers: Matthew Vose Campbell, Kasia Krynska, Michael Romero
Distributed by: Roadside Attractions (theaters), Lionsgate (VOD)
When Zak and his girlfriend Delphina visit his estranged father in the Catskills, they find him suffering from dementia and inadvertently uncover a dark family secret from WWII: an impossible sacrifice Zak's grandfather (Eli Wallach) made to join Rudolph Kasztner's controversial freedom train out of Hungary.
Writer and Directer: Jeremy Davidson
Cast: Eli Wallach, Lawrence Pressman, Daniel Sauli, Annie Parisse, Ronald Guttman, and Victoria Clark
Producers: Mary Stuart Masterson, Steven Weisman, Peter C.B. Masterson, Paul Schnee, Jeremy Davidson
Every year at the Cannes Film Festival, Daniel Danite seeks a way to save the seventh art, which, according to him, is in perpetual danger. This time his idea is that every filmmaker should choose a filmmaking brother for himself. There would only be half the films and they would be twice as good. After all, was it not a couple of brothers, les frères Lumière, who started everything?
From here, Daniel, very logically, comes to think that most of his problems as a film-maker are linked to the fact that he is an only child. In order to get rid of him, a producer “friend” suggests that he take this idea even further. The Tavianis, the Farellis, the Dardennes, the Coens—so many brothers! The industry seems to be overflowing with them. But what about triplets?
Glorious epiphany—Daniel's got it! In order to stand out amongst all others, he has to become the third Coen brother.
Writer and Director: Dante Desarthe
Cast: Dante Desarthe, Valérie Niddam, Rodolphe Pauly
This honest and funny story follows the characters through one poignant and pivotal year as the family learns, rebels, fights and finally embraces their differences in this highly entertaining ensemble film.
Writer and Director: Debra Kirschner
Cast: Marla Sokoloff, Tovah Feldshuh, Ronald Guttman, Idina Menzel, Rob McElhenney, Jayce Bartok, Liz Stauber
Producers: Alex Kopit, LynnAnn Klotz, Debra Kirschner, Ronald Guttman
When emotionally troubled stockbroker Rick suddenly re-proposes to his wife of 10 years at a cocktail party, only to be rejected and humiliated by her, his illusory world of comfort and security comes crashing down. No feelings are spared in the huge fight that ensues as both parties spill out into the street. Under the cover of darkness of the New York City streets, the two take separate paths that will test both the fragility and resilience of their psyches.
Writer and Director: Joe Maggio
Cast: Clint Jordan, Kirsten Russell, Dudley Findlay Jr., Anthony Howard, Greg Amici, Eleanor Hutchins, Jennie Epland, Richard Gnolfo, Lizabeth Sant’Angelo, Eric Wippo
Executive Producers: Cedric Jeanson, John Quested
Producers: Thierry Cagianut, Matthew Myers
New York: A blind man is obsessed with sounds. He collects sounds from the street and from his building. A young woman moving in next door is intrigued by his silence. Alone in her apartment, she becomes troubled by what she hears from behind the walls—sound fragments of her own voice, recorded, deformed and recomposed. Searching for their source, she finds herself lured into the apartment of her neighbor. While exploring it, he returns and traps her. He approaches and records the sound of her presence before unlocking the door. Alone in his studio, he mixes the sound of her voice and her breath, the final elements of a composition, his 101st indiscretion.
Writer and Director: Alexis Lloyd
Cast: Caron Bernstein, Ronald Guttman
Producers: Alexis Lloyd, Mark Shuman, Frederic Colier