American Film Festival
Formula Kino Horizon
American Film Festival in Moscow was initiated in 2006 by a group of Americans and Russians in order to showcase new and classic American films, which otherwise would not be widely distributed in Russia. American Film Festival 2012 features 12 films by famous and critically acclaimed directors. The program of 2012 is the most female program in whole festival history because some movies are the benefit performances of outstanding actresses of modern cinematograph such superstars Nicole Kidman in "The Paperboy" and Parker Posey from "Price Check" and some débutantes as Louisa Kraus in "King Kelly," Rachael Harris in "Natural Selection" and Linda Cardellini in "Return." There are also some interesting male roles performed by Matthew McConaughey in new Lee Daniels's film "The Paperboy" and Thure Lindhardt and Zachary Booth from Ira Sachs's drama "Keep the Lights On." The main goal of the festival is to present beginners at the cinema world - amazing first works of Adam Leon, Colin Trevorrow, Robbie Pickering and others.
Price Check. Drama / Comedy. Directed by Michael Walker. Starring: Parker Posey, Juan Luis Acevedo, Frank Amoruso, Remy Auberjonois, Brian Berrebbi. USA 2012, 92 min.
King Kelly. Comedy. Directed by Andrew Neel. Starring: Louisa Krause, Libby Woodbridge, Roderick Hill, Will Brill, Joey Auzenne. USA 2012, 84 min.
Gimme The Loot. Drama / Crime. Directed by Adam Leon. Starring: Ty Hickson, Zoë Lescaze, Joshua Rivera, Tashiana Washington. USA 2012, 81 min. Awards and festivals: Cannes Film Festival - Un Certain Regard participation, SXSW Film Festival - Best Feature, Dauville American Film Festival - participation.
Smashed. Comedy / Drama. Directed by James Ponsoldt. Starring: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aaron Paul, Octavia Spencer, Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally. USA 2012, 85 min. Awards and festivals: Sundance Film Festival - Special Jury Prize, Deauville American Film Festival - participation, Toronto International Film Festival - participation.
Keep the Lights On. Drama. Directed by Ira Sachs. Starring: Thure Lindhardt, Zachary Booth, Julianne Nicholson, Souleymane Sy Savane, Paprika Steen. USA 2012, 101 min. Awards and festivals: Berlin Film Festival - Teddy Award, Sundance Film Festival - participation, Outfest Film Festival - Best Feature, TriBeCa Film Festival - participation, CPH PIX Film Festival - participation, !f Independent Film Festival - participation, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - participation.
Safety Not Guaranteed. Comedy. Directed by Colin Trevorrow. Starring: Aubrey Plaza, Jake M. Johnson, Karan Soni, Basil Harris, Mary Lynn Rajskub. USA 2012, 86 min. Awards and festivals: Sundance Festival - Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award, SXSW Festival - participation.
Natural Selection. Drama. Directed by Robbie Pickering. Starring: Rachael Harris, Matt O'Leary, Jon Gries, John Diehl, Billy Blair. USA 2011, 90 min. Awards and festivals: SXSW Film Festival - Best Narrative Feature, Breakthrough Performance Matt O'Leary, Breakthrough Performance Rachael Harris, Best Screenplay, Best Score/Music, Best Editing, Audience Award; Independent Spirit Awards nomination - Best Female Lead, Best First Feature; Athens International Film Festival - Best Film; Indianapolis International Film Festival - Best Feature; Kansas International Film Festival - Independent Vision Award.
Return. Drama. Directed by Liza Johnson. Starring: Linda Cardellini, Michael Shannon, John Slattery, Talia Balsam, Emma Rayne Lyle. USA 2011, 97 min. Awards and festivals: Cannes Film Festival - Directors' Fortnight.
Sound of My Voice. Drama / Thriller. Directed by Zal Batmanglij. Starring: Christopher Denham, Nicole Vicius, Brit Marling, Davenia McFadden, Kandice Stroh. USA 2011, 85 min. Awards and festivals: Sundance Film Festival - NEXT participation, SXSW Film Festival - participation.
The Paperboy. Thriller. Directed by Lee Daniels. Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman, John Cusack, Zack Efron, Macy Gray. USA 2012, 107 min. Awards and festivals: Cannes Film Festival - participation, Toronto International Film Festival - participation, New Yorl International Film Festival - participation.
Frankenweenie. Animation. Directed by Tim Burton. Starring: Martin Landau, Christopher Lee, Martin Short, Cathrene O'Hara, Wynona Rider. USA 2012, 87 min.
Killing Them Softly. Drama / Crime. Directed by Andrew Dominic. Starring: Brad Pitt, James Gandolfini, Richard Jenkins, Ray Liotta, Scoot McNairy. USA 2012, 97 min. Awards and festivals: Cannes Film Festival - participation.
October 03, Wednesday
20:00 - Price Check
October 04, Thursday
19:30 - King Kelly
October 05, Friday
19:30 - Gimme The Loot
21:30 - Smashed
October 06, Saturday
19:00 - Safety Not Guaranteed
21:00 - Keep the Lights On
October 07, Sunday
19:00 - Natural Selection
21:00 - Return
October 08, Monday
19:30 - Price Check
October 09, Tuesday
19:30 - Sound of My Voice
October 10, Wednesday
19:30 - The Paperboy
October 11, Thursday
19:30 - Frankenweenie
21:30 - Killing Them Softly