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Brooklyn Film Festival Reveals Full Lineup; To Open With ‘HairBrained’ Starring Parker Posey

Brooklyn Film Festival Reveals Full Lineup; To Open With 'HairBrained' Starring Parker Posey

The Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF) announced their lineup and their opening feature, “HairBrained,” starring Brendan Fraser and Parker Posey. This year’s festival runs May 31 – June 9 and takes place in Williamsburg with screenings held at indieScreen and Windmill Studios.

“HairBrained” centers on the plight of 14-year-old genius Eli Pettifog as he sets off to Whittman College, a second choice for Ivy League rejects. He is paired with another unlikely student, Leo, who is a 41-year-old seeking to start over after his gambling career ends. While initially less than trilled about their shared dorming situation, the odd pair form a friendship.

Read below for the full lineup. Go here for more info.

Narrative Features:

A Wife Alone (USA) Dir. Justin Reichman – World Premiere

Black Out (The Netherlands) Dir. Arne Toonen – East Coast Premiere

Cut to Black (USA) Dir. Dan Eberle – World Premiere

Detonator (USA) Dir. Damon Maulucci & Keir Politz – East Coast Premiere

Emmanuel and the Truth About Fishes (USA) Dir. Francesca Gregorini – East Coast Premiere

Flying Blind (UK) Dir. Katarzyna Klimkiewicz – New York Premiere

Giraffes (Jirafas) (Cuba) Dir. Enrique Álvarez – USA Premiere

HairBrained (USA) Dir. Billy Kent – World Premiere

Hank and Asha (USA) Dir. James E. Duff – East Coast Premiere

Sado Tempest (Japan) Dir. John Williams – East Coast Premiere

Sleeping with the Fishes (USA) Dir. Nicole Gomez Fisher  – World Premiere

Soft in the Head (USA) Dir. Nathan Silver – New York Premiere

Somewhere Slow (USA) Dir. Jeremy O’Keefe – East Coast Premiere

Documentary Features:

Ben: In the Mind’s Eye (USA) Dir. Iva Radivojevic – New York Premiere

Caffe Capri (USA) Dir. Casimir Nozkowski – World Premiere

Cavedigger (USA) Dir. Jeffrey Karoff – East Coast

Dragon Girls (Germany) Dir. Inigo Westmeier – USA Premiere

Exit Point (Poland) Dir. Jagoda Szelc – USA Premiere

Eternal Amazon (Brazil) Dir. Belisario Franca – USA Premiere

Forbidden Voices (Switzerland) Dir. Barbara Miller – New York Premiere

Furever (USA) Dir. Amy Finkel – New York Premiere

Glass Eyes of Locust Bayou (Canada) Dir. Simon Mercer – USA Premiere

A Hole in the Sky (France) Dir. Antonio Tibaldi & Àlex Lora Cercós – USA Premiere

Miles & War (Germany/Switzerland) Dir. Anne Thoma – USA Premiere

Mr. Angel (USA) Dir. Dan Hunt – New York Premiere

Not For Sale (USA) Dir. Matthew C. Levy – New York Premiere

The Real Motel Life (USA) Dir. Winnie Cheung – World Premiere

The Rink (USA) Dir. Sarah Friedland – New York Premiere

Rogalik (Poland) Dir. Pawel Ziemilski – USA Premiere

Scattered (USA) Dir. Lindsay Lindenbaum – USA Premiere

Venom & Fire (USA) Dir. Brandon Faris – USA Premiere

Without Shepherds (Pakistan) Dir. Cary McClelland – New York Premiere

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