Fall 2023

Confirmed films and those under consideration for the upcoming festival include:

FAIR PLAY  with Phoebe Dynevor, Alden Ehrenreich, director Chloe Domont

An unexpected promotion at a cutthroat hedge fund pushes a young couple’s secret relationship to the brink, threatening to unravel far more than their personal ambitions and obsessions.

JOAN BAEZ I AM A NOISE  with Joan Baez, directed by Miri Navasky, Maeve O’Boyle, Karen O’Connor

With her farewell tour, Joan Baez opens up about her family, drugs, aging, and questions of guilt and forgiveness. For the first time on record, she speaks about her relationship with Bob Dylan, how she used her fame to launch his career, and the pain of their later estrangement.

MAESTRO  with Bradley Cooper, Carey Mulligan, director Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper takes on the reigns of auteur, co-writing, directing and starring as Leonard Bernstein in a pull-no-punches biopic about the famous composer’s life, loves and work.

FINGERNAILS  with Jessie Buckley, Riz Ahmed, director Christos Nikou

Arthouse Film Festival hosted Christos Nikou’s debut feature APPLES, and were honored to have him join us for a great post-screening discussion. His new film, FINGERNAILS, produced by Cate Blanchett, is a sci-fi love story in which a test has been discovered that measures whether married couples are truly in love.

IMMEDIATE FAMILY  with Carole King, James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Keith Richards, Don Henley, David Crosby, Jackson Browne, Lyle Lovett, Phil Collins, director Denny Tedesco

Tracks the rise and collaborations of a group of legendary studio musicians with their superstar singer-songwriters, and how they became legendary hit-makers. The movie picks up right after Denny Tedesco’s THE WRECKING CREW, a film that Arthouse Film Festival premiered in 2015, when we were joined by Young Rascals’ guitarist Gene Cornish.

JUNE ZERO  with Noam Ovadia, Yoav Levy, director Jake Paltrow

Based on true accounts, American director Jake Paltrow recreates a vision of what happened in Israel during and after the trial of mass murderer Adolf Eichmann. The perspectives of a Jewish Moroccan prison captain, an Israeli police investigor and a 13-year-old Jewish Libyan immigrant at the center of it all, are intertwined in a fascinating narrative.

THE STONES AND BRIAN JONES  with Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts, director Nick Broomfield

Featuring revealing interviews and unseen archive released for the first time, this film explores the creative musical genius of Jones, key to the success of the band, and uncovers how the founder of what became the greatest rock'n'roll band in the world was left behind in the shadows of history. 

MAY DECEMBER with Natalie Portman, Julianne Moore, director Todd Haynes

Vanity, family dynamics and the human capacity for self-deception are confronted by a married couple when an actress arrives on their doorstep to do research for a film on their lives.

SOMETIMES I THINK ABOUT DYING  with Daisy Ridley, Dave Merheje, director Rachel Lambert

Stunning performances and low key humor paint an affecting portrait of social isolation that reveals both the pain and warmth that comes with finally letting others in.

THE STORMS OF JEREMY THOMAS with Jeremy Thomas, Tilda Swinton, Debra Winger, director Mark Cousins

Oscar-winning producer Jeremy Thomas roars through France on a five-day road trip, on his way to the Cannes Film Festival, recounting his ground-breaking films, the nine Oscars won by LAST EMPEROR, the Sturm und Drang of CRASH, NAKED LUNCH and BAD TIMING, and his collaborations with Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson, David Bowie and many others.