Festival Schedule & Tickets

2017 Films

For a PDF of the festival lineup, click here.

If you have questions about buying tickets online or have any online ticketing issues, please email filmcolumbiafestival@gmail.com

NOTE: The All-Film Pass, Gold Pass, and Sneak Preview Tickets are SOLD OUT.

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Maurice

Drama

On the film’s 30th anniversary, FilmColumbia is honored to present the brilliant 4K restoration of Maurice, directed by our neighbor, James Ivory, for Merchant-Ivory Productions. A stately, elegant pioneering classic, Maurice is set in Edwardian England ...[more]

October 29

7:00pm

Crandell Theatre

Maya Dardel

Comedy, Drama

The great Swedish actress, Lena Olin (The Unbearable Lightness of Being) plays a respected poet and novelist who announces that she is about to end her life and leave her estate to a young, male ...[more]

October 24

4:30pm

Morris Memorial

Shorts Program 1

Short Film

POSSIBILITY: THE SPACE BETWEEN LIMITS

This inspirational documentary features a number of local men and women with disabilities who have each found supportive partners.

Directed by Sasha Sicurella; 2017; A COARC ...[more]

October 27

3:15pm

Morris Memorial

Shorts Program 2

Short Film

PRINCE OF SMOKE

In this documentary, young Cuban tobacco farmer and cigar maker, Hirochi Robaina, follows in his famous grandfather’s footsteps as he fights climate change and torrential rains to ...[more]

October 27

5:30pm

Morris Memorial

Bumpin' Uglies

Comedy

Detective Sara Ross leads a misfit police team from Albany that collides with an inept FBI team tracking down an aspiring mayor and sex trade mastermind. A colorful cast of local actors share in the ...[more]

October 27

7:30pm

Morris Memorial

Animation For Grownups

Animation

Once again, Animator Gary Leib (American Splendor) scouts the world to present an array of the best in cutting-edge animation. The animators will be on hand to discuss their work.

October 28

1:00pm

Morris Memorial

Midnight Return: The Story of Billy Hayes and Turkey

Documentary

This documentary explores the power of film as seen through the blockbuster success of Oliver Stone’s Midnight Express (1978). Billy Hayes, on whose story Stone’s screenplay is based, returns to Turkey 30 years after his ...[more]

October 28

3:30pm

Morris Memorial

Sled Dogs

Documentary

The Alaskan Iditarod Race is touted as the last great race on earth. Sled Dog explores what happens to the dogs after the tourists go home, uncovering the cold ...[more]

October 28

5:30pm

Morris Memorial

The Young Karl Marx

Drama

Raoul Peck, the brilliant Haitian-born director of last year’s astonishing James Baldwin documentary, I am Not Your Negro, returns with a period piece about the unlikely bromance between two young Germans, Karl Marx and Friedrich ...[more]

October 28

7:30pm

Morris Memorial

Shorts Program 3

Short Film

For the past seven years, New York’s School of Visual Arts has offered graduate students a nine-month filmmaking program headed by director/producer/writer Bob Giraldi.  This year’s students made a particularly distinguished group of short films. ...[more]

October 29

12:30pm

Morris Memorial

Shorts Program 4

Short Film

A TREE, A ROCK A CLOUD

Karen Allen makes her directorial debut with this elegant film based on a short story by Carson McCullers. Set in a roadside café in ...[more]

October 29

2:30pm

Morris Memorial

Born Guilty

Comedy

A lonely and frazzled New York social worker (Rosanna Arquette) can’t resist meddling in her son’s life. He turns the tables, hiring a free-spirited Aussie pal to babysit his mom in this heartfelt ensemble comedy. Directed by ...[more]

October 29

5:00pm

Morris Memorial

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